Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

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With Pumpkin & Eggnog, Still French

This time of year there’s a lot of focus on ornaments, roasts of beast, trays of sweet things . . . presents, glitter and glitz galore. And then there’s breakfast. Whew. A quiet time with just you or a few and it can be very special too. Here are a some of our favorites from […]

Savoring Summer Smoothies

While we’re all anxiously waiting for berry season to begin at the farmers market, I thought I’d slip in a couple of savory smoothie ideas to hold you over. It’s hard not to get obsessed with the exquisite berries available to us in the Northwest but in the meantime, rhubarb and mint are in season […]

Mixed Greens Mornings

The a.m. food vibe. My own morning habits have gone from merely convenient and tasty to just a little bit obsessive. Smoothies are the norm six or seven mornings a week and I feel a little off if I miss a day. Toast with jam or honey, same thing. Coffee, mornings only, though there are […]

Leek Into Spring . . .

Combine leeks, Gruyere or goat cheese, eggs and cream, you’re on your way to a leek tart. I ate this very piece after taking its picture the other day and thought that if I ran a friendly little neighborhood café this would be on the menu. People might come by on a Sunday morning, a […]

Compound Butter It Up

Like in jazz, it’s fusion, man. We love our butter. Compound it by adding a few special ingredients and it can make a simple dish swing. A pat of roasted garlic and jalapeño butter on corn bread; a compound butter on a baguette; mixed with hot pasta or rice; spread on the outside of a […]

Grilled Cheese Grows Up

Growing up I used to love grilled cheese sandwiches, made with white spongy bread and sliced american cheese — especially when paired with a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup. I still think this combo makes a pretty ideal lunch only now I eat some homemade tomato soup from my freezer and use mostly local ingredients […]

10 More Favorite Recipes from Mixed Greens Blog

It’s my turn give you ten of my favorite posts. While Sally chose hers mainly for sentimental reasons, I decided to go for more practical reasons. This is a list of recipes that bring me back to the blog over and over to remind myself how I made something. Don’t ask me why I can […]

Say Cheese

Crumbly and creamy textured, veined, sheathed in a grape leaf, soft and gooey, cheeses so appealing I had to sit them down and take their picture. Charisma and character, they have it.  It makes sense considering how carefully cheese can be coddled and nudged toward artisinal perfection. As chocolate and a fine glass of wine […]

Spring DIY Project: Goat Cheese

I never knew I could make a round of soft cheese so easily until I checked out Homemade — the Ultimate DIY Cookbook by Yvette Van Boven — a book so loaded with inspiration for simple projects that I barely knew where to begin. Last year I made ricotta cheese in this post.  This process […]

Put An Egg On It

  There’s An Egg In My Soup! Inspired by the Portlandia put-a bird-on-it-sketch in which Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein insist that putting a bird image on anything, and I mean anything, makes it design savvy and market-worthy, this post revolves around a similar concept. If a bird is your go-to design punch in a […]