Category Archives: Podunk Gourmet

The Argentina Adventure – Episode 3

First, gentle reader, thank you for your concern about our well-being. The Chef and I are fine, to skip right to the punchline. And now I’ll tell you a little tale. In Episode 1, we started the trip. In this episode, I was planning to focus on my ineptness at the metric system…but let’s return […]
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Forced Family Fun 2016.2

There is no denying that I sullied my reputation as a Forced Family Fun leader last week, when I caused my family to over-extend their skill level and their fun threshhold on cross-country skis. This week, however, I am tasting the mother’s sweet, molten hot fudge of redemption. Her Royal Highness is on extended college […]
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He Said Beer, She Said Wine, and Then the Kids Started Yammering

When we headed to the Oregon Coast for a family drive-cation, I thought we might pay proper respects to Oregon’s fabulous wine industry. Pinot Noir country should almost require its own passport and I was hurtling towards its deep, smoky purple underbelly. Unbeknownst to me, the beer world had already made a deal with the […]
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Foraging

Iron Chef and I celebrated our anniversary last week in our typical fashion — we headed out to hunt for mushrooms. Morels or oysters, we didn’t care; it’s just nice to go home and saute the bounty and sip a little vino fino. The outing was lovely, the wildflowers around Podunk spectacular — but we […]
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