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.
I caught up with the owner of HungryDucks.com – Darren Rabie down on the UO Campus in the middle of a student merch frenzy.
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.
Things I took for granted growing up Italian, have now become treasured experiences. Flavors, smells and memories, are part of my repertoire of sensory recalls I hope to share with you.
EUGENE, Ore. — More new businesses are coming to downtown Eugene. City planners say Killer Burger and a new sushi restaurant called Makoto will open soon. Killer Burger is coming to the Broadway Commerce Center, next to Sizzle Pie. The sushi restaurant is filling a space on Willamette Street, across the street from the new … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore – A family who fled the war zone in Syria is now bringing an international taste to the Corvallis community. In September, KEZI 9 News first spoke with the father of the family, who wishes to remain nameless, when he and his family were staying in a homeless shelter. “I had no choice,” … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Some bars and restaurants are feeling the squeeze, now that the price of limes is soaring, and they’re passing some of the cost on to customers. Owners of The Barn Light in downtown Eugene say a case of limes used to cost $20 to $30. Now it’s closer to $130. They’ve been … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is tackling hunger in Lane County this month. The campus wide campaign is part of the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive. School leaders say last year they helped bring in nearly 160,000 pounds of food to Food for Lane County. The goal this year is 175,000 pounds. … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »
White metal bunk bed after bunk bed after bunk bed filled the room. I tried to keep myself in check and not let the tears fall, but there was no way to contain them.