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Irving Street Kitchen

I went out last night to one of my favorite Portland restaurants. Irving Street Kitchen is warm and friendly and the food is always more than I could have hoped for.

My father and I trotted down the street from our place in search of some desert. We enjoyed a wonderful treat, Lemon Chess Pie. I wish I had snapped a picture of it, but by the time I thought of it, we had pretty much devoured it.


weekend project

I used the Grundtal series from Ikea to get clutter off my limited (i.e., precious) kitchen work spaces. I’m really happy with how it turned out – the stainless steel finish is a nice complement to the faucet I put in last year.


I took on an important rite of passage for 2008 and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. My little shotgun ranch was perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner of three. The bird, was was brined in an apple cider mixture and then cooked in an oven bag. Chorizo cornbread stuffing to go along is becoming a family classic. So dang good!!! Mom brought up a winter squash soup and a pumpkin flan dessert.

I had no idea how exhausting doing all that was! I was in bed by 9:30 – I couldn’t have stayed up if I had wanted to!!

It was super fun and I hope it will become a new tradition!