MÅURICE: A Pastry Luncheonette with Shrimp Cucumber Salad Toasts

After a visit to MÅURICE, a Pastry Luncheonette in downtown Portland, Oregon, I made my own Shrimp Cucumber Salad Toasts recipe, to serve in my home!

Shrimp Cucumber Salad Toasts | ReluctantEntertainer.com

Here’s what I love about MÅURICE, a pastry luncheonette in downtown Portland: It’s open to everyone who enjoys the sweeter things in life, with no reservations.

MÅURICE: A Pastry Luncheonette with Shrimp Cucumber Salad Toasts

How sweet is that? My husband and I recently visited for lunch. I couldn’t wait to bring him to Portland to try this amazing food, having visited with my friends a few months prior. (I’ll post later about my “new” favorite dish that was served last week.)


MÅURICE: A Pastry Luncheonette with Shrimp Cucumber Salad Toasts

Kristen Murray opened her luncheonette, named after Maurice, Kristen’s French lop rabbit & constant for over a decade, after being inspired by her great aunt’s vegetable garden: sweet peas, peppers, lettuces, herbs, raspberry bushes, and persimmon, fig and kumquat trees, and baking with her grandmother.

Comparing Yourself and Summer Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Sandwiches | ReluctantEntertainer.com

These Summer Chicken Salad Sandwiches are made with fresh grapes and pineapple, and good enough for company! Contentment can’t happen until you decide to be yourself, whatever that means. Being yourself is so much better than being a poor imitation of someone else. —Shauna Niequist Just last night I...

Summers and Berries and Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary

Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary | ReluctantEntertainer.com

This Fresh Berry Tart with Rosemary is made with Pennington Farms Tayberry Jam; a delightful summertime dessert that you can make in 30 minutes. For a taste of summer, late into the season, what a wonderful treat to go to your freezer and have a bag of frozen berries for...

The Silence of Nature and Peach Breakfast Cake

Peach Breakfast Cake

This Peach Breakfast Cake is made with fresh peaches; delicious served for a breakfast or brunch! This past weekend, my husband and I drove up to Union Creek, near Prospect, Oregon to spend a night in our VW. It was cool, beautiful, and we enjoyed every moment. Our friends were...

Poolside Snacks with Make-Ahead Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

Make-Ahead Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

These Turkey Sandwich Kebabs are the perfect, healthy treat that you can make ahead for lunches, picnics, or pool parties. This post is sponsored by #TheBestTurkey, Foster Farms All Natural Lunchmeat. Our kids are older now, but we still have a lot of activities and parties and people into...