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Locavore Cooking with Southern Efficiency and Northern Charm

A New Life…Corvallis

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Some 3,300 miles later, after laying out $300 for gas and $500 for hotels and B&Bs, we arrived in Corvallis.

We are homeowners now:

Highlights in town so far:

-The views from Mary’s Peak

-The mooing cows and manure smells that greet us every morning from the nearby Oregon State University Dairy department.

-The fact that challah bread is a delicacy here. It was our first purchase at the New Morning Bakery downtown. “Ha-la: a Jewish egg bread,” it said on the label. “I don’t know if you’ve ever tasted it, but it’s really good,” the salesgirl said.


Written by baltimoregon

September 11, 2008 at 12:33 am

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  1. nice house! are most of them out there like this, or are there any two-story ones?


    September 11, 2008 at 6:09 pm

  2. Thanks! Yeah two-story houses are more rare. It’s lots of ranch-styles instead of row houses. I should do a post comparing Baltimore and Corvallis residential architecture.

    We have a guest bedroom so would love for you and Becky to visit anytime!


    September 11, 2008 at 6:17 pm

  3. Hi!! I am so excited to read your blog! Keep it up!


    September 12, 2008 at 12:08 am

  4. I’d be interested to read that post as well.


    September 12, 2008 at 1:05 am

  5. Come back!


    September 26, 2008 at 2:41 am

  6. oh fun! you have a house! is it in the ‘city’?


    September 29, 2008 at 3:45 pm

  7. […] » Never expected I’d be invited to help make challah here in Corvallis, where it first appeared to be an exotic delicacy. But Chef Intaba knows I want to beef up my baking skills, so she invited me to come by the […]

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