I’ve wanted a nice enameled cast iron dutch oven for years now. The rub is that they’re crazy expensive. Le Cruset is the gold standard. Made in France. Retailing for like $400. $00 for a pot! Cheaper knock offs are made in China and are … Continue reading January 28: I Bought at Staub Dutch Oven
Making Veracruz sauce. Looks pretty Mediterranean, but it’s actually Mexican. The Spanish influence is obvious here.
I stayed indoors all day yesterday in the miserable rain, working from home. It’s pretty dark even during the day when the rains come. This is my Windows desktop photo. Hannah Arendt.
I met my friend Judith for a post-birthday drink at Huber’s in downtown Portland. Huber’s is one of the oldest bars in the city (established in 1879) and it’s famous for two things. First, they offer Thanksgiving dinner every day of the year. Yes. Every … Continue reading January 25: Spanish Coffee at Huber’s
I’ve taken a photo of myself on my birthday every year since around 2001. It’s not for the faint of heart. I’m not usually this orange. I just don’t know how to shoot with artificial light (incandescents from the fireplace sconces).
A lot of Portland police cars with lights flashing in front of Pioneer Place mall downtown when I left work. No idea what it was about.
The commuters rushing to work at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.
Made Baba Ganoush today–for the blog (www.slowburningpassion.com). This is my photography sweet spot for the sheer reason that I do it all the time (weekly for over two years).
Podcasting set up in my bedroom–which is the quietest and least echo-y room in my home. We did our pilot run of podcast recording for In Dark Times today–Tedd and I over Skype. It was awkward at first. Forced and unnatural. After several tries we … Continue reading January 20: Podcasting In Dark Times
After two days of jury duty, finally back to work. This was taken from the MAX train while crossing the Steel Bridge into Old Town/China Town. I like the geometry of all of that light rail train line wiring.