Tag Archives: Willamette Valley

my favorite season

September has pretty much come and gone and October is sneaking up on us. It’s okay though because this happens to be, hands down, my favorite time of year as I think it is for most Pacific North-Westerners I’ve talked … Continue reading

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the best dang lemon bars (and they’re gluten-free)

I’ve really been into lemon desserts lately which is unusual because I’ve been known for years to devour anything chocolate and gooey and it was always my go-to sweet. Maybe my taste buds are changing or perhaps it’s the hot summer … Continue reading

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i have cornmeal pie in my big blue eyes

One of the things I love most about living in the country also happens be one of the things I dislike most. Particularly when it’s necessary to make a quick jaunt into town for something you forgot to pick up … Continue reading

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sweet peaches, basil, and coconut ice cream

Yesterday we went to the Hillsdale Farmer’s Market in SW Portland. By far the best market to date. The street was lined with local venders with stands full of fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade pastas (gluten-free options too), homemade cheeses, … Continue reading

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country road

There is a strip of country road I drive often to get to town. It has some of my favorite views although, it’s hard to say it’s not all beautiful. For me, there’s nothing like driving down an old country … Continue reading

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my personal challenge

This is Sally. Sally Singer Sewing Machine.Yes, I named her. It’s the least I could do considering she has yet to be used and has spent the last year and a half sitting in a storage unit while I traveled … Continue reading

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gluten-free calzone

David and I love pizza. And when I say love, I mean we’d eat it regularly if it were a little healthier for us. The other problem is, I eat gluten-free. David, the angel he is, has been very accommodating to … Continue reading

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Fields of Lavender

On Sunday, David and I went to check out a few of the lavender farms here in Yamhill County. Our first stop was Woodland Lavender, a picturesque piece of property that sits high above the valley overlooking farms and vineyards. (A majority, … Continue reading

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a cow is a cow only if it’s a cow

For the past few weeks, David has been quizzing me on animal classifications.  For example, a female goat is called a doe. Easy enough, right? All I have to do is sing that age-old tune…doe a deer, a female deer….except … Continue reading

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What’s In My Mason Jar

I have a little obsession with old Mason Jars. Well, not only Mason Jars, any old jar or bottle really. I am not sure why but I think it has something to do with the fact most of them, if … Continue reading

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