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Nancy Schaadt
Portland Oregon
I'm middle-aged line cook, crazy about food, exploring Portland and Oregon.
Interests: My dog Belmont, good beer, red wine, whiskey, cooking, eating, farmer's markets, the Coast, walking my dog Belmont, and thrift shops. and drinking beer in beervana -- portland. Oh, and guys. For kicks, check out my first blog, CULA Confidential, which chronicles my years in culinary school and my first two jobs: http://batgirl42.blogs.com/culaconfidential/
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Sam Sifton, a food writer for the New York Times, had a great piece in the Sunday Magazine (4.23.17) about Jamie Oliver's chicken in milk. But don't let me blather on, read it for yourself. The sentence that hooked me... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Make some! Get some chicken feet and backs, there has to be a butcher in Aix, mirepoix, and two hours. Roast backs and feet, add mirepoix and cover with water. Simmer slowly.... xoxo, Nancy
And this is what it was doing in Portland as I wrote this post. https://youtu.be/4pERlLaR56s Hopefully that'll take you to my You Tube Channel. Cheers! Nancy
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There's a food cart run by an amazing woman named Nong Poonsukwattana called Nong's Khao Man Gai. Her story is inspirational (came here with $100, got a job, opened a cart, opened a brick-and-mortar) It's a mini chain of two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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A Saturday off and a Market day. Oh bliss, oh joy! Of course we went to the market. We brought home kale raab, the first asparagus of the season, clams from the coast (oysters too), and young garlic to make... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Hi Max! I have confit duck legs that are at least two years old -- which may be pushing the outer limits of optimum storage... The riblets I hope to eat within 21 days, which should be find. Cheers! Nancy
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This weekend's fun with food begins with lamb riblets from SuDan Farm of Canby OR. Riblets are super cheap, about $4/pound, and really tasty but they are small, only two inches wide and four ribs deep. Each rib gives you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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My favorite Freddy's (Fred Meyer Supermarket) had king oyster mushrooms on sale for $5/lb last week. Shroooms this time of year are so delicious. From perfumed matsutake to musky chanterelle... I'm nutty about them. This bunch of king oyster beauties... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
I'm so dumb sometimes! I should have written CELERY root. Not PARSLEY root. Parsley root IS a thing. Just not my thing. Cheers! NS
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CeeLee and I have had a house guest for the past couple of weeks. Our sweet friend Max. Max-who-loves-food. (happy dance emoji) Let's try a weird and fun food like geoduck? Why not! These clams are magnificent. They are some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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When I'm at home (usually in bed in the morning) my mind starts to work out the meal plan for the day. I visualize a dish in my mind, think about how to make it and how the flavors will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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It's full-on autumn in Portland which means rain, rain boots, Halloween & comfort food. And green tomatoes. Lots of green tomatoes. I had four tomato plants in raised beds this year. Two plum and two Cosmonaut. They all grew well... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Leah: I've gotten inexpensive bones from Stewarts Meats in McKenna (near Olympia, WA). I'd recommend old style butcher shops like Gartners in Portland. Antibiotic and hormone free is key -- especially when you are extracting minerals from bones. I also should have added that I've been saving all my organic produce trimmings and freeze them. Then when I make bone broth I have organic veg to put in. Cheers! Nancy
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2015 on Bone Broth at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Laura: I don't know who the manufacturer is. It came via Amazon if that helps. Cheers! Nancy
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I love it when an old friend shows me a new trick or reveals a secret. The friend? Tomatoes. The secret? Deep tomato deliciousness is extracted from roasting tomatoes at a low temp for hours. Low and Slow. Forget about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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Cherry Smash 1 cup cherries 1/4 cup of mint leaves -- whole 8 tspns turbinado sugar 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice 8 oz dark run (or spiced rum) Muddle cherries, mint, sugar and lime juice Add rum, lots of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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What the heck is shrub? Wikipedia explains it well enough. I'm shocked that I've never heard of it. Rum, sugar, citrus, time. Drink over ice(?). I had to try it. I had to try to make it. CeeLee, my new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Follow this link to read my update. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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Coming soon: Meyer Lemon Marmalade Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
Coming soon: Meyer Lemon Marmalade!
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2015 on Bone Broth at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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Somebody give me a hand, I'm ready to jump on the bone broth bandwagon. It's winter so I've been thinking a lot about broths, stocks and meaty elixirs. Plus, half of my tribe has had walking pneumonia in the past... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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Last week, our friend Maxene came over for dinner. She made an amazing galette for dessert. I posted a photo of it on Facebook and a couple of friends asked for the recipe. Max complied and here it is: Max's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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This is for Gray, a wonderful man I work with who is the source of all my Persimmon-y Goodness. His tree has yielded four cups of persimmon puree, enough to make two batches of bread, as well as pulp for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at A Jersey Girl in Portland
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My Sweetie and I spent two weeks in Ireland last October. Not only were we blown away by the complicated food we had in Dublin (like an octopus 'head cheese' -- see photo at right -- or an Italian take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at A Jersey Girl in Portland