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Muffinaire

If I built a fortune on my delicious muffins, would I be considered a muffinaire?

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Eclipse bread crumbs

Found, unopened, in a cabinet in Gettysburg, PA.

Starchy pasta water

Here’s what happens when you leave some water from your pasta cooking on the stove overnight.

Laoganma

All right, I admit I don’t know how to pronounce it. Something like “Lao-gah-mah.” But I know how to enjoy its spicy, crispy goodness. Recommended. Update: the company name is Laoganma, and this particular product is “Spicy Chili Crisp.” Ingredients: Soybean oil, chili, onion, soybean, MSG, prickly ash, sugar, sulfur dioxide, sodium sulfite.  

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So That’s Where All the Circuses have gone.

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Moominvalley Biscuits

Of course I had to buy these. There is something dad about how commercially successful the Moomins are in other countries. Ever seen the Japanese Moomin cartoon? I thought it was dreadful. But seeing these characters still makes me happy.

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Stop the Presses!

I have chosen my favorite variety of pear. The winner is labelled “d’anjou,” which is I think one and the same as Anjou. The common green kind. There is a red variety of the Anjou that our old friends the Euwers of Parkdale, OR discovered, nurtured, and patented. We love them Euwers, but I think […]

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Mardi Gras in Portland

In the deli case at Sheridan Foods.

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Pasties

In the last few days I’ve had veggie pasties not once but twice. Both were good, but the one with gluten was better. Surprise. Thanks, Cornwall.

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The People’s Pig

Yet to catch this food cart at lunch, but I love the sign. Corner of Alder and Ninth in downtown Portland. Note the rare blue sky.

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