Cooking Up Portlandia in Lake Oswego Oregon

Cooking Up Portlandia in Lake Oswego Oregon

Capturing early portraits through ‘Cooking Up Memories’ of the characters and pre Portlandia culture in Oswego.

Five Pacific Northwest Oregonian generations contributed ancestral recipes sharing through their communities, friends and family traditions. Simple elegant loving recipes using the same local ingredients we still treasure.

Custard timbales using orange sugared local Oregon Filberts . Hops grown near the current Bryant School at the turn of the century contributed to popular Root Beer Recipes using hops, burdock, yellow dock, sarsaparilla and dandelions. Current Lake Oswego Homes for Sale

Black Fig Wine, Dandelion Wine, Grapefruit Wine. Perfect Pumpkin Pie, Party Bread Pudding, Bourbon Steak Elk Stew, Crab and Mushroom Sandwiches. Mediterranean Bouillabaisse brought by families from the south of France using our local Pacific fresh fish and produce. Polish Holiday Fruit Bread, German Thiele Pancakes and gastronomical specialty Schmorkraut (purple cabbage) . Czech Ukrainian desert treats of Lemon Fluff jello using pet milk, lemon jello and fruit juices with graham cracker crusts . And Fruit filled kolache rolls . . Norwegian Spritz Cookie treats. Swedish Leon Cheese Cake Pies.

But with the World Wars brought rationing of all kinds of fresh foods and Community Victory gardens prevailed with 20 million gardens enabling supplies to shipped to our troops overseas.

Chip Steak was promoted during the depression years as quck and easy meal. Beef Tongue was popular and an economical dish until it was discovered in later years as a delicacy. Horse meat markets thrived during the ww11 War Rationing.

Rationing included days with a mix of daily meals that were Wheatless, Meatless and Porkless. Proud Victory bread or pasta’s using corn meal , starch and flowers, Hominy, Barley, Rice, Oatmeal, Buckwheat ,Potato flours. Wheat less days used no bread, crackers , pastry. Meatless, No Pork, sheep or beef products..

‘Mock’ foods began in those days imitating recipes without sugar and spices. Mock apple pie using spiced crackers, mock oysters which were running out at the turn of the century + of course mock turtle soup.

Helen Paulings a chemist developed a low protein, low sodium diet cure for her hubby Linus . A meticulous alternative diet using local fresh organic ingredients that worked to cure his chronic nephritis living to age 93. Whats Available in Lake Oswego Today

Check out the brilliant ‘Cooking Up Oswego Memories’ from the Oswego Heritage Council.

Cooking Up Portlandia in Lake Oswego Oregon