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Review of the District Pub, North Hollywood, California | The Good Hearted Woman

Sally, Patsy & Gourmet Sausages in NOHO {North Hollywood, CA}

A brief review of the District Pub in North Hollywood; but first, a little love note to a hometown girl.  Last summer when Mr. B and I were in southern California, we scored a couple of tickets to see Portland native Sally Struthers in the stage play Always…Patsy Cline at the historic El Portal Theatre, located in […]

Citrus Pasta Salad {Recipe} | The Good Hearted Woman

Citrus Pasta Salad with Grapes & Red Walnuts {Recipe}

An orange-honey dressing makes this sweet and savory Citrus Pasta Salad pop with summer flavor. In my former life as a small acreage farm-wife, our house stood in the middle of an old walnut orchard. There were a couple hundred trees: mostly standard English walnuts grafted onto Black Walnut stock. But at the top of […]

Chevy Impala 2015 {Review} | The Good Hearted Woman

Chevy Impala 2015 {Review}

Looking for a full-size sedan with a smooth ride, plenty of cool luxury features that come standard, and a sleek exterior? You should definitely check out the 2015 Chevy Impala. Thanks to my role in the Chevy Shop Social: Portland, a fundraiser held recently to benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, I had the opportunity to drive […]

Roasted Garlic Spears (or Garlic Scapes) Recipe | The Good Hearted Woman

Oven-Roasted Garlic Spears {Recipe}

Garlic Spears, the flower tops of the elephant garlic plant, are available in the spring and early summer at your grocery or local farmers market. They make a beautiful presentation and a tasty addition to your … [Read More...]

Graduation Season | The Good Hearted Woman

Graduation Season {Spoken Word}

A few late night reflections on parenting.  When I was a young mother, pony-tailed and skipping over stairs strewn with toppled towers and dress-up silks, I was sure that by the time my baby was in high school, my floors … [Read More...]

Rich, Creamy, Dairy-free Vanilla Bean ICe Cream made with coconut milk | The Good Hearted Woman

Homemade {Dairy-free} Vanilla Ice Cream

The Richest, Creamiest Dairy-free VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM Ever ~ Made with Coconut Milk! Mr. B loves ice cream, and this year I splurged and bought him a new ice cream maker for his birthday.  (Well, to be perfectly honest, … [Read More...]