Morning Warmer Hot Cereal Mix

Most days I'm a dried-fruit-and-granola-with-yogurt guy, but sometimes I need a hot, filling bowl of oatmeal. Our gray winter, and especially these last few chilly, dark days, have had me in the kitchen fine-tuning a hot cereal mix. Mix together: 3 c. oats 1 c. raisins 1 c. cherries 1/2 c. wheat germ 1/2 c. … Read more

Eugene Saturday Summer Preview

Potatoes newly planted in our old pellet bags — come harvest time, this makes them really easy to retrieve. Saturday was warmth and sunshine on my back while my wife and I planted potatoes in the backyard. Saturday was admiring how far our yard and garden space have come. Saturday was sitting in the sun … Read more

I Heart Baking Bread (and How You Can Too)

Welcome, Register-Guard readers! If you’re here after seeing the Eugene food bloggers article, this post is going into more detail on baking the loaf of bread that I was working on in the photo. We’re focusing on the recipes and techniques from the book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, which I am a … Read more

Blog Update: Coming Soon

  What is this? From now on, occasionally I’ll note posts I’m working on and planning to publish. This way you’re getting some heads-up on content that may be of interest to you — plus it motivates me to get on the stick and get some more goram writing done. Working on/Coming soon Food & … Read more

Oakshire Brewing Release: Spring Seasonal O’Dark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale

Oakshire Brewing is one of my favorite breweries. To see them hopping on a new style of beer is sweet beyond description, and I can't wait to try some O'Dark:30! The word from the brewery Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon will release their newest Seasonal Beer, O’Dark:30, a Cascadian Dark Ale, Friday, March 5. … Read more

March 5-6: Eugene Irish Cultural Festival

Two days of Irish music, culture and more! Eugene Irish Cultural Festival » Featuring Ireland's finest youngest traditional Irish music group, Téada (Téada means "strings" in Irish and is pronounced tay-DAH): Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle) Paul Finn (button accordion) Damien Stenson (flute) Seán McElwain (bouzouki/guitar) Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán) Evening Concert Téada performs at 8 p.m., Friday, … Read more