Archive for March, 2012

White magnolia

This type does so well in Portland either as tree or large bush

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john’s beef hash and eggs

john's fantastic hash and eggs breakfast!

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go see this it’s worth it if you are in portland

The Art Gym: Portland2012

LOCATIONThe Art Gym at Marylhurst University , BP John Administration Building 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst ORFreeMORE INFO503.699.6243

Back in 1992, Prudence Roberts, then an associate curator at the Portland Art Museum, was part of a team that resuscitated the Oregon Biennial after its death for many years. The museum once again dropped the biennial in 2007. Roberts now teaches and curates the gallery at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, but she’s returning as the picker-in-chief for the reinvented biennial put on by the alt-arts space Disjecta. Culling from 280 entries and more than 50 studio visits, Roberts selected 24 artists and collaborative teams for four different venues. If you want an old pro’s view of the brightest lights of contemporary Portland artmaking, look for the glow here.


video monitor for image below

wax, rope, wood

small village made of various paper product

small road sign

large painting


part of his painting

video with trapped fly

trapped fly (video) encased in carved limestone

carved stone book

stone ear on stand with marble envelopes

amazing display of small houses

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macadamia nut white chocolate cookies (adapted from epicurious)

yield: Makes 36 (large) or 72 (small) cookies

    1. 3 cups all purpose flour
    2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
    3. 3/4 teaspoon salt
    4. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
    5. 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
    6. 3/4 cup sugar
    7. 2 large eggs
    8. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    9. 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)
    10. 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (about 8 1/2 ounces)
    11. 1 cup coarsely chopped roasted salted macadamia nuts (about 4 1/2 ounces)

    Preheat oven to 350°F on convection bake. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift first 3 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add both sugars and beat until blended. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat just until blended. Using spatula, stir in cranberries, white chocolate chips, and nuts.

Make 3 logs in wax paper, put in freezer for 15 minutes. slice into 3/4” slices with serrated knife.Bake cookies until just golden, about 17 minutes for large cookies and about 12 minutes for small cookies. Cool on sheets. Do ahead Can be made ahead. Store airtight at room temperature up to 2 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.

trick to deal with dough

wrap in a log in waxpaper

make into log

place in freezer for 10 minutes

cut into 3/4″ slices with serrated knife





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a week on Maui, Hawaii

yes the storm was coming but the colors were awsome

John and Colin running towards me

Fabulous seafood at Mama’s Fishouse

the surfers beach on the north side

purple flora

green tropical color

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Yesterday’s weather at the summit was exciting on Maui’s volcano

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On Hana road, took a photo of this plant in a shopping area off the highway

Sent from my iPad

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