Private Chef Portland

Late Spring on the Farm

Things have been very busy between events, visitors, family weddings to attend (two in two cities in two days, 11 hours apart!) and trying to get things done around here. First Mom showed up so I bought us a pound of Dungeness crab meat and made the above dish -...

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Catering Portland

Early Spring in the Garden

After a tough winter the first ingredients in my spring garden are finally ready to harvest. In April I featured wild nettle, green elephant garlic, chives, violets, rhubarb and wild sorrel.   I am lucky enough to live next to a creek and have been gently tending a small patch of nettle...

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Personal Chef

Snow Day

Today I had a large holiday event scheduled in Wilsonville. With the forecast calling for snow and freezing rain we were luckily able to reschedule. I woke early to give the hens a good scoop of corn to start their day. The sugar in the cracked corn helps them generate...

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Farm to Table Catering

The Last Harvest of the Year

This week I pulled the last of the garden before the cold weather set in. I still have sunchokes out there ready to get me through the winter. The cold will make them nice and sweet just like the carrots already are.  I harvested scallions, beets, carrots and two zucchini...

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Portland Private Chef

German Apple Pancake

I have two apple trees. One is a Gravensteen I harvest in August that makes wonderful preserves, apple butter and pie filling. The second is a winter apple that I leave mostly for the deer to eat. It has taken many years to get it back into production through slow...

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