The Simple Kitchen PODCAST 5-21-17

It is BURGER MONTH and that means it’s time for the Blended Burger Project! What is that you ask? Well, Chef Greg Denton of Ox Restaurant and SuperBite and Chef Luis Escorcia of Altabira City Tavern are in The Simple Kitchen to tell you all about it, and they brought burgers!

What is Pizza? Where did it come from? Why is it so delicious? Why are we obsessed with it? Also, It’s coming. FEAST! Missy has some helpful hints that will help you navigate and make the best of FEAST 2017.

Paris, Interrupted


I wanted it, I deserved it, I could actually afford it, so I booked it.  Paris:  For 7 days ALONE WITH JASON.

This week we realized:  Our kids are not ready.  This life we created for our children? Stay at home with nanny instead of daycare until 4 (okay maybe longer) mommy and daddy hands on with nonstop outdoor hiking and biking and “always together “lifestyle?  Well, it is not conducive to popping out of the country for 7 days.  They are not ready for us to be gone and guess what?  Either are we.

We literally transferred a 7 day trip to Paris for one year later……and I feel nothing but relief.  I was overwhelmed.  It was the FIFTH vacation I had planned this summer.  However it was the first one that we booked at this level of an experience, and just for the two of us.  Just us.  Picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower with champagne and baguette….or, you know….holding hands in the Louvre….blah blah blah…so romantic.

Another year.  It’s okay.  It really is.  It was a journey to get here, and we are OK moving a few memories around to make sure that these two keep on killing it at childhood….



Simple Kitchen 5-14-17

It’s mother’s day and Missy is celebrating with some fine Winter Rose from Hazelfern. Kelly Cox of the PBS show Original Fare is in studio and sharing her unique journey with Missy, including eating Piranha.

Kelly Cox of Original Fare is introducing Missy and James to a fine cider and an amazing hot sauce all made here in Oregon.

Simple Kitchen 4-30-17

Something strange happens that requires a complete restart of the show. Kai of the Oregon Wine Board has come to tell us all about what’s happening during the month of May which is Oregon Wine Month.

Gluten Free Beer is a real thing and Missy talks to Issac Winter on Uinta Brewery about what Gluten Free beer is and how it’s made. Missy and James talk Game of Thrones as their anticipation for the new season grows.

Simple Kitchen 4-23-17

Missy and James are counting down to Game of Thrones, and Missy loves going out to eat, but also eating at home. Josh Alsberg of Rubinette is back, and he’s brought a whole treasure chest of fresh greens for Missy to try.

Christy Veselik and Angela DeBree of have launch magic with their honey spreads. Missy is proud of James growth as a food person.

Simple Kitchen 4-9-17

Missy is back and it’s her BIRTHDAY!!!! So what better way to celebrate than beer. Larry Clouser of PONO Brewing is in, and he’s got a pretty awesome couple of beers inspired by the Pacific Islands that everyone needs to try!

Sake’ One joins Missy, and Jack and Jim are educating everyone in The Simple Kitchen about how Sake’ is made, and why it is so amazing. Kyra of Kyra’s Bakeshop show up with something special just for Missy!

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