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A Road Trip to Oregon: Just Hubby and Me, Part Two

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 9, 2013

We shared space and enjoyed alone-time. It was an opportunity to renew our friendship and rekindle the flames of romance. And without-a-doubt it was time well spent. It was a time to rediscover who we were, as we shared food and drink, savoring unique eats.

Saturday 07/30/11: We slept until late morning (a rare treat), and woke up starving. So we brunched at the “Byways Café,” another of Guy Fieri’s recommended eats, as seen on “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.” The café was a small and quaint little place, the walls were covered with an eclectic collection of antique memorabilia, and the... (more)

Tags: vacations, travel, oregon, the gorge, road trip, couples vacation

A Road Trip to Oregon: Just Hubby and Me, Part One

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 9, 2013

We stuffed our luggage and left with no worries, no cares, just a spread of big smiles and carefree hearts!

After twenty-nine years married, of working hard and raising a family, seeing to everything and everyone else first, we were finally taking a vacation. Just me and hubby—my partner-in-crime to all things endeavored—on a 5-days adventure road trip to Oregon: sightseeing and eating, with the opportunity to reacquaint and rediscover us as a couple. And as humble Foodies we would sample, critique and overindulge, and together would willingly agree to sacrifice unnecessary weight gain... (more)

Tags: vacation, couples, the gorge, portland oregon, road trip, foodies, sight-seeing

A Secret about Recipes...If You Promise Not To Tell

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 7, 2013

A smart chef knows to withhold 1 or 2 key ingredients or dynamic that gives their dish that ultimate taste difference. I can tell you that this home-reared chef has at times been tempted to do just that, and, in fact, in the past—a very long time ago—indeed I have. In my defense, I will tell you why.

When a friend or relative has sampled one of my personal creations, a particular dish they have found to be truly delicious—so much that they want to go home and duplicate it—it is natural that they would want to ask for the recipe. I, too, will often ask for a recipe I like; however I also... (more)

Tags: recipes, sharing recipes, writing recipes, recipe secrets

A Disgusted “Ewww” When Seeing Parents Kissing

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 4, 2013

They are immediately disgusted and even shriek a “eewww”, “gross” when they see their parents kissing. Do they not know how we felt when we discovered they were no longer “innocent” in ways of the world?

I mean, let’s get real here. I kept my “eewwws” and “gross” to myself!!

I don’t think our children realize how they make us feel every time they utter disgust at seeing us, their parents, hugging and trading spit. Hey, they do it, too! Just because we’ve gotten older and are now grandparents doesn’t mean the action stops! It just means we’ve slowed down in life, but we aren’t... (more)

Tags: family, children, intimacy, parents kissing

Maple & Pine Nuts Crust-less Roasted Carrot Pie

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 3, 2013

Carrots help to prevent cancer; carrots improve vision, and they are anti aging and help to nourish the skin. They even help to clean your teeth after a meal, because carrots are [gently] abrasive.

But here is yet another great factor to this recipe; making this pie without a pie crust will certainly cut back on a whole lot of calories! And that is something we can all appreciate.

Now you can have your slice of pie and eat it too!

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

This recipe makes 1 crust-less deep-dish pie (8 servings)

STEPS... (more)

Tags: recipe, pie, maple, pine nuts, roasted carrots

White Truffle Cream, Mushroom & Lobster Linguini

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 2, 2013

I’ve been enjoying black truffles as a component of pâté for many, many years—and that of course is a pure delight—but the flavor of white truffles is truly unbelievable and unbeatable.

Truffles are a fleshy fungus found underground (most come from Italy); truffles are highly valued as a rare delicacy in the culinary world. The flavor of the white truffle is pungent but delicious, and it is very aromatic. Some would say that to like truffles of any kind is an acquired taste. So be it! But to find these tasty morsels, tubers, pigs or dogs (also highly prized) are used to sniff them out.

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Tags: lobster, white truffle, truffle butter, linguini, mushroom, cream sauce

Nora Ephron’s “I Remember...Nothing”

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 31, 2012

Reading Nora Ephron’s last book, “I Remember...Nothing”, triggered my own memories and now I “remember” everything. Well, at least enough so that now I remember what I “will miss” and “won’t miss.”

I just finished reading Nora Ephron’s “I Remember...Nothing”, and though I in every respect enjoyed the book, said to be “Breathlessly funny....” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, (and I agree because I did laugh at some points), I nonetheless poured tears throughout the book; I guess I found the hidden sadness. And much of how she viewed life, I found I can relate.

I relate (from page... (more)

Tags: reading, book, nore ephron, i-remember nothing, author ephron

Cream Cheese & Crème Fraiche Vanilla Cornbread

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 30, 2012

Cornbread is one of the most versatile breads, (or cake!), around. It can be made savory or sweet, or with added meat, or vegetables, or even fruit. It can be made with buttermilk, sour cream, milk, cream, or as in this recipe with cream cheese and crème fraiche. However you decide to make it, cornbread is delicious and wholly nutritious.

Cornbread can be enjoyed alone, with a smear of butter and/or a drizzle of honey. It can be enjoyed for breakfast with scrambled eggs, for lunch with a salad, or for dinner with a hearty bowl of chili. However you decide to have this cake-like bread,... (more)

Tags: recipe, cornbread, sweet cornbread, cream cheese, crème fraiche, vanilla cornbread

Might Your Neighbor Have Too Many Christmas Lights?

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 29, 2012

But perhaps you didn’t decorate this year and therefore can’t compete? Or could it be that you are just jealous and have become a real life embodiment of Scrooge during these festive Holidays!

Some people did not bother to decorate the outside of their home this Christmas season, for whatever reasons. And I can tell you that we are one of them. Yes, we have our reason this year. However we notice, driving around the neighborhood and city — and by way of news on the Internet — that some people have a problem with neighbors that did. They are complaining that it is excessive; an eye-sore!

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Tags: grinch, christmas lights, annoying neighbors, scrooge

Chicken soup: “Jewish Penicillin” for the common cold

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 28, 2012

During these cold winter months, when the sniffles are darn hard to avoid, drinking homemade chicken soup is considered just what the doctor ordered. Many of us grew up drinking chicken soup—known “comfort food”—and you will no doubt remember mom’s urgency to prepare a pot of this simplest of broths as soon as the sniffles were detected. To the store she hurried to shop for her most common of ingredients, and with her heart on her sleeve marched straight to the kitchen to prepare her most natural of tonics. Into the large pot went a whole chicken, some fresh aromatics, and vitamin-packed vegetables... (more)

Tags: chicken soup, common cold, flu, jewish penicillin, soup recipe

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