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Wassabi Pan Asian Cuisine

Wassabi Pan Asian Cuisine

There is Asian food, and there is Asian Cuisine.  As the name implies, Wassabi, located in Hillsboro, definitely qualifies as Cuisine: A fine dining experience at a reasonable price in Hillsboro!

Dr. Mercola on the Dangers of Antibiotics in Beef

Dr. Mercola on the Dangers of Antibiotics in Beef

As we are on the topic of beef, here is a link to an interesting article and as from Dr. Mercola on the dangers of the increased use of antibiotics in meat production: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/29/antibiotics-meat-production.aspx The...

Pumpkin Guts

Pumpkin Guts

A photo of pumpkin guts to keep all in the Halloween spirit! The seeds will later be roasted and make a great autumn snack!

Broth from Grass Fed Beef Stock

Broth from Grass Fed Beef Stock

In years past, we have been fortunate to buy beef in bulk from Grass fed, natural producers.  Admittedly, it can be a mixed bag.  In our last experience, the butcher cut beef extremely lean and the cow that we bought did not weigh all that much to begin with so we...

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Kefir with Maple Syrup

Kefir with Maple Syrup

We recently ordered some kefir grains and have begun making kefir at home.  While the results are generally tasty, any slight miscalculation in timing or temperature during the fermentation process can lead to kefir that, while extremely healthy, can taste either a...

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Lava Juice!

Lava Juice!

Lava Juice, or Morning Glory, as it is commonly known, is a smooth mix of carrot, orange, and beet juice sure to make your morning a bright one! You can find the recipe for Morning Glory (though we prefer to call it lava juice, of course!) and many more over at...

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Fine Wine Trumps Texas Tea

Fine Wine Trumps Texas Tea

Today, we conclude our brief but informative series on Fine Wine Investing.  Throughout this series, we have dabbled into a world that, for a time, appeared to be the playground of those with a penchant for refinement or those with enough money to appear refined. ...

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A Nose for Fine Wine

A Nose for Fine Wine

Today, we continue our series on investing in Fine Wines by presenting to you a man whose nose literally moves the Market, Robert Parker.  Enjoy! ROBERT PARKER “THE WARREN BUFFETT OF WINE” Robert McDowell Parker Jr. is the world’s most influential wine critic. Born in...

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A Bumper Crop of Mushrooms – 2013

A Bumper Crop of Mushrooms – 2013

This year we have received various reports of a bumper crop of mushrooms in the Northwest.  The following are a few shots of various fungi that we encountered on a recent "wet hike" through the Tualatin Hills Nature Park: We encountered this gem, which frankly scared...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Strawberries

Here at Halfwayfoods, we enjoy a good strawberry as much as anyone.  Like most, we find them in the fruit isle and enjoy them in the context of fruit salad, etc.  But are they really a fruit?  Today in a guest column, Jessica unpacks the mysteries of the strawberry...

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Alkaline Adventure Update

It has been some three months since we took the plunge and purchased the Kangen Leveluk JRII, the Volvo of the Kangen line of water machines.  As you may recall, we purchased the machine as a form of health insurance.  With the onset of Obamacare about to wreak havoc...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven

We have heard about Bethel Redding, a revival church in Northern California, some time ago from some visiting friends who had just returned from a weekend there, overjoyed by what they had experienced.  We recently discovered some of their worship sessions on YouTube...

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The Alkaline Adventure

Some time ago, our family was introduced to what we know as Kangen water.  While the concept was a bit difficult to understand, our hippie tendencies led us to give it a try. The people who run the coop had quite a bit of experience treating health issues such as...

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La Casa del Sillpancho

La Casa del Sillpancho

For those who are unaware, the dish that is our namesake here at halfwayfoods is one of the most delicious and well rounded in all of Bolivian cuisine.  The Silpancho is a steak that is flattened with a stone until it is round, breaded, fried and placed on a be of...

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Wine and Vinegar, a View from the Cross

Wine and Vinegar, a View from the Cross

As we celebrate Good Friday and the passion of Christ, we offer a view from the cross, where The Lord perished so that we might be forgiven. He was first offered a wine mixed with myrrh, which the Romans offered all those who suffered crucifixion.  It was a sort of...

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Pique a lo Macho

Pique a lo Macho is, as it sounds, one of the more manly dishes on the planet, and is one of the many dishes that endeared us to our better half.  Essentially, it is a meat and potatoes plate that is fried and has a fuerte kick.  Its kick is owed to the onion and...

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dōTERRA Essential Oils

Essential Oils are a gift of the earth.  They possess any number of therapeutic properties which are being both discovered and rediscovered today.  We are pleased to be able to offer a full line of the finest essential oils commercially available...

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Visca la Calçotada!

While in Catalunya, we had the privilege of attending festivities know as Calçotadas.  The Calçot is essentially a large green onion from the region that is cooked over an open flame.  They are eaten with Romanesc sauce, are messy, and delicious!

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¡Que fuerza está mujer!

Al Jareeza's Viewfinder Latin America recently aired a documentary on a woman in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, who helps the poor help themselves by providing plastic bottles and encouragement for them to build their own home for their family. ¡Que fuerza está mujer!

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A Bolivian Food Medley

Today we bring you a medley of Bolivian dishes.  For the tourist, it will help you to understand what in the world you are asking for as you scan the menus in the country's various regions.  For the Bolivian native, it will simply make your mouth water for "la comida...

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The Oven Baked Pancake at Old Wives Tales

The Oven Baked Pancake at Old Wives Tales

Old Wives Tales on East Burnside may have the most interesting, healthy, and varied menu in the area.  They also have the best quilt collection in the area outside of a museum. This is their Dutch styled Oven Baked Pancake, served with lemon curd and maple syrup.  The...

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Cuñapé Caliente!

Cuñapé is a simple Bolivian cheese roll, for lack of a better description that, when done correctly, will blow you away.  It is the perfect combination of cheese in a roll.  Moist, with a salty flavor, the cuñapé is Camba food at its best: Ingredientes: 1 cup of yucca...

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