Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Great couch. I could only do it if it were a wipable material, but I think this is cloth... $300
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
16 medjool dates
gorgonzola cheese (i'm going to hopefully use manchego cheese )
8 slices bacon (cut in half)
1. Cut the dates open along one side and remove the pits.
2. Stuff the dates with their filling and wrap each in a slice of bacon.
3. Place the bacon wrapped dates into a baking pan with the seam of the bacon down.
4. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until the bacon is cooked and slightly crispy, about 12-16 minutes, flipping once in the middle.
5. Let cool and enjoy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
We hit up Hawthorne the first day to hit some good vintage stores. We revisited Really Good Stuff where I sifted through my favorite aisle again.
I managed to buy some great old snapshots and a creepy x-ray. There's also Vintage Pink, where I found a shirt and sweater and only spent $20 something on both, and I put back a pillow, a painting of a boy, and I'm sure a few more things. There are soo many great vintage stores in Portland!
We scored several records this trip and also bought several books and gifts. But there was so much more I wanted to buy this trip but I just couldn't talk myself into it! Also purchased was a fox skull and white tail deer skull we found at Zeno Oddities. Cody's really excited. The guy who worked there was super nice and even knocked a few bucks off for us.
We went out with our lovely friends Holly and Sarah-Ruth to The Maiden, where everything was really good but I must say I tried the Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with manchego cheese and it tasted like a little bit of heaven. I had never even had a date before! Definately a restaurant worth trying. Also new places this time around was the Waffle Window (recommended!) and we finally made it to the Doug Fir Lounge.
We ended up there for breakfast, and it was just ok. I would give it another shot though, because I could not get enough of the decor. It even inspired a possible change in our den. I bet that place is a lot of fun for a drink and a show. The Dutchess and the Duke will be there next week!
*edit* I also forgot to mention we saw a small showing of nosferatu on the east side and I have to admit the actor and makeup for nosferatu himself was good.
Finally made it to the Saturday market which I would describe as Apple Hill crafts meets Camden Market (not what I expected) and the zoo! It was cold so there weren't a lot of poeple which was nice. Though we missed a few of the animals due to the weather I also got some great moments like face to face with a lion!