Review: Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar, Bend, Oregon

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We were down in Bend, Oregon this past weekend for a little R&R while mini-me spent some quality time with her Noni. On Saturday we wandered into Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar at 5:30 and asked if we could …

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Buckwheat-Buttermilk Pancakes – Recipe

Buckwheat pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes have a place in the American imagination, but rarely at the breakfast table. When you do occasionally find them at restaurants, the percentage of buckwheat flour is so low that you can hardly taste it. Which is a shame, because the warm, toasty, nutty flavor is delicious.

Buckwheat is widely enjoyed in …

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Two Great Mexican Cookbooks

How about a Avocado-Mango Salad with Fresh (or Blue) Cheese and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, does that sound any good?!? I’ve been aware of Rick Bayless for awhile as he often makes appearances on Food Network or gets mentioned in Food & Wine. But somehow I didn’t have any of his books on my shelf. I …

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The Vegetarian Foodie Manifesto

I said I was a vegetarian. I didn’t say I wanted a frickin’ plate of your mixed side dishes or some sad Sysco Pasta Primavera! This blog is for all of you out there who are passionate about delicious, well prepared, beautifully presented food that just happens not to have been walking about prior to …

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