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Peach Pie Ice Cream in Willamette Valley Life Magazine

The summer issue of Willamette Valley Life Magazine is here with a tempting no-churn ice cream recipe for y’all! I’ve visited this technique before with blueberries, but I thought the diced peaches with crumbles of vanilla wafer cookies in this ice cream are exceptionally summery, sunny and delicious, like pie and ice cream in the same scoop, hooray! We ate two test batches of this stuff and had a horrible time — no really, we loved every bite. I hope you do, too. Click over to the Willamette Valley Life to read the article online, or look for a copy just about anywhere locally.

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Also, I love that the specifics my article talks about (the homemade ice cream my grandpa used to make and how my uncles went crazy over it), unfolded before me again, two weeks ago on the Fourth, the same scene from my childhood memories. Just like every year of my life!


(my grandma, and the fabulous flag cake my sisters baked!)


(my uncles, far left and far right:: who gets the ice cream churning paddle?!)

I’m so pleased that even though my grandparents no longer have the space nor the energy to host our family gatherings for the Fourth, my cousin, her husband and (ADORABLE) boys have taken on the task with gusto. We had a wonderful time at their place eating homemade potato salad and grilled burgers, drinking beer around the bonfire and setting off fireworks in the street. One of my favorite all-time Fourths thus far…. thanks, you guys! And thanks to the folks at Willamette Valley Life for enabling me to share some of my favorite food memories — or traditions, I should say. Homemade ice cream lives on!

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Willamette Valley Life Magazine

salmon scramble web

the wonderful folks at Willamette Valley Life Magazine asked me to write again for their winter issue, which just came out this week! i so enjoyed putting together some Oregon ingredients (local smoked salmon; eggs from my mom’s hens) for this shoot — and eating it afterwards, of course! this is such a super-quick and delicious breakfast, soft curds of scrambled eggs and melty cream cheese… the smoked salmon really seals the deal, though. it’s one of my all-time faves!

click over to Willamette Valley Life to the Eat column to get the full recipe! enjoy!

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