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Saturday 21 October 2017 — Category: Dining Out
During the spring of 2017 I tried, with mixed results, a couple of restaurants I had never been to before — The Gallon House and Gather Café — in Silverton, Oregon, about an hour from where I live. At one of them I wished I was at Denny’s instead!
Monday 16 October 2017 — Category: Miscellaneous
As I was writing to announce that I had finally finished processing all of my 2106 photos, I did find one last photo, and then one last album, and then similar to Steve Jobs, one more last album. Now I am really truly done with 2016 at last!
Sunday 15 October 2017 — Category: Miscellaneous
Converting my former laundry room into a home bar was a step by step, on and off process that ended up taking the whole month of January 2016. Décor included illuminated glass shelves, a growler lamp, photos and artwork on the walls, and more.
Sunday 8 October 2017 — Category: Dining Out
One day in July 2016 I stopped by the McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Hotel, located near the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and Russell Street in Portland. Afterwards I drove less than a mile east to the McMenamins Coffee Roasters for a tour.
Wednesday 4 October 2017 — Category: Cooking & Food
After enjoying a wonderful lamb shawarma meal with a delicious tahini sauce at Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine in Portland, Oregon, I made my own tahini sauce at home and tried it with two different meals. I think the restaurant’s was better.
Tuesday 3 October 2017 — Category: Cooking & Food
A few weeks after having my first gyro in my 54 years, at a McMenamins brewpub, and my first taste of tzatziki, I made both at home and they turned out really good. Some months later I enjoyed barbecued lamb shoulder chops with tzatziki on top.
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