What’s a hungry person to do with a nearly empty refrigerator? Google and create! I had eggs and feta, and made a delicious scramble. Dear Martha has a similar one, so I stole her name. Too bad I didn’t have pitas because that would have been even better.
January was an emotional rollercoaster! After spending December with my favorite guy in Hawaii, I was back to Portland for a month to get our house ready for the big move. It was bittersweet, and involved delicious food and many goodbyes. Here are 10 things that made my month:
- Seeing Monk Seals on an early morning hike to Kaena Point on New Year’s Day (my only day in Hawaii this month, tear).
- Baking and cooking a few last times with my 1950s oven – oh, how I’ve loved you.
- Another trip to the Barefoot Sage – I have a great friend and I am so spoiled.
- Taking a “Mastering Macarons” cooking class with my bestie, from a French Laundry alum, no less. (Best Christmas present ever!) She did a great recap of our class here.
- Dove Vivi pizza – the cornmeal crust is ahh-mazing … I think I may have mentioned this before.
- Breakfast at Besaws – although, this time I liked their “2012 – what will it bring for you?” chalk art more than my food.
- A going away party hosted by my dearest, with four of my very favorite people in attendance. Cupcakes also made an appearance.
- Shopping – I went a little overboard, snatching up things at my favorite places like West Elm, Anthropologie and World Market, none of which are in Hawaii. The movers were a little perplexed at the sight of unopened boxes. My favorite shopping find was not a purchase, it was seeing the EXACT typewriter I own in a store display at Anthropologie – swoon.
- Bamboo Sushi – definitely my favorite sushi place in Portland. Amazing quality and unique, tasty combinations. It’s also a great place for non-drinkers to get a fancy drink, as they will make many of their signature cocktails without the alcohol. My favorite is “purple haze” with fresh blackberry puree – yummy!
- This one was a love/hate – watching our Matson shipping container get loaded up over two full days and then seeing it drive away … the end of our Portland life.