Category Archives: just cool

iced coffee weather is coming

This is a quick and simple suggestion for enjoying your iced coffee this summer.  Whenever we make a pot of French Press, we make extra so that we can keep it cold in the fridge. The special tip involves the ice cubes. On a hot day it is a bummer when the cubes melt and the coffee is watered down to a particularly unpleasant tasting drink. Make a tray of ice cubes with the saved coffee. Keep the cubes in a bag in the freezer and just drop a couple in your glass. It makes a world of difference and is so easy.



Iced tea

I was addicted to Diet Coke for years. Very bad. It was often my first drink in the morning. I would say that I drank at least a dozen cans a day. I loved it. It was, for me, the most thirst quenching and satisfying drink. And from the can was how I wanted it. Over ice, cold and so bubbly it hurt going down.

It wasn’t easy but I kicked the habit when I moved to Portland. I had read too many awful things about how it was poison, and would corrode a penny, (not that I needed my pennies) and all that other stuff that finally gave me pause.


So, I switched to drinking iced tea. I either use sugar or stevia, and I love it as much as I loved my DC, except for when I have good Chinese food, then I miss it.

I love all kinds of iced tea and put different fruits and herbs in. Sliced lemon or lime, mint, even rosemary recently in a smoky blend.



Check out this Superbowl party tray–whoa!

I found the picture and am sharing with y’all. I don’t know who made this Super Bowl Snack. I wish I could make it. It looks so awesome :o)

How’s this for a Superbowl snack tray? Superbowl Tailgate Platter

according to Gabe Rucker

5. Roost
1403 SE Belmont St, 971-544-7136;

“Originally, we were looking at their space for Little Bird. It’s got a super-minimalist vibe. I think it’s the best brunch in town and you don’t have to wait for it. Dinner’s great, too. Definitely one of the most overlooked gems in Portland. There’s a dish at breakfast called Kentucky Hot Brown that’s brioche toast and eggs and bacon and mornay sauce. It’s badass.”




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Portland’s been flying high since called its food cart scene the world’s best. Try out a few of the tasty trucks that helped the Rose City gain worldwide acclaim with today’s deal: For $22 (regularly $45), you get admission for a guided walking excursion of great eats from Ready to Nosh Food Tours.

Natural Selection

Aaron Woo is continuing to serve up the best vegetarian food in PDX. This lovely Alberta street restaurant has a serenity and warmth that reflects chef Woo himself. Drinks are creative, small menu but something for everyone and you won’t miss the meat. If I don’t, you won’t.