Kobe Burger at the Pacific Club

Kobe Burger at the Pacific Club
Kobe Burger at the Pacific Club

One of the most delicious burgers yet encountered…

Chicken Fried Steak at the Douglas Fir

Sausage gravy over chicken fried steak?  I’m going!

Chicken Fried Steak at the Douglas Fir
Chicken Fried Steak at the Douglas Fir

Fish & Chips at Ona – Yachats by the Sea!

Perhaps the classiest fish & chips we have ever eaten!  The picture does not do it justice…Ona at Yachats Fish & Chips

 

Hydrangeas and Kale – The perfect spring bouquet!

Today and New Seasons we came across, well, invented really, what we consider to be the perfect spring bouquet:  Hydrangeas and Ornamental Kale

Take a look and see for yourself!

Hydrangea and Kale!
Hydrangea and Kale!

Kefir with Maple Syrup

We recently ordered some kefir grains and have begun making kefir at home.  While the results are generally tasty, any slight miscalculation in timing or temperature during the fermentation process can lead to kefir that, while extremely healthy, can taste either a bit too close to the udder or become so fermented that it tastes alive!

For those who have struggled with their own overactive kefir grains, we offer a solution.  Add maple syrup to your kefir.  No matter the imperfections that your homemade kefir may suffer from, simply adding maple syrup to it can make even the gamiest kefir taste like vanilla.

Kefir with Maple Syrup
Kefir with Maple Syrup swirl

Burger a la Paleo

The other night we ran out of hamburger buns, little did we know there is a name for burgers eaten sans bun:

Paleo Style

Burger Paleo Style!
Burger Paleo Style!

Even if the full on diet is not for you, taking down a burger paleo style every now and then is a nice way to mix things up!

Lava Juice!

Lava Juice, or Morning Glory, as it is commonly known, is a smooth mix of carrot, orange, and beet juice sure to make your morning a bright one!

Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!

You can find the recipe for Morning Glory (though we prefer to call it lava juice, of course!) and many more over at Juicerecipes.com.  All you need is a juicer and fresh ingredients, and a sense of humor.

Here’s to your health!

Preparations for a Holiday Brunch

Brownies topped with Candy Canes
Five Words: Brownies topped with Candy Canes

Witness the wonder that is the Holiday brunch.  Brownies topped with Candy Canes?  Miniature almond meal cookies modelled after a cat’s meow?  At this brunch, almost anything goes when it comes to pastries!

Toasted Almonds waiting to form part of a delicious dish
Toasted Almonds waiting to form part of a delicious dish
Almond Meal Cookie Minis topped with one chocolate chip each
Almond Meal Cookie Minis topped with one chocolate chip each
The cat modelling for the almond cookies
The cat modelling for the almond cookies