A Few Scoops.. or 30
Erin and her Pink Banana Squash
Ever heard of a pink banana squash? Neither had Erin before visiting the PSU farmers' market in Portland. Here she is cradling her new friend. More snapshots from the market here.
Sleepy Pink Banana Squash
Did this image pop up in anyone else's mind? Yeah? Yeah.
Also found at the PSU Farmers' Market: these eggs. They are having a blast in that carton. (We swear Robyn didn't draw the faces, though it looks like something she would do. See here and the dumplings later in this slideshow.)
Getting Crabby in Oregon
Here's Erin learning to hold a crab at Kelly's Brighton Marina in Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
Tuesdays with Dorie
Here's Max chatting with Dorie Greenspan at her new cookie shop Beurre & Sel. It's only a 15-minute walk from our office. That's a long enough walk to burn off a cookie's calories, right?...no?...eh, whatever.
Oreo Table of Doom
We received a variety of Oreo cookies from China and Indonesia to taste. The coffee-flavored wafer cookies were pretty good, but the rest had...issues. Issues ranging from, "This is ok, aside from the menthol aftertaste," to, "OH GOD GET IT AWAY FROM ME."
Double Fruit Failure
IT'S A VEGETABLE!!!
Say Hello to Sam!
San Francisco contributor David Kover has been scarce around these parts since he and his wife welcomed their first son, Sam, back in July. David says he'll have Sam out on the pizza and burger beat soon enough though.
Don't you hate it when your dumplings won't stop shivering with fear? Eating them becomes such a chore.
The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask
Carey tasted the oldest whiskey she's ever had: The Glenrothes Extraordinary Cask, bottled from a lost single-cask distillate from 1970, with only 50 bottles available in the US. Here's David King, president of Anchor Distilling Company which imports Glenrothes, talking about the 1988 Glenrothes, the 1978, and the pretty insanely awesome 1970. (It's $5000/bottle; unfortunately, they didn't sneak one into a goody bag on the way out!)