04 November 2010

Updates and Commentary

It seems like this blog has become "The Blog That Almost Was." I haven't had my heart in contributing to it for awhile.  First of all, it was never my intention to become a recipe blogger.  That's just my way of cheating, because I haven't had the time to invest in any content other than the easy, 'I'm making this' stuff.  Enough.

So, If there is anything referenced to in this blog and you are seeking a recipe, post it in the comments and I will provide one.  That's not to say there won't be any recipes at all.  It's just no longer going to be the focus.  I'm giving this thing another chance with myself, and have to decided to do some different things, as originally intended.  Musings and Mutterings.  Oh yeah, I remember now...

Maybe we'll keep this thing alive a bit longer.

I appeal to you, faithful readers (all one or two of you), that part of what will help keep this going, will be you.  Without comments, I can't be sure I'm not completely wasting my time.  So post away.

Some things to look forward to:


I'm of two minds when it comes to writing reviews.  First of all, I come from the school of not saying anything at all, if it is less than nice.  At least, professionally.  I'm working on overcoming that.  The flip side is, I refuse to gush about everything the way some other sites do.  For example, one of my favourite points of reference gives rave reviews to every food cart on the street.  And in Portland, that's a lot of carts.  As a result, I have been lead awry, a few times too many.  I appreciate this in the ethical sense, but I'd rather have a more accurate point of referral. I, however won't be dishing out insults, and if you don't see a review of something that you're curious about; it either sucked or I haven't tried it.  You can always hit me with requests as well.

Better pictures, but perhaps less of them.

I now have a better camera on my iPhone 4 than I did on the previous models. When I take a picture it will be more appealing to look at; and there will be less of them because I will quickly become annoyed with it otherwise.

Trends, fashions, and theologies.

The cultural aspects of eating and imbibing are a passion of mine.  So, I write about it.

And now, a photo essay...

Really enjoying a lot of raw foods lately, like this Zucchini Salad...

And, some not so raw foods.  It's Fall, you know.

Chili Two ways...

 White Bean Chile, made with Farmers' Market fresh Hatch chilies.  Now grown in Hillsboro!

Start with fresh, local beef...

cook up some peppers (seven different types)!


Simmer for several hours

Texas Style goodness.

Add Sharp Cheddar and Scallions to serve.  Great with Tortillas, Skillet Cornbread, and Fritos!  I'll eat it every which way...