Fresh Tomato and Cucumber Summer Market Salad

International travel,visitors, and soaking up the summer sun and enjoying my city have kept me away from the blog world for too long.  Today the City of Portland is a completely different city than it was 3 months ago. It’s a living breathing entity with people streaming in and out of restaurants and bars.  Plays and music seem to be in our local park every day and there is definitely a festival every single weekend. When the rain begins again,... Read More

Red Onion Thai

I’m the bad kid in book club.  I’ll admit it publicly, I’ve never finished a book club book.  I always start them with the best intentions, but then end up reading the first few chapters the day before we meet, and calling it good.  Rebel, rebel, I am. I’ve been to Red Onion Thai before and wasn’t super impressed. Ben and I actually went there on our second date and although I always had warm memories from the date,... Read More


My black Friday vegetarian project ended on January 1, 2010.  Since then, I moved to Portland and had every intention of continuing on with this blog.  However, shortly after moving to Portland, I started eating meat again.  I felt like a fraud writing a blog with the word “vegetarian” in it while slurping down clam chowder and oysters on the half shell. Therefore, my postings became few and far between and eventually my blogging subsided. But... Read More