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Book Review: Oregon: The Taste Of Wine

Oregon:  The Taste Of Wine, by Janis Miglavs It should be pointed out at the outset that this book is not so much a celebration of wine as it is a self-congratulating collection of quotations and observations from those involved … Continue reading

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The Fruit Of The Spirit’s Not A Coconut

For whatever reason, for the last two years it has been my responsibility to teach the children of the Northwest Preteen camp songs to sing for their adoring parents and other relatives and the relatives of their young friends.  This … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Carnauba Wax

If you are like me, from time to time you enjoy looking at the odd ingredients of your food and wondering what in the world they are.  I don’t know how many people share this interest, but as someone with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Coffee & Tea, by Travis Arndorfer and Kristine Hansen While I have had fewer than five cups of coffee or so my entire life, I am relatively well known as a fan of sweet tea … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colorado Cook Book

Colorado Cook Book, published by The Young Ladies’ Mission Band of the Central Presbyterian Church Although I consider myself no particularly great cook, I am no stranger to reading and enjoying cookbooks [1].  Nor am I a stranger to church … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Southern As It Gets

As Southern As It Gets:  1,071 Reasons To Never Leave The South, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although I grew up … Continue reading

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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Viewpoint Restaurant And Lounge (Estacada, OR)

Although I have been to the Viewpoint Restaurant before to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July [1], this evening was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant.  Admittedly, writing restaurant reviews is something that is … Continue reading

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The Quest For Alfalfa Sprouts

It ought to come as no surprise that my life is full of a lot of odd quests [1].  I am serving as a host of sorts for a dinner club, and chose the theme of food with a story … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Ranger Station PDX (Hawthorne District, Portland, OR)

Yesterday evening I went to the Ranger Station PDX in the Hawthorne District of Portland, and I found it to be a hipster dive bar, with a great deal of pluses and minuses and a mixed to negative overall impression. … Continue reading

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