Don’t make the same mistake I did. Why I recommend and provide athletic mouthguard

Regardless of the sport, dental injuries can happen to anyone that participates in sports at any level. My own personal experience is a good example of what can happen and what the consequences are when you don’t wear an athletic mouthguard. While playing a pickup game of basketball I was elbowed in the mouth and… Read More

Interview with NEWTW!ST in Eugene, OR

As a customer of NEWTW!ST, I have enjoyed their carefully curated collection of goods and consistent service from a motivated and friendly staff for over 20 years. Through my own positive customer experiences with local businesses like NEWTW!ST, I am inspired to maintain the high level of service we aim to provide at our South… Read More

Good Food, Good Dentistry?

Does good food make for good dentistry? My staff bristles whenever I compare a dental practice to a good restaurant, but I will stand by my belief that there are more similarities  than differences. My first consideration is the chef, who like the doctor in the practice, sets the standard of the quality of the… Read More

Food Passion

PASSION – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something The term PASSION has almost become a cliche, an easy buzzword to convey a feeling without really experiencing or expressing the meaning. Because of this it is amazing and refreshing when you get to experience the presence of someone that… Read More

A Special Night of Tuscan Wines From Podere Ciona

Keith Ellis from Cook’s Pots and Tabletops teamed up with Italian wine maker Lorenzo Gatteschi to present an outstanding evening of food and wine from the Tuscan Region of Italy, and his wine Podere Ciona. The focus of the evening was to provide properly paired food with the unique wines of the region. Lorenzo spoke… Read More

A Night in Tuscany Class

The menu was “Over a Tuscan Stove” taught by Judy Witts-Francini at Cooks Pots & Tabletops. The class was well paced, informative and definitely entertaining, as well as delicious. The beauty of the class was that it was all food that you could easily make at home for family or company. As Judy said, it… Read More

First Quarter Art Show

The 2013 Art Program will focus on photography, “2013 A Picture Perfect Year”, and will feature two photographers for each quarterly show. The first show of the year features two great artists, Katsu Shibata, “New Works and Old Favorites”, and Roka Walsh, “Ephemeral Nature”.  An open house/artist reception was hosted on January 14th and I… Read More

Sweet Savant!

Cook’s Pots & Tabletops closed their 2012 cooking class calendar with a very fun class, “Christmas Baking Past and Present”, with instruction by Chef Kristen Murray from Portland. Given the subject of the class, there is no way to have this class other than to have it be fun, which it was with capital letters.… Read More

Affogato “Drowned Ice Cream”

Double-Dip Dessert Affogato is a classic Italian dessert and ideal for company: You get your coffee and your ice cream in one dish!! This is a great dessert to make for entertaining, very easy to do with a Nespresso espresso maker and using local sourced Lochmead Dairy Ice Cream. The Nespresso espresso maker was bought… Read More

A Good Reason to Sleep With Your Butcher?

The joke at cooking class was that it would be worth it to sleep with your butcher to get as good a cut of beef as we were having this evening. Although it was a very exceptional cut, I would have to disagree and that was the only thing I would disagree with for the… Read More