• King Arthur Flour:  Hundreds of recipes for the novice to experienced baker.
  • America’s Test Kitchen:  Time-tested recipes for weekdays or celebratory meals.
  • Barefoot Contessa: Beautiful, reliable recipes for entertaining.
  • feedfeed:  Gorgeous food inspiration.
Wonderful Ingredients


  • Penzeys:  Large selection of fresh spices sold in jars or in bags.
  • Dolan Creek Farm:  My main source for vegetables, eggs, and beef in Boring, Oregon.
If you visit Portland, Oregon


  • Powell’s Books: Shop new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.  Stay for hours. 
  • Pine Street Market: A taste of Portland’s finest foods in one building.
  • St. Jack: Chef Aaron Barnett’s take on the humble excellence of rustic French cuisine. Excellent bar program too.
  • Bollywood Theater: My favorite Portland lunch spot.
  • Tusk: Vegetable-driven, locally-sourced ingredients, contemporary, Middle Eastern menu. I highly recommend allowing the chef to choose your entire menu at $55 per person. It is the ultimate experience.