Dark Chocolate, Chevre Brownies for Sarah and Eric

Sarah and Eric, our long time internet friends, were visiting Portland so we thought it would be nice to surprise them with a little treat and, lets face it, we are always looking for an excuse to bake something. Do you ever watch Throwdown? Well, the brownie battle with Vermont Brownie Company made us curious to try our hand at making our own chevre brownies (with a gluten...

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Courier Coffee

There are a lot of great places we hear about all the time in our fair city, but making it to each one of those places is not as easy as it would seem. As I was walking back to our car from picking up some takeout at Thai Peacock the other day, I was surprised to walk right past Courier Coffee, a place Jade and I had...

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Hello on this chilly Friday. It's storming out today so we couldn't help but bundle up and enjoy some quiet time and a few cups of hot tea at the table. We are both battling a little bit of the winter blues and are looking forward to having some fun this weekend. We will be having coffee (and, lets face it, ice cream) with Sarah and...

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Blue Star Donuts

On an unusually sunny (yet freezing cold) afternoon, Jade and I decided to stop by the recently opened Blue Star Donuts. I have never had a more satisfying donut than at Blue Star Donuts. It's on SW 13th and SW Washington. The recipe that they use to make their dough, a classic brioche from the South of France, just about blew our minds. It's not cakey,...

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A Birthday Weekend

I love when my birthday falls on the weekend because that usually means we get to celebrate all weekend long. On Friday night, Cory got home from work and asked if I wanted to start my birthday weekend with a present, or end it with one. Of couse I said I wanted my present right that very second. He surprised me with a gorgeous watch...

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A Sunny Afternoon at Coava

Coava has become one of those places that any time we are out and about in Portland, we simply have to reserve some time in our day to stop by and have a cup (or two). As you can probably tell, we had a lot of fun playing with the sunshine on this particular afternoon...

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Barista (Pearl)

There aren't many things we enjoy more than a delicious cup of coffee and a charming atmosphere to drink it in. This was the first time we had ever been to any of the three Baristas in Portland (despite walking past it nearly every day for  years when Jade attended PNCA) and it will certainly not be our last. This particular location is right off NW Glisan...

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‘A portrait of one another, once a week for an entire year’ We were married last May and have started this blog to stay connected and document our life together. We hope you follow along as we share recipes, interviews with fellow creators, music recommendations, makeup tutorials, visits to our favorite haunts and our travels to places we've never been before. Basically things we love that we find worth sharing. At this time,...

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