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I never thought I’d love you, Grocery Outlet

May 10, 2012

My little brother has a nickname for it: Gross Out. He has a point. Outlets are one of the places commodities go before they die, not a place to find fresh, wholesome food. It’s a place are where companies send their surplus of hotel and hospital food. It’s a place for the expiring but slightly […]

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Blue Palate Special: A marinade for slackers

June 13, 2011

Who has time to marinade? Well, perhaps the most devoted grill masters plan ahead, drenching and soaking meat in a sweet, vinegary base hours before it hits the heat. I, however, never have enough foresight. Grilling is typically planned on a whim, as it was recently at our backyard barbecue this past weekend. Chicken kebabs. […]

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A steak bandage

May 23, 2010

I was in a car accident the other day. Not major, but my first and enough to warrant a trip to the ER for whiplash. I’m glad to only have had a few days of neck and back pain and nothing more serious, except the hassle of a totaled car. To celebrate my survival, I […]

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Recession in Style: Happy Hour at Home

May 20, 2009

I had a hankering for happy hour the other day, and while Portland is filled with a cornucopia of choices for cheap eats after the work day, I am pretty budget conscious these days. I’ve been trying hard to limit eating at bars and restaurants, despite inexpensive options some might offer. Instead, I visited my […]

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You can do this, only better (and for much less)!

December 17, 2008

I was on my Mac dashboard using the dictionary widget to look up the word foodie (def: a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet). A message on my Epicurious widget caught my eye: “Shopping for a foodie friend? Epicurious has found 16 gorgeous gourmet goodies for everyone on your list  ——– and […]

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