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Mary Bergfeld
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A Light Salmon Chowder
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This effortless chowder is perfect for a light summer meal. It is simple to make and will take about 10 minutes of your time to assemble. It is delicious, low in calories and will please almost everyone who gathers ro...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This effortless chowder is perfect for a light summer meal. It is simple to make and will take about 10 minutes of your time to assemble. It is delicious, low in calories and will please...
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Seasonal Canning Disorder + Refrigerator Dill Pickles
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... It's time for me to fess up. I've fallen victim to an incurable summer disease. Despite smaller quarters and the surrender of equipment, farm stands continue to lure me much as the Sirens attempted to lure the Argonau...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...It's time for me to fess up. I've fallen victim to an incurable summer disease. Despite smaller quarters and the surrender of equipment, farm stands continue to lure me much as the Siren...
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Tomato Jam
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Last month I received an email from a reader who had a special request. I now have 3,000 recipes on One Perfect Bite and she asked if I could sift through them and pick those my family most enjoyed or share the ones I...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Last month I received an email from a reader who had a special request. I now have 3,000 recipes on One Perfect Bite and she asked if I could sift through them and pick those my family m...
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Slow Roasted Ivory King Salmon - More Gifts from the Sea
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Ivory salmon is a white fleshed King salmon native to waters of the Pacific Northwest. Most salmon get their color from carotene in the food they eat, but white or ivory Kings are genetically predisposed to process ca...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Ivory salmon is a white fleshed King salmon native to waters of the Pacific Northwest. Most salmon get their color from carotene in the food they eat, but white or ivory Kings are geneti...
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Grilled Tuna Kebobs
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... The folks who follow me on Facebook have often heard me comment that I love my life. I've made it past most of the potholes in the road I'm traveling and it's been a smooth ride for quite a while now. I've been especi...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The folks who follow me on Facebook have often heard me comment that I love my life. I've made it past most of the potholes in the road I'm traveling and it's been a smooth ride for quit...
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Rustic Peach Upside-Down Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... We spent the day at Baker Bay. It was family-type gathering and we spent most of the afternoon on the water. Food was simple. We had the most basic of barbecues, with choices limited to hamburgers, hot dogs or Sloppy...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We spent the day at Baker Bay. It was family-type gathering and we spent most of the afternoon on the water. Food was simple. We had the most basic of barbecues, with choices limited to ...
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Blackberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... This simple cake makes a wonderful addition to your summer brunch table. Here in Oregon, we are harvesting blackberries and Marionberries, and this year's crop is abundant and flavorful. Save for raspberries, this yea...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This simple cake makes a wonderful addition to your summer brunch table. Here in Oregon, we are harvesting blackberries and Marionberries, and this year's crop is abundant and flavorful...
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Menu for the Week of July 24, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Asian-Style London Broil Japanese-Style Potatoes Steamed Green Beans Blackberry Shortcake Monday Baked Salmon with Scallion Rice Creamed Shanghai Bok Choy Parker House Rolls Tuscan Apple Cake Tuesday - Lunch Fabulo...
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Tomato Jam
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Last month I received an email from a reader who had a special request. I now have 3,000 recipes on One Perfect Bite and she asked if I could sift through them and pick those my family most enjoyed or share the ones I...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Last month I received an email from a reader who had a special request. I now have 3,000 recipes on One Perfect Bite and she asked if I could sift through them and pick those my family m...
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A Slow Cooker Twofer - Basic Tomato + Mainara Sauce
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Local tomatoes have started to come in with a vengeance. Not too long ago, that would have me pulling out the canning kettle  in anticipation of putting all those tomatoes by. I loved to see the shelves of my pantry b...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Local tomatoes have started to come in with a vengeance. Not too long ago, that would have me pulling out the canning kettle in anticipation of putting all those tomatoes by. I loved to...
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Early Peach Chutney
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... While I don't do a lot of canning and preserving these days, I haven't quite retired from the game. We are fortunate to have friends who garden and share their fruit and produce with those of us who no longer have orc...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While I don't do a lot of canning and preserving these days, I haven't quite retired from the game. We are fortunate to have friends who garden and share their fruit and produce with tho...
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Menu for the Week of July 17, 2016
Weekly Menu at One Perfect Bite...  Sunday Orange Phoenix Chicken with Grilled Bok Choy Asian Bean Sprout Salad Rice Noodle Salad Grilled Corn on the Cob Strawberry Summer Cake Monday Grilled Portobello Burgers Corn and Sweet Pepper Orzo Watermelon and Toma...
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A passionate cook and traveler still searching for that One Perfect Bite.
Introduction
I love to cook, I love to eat and I especially love the company of folks who understand the quest for that one perfect bite. The food here is simple, inexpensive and easy to prepare - it's peasant fare that meets the needs of today's health-conscious cooks. The nearly 2000 recipes you'll find here have all been tested and reviewed, and I think you'll enjoy the stories of the people and places behind them. The coffee pot is never empty, so I hope you'll pull up a chair and join us at the table. I enjoy company and would love to know more about you.

As for me, I entered the blogging world through the back door. In another life, I was a project manager, responsible for systems development in logistics and operations at a large multinational corporation. I retired in early 2000 and moved with my husband from New Jersey to Oregon. Our 3 children were spread across the country, so we could, without guilt, surrender to the lure of the high country in the Pacific Northwest. We chose a small city in the Willamette valley as our home base and set out to see the world. I mean that literally. Our shared goal is to see as much of it as we can before time, or our legs, run out. When I'm home you'll usually find me in the kitchen. I am a passionate cook and the nurturer in me loves to feed and please those, who by blood or invitation, have claimed places at my table.

I was raised in a multicultural community on the south side of Chicago. My mother was not a cook but I was surrounded by women who were. Community was important to them and I had the good fortune to be raised in a time and place when there really was a village to help raise children. By the time I was 12, I was proficient in German, Italian and Scandinavian cooking and, to this day, I treasure the memories of those women who introduced me to the wonders of the whisk and wok. Most people have just one mother. I had four.

Then along came Julia. The floodgates opened and what had been an interest became a passion. It has remained so to this day. As I became more confident, I began to submit my own creations to recipe contests and won the first I entered. It was a big one and I was hooked for several years thereafter. I stopped only when it became apparent that blogging and contesting were not compatible. I enjoyed blogging too much to give it up and, happily, One Perfect Bite began to grow. I do hope you'll take a look around and join us on a regular basis. You are always welcome here.

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Happily retired and still married to my childhood sweetheart who shares my love of travel and sense of adventure.
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Eugene Oregon
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