Category Archives: Food

Sweet Melissa’s

Kathy and I are in Laramie, Wyoming again for Xmas with family. It is unusually sunny, temperate, and there’s not much snow. However, we had a most memorable Xmas Eve dinner at a restaurant called  Sweet Melissa’s. The menu looked … Continue reading

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Jones’ Family Christmas gathering 2016

My mom’s side of the family still gathers around Christmas every year. Not everyone could make it but I’d estimate close to half were there – Auntie Gwynneth and some of the cousins with spouses, kids, and grand-kids – including cousin George … Continue reading

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The last oyster farm in Oysterville

I knew “Danny” Driscoll when he went to the Fauntleroy YMCA. He was one of the second graders in the Friday after school group for which I was the high school Junior Leader. For a long time, I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Saint Fiacre be praised

Kathy and I have been eating a lot of tomatoes these last couple of weeks – and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Tomatoes for Breakfast Tomatoes for Lunch Tomatoes for a quick Snack Tomatoes for Dinner … Continue reading

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Bread Baking Day

Roll out a circle of the dough. Make it as thin as possible. Then throw it in a 400° oven

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Back to baking

I launched a new sourdough starter last month which means I have to bake bread at least once a week to keep it happy. It is still developing its character but is off to a good beginning. Below are today’s loaves fresh out … Continue reading

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The Wedding Album

The photos from the wedding and reception are now available HERE and via the link on “The Wedding” page (see menu bar at top)

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Pending pledging plans proceed apace

Yesterday, May 17th, was the anniversary of my proposing marriage to my lovely fiancée Kathy. We visited the Nordstrom Bridal department a second time and Kathy ordered her dress (she wears it well). We’ve picked a photographer, the caterer (an … Continue reading

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L’Ecole No. 41 wines

Late yesterday afternoon, Kathy and I took advantage of our wine club membership with L’Ecole winery and attended a complimentary wine tasting with appetizers at Daniel’s Broiler in Bellevue. We didn’t want to miss this since it is difficult to … Continue reading

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Oregon Wineries Bottling Billions

Spangler wines was a rather serendipitous discovery for Kathy and me on our 2013 trip through Roseburg – basically because it was the first one off of I-5 on our way out to Bandon. The tasting room hostess was charming … Continue reading

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