After a delightful lunch a couple of weeks ago at Broken Bread we were finally able to enjoy a fabulous dinner there. We started off with tri-colored carrots and bleu cheese dip, we had those for lunch and I was looking forward to trying it again. So fresh and crisp with a dressing that doesn't overpower the carrots. Next we had green salads with the freshest lettuces, cabbages and a nice light dressing. These were both enjoyed with warm fresh bread. My honey ordered the Braised Bison Back Ribs with Smashed Roots, Winter Vegetables. I ordered the Clams and Crostini; both were cooked to perfection. I only wish I had thought about taking a quick photo... because it was all beautifully prepared. Luckily I thought about taking one of the dessert:
Panna Cotta with Cherry Rhubarb Jam... Oh my gosh! A perfect finish to a wonderful meal.
What I love about Broken Bread is the seasonings never overpower the fresh foods they prepare. You can find the menu on their blog.
Looking forward to going back for another tasty meal!
My honey loves the outdoors so on the weekends we try to get out for a little hike, it's the compromise he makes as he would love to backpack in and spend the entire weekend in the woods. The compromise I made this weekend was heading east instead of north. I love a little day hike in the Portland or Gorge area, because when the hike is over there's restaurants, shopping and other activity. When we head east it's much more remote which sometimes makes me a little uneasy. But with the remoteness comes a quiet solitude which can be nice too.
We enjoyed a very pleasant day as the rain we were supposed to have didn't arrive until after our hike, and hiking along the river made for a serene adventure.
It was a bit unnerving crossing the water on slippery logs...
We captured some kayakers coming down the wild river, a couple of them faired better than the third. They asked for photos but unfortunately I haven't been contacted yet. Perhaps they'll see them here.
I really appreciate the area we live, so close to so many beautiful places. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day routine, but it's necessary to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
I hope you have the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air!