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Mosier Twin Tunnels Hike

Mosier Twin Tunnels {Hike}

We decided to wrap up our Valentine’s weekend trip to Hood River by stretching our winter-weary hiking legs with a trip up to see the historic Twin Tunnels just west of Mosier, Oregon.  Really more of a stroll than a hike, this short 1.1 mile jaunt (one way, from the Mosier-side trail-head) offers some fabulous views of the Columbia […]

Roasted Butternut | The Good Hearted Woman

Roasted Butternut with Bacon, Leeks & Goat Cheese {Recipe}

Oh, you are going to thank me for this one! On our Valentine’s weekend, Mr. B and I took a hike in the Gorge and then popped into Solstice down by the Hood River waterfront, where we had what may very well be the best wood-fired pizza either one of us has ever had. Ever. Anyway, maybe […]

Hood River BnB | The Good Hearted Woman

Hood River BnB: An Inspiring Destination

A year ago, Mr. B. and I hatched a dream – in our second life, we are going to open a Bed & Breakfast. And though it is likely more than a decade away, even now we often stay up late on weekends imagining and planning – acoustic instruments hanging on the walls of a […]

TOAST 2015, organized by Oregon Distillers Guild, is the signature artisan spirits tasting event of the Pacific Northwest.

Time for Another TOAST! {+ Ticket Giveaway}

Notes from the Man Cave One of the best parts about having a wife who is a Portland blogger is that occasionally I get to attend some really awesome events with her, and when Renée got an invite to attend TOAST 2015, you can … [Read More...]

Happy National Soup Day! | The Good Hearted Woman

Happy National Homemade Soup Day!

Today is National Homemade Soup Day - let us all lift a spoon in celebration! Many years ago, a dear friend told me this story and since then, whenever I make soup (particularly from leftovers) I think of her. Let's … [Read More...]

Crisp Tools Review | The Good Hearted Woman

Crisp Cooking {Sponsored Giveaway}

This Christmas, we gifted one of our daughters and her husband with a very nice ceramic knife set.  I received this from her the very next morning: Having the right tool for the job can make all the … [Read More...]

Chocolate Cake Round-up | The Good Hearted Woman

22 Devilishly Decadent Chocolate Cakes

Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. ~ Audrey Hepburn Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! Today is National Chocolate Cake Day (Yes! It's a real thing!) and … [Read More...]

Sweet Yellow Saffron Rice | The Good Hearted Woman

Sweet Yellow {Saffron} Rice

Last week, I shared one of my favorites Indian recipes - Indian {Pickling Style} Eggplant - inspired and adapted from one by Madhur Jaffney in her book, Indian Cooking. This recipe for Sweet Yellow {Saffron} Rice is another … [Read More...]

Kale & Carrot Salad | The Good Hearted Woman

Kale & Carrot Salad {New Seasons Copycat}

I think I have mentioned that back in my college days, I used to wait tables at Farrell's, an old-timey restaurant and ice cream parlor. Every Saturday morning, it fell to me to prep and set up the salad bar before we opened. … [Read More...]