Posts From the monthly archives: "November 2017"

If you don’t usually read the introductions to cookbooks, you really should read the one to Andrew Barton’s “The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking.” It explains how Eugene native Barton, a preschool teacher who has never worked in a restaurant, came to write a cookbook…(Read More)

Spice makes nice

By | | Cooking

Ginger is a spice that comes into its own when the weather cools. By mid October, everything gets doused in pumpkin-pie spice, which is cinnamon, ginger and cloves. (I once saw a sign outside of an oil and lube business that advertised pumpkin-pie-spice motor oil.) Overloading on pumpkin-pie-spice-everything is…(Read More)

Potatoes the easy way

By | | Cooking

Thanksgiving is a hectic day for the cook, even with lots of help. One of the most bothersome tasks is making the mashed potatoes. First you have to peel and cut all those potatoes. Then in the midst of putting rolls in the oven, making gravy and whatever else needs to be done, someone has…(Read More)

Exactly one year ago today

By | | Miscellany

At 3:24 p.m., on Nov. 17, 2016, at the very spot where the blue truck on the left crossed this white line today on Chad Drive in Eugene, I was smashed by a car…

A Eugene native’s taste of home

By | | Cookbooks

If you don’t usually read the introductions to cookbooks, you really should read the one to Andrew Barton’s “The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking.” It explains how Eugene native Barton, a preschool teacher…

Spice makes nice

By | | Cooking

Ginger is a spice that comes into its own when the weather cools. By mid October, everything gets doused in pumpkin-pie spice, which is cinnamon, ginger and cloves. (I once saw a sign outside of…

Potatoes the easy way

By | | Cooking

Thanksgiving is a hectic day for the cook, even with lots of help. One of the most bothersome tasks is making the mashed potatoes. First you have to peel and cut all those potatoes. Then in…