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The Frugal Wino: Evolution Red

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From the very start of my wine journey – I’ve always loved red wines. Especially red blends. In addition to growing excellent pinot noir, Oregon can impress with it’s large bodied reds. There are many big red varietals (i.e. cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, or merlot) that are grown in Southern Oregon because of the warmer climate. However, today’s selection is from a little further north.

Growing up Italian: How I Met My Brother From a Different Mother (Gemellino)

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In Italy we have a popular saying: You can’t pick your family members, but you can choose your friends. How exciting! I got to have a twin, who is not my brother, but who’s the bestest of friends. If you find this confusing, you are not the  only one. Here’s how it all happened.

BJ’s Weekend Report

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Be on the look out: Alien Boys and Zombie mobs are headed to town this weekend!

Growing Up Italian: Caffe’latte, a Big Bang Theory

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When one is born Italian, he/she is supposed to like coffee, wine and animal organs (in this order) as if it were part of the natural genetic patrimony. Caffelatte (Milk and coffee) is what I grew up having for breakfast as a child.

Comcast’s $2 Billion-a-Year Secret

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Comcast’s high-speed internet modem rental service is a $2 billion-a-year business, and the only thing keeping it going is the fact that most people just don’t know. Buy your own modem, and skip the rental fee for good.

BJ’s Weekend Report

2nd Wind

About a band…A story from a small back yard studio.

The Frugal Wino: Come Here Sweet Cheeks

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Upon my first sniff I knew I was in for a treat. It had a crisp acidity with a hint of black pepper. It smelled like a crisp fall day

Order Eat Repeat

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I caught up with the owner of HungryDucks.com – Darren Rabie down on the UO Campus in the middle of a student merch frenzy.

Growing up Italian: A Pasta Story

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“Life is a combination of pasta and magic” Fellini once said. So, it goes for me. The Pasta gene is profoundly embedded in my soul. I learned this art before I learned how to write, watching and sharing the kitchen with women who enjoyed both the process, and the art itself. I have some childhood […]

Growing up Italian: The Frigidaire

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It never occurred to me, until later in life, that Frigidaire was just a name brand, and not the proper noun for the big, fat, boxy, noisy and shiny white appliance that sat in our kitchen corner for almost 30 years.

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