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July 25th, 2010 - 12:50 pm § in Art, Travel

Rest, relax, breath – Oregon in 10 days (part II)

Image via Wikipedia One of the greatest things in Oregon is its incredible, wide, green, scenic views.  One of the greatest days we had in this trip was a day of phenomenal views including Crater Lake, Devil’s Lake and a drive along the grayish coast of the Pacific, even that, in a weird, dar[...]

July 25th, 2010 - 12:46 pm § in Travel

Vinyards, Scenic views, Fruit Loops – Oregon in 10 days (part I)

Image via Wikipedia The first stop in our trip to cover Oregon was Portland – this city cought me by surprise and shook my heart. Laid back, relaxed, cool. Most people wore tattoos, some more than others,  there was an air of freedom and cool. Hippie rich areas of forests, gardens, parks, dot[...]

July 25th, 2010 - 12:39 pm § in Travel

Weekend break: West Virginia – great wine festival, kayaks, romantic cabins and really bad food

Image by forestgladesiwander via Flickr This weekend the hubbie and I finally stopped playing coach potatoes, rolled out of the sofa and went for a roadtrip in West Virginia. Why there? it’s somewhere where we have never been, it’s close enough to drive from NJ, we heard about its green [...]

July 17th, 2010 - 6:08 pm § in Easy Cooking

Coffee Cake – Ready in 50 min (10 min prep, 40 min bake)

Image via Wikipedia 10 min prep, 40 min bake This is by far the easiest and yummiest cake to prepare. It tastes very much like a pound cake, but has no butter in it. As a baking explorer and student, this was one of the first successful cakes I have made, and with 2 “left […][...]

July 14th, 2010 - 6:55 pm § in Easy Cooking

Dinner for the In Laws: Flavorful lucious Lamb with Tzatziki

Last week the hubbie’s daddy came over for a visit. I wanted to make something good and wholehearted, soul food, but, being 20 pounds heavier, swollen-legged and not as energetic as I was past6pm, I needed something quick. I found the following recipe at MS’s Living, that was really quic[...]

July 11th, 2010 - 4:26 pm § in Easy Cooking

The Secret to How to Make an Airy Muffin vs a Dense Scone (or My Day at the NYC Culinary Institute)

Some baking tips for scones, muffins and biscuits from a NYC ICE Culinary Institute course by Michelle: How to bake more dense or airy muffins, scones, and biscuits; basic recipes to play with; 20 min Baked Goods recipes. [...]