Sea Bass Chowder

• ½ Lb. Bacon chopped • 1 Lb. Sea bass (or any other fish) 1 in. cubes • 6 C Milk (whole or 2%) • 3 T Butter • 3 T Flour • 1 T minced garlic • 1 C Diced onion • 1 C Diced celery • 1 C Diced leeks • 1 1/2 C Corn • 1 1/4 t Salt • ¼ t Nutmeg • ¼ t Cayenne In a pot melt the butter medium low heat. Once the butter melts, add the flour to the pot. With a whisk stir the roux for a few of minutes. Add the milk, garlic, ground ...Read the rest

Oregonian Lots of Oregon-related TV stuff going on today, from Gordon Ramsay filming “Hotel Hell” in Oregon to locals who auditioned for Ramsay’s “MasterChef,” to Portland’s Apizza Scholls getting more TV time on the Cooking Channel. Let’s sort it out: “Hotel Hell” comes to Oregon: The fiery Gordon Ramsay is known for putting would-be chefs through the wringer on such shows as “Hell’s Kitchen.” But last season, he launched yet another show, “Hotel Hell,” devoted to putting hapless innkeepers through the wringer. So I don’t know if it’s good news or bad news that Ramsay’s coming to Applegate River Lodge in Applegate, Oregon. Let’s hope ...Read the rest

Serves: 5 Prep time: 10-20 min Cook time: 15 -20 min   1 lb Pasta 1 C Leeks cut in half moon shapes and rinsed 1/2 lb Bacon ends, rough chopped 1/3 C Sundried tomatoes, sliced in strips 3 Garlic cloves minced 1/3 C Mascarpone 1/3 C Heavy cream 2/3 C White semi dry wine (choose one you like to drink) Salt to taste Pinch of red pepper flakes Pinch of pepper 1/2 C chopped hazelnuts Throw your chopped hazelnuts into a pie pan with a T of butter and roast in the oven at 350 until golden brown. Don’t forget to stir occassionaly. This ...Read the rest

10 Questions for Bethy Rossos The Portland Tribune, Mar 17, 2011 Find out if Rossos will be a finalist in the April 5 finale on Comcast SportsNet’s “Wanted: Adventure Woman” during a party at Living Room Theaters. COURTESY OF BETHY ROSSOS Bethy Rossos grew up in the woods. So, going through the rigors of outdoors challenges and camping out in the rain for Comcast SportsNet’s “Wanted: Adventure Woman” reality series wasn’t too difficult – except for the lack of sleep. “I don’t sleep well, and I usually bring my Nyquil to places like that,” says Rossos, who lives in George, outside of Estacada. “I didn’t ...Read the rest