Fare & Treats

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Bakeshop

We love baked goods. If you have followed this space for any amount of time, then this doesn't surprise you in the least. There is very little in this world that we appreciate more than a perfectly crafted croissant or hand pie: they are comforting, heart warming, and are somehow able to make any day better. We are constantly on the search for the best of...

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Ready for the Weekend

The last few weekends have been filled with work and errands. I'm not sure if this weekend will look any different, but I hope we find the time to fit something fun in. Perhaps a trip to the farmers market, a cup at one of our favorite haunts or an afternoon at the museum. There is an incredible show regarding the art of the Louvre's...

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Ready for the Weekend

Right now, Salt & Straw is featuring flavors based on classic cocktails as part of a collaboration with Portland's top bartenders. We devoured the Strawberry and Verbena Pimm's Cup and the Rhubarb and Saffron in Champagne. I can't wait to go try the rest. Our friend Solanah has started a new blog, American Threads, in search of quality, American made clothing. She was the one who...

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In Touch with the Silence

'Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.' - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross...

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An Anniversary Weekend

Today, I wanted to share a few photographs from our wedding anniversary a few weeks back. The nice thing about having your anniversary fall on a holiday weekend, is that you get an extra day to celebrate. For us, celebrations revolve around food and togetherness. We also try to make sure a photo booth is involved at some point. We devoured the most delicious burger...

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Ready for the Weekend

We have a busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow we are visiting and photographing Bake Shop, dropping off some artwork at Pip's and then driving out to Gresham to celebrate my cousin Maya's 12th year on this planet. Sunday will include coffee with friends to discuss a collaboration/giveaway (more on that later) followed by a barbecue in Vernonia on Cory's grandma's farm to celebrate father's day and...

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Ready for the Weekend

Happy National Donut Day! Donut? Doughnut? Which do you prefer? I've always preferred doughnut. But when a bakery refers to them as donuts, I don't discriminate. I happily gobble them down. If you are in Portland, we definitely recommend checking out Pip's Original or Blue Star to get your fried dough fix. Will you be indulging in doughnuts today? I couldn't resist eating a few and...

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Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

I love a good charcuterie, although, before I met Jade, I had no idea what one was. Once I found out the definition, I realized I had been making variations of the treat for ages. Traditionally a charcuterie is a collection of meats assorted on a platter or plate, but the more modern definition can be a selection of antipasto or cured, pickled and preserved...

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Ready for the Weekend

Doughnuts were a very rare treat when I was growing up. So rare in fact that we only had them once a year when we went on vacation to Sunriver. My dad, brother and I would walk or bike from our cabin into town so we could pick out doughnuts from the tiny local shop. It never failed to have a line out the door....

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Ready for the Weekend

We learned this week that we are not meant to grocery shop late at night. And by late, I mean anytime after 6. Cory used to work nights, so we would grocery shop in the mornings or on weekends. We always considered it a date type of activity. We would take our time and meander down every isle. Yes, it was a chore that had...

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