|Food of the season. Does red wine go with Oreos? Yes. Especially spooky Phantom wine and BOO Oreos. Happy Halloween!|
Away from my kitchen: food exhibits that we saw while traveling.
In mid-October, we spent a week on the Lindblad-National Geographic Quest, going from Astoria, Oregon to Idaho on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. We visited several places where food or food preparation were represented. The salmon that swam in the rivers have been a key food source for centuries, first for the Native Americans who lived along the river, and more recently for fisheries and canneries. Unfortunately, the salmon runs have been in terrible decline, worse this year than ever. We also saw a variety of places visited by Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806, and a some interesting museums and historic re-creations.
|The food storage and preparation area at Fort Clatsop, Oregon (reconstruction of original.)|
Lewis and Clark and the people of their expedition spent the winter of 1805-1806 in this location.
|Hood River, Oregon, The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum.|
Among the historic planes and jeeps, we saw this display of a portable kitchen from World War II.
|Astoria, Oregon: Columbia River Maritime Museum.|
Display of labels from canning of salmon and other seafood, once a major activity along the
Columbia River. The museum had many displays about the history of the fishing industry.
|Salmon in a fish hatchery in Oregon.|
|Jam and syrups made from Oregon produce at a farm stand in|
Mount Hood, Oregon.
In my kitchen in October.
|Magnets from the trip: places in Oregon and Idaho. Also here.|
|A sample jar of Oregon marionberry jam.|
We ate it all up.
What's been cooking in my kitchen?
|Before a weekend visit from the family, my refrigerator was stuffed |
with food for the family visit.
|Red and green pasta, with garlic bread and feta cheese, for six people.|
The green pasta had broccoli, pesto, and tubetti pasta.
The red pasta had classic home-cooked tomato and mushroom sauce.
|Garnishes for a Mexican-type meal: tomatoes, salsa, sour cream,|
lemon wedges, cilantro, avocado, and hot sauce.
|Miriam's plate with a quesadilla, black beans, picadillo,|
savory squash, and all the garnishes.
|A meal for the two of us: smoked Michigan whitefish from |
the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
|Single-serving apple crumbles.|
|Candy for trick-or-treaters. I plan to wear a mask. Not the usual sort for Halloween.|
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