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Good Eats: El Cubo de Cuba

We might have never stopped at El Cubo de Cuba if it weren’t for my mother’s broken shoulder. We had just gotten done visiting her in rehab, and were on our way to a weekend getaway in the Gorge. But Southeast Portland is a long way from Hood River when you are hungry, so we […]

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Italian Easter Dove Bread

Italian Easter Dove Bread is a tradition with a long and colorful history that dates back as far as 572 A.D. The most popular legend, however, comes from Italy’s Lombardy region and the Lombardian victory over Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa. According to legend, two doves (representing the Holy Ghost) miraculously appeared over the battle field. […]

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Last Wednesday my sister and I had the rare chance to spend the day together, and her only request was to go “somewhere pretty.” So I took her to one of the prettiest places I know of in the Portland area – the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn. This time of year, the tulip […]

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A Passion for Chocolate {Review}

Chocolatier Brian Flick is a young man with a passion for making chocolate, and at 28, he has already been perfecting his art for half his life. After starting his own chocolate company at the age of 14, he went on to study … [Read More...]

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Every Little Heart

Recently, on a Valentine’s trip to the Columbia Gorge (which I will be sharing with you very soon) Mr. B. bought me a beautiful sage green alpaca wool shawl. He and I live a relatively thrifty life, and this was a great … [Read More...]