Monday, December 22, 2014

Portland Living Room

Pioneer Square
The threat of rain has diminished considerably to almost non-existence, so I brave myself and bring my camera to Portland’s Living Room and take some pictures in the wee hours before the crowd gathers around. Also the “Ugly Sweater PDX” dresses some of the art in downtown, which was featured on NBC News last month, so I better memorialized it. It was a balmy morning, nice enough without your hands shaking since most of the night images are handheld. Enjoy, this should be the last website for 2014 I think. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Express 2014

All Aboard!
For many years, I always want to ride the Holiday Express. What prevented me for doing so were always the weather factors. Either it was too cold or too wet. Today was a perfect morning, a bit cold but not that foggy. Not a bad day indeed. So, I present you with the Santa Express to Portland from Oaks Park in Milwaukee. Enjoy the ride. All Aboard!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Cookies 2014

Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies
Holiday Cookies is definitely the biggest event of our BCI (Beaverton Culinary Institute) event of the year. This is our final gathering for 2014. Our next meeting will be in the spring of 2015, but I forgot the theme. I did suggest Southern cooking, but we will see. I believe if my calculation is correct, we made twelve different cookies for this event. As always, it was a organized but chaotic time, but at the end all cookies were baked and we had a hell of a good time. Enjoy the images, sorry no samples!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hurd Culinary Institute

This is the first cooking “class” that we had, notice at that time it was not called Beaverton Culinary Institute (known as simply BCI), but we started with Hurd Culinary Institute. We made Pierogi (Polish style). It is hard to believe it was almost 5 years ago from this date of writing.