Bounty from Coquine Restaurant in Portland

Today was a new adventure for me in food shopping. 

On the red tray is my haul from Coquine , a delightful French-inspired restaurant in SE Portland.  

As Coquine is open for take out only.  Customers can buy prepared entrees, baked goods and other delicious items from Coquine.

Also, Coquine allows their farmers and other food purveyors to sell direct through their restaurant. The menu is quite extensive with produce, meat, seafood, coffee, tea, eggs and dairy.  

It was hard to just order a few things but since I crave vegetables, I opted for a fresh produce bag. 

Since I can’t always find locally roasted coffee, I added a pound of Coava Coffee beans to my order.  Coava describes their coffee as “northwest coffee roaster notoriously fueled by good folks and Led Zeppelin”.   I like their coffee and was happy to find it on the Coquine take out menu.  Continue reading “Bounty from Coquine Restaurant in Portland”

Willpower Baby!

Gateau au chocolate from St. Honore Bakery, Portland, Oregon~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~

Yes, I wanted to eat the whole thing but I resisted. 

Everyday I allowed myself a few bites until it was all gone.  Continue reading “Willpower Baby!”

Because I’m worth it

Breakfast for one   ~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~    

 

I am trying to make every meal an “event”  even if I am eating alone.

On second thought, especially if I am eating alone. Continue reading “Because I’m worth it”

Lox & Bagel

The bagels at Spielman Bagels are delicious.

There’s nothing like lox, a bagel and cream cheese with a side of capers and tomato slices.

This morning, I enjoyed my nosh with a strong cup of coffee.  Love the artwork!

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Photo Lori Greer in Portland

 

Heresy

To  think that I used to buy bagels from the grocery store, toast them and eat them with cream cheese and jelly.

Now that I have discovered real bagels, there is no turning back.

I could eat them everyday!

Thank you Spielman Bagels!

Spielman Bagels & Coffee

 

Fabulous Chicken Dinner

I love chicken especially on Monday nights at XICO, an upscale Oaxacan restaurant in Northeast Portland.   Continue reading “Fabulous Chicken Dinner”

Why I Walk…

Enjoy being outdoors.

Meet and greet other walkers.

Spend time with my dog Ginny. Continue reading “Why I Walk…”

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day!

According to some sources, April is National Grilled Cheese Month.  Others point to April 12 as National Grilled Cheese Day.

Either way, it is a good excuse to eat a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.

A favorite of mine since I was a little girl!

Continue reading “Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day!”

Simple Daily Gifts

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These are not mind-blowing gifts.

They don’t take a lot of time.  I know because I have timed them.

Yet, these  gifts ease me into each new day with a sense of purpose and calm.   Continue reading “Simple Daily Gifts”

Mini Chinese Lesson

I love the whimsical ambiance of Dan Wei Canting.*

I go for the fantastic food but enjoy the atmosphere.

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The staff is friendly and attentive.

It was a great place for an early dinner recently.

It was raining and I had just seen a powerful, one-person play “Golda Meir”.

I was ready to exhale and relax.

Continue reading “Mini Chinese Lesson”

This Month Needs Your Support!

 

Let’s be fair….

We observe Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month….I would bet that this is an incomplete list.

These are causes that speak to the heart of life in America and deserve our attention.

However, I must point out that we have another month-long cause that deserves our immediate and unconditional support.

No matter where you stand on issues or what you believe in, I call on you to support Continue reading “This Month Needs Your Support!”