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Ad-free blog — 10+ years of great recipes. Come visit 💚


I was born in New Jersey but have lived in NJ, eastern Penna, Washington DC, San Francisco, DC (again), and, most recently, Dallas Texas.
I moved to Portland in February, 2008. This city continues to amuse and delight me with it's people, attitude, and food.
I'm grateful to be here, cooking in the beautiful kitchen of my SE Portland house, and having fun in the garden.


Middle-aged chef & cook, crazy about food, crazy about Portland, good beer, cannabis, whiskey, cooking, eating, farmer's markets, the Coast, walking, hiking, and thrift shops. I am #AStonerCrone and my culinary home is #MahKitchen For kicks, check out my first blog, CULA Confidential, which chronicles my years in culinary school and my first two jobs: