Category Archives: General

Noodles

One of the most satisfying experiences is watching someone learn something new, especially when you are the teacher. Hi, Lenore here, writing in Bob’s stead. We had “kidís in the kithen” classes this week and they made pasta. The children … Continue reading

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INNOVATIONS – Improv-open stove night at EVOO?

Finally, I am finding a moment to write again. Lots of distractions this week, like a trip to the big city, Beaverton! Amazing how small our world is in our paradise. Our girls, the poodles, needed hair cuts and we … Continue reading

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Our name, EVOO

I finally realized all the fuss about naming kids when Lenore and I attempted to name our establishment. Not having children, I often chuckled at the lengths parents would go to name their offspring. Donít get me wrong. I understand … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids

For the most part our classes are geared toward adults. When Spring Break comes along we need to reverse that. Because whole families come to town, adults with young children are not available for an evening dining class. So for … Continue reading

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Crepes 101 – watching and learning

Around here, we really look forward to Sunday. It rarely feels like the day before a new work week. I like it because it is my day to be in the retail store, while Lenore teaches class. Based upon the … Continue reading

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S.O.D.

S.O.D. is the tag we affectionately use to describe our Sous chef Of the Day! This program gives those who are thinking aobut changing cooking from their avocation to their vocation a chance to see if itís for them. SOD … Continue reading

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Post Production – DVD

WOW! 15 hours later and you have a one hour DVD….crazy. We finished shooting yesterday and both Lenore and I are exhausted. You kinda get used to the camera lighting and “pin drop” quiet after a while, but the endurance … Continue reading

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First day…………DVD production

Today is our first day of the DVD production. Just when you want to look your best—cameras pointed at us, Lenore woke up before the alarmóreally early and is operating on less sleep than usual and having a bad hair … Continue reading

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DVD SHOOT

We are partnering with Enloe Media & Ballasiotes Marketing Communications in Seattle to create a behind-the-scenes, BACK STAGE PASS to EVOO, featuring demonstrations, methods and how-to-doís from our live classes. The idea was inspired by several customers who said they … Continue reading

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Happy St. Pattys Day

Title: Happy Saint Patrickís Day! Hi All: this is a Special Dayóits St Pattyís Day and one of my favorite days in the year. First, because I think of my sister and brother-in-law whose wedding anniversary is today. Happy Anniversary, … Continue reading

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The true pleasure of cooking and eating….recipe included

Lenore and I have been together 20+ years now and at some point along the way we were able to articulate just what makes ìusî work. We have dubbed it the ìsatisfaction factor.î Believe it or not this does have … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon

As another week comes to an end we can’t help but think of how much fun we are having. Maybe it is because the sun is out this afternoon, but I think it’s because we live at the beach. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Menu development

One of the most frequently asked questions of guests attending one of our classes is how we come up with our menus. I thought I should take up a few lines and explain since that is what I am working … Continue reading

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Chef-Farmer connection

Hello from the coast! I journeyed to Canby yesterday to attend the chef-farmer collaborative, put on by Ecotrust. The collaborative is a venture to bring chefs and farmers/growing community together in an effort to foster relationships, and of course buying/selling … Continue reading

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Day 1

Welcome to Bob’­s blog! It has been a long time since I needed to think about technology in the work place. After 6+ years at MS, I gladly gave up my laptop and tech toys to move to the beach. … Continue reading

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