Archive for 2009

Found some inspiration on our vacation

Nov 20th, 2009

No doubt about it, Mary makes the best shortbread I ever tasted. Continue reading

Appetizers bring spice to my life…

Nov 14th, 2009

So just another one of those things my wife insists that I do. Continue reading


Nov 7th, 2009

So when I tell my interns that “you are only as good as your last banquet or meal,” I mean do not become too complacent or comfortable. Continue reading

Marathon behind my stove

Nov 1st, 2009

Guests were great and seemed to enjoy themselves–staying to the feeding frenzy end! Continue reading

Time is flying by

Sep 23rd, 2009

where did September go or where did we go in September? Continue reading


Aug 7th, 2009


Aug 1st, 2009

It’s still July but we have moved on to our August menu! Our plan is to keep up with the growing season and we are already receiving Oregon corn. Continue reading


Jul 23rd, 2009

Farmers Market Dinners, 5th year anniversary, French toast on the porch, and more…. Continue reading

Sand Castle Day

Jun 13th, 2009

Get the recipe for the Sand Castle Cake we built for the kids on SAND CASTLE WEEKEND.

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New Website

May 22nd, 2009

Hello and welcome to our new look! It has been in the making for several weeks and we certainly want to thank our web designers, Amy and Jonathan of They have been patient and helpful dealing with Lenore especially … Continue reading

Taking a break from writing for the GAZETTE

Apr 10th, 2009

Today like many we are really thinking about how we spend our money. After paying for the basics there is less and less leftover for what “they” call discretionary funds. Lenore reminds me often that what really seems to count … Continue reading


Mar 15th, 2009

March for me has meant many things. The hope of spring starting early, beginning to decide on what to plant in our garden, unwrapping the patio furniture and of course, St. Patrick’s Day. As a youth, the celebration in Cleveland, … Continue reading

Mardi Gras in Cannon Beach?

Mar 7th, 2009

My wife and I have a bucket list. All the things we want to do yet! And this time of year we think about our fantasy of being in New Orleans in the middle of the celebrations. Of course we … Continue reading

Recipe for romance

Feb 1st, 2009

RECIPE FOR ROMANCE With a couple hours to kill at the airport between planes, I am writing this article as I wait for my flight. Although I enjoy traveling I am much more a homebody, especially when Lenore is there … Continue reading

SUPERFOOD SUPERBOWL STYLE … foods like this are the touchdowns on my field of culinary guy foods

Jan 15th, 2009

As I begin to write this article I am guessing that readers may expect me to elaborate on my best gourmet recipes to match up to the teams for this season’s super bowl get together. Like something Philly cheese to … Continue reading