di Spinaci (spinach salad) - a real surprise - the smoked portabello
makes all the difference
Prize winning Banana
Cream Pie - It won the blue ribbon in our pie baking contest at
Fun things to eat:
Red Chard - the same delicate, buttery taste of the traditional
Swiss Chard, with really attractive color.
Pears - Comice or Bosc, or any other. Fabulous on romaine
lettuce salad with blue cheese or caesar dressing.
Satsuma Mandarin - also incredible on salad
Red Bell Peppers - sweeter and milder than the green ones.
They make a nice contrast to the pears in the salad.
Garlic - I've heard it is possible to have too much garlic.
Maybe someday I'll understand. But until then...!
Walla Walla Sweet Onions - good stuff.
Apricot Jam - Don't even mess with the stuff that's 'cut'
Bryer's Vanilla Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries, Chocolate sauce
and Whipped Cream - need I say more?
My favorite restaurants. In no particular order. Tell 'em
I sent you! ('course, they don't know me from the man in the moon!)
These restaurants have never disappointed in terms of the food they serve.
Ambiance ranges from exquisite to bizarre. Don't let the appearance
of a converted gas station or dilapidated old house get in the way of an
exceptional dining experience. While many of these restaurants have
all the ingredients of a fine dining experience, some offer the satisfaction
of 'discovery,' incredible food without the distracting glitz (and price
tag) of a 'fine' restaurant. Always be prepared for gracious service
and, please, tip well.
Pulicci's - Excellent Italian food in Cannon Beach, OR.
Make reservations early. (503) 436-1279 - 988 South Hemlock Street,
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Restaurant Russia - Authentic Russian cuisine with live Russian
entertainment for weekend dinners. They're located at 6433 SE Foster Road,
Portland. Call (503) 771-8837 for reservations.
The Garden - 1617 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19002 (215)
Bangkok 103 Cafe - Thai cuisine, 44 N. College Ave. College
Place, WA 99324 (509) 522-3007. Reservations a must. Don't be
fooled by the 'basic' appearance of this place. The food is excellent.
Swagat - Wonderful Indian food. This link is to their California
location, but lists the Beaverton address. They've opened a new location
in NorthWest Portland next to Garbanzo's on Lovejoy.
Al Amir - Middle Eastern Cuisine. Falafels, Hummus, Babagannouj,
The Rheinlander - Great German food with strolling accordion
players and singers!
Alexis - Greek food. They serve this flaming cheese appetizer
(Saganaki) that's a lot of fun
Il Fornaio - Classic Italian fare in a pleasant environment.
Cold Stone - THE ULTIMATE ice cream parlor! Tanasborne next
Tara Thai House - Good Thai food. - Beaverton, OR
Papa Haydn - Incredible desserts. Try the Boccone Dolce! (it
was better before they added the bananas)
Taco Bell - That's right! I have a life too, you know. I also
enjoy Wendy's greek pita.