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Breakfast in silence

Posted by chris on Oct 21st, 2009 5 comments

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Half chocolate half maple bar with buttercream filling from Tulip Pastry Shop in St. John’s neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

I’ve had 2 of these in the past three days. But I walk 3 blocks to the bakery to get them. I think that evens it out. Plus, I have to walk 3 blocks back to my house. So after a few more donuts, I’ll probably be super buff and fit and practically a bodybuilder. I think that’s how it works. Shut up.

In my defense, this isn’t all I had for breakfast… I also got a slice of brandied pear & dark chocolate pie with candied ginger streusel from Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery. It has… fruit… and… ginger, which as everyone knows, is much ballyhooed for its countless health benefits. Shut up.

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Rib-eye steak: Butter is better

Posted by chris on Mar 26th, 2009 2 comments

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  1. All-natural rib-eye. Sauteed with lightly crushed garlic & whole rosemary sprigs. Basted with butter.
  2. Organic baby carrots. Roasted. Caramelized with butter and maple syrup.
  3. Organic potatoes. Minced garlic, rosemary, olive oil & butter.

After eating a lot of vegetarian dishes the past few weeks, I thought I’d reintroduce some steak into my life.

It’s the first time I ever “finished” off a steak with butter in the pan. It definitely brings out some extra flavor from the meat. I suggest you give it a try, if you feel like you’re not getting enough fat in your diet. Just throw some butter into the pan during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Then continuously spoon the melted butter on top of the steak to baste it.

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In the mood for…

Posted by annie on Dec 6th, 2008 add a comment

Banana stuffed french toast with bacon and maple syrup from Public