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A Chowhound trying to cook in a "Bachelor's Kitchen"

I would say to some degree, yes, all bachelors have some basic and fudamental tools for cooking. Also, condiments and sauces but no real sustenance to make a meal with, just things to spice them up once they magically appear.

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Not About Food

What Recipe or Dish or Technique Gives You Grief?

I think you have to look at 'Thai' food and think of the ingredients and elements that make up their cuisine. When you start remembering that Basil, Chiles, Curry, Fish Sauce, and peanuts are all key components it makes it a lot easier to compose a dish.

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Home Cooking

Bar Food in Central Oregon Coast

Rogue Brewery Pub has this outstanding nachos dish. The bake thick potato chips in seasonings and top them with corned beef and loads of tillomok cheddar. To finish things off there are chopped green onions and a sour cream horshradish sauce. Delish!

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Pacific Northwest

Restaurants in Bend, OR?

A good breakfast and lunch place, pumping your reggae beats is CHOW Bend. The breakfast is both affordable, sizeable, and delicious. The food is fresh and the service is impeccable. Also, The Pine Tavern which is a Bend favorite steakhouse serving quality seafood and hors devours accompanied with outstanding wine menus and first rate service and views of Mirror Pond

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Pine Tavern Restaurant
967 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97701

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Pacific Northwest

Growing organic in Bend Oregon

My father lives on twenty acres of pastureland in Tumalo Oregon. The farm recieved its fair share of nitrogen boosts over the years, thanks to numerous farm animals fertilizing the soil over its seventy year lifespan. Being one of the very first homesteads in the area, the farm was doused with bovine and sheep fertilizer for decades up until about two years ago when everyone retired and forgot about farming.

I would like to carry on the torch in a different manner; growing vegetables for my restaurant and learning how to maintain a proper garden in one of the healthiest soil environments around. I am in the juvenile stages of developing knowledge about Central Oregon's micro-climates, temperature variations, and growing conditions. I know that tomato's and carrots can be grown here, along with cucumbers, lettuce and various herbs. Does anybody have any inside information on how to properly grow and maintain, germinate and harvest such vegetables and herbs in Bend, OR.?

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Pacific Northwest

immersion blender?

I agree. The only qualm I have with the immersion blender comes in the form of our restaurant's, which has a non-detchable blade which makes for tough cleaning. Immersion blenders are life savers for soups and large quantities of really anything that needs to be blended down.

Feb 12, 2011
travisvance in Home Cooking