Archive for 2012

DEMYSTIFYING RISOTTO (written for the Gazette in October 2012)

Nov 20th, 2012

We just returned from our culinary immersion Italy tours, one leg in the Southern Campania, specifically in Sorrento, region, and one in the Northern Piedmont region where we tasted that frequent alternative to pasta—risotto. Early October was still very warm … Continue reading

WELCOME TO SORRENTO, ITALY Sep 2012

Oct 12th, 2012

We’re back from Italy, where we enjoyed our two tours with our EVOO guests. We had so many food and wine experience that we should have lots of material for our blogs going forward. For now it was easy to see … Continue reading

HOOKED ON FISH

Sep 19th, 2012

As it appeared in the CB Gazette, 8/30/12 Running a cooking school on the coast, it is just a natural expectation that we do a fair amount of fish. And we do. Let’s start at the beginning. Perfection is what … Continue reading

SUMMER COOKING

Aug 11th, 2012

As it appeared in CB Gazette  8-2-12 Today I am reminded why I love the business I am in so much. I have chosen to be a cook for my life’s work and that never sounds as good to me … Continue reading

AUGUST DINNER SHOW takes unusual twists and turns

Aug 5th, 2012

Just served three nights of the new August dinner show menu and to our surprise our guests are getting it. Couldn’t be more of a mixed blend of concepts and flavors but in the end our guests are encouraging us … Continue reading

Lenore just got back from WASH DC FANCY FOOD SHOW

Jul 25th, 2012

In Search of Fancy Foods Having a small corner of our store dedicated to foods like imported olives and oils, vinegars made with local honey and berries and a few of the many specialty salts, was the impetus to send … Continue reading

THE GREEN PROJECT–volumn 3

Jul 1st, 2012

This experiment has led to some deep musings (is that an oxymoron?): You may be able to teach an old dog new tricks. But it’s really hard to teach a tired dog new tricks! We modern women may ‘have it … Continue reading

THE GREEN PROJECT-volume 2

Jun 28th, 2012

When a CSA basket arrives with some recognizable ingredients like broccoli and sugar snap peas, I breathe a sigh of relief. Finally, something my kids will eat without a fuss, though it doesn’t exactly accomplish the goal of this experiment. … Continue reading

THE GREEN PROJECT: volume 1

May 29th, 2012

          When Bob and Lenore decided to offer EVOO as a drop-off point for the weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) vegetable baskets from R-evolution Gardens, they also thought it would be fun to do a little … Continue reading

My how time flies when you’re having fun….

May 29th, 2012

Just three months ago I was embarking on a new adventure here at beautiful Cannon Beach.  Wide eyed and white knuckled I ventured into the kitchen at EVOO.  Now 12 weeks later I feel there is much I still want … Continue reading

GOOD FOOD TAKES TIME (Good Cooks take the time needed)

May 10th, 2012

Hooray hooray for the month of May! Its time for a new menu and new learning’s.  I have a good feeling that this month will be an appreciation of patience.  The best things in life take a bit of time.  … Continue reading

WHEN THE MOON HITS YOR EYE LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE….

Apr 21st, 2012

Pizza, originally from Naples Italy, is practically an American pastime.  I consider it an important part of my right of passage into the working world.  It was a given that in those days all of my clothes be covered in … Continue reading

EUREKA

Apr 11th, 2012

Its official…I finally like octopus!!  I wasn’t sure this day would ever come despite my efforts to order it at every authentic Greek, Italian, and sushi restaurant that boasted the best of the best of these intelligent eight legged sea … Continue reading

INTROSPECTION

Apr 3rd, 2012

It has recently come to my attention that I may no longer be the “spring chicken” I once was.  Not that I am that far out of the woods mind you, but my new venture has proven a bit more … Continue reading

KATIE B’s POST, who doesn’t love a field trip?

Mar 23rd, 2012

Who doesn’t love a field trip???  Getting out on the open road to see and do new exciting things.  My destination this week was Red Ridge Farms-Oregon Olive Mill, a trifecta of fun!  Not only is it home of the … Continue reading

KATIE HERE, WEEK 3

Mar 16th, 2012

Have you ever wondered why they call cooking,  “a labor of love?” Well now that I am privy to the inner sanctum of the EVOO kitchen, let me tell you, it is nothing short of a hurricane of tasks; all … Continue reading

SO BEGINS KATIE’S BLOG

Mar 6th, 2012

We have all heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  Well lets just say last year, my glass was never empty.  Then I got to thinking about those wonderful words.  I realized that I was always happiest … Continue reading

INTRODUCING OUR NEW INTERN, KATIE B

Mar 5th, 2012

This past week started a three month internship with Katie B. Katie is not coming to us out of culinary school. She is instead a highly motivated interested and passionate home cook who wants to see if the culinary business … Continue reading

CREATING SALT FROM THE SEA

Feb 12th, 2012

During the winter we are getting busier and busier trying to get some traction on the many balls we have in the air. One of those is our salt project. We’ve been interested in getting a salt product made from … Continue reading

BUSINESS BLISS

Jan 25th, 2012

It is trite but true. Being in business for oneself means there is never enough hours in the day. It means we’re always doing something for the business, and it means we sometimes over commit. Don’t get me wrong we … Continue reading

JANUARY STARTED THE BALL ROLLING AGIAN

Jan 12th, 2012

Anymore we don’t need reminding that following the celebrations of the holidays & ending another year brings opportunity to reinvent, renew, refurbish an refresh in the New Year. The media lets us know that with the turning of the calendar … Continue reading