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Recipe:  Baked Beans

Recipe: Baked Beans

One of the very first meals Terry made me involved baked beans– a stovetop recipe, that involved lots of onions, and it was delicious. Later, he made me this really wonderful oven variety, that involved pineapple and French’s onions. For a party at our friend’s […]

Oceanaire closed

Oceanaire closed

According to Twitter and OpenTable, Oceanaire is closed for business– just a little over a year after they opened. Very sad for this downtown corner, which has been bustling– but with McCormick and Schmick’s a block away (and less pricey), perhaps there was just too […]

Foodie Movies (all summer long!)

Foodie Movies (all summer long!)

It seems like this summer is full of foodie movies. You’ve got Julie and Julia, about Julia Child’s life in cooking, and Julie Powell (whose blog was the first “Cook the Book”-style blog, namely Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking); then you have […]

Why I’m Uncomfortable with Taste Casting.

Why I’m Uncomfortable with Taste Casting.

A couple of months ago, lots of local (and not local) Twitterers started talking about Taste Casting, and I got approached to become a member. After reading the materials, I declined. Why?  I have some real problems with the way Taste Casting tries to control […]

Head down to Fountain Square for Cooking with Caitlin today!

Head down to Fountain Square for Cooking with Caitlin today!

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for Cooking with Caitlin on the square. This one sounds yummy– vegetarian fare, including: Caitlin’s homemade Hummus Fresh Focaccia Sandwiches Homemade Whipped Cream Their guest today will be Freekbass— a funk band that loves the Reds.

Review: The Echo

Review: The Echo

It’s no secret that Terry and I can usually be found at Tucker’s on Sunday mornings.  One day, when we had to go to breakfast  early– Tucker’s doesn’t open until 9 or so (I think!)– we pondered where to eat (home was not an option!).  […]

Market Wines’ Summer Sips

Market Wines’ Summer Sips

Did you know Findlay Market will be open until 6:30 on Tuesdays?  To celebrate this change, Market Wines is doing a wine tasting from 3:30-6:30 on Tuesday evenings, starting July 7.  For this tasting, they’ll be partnering with Madisono’s Gelatos. The tasting includes St. Germaine […]

An Old Friend:  The Peanut-Banana Smoothie

An Old Friend: The Peanut-Banana Smoothie

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) Julie and I have been on a smoothie kick lately. Virtually every summer, I rediscover at least one favorite recipe.  It’s usually an old reliable standby that, for any number of reasons, dropped off the radar for a few years.  […]

Murphy-Goode Outcome

Murphy-Goode Outcome

Well, our Michelle didn’t make it into the top fifty– though she was a top 50 vote getter (which I consider a huge achievement). My thoughts on the less-than-transparent voting process are over at my other blog (that I need to update more), dittochic. She’s […]

News: Lavomatic no longer open for lunch

News: Lavomatic no longer open for lunch

Sad news, Lavomatic will no longer be open for lunch– my source says that any lunch they’ve been to there recently has been dead. Sad to hear, there aren’t that many lunch places in OTR that are a little upscale. Tucker’s for burgers, anyone?

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