Renee Korczak

Coffee and Tea

If you’re someone who drinks both coffee and tea, you understand what a tough choice it can be early in the morning. We know that for a lot of people the drink they choose is based on whether they think coffee or tea is best for their health.

The view from our morning hike

Traveling to Fiji for my honeymoon was the perfect way to disconnect from the world.  Sitting on the deck of our over-water Bure my husband and I would take the time to enjoy the changing colors and pointing out the different types of fish that would swim underneath our hut and around the lagoon.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Barley and Cheddar

This butternut squash recipe incorporates barley, a healthy whole grain, with cheddar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a warm and tasty vegetarian dish. 

Potato leek soup

This potato leek soup recipe is easy to make, has great flavor, and is blended for a silky, smooth texture. 

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella is an Italian salad that originated in Tuscany.  Panzanella is the perfect side dish to almost any meal, but is especially great in the summer when tomatoes are in season. 

The fresh basil, capers, and toasted bread in this recipe provide the salad with a fresh flavor and crunchy texture that will keep you coming back for more. 

Fresh lime juice makes all the difference in a great margarita

Margaritas are the perfect summer cocktail to pair with Mexican food or to lay back and drink on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  Traditional Margarita recipes consist of tequila, triple sec, and lime or lemon juice served with salt on the rim of the glass. 

Vodoo Doughnut is a really unique doughnut shop

As a first time visitor to Portland, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was instantly in awe of the scenic beauty and the thriving downtown.  Just gazing through the window of the airplane as we descended were breathtaking views of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. 

The FDA ban will take place in 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently ruled that artificial trans fat is not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in human food. As a result of this, food manufacturers will have three years to remove all sources of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from their products.

Eggs in a nest is a fun way to make breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and when it comes to preparing this meal, I am usually looking for something quick and nutritious. Follow this recipe for Eggs in a Nest and hopefully you will be inspired to eat your breakfast.

It seems like there is always a question about eating eggs

Even though eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients it seems like people often wonder if eggs are "bad" for them because of their high cholesterol content.

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Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

Recipes

Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  

Drinks

Food

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.