Some U.S. Coast Guard Culinary Stories…..plus a thought or two.

Jun 30

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JULY 4 TH is almost upon us again. The energy is in the air ….. time to celebrate what we are thankful for in our great country. My thoughts and memories skim over past  picnics, fairs , trips to relatives that lived in country houses, back yard fireworks , and  “Wienie Roasts ” on the […]

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Kudos for a Few of My Very Favorites

Jun 22

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McMenamin’s….I have known Mike and Brian for quite a few years. I met them at the old Bishop’s House restaurant when they had a new venture importing a complete line of Italian wines to Oregon; I think it was ’78 or ’79. That venture didn’t continue ( a visionary idea, I thought) . Shortly after, […]

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Messy Fingers, Greasy Chins, and Gravy Stains Vol.1

Jun 18

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Dinner Plates– Does everyone like the style of dinner plate service when all your food is piled together, so it all tastes the same…and the sauce looks like a blood splatter on a TV crime show? By the time the plate gets to you, it has congealed-is cold- and all the work to make it […]

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T.V. Food Personalities, Good Eatin’ & ” Make Sure You Don’t Get Hollered At!”

Jun 14

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JACQUES PEPIN…I’ve never seen a show of his where I didn’t learn something valuable or new to me. I’ve never met him, but I know folks who have. They say he is just as genuine in person as he comes across on television. NIGELLA LAWSON…Maybe it’s her British accent ? Maybe it’s because I like […]

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“RAMBLINGS… IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER”

Jun 10

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Seems like another installment of some Dirt Road Ramblings should be in order. Drinks with friends, a lunch or just having a coffee with folks brings up all things food related in my world and recently it was not any different . These are the times when my little tape recorder brain brings up some […]

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