Archive for April, 2013

Dining for Health

Posted on April 29, 2013. Filed under: Eat these! | Tags: , , , , , , |

My husband and I had an outstanding dining experience at Laurelhurst Market in Portland, OR this weekend. Laurelhurst features all natural, hormone free, antibiotic free meats and works with local farmers and food providers whenever possible. I have a handful of favorite restaurants in the city, but Laurelhurst has been on the top of my list for a while, not only because their food is so healthy and pleasurable,  but also because they consistently serve some uncommon items I like. Take a look:

  • Marrow Bones with Toasted Soft Pretzel, Pickled Mustard Seeds
  • Chicken Fried Veal Sweetbreads with Salsify Puree, Endive & Apple Salad, Maple Gastrique
  • Shrimp & Grits with Pan Seared Scrapple, Braised Tasso, Cauliflower Chow Chow, Spring Shoots Salad
  • Steak Tartare with Vodka, Chives, Shallot, Salt Cured Egg Yolk
  • Mussels Frites with White Wine, Garlic, Pea Shoots, Herbs (more…)
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Diagnosis

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

I knew I shouldn’t have accepted the appointment with the neurologist for Friday the 13th.  I’m not superstitious, but it just seemed like a bad omen that the earliest appointment I could get was on a Friday the 13th.  I took it anyway.  I hadn’t been able to walk properly for nine months and no one had been able to shed any light on what was wrong with me, not a physical therapist, not my primary care provider, not an orthopedist. (more…)

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