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Mary Bergfeld
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Lives in Eugene Oregon
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Menu for the Week of October 1, 2016
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... A thought for the week   The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. Sunday Silver Falls Hike and Last Picnic of the Year Meatloaf Sandwiches Corn Black Bean and Quinoa Salad Mugs of Pota...
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... A thought for the week The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. SundaySilver Falls Hike and Last Picnic of the YearMeatloaf SandwichesCorn Black ...
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Mid-Week Musings
The text lacked the import of Morse's "What hath God wrought?" or the directness of Bell's "Mr.Watson - come here - I want to see you." It was nonetheless a first. I texted Rosie, a fellow blogger, a message from my TracFone, the first I've ever owned. I w...
The text lacked the import of Morse's "What hath God wrought?" or the directness of Bell's "Mr.Watson - come here - I want to see you." It was nonetheless a first. I texted Rosie, a fellow blogger, a message from my TracFone,...
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Menu for the Week of September 25, 2016
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... A thought for the week   If it's not going to matter in 5 years, don't spend more than 5 minutes upset by it. Sunday Roast Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Herbs Twice Baked Blue Cheese Potatoes Israeli Salad Monday...
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... A thought for the week If it's not going to matter in 5 years, don't spend more than 5 minutes upset by it. SundayRoast Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and HerbsTwice Baked Blue C...
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Mid-Week Musings
Idioms Last weekend Bob and I helped celebrate the birthday of a friend who is woman of color. Her 4 year old grandson was sitting with us and listening intently to the grownups at the table. When his aunt commented that her sister was tickled pink, the lit...
Idioms Last weekend Bob and I helped celebrate the birthday of a friend who is woman of color. Her 4 year old grandson was sitting with us and listening intently to the grownups at the table. When his aunt commented that her...
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Menu for the Week of September 18, 2016
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... Sunday Roast Pork with Raspberry-Balsamic Glaze Rosti - Swiss Hash Brown Potatoes Tossed Salad with Apples, Candied Walnuts and Maple Dressing Monday Beef and Hominy Stew Iceberg Lettuce Wedges with Roasted Tomato D...
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... SundayRoast Pork with Raspberry-Balsamic GlazeRosti - Swiss Hash Brown PotatoesTossed Salad with Apples, Candied Walnuts and Maple Dressing MondayBeef and Hominy StewIceberg Lett...
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A Kitchen Keeper - Chicken Cutlets with Onions, Capers and Cream
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I make this dish 10 to 12 times a year, alternating the use of capers with chopped Sicilian olives, depending on the preference of those who will be sitting at the table. Either way, it is a simple dish to prepare and...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I make this dish 10 to 12 times a year, alternating the use of capers with chopped Sicilian olives, depending on the preference of those who will be sitting at the table. Either way, it ...
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Potato Curry
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I stumbled on this recipe several months ago while looking for vegan dishes I could serve to a visiting friend. The recipe was created by Jennifer Harmon and I found this potato curry on her blog Peppers and Peaches ....
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I stumbled on this recipe several months ago while looking for vegan dishes I could serve to a visiting friend. The recipe was created by Jennifer Harmon and I found this potato curry on...
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A Kitchen Keeper Original - Cran-Apple Cream Cheese Pound Cake
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... While we have another warm spell ahead of us, fall is here. Its first signs appeared in late August when the angle of the sun changed and we no longer had direct sunlight on our deck. Summer's passing caused a momenta...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...While we have another warm spell ahead of us, fall is here. Its first signs appeared in late August when the angle of the sun changed and we no longer had direct sunlight on our deck. Su...
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Main Course Vegetarian Stuffed Squash
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... I've recently been looking for more main course vegetarian recipes. For health reasons, several of our friends, have recently adopted  a vegetarian diet and I like to cater to their dietary preferences. When I saw thi...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I've recently been looking for more main course vegetarian recipes. For health reasons, several of our friends, have recently adopted a vegetarian diet and I like to cater to their diet...
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Kitchen Keepers - Limpa-Like Rye Batter Bread
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite... Bread is an addiction of mine, and the number of recipes I've featured for it over the years is proof of my weakness. What may be surprising is my decision to include this super simple batter bread as the first loaf i...
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Bread is an addiction of mine, and the number of recipes I've featured for it over the years is proof of my weakness. What may be surprising is my decision to include this super simple b...
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Mid-Week Musings
My cookbooks, most of them anyway, have moved on to a more deserving home. Their departure wasn't planned, and the decision to unload them was incident driven and came about accidentally. You know how one thing can lead to another? Well, that's what happene...
My cookbooks, most of them anyway, have moved on to a more deserving home. Their departure wasn't planned, and the decision to unload them was incident driven and came about accidentally. You know how one thing can lead to an...
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Menu for the Week of September 11, 2016
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... Sunday Steak Pimenton with Harissa Sauce Cheesy Oro Pilaf Watermelon and Cucumber Salad Monday Main Course Potato Curry Fresh Broccoli Salad with Tomatoes Olives and Feta Cheese Crusty Garlic Rolls Tuesday Fusilli w...
Pull up a chair and join us. Soup's on... SundaySteak Pimenton with Harissa SauceCheesy Oro PilafWatermelon and Cucumber Salad MondayMain Course Potato CurryFresh Broccoli Salad with Tomatoes Olives and Feta CheeseCrusty...
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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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Food Blogger - Recipe Developer
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Photography - Writing - Cooking
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