Are you still deciding on your Thanksgiving menu? (I won’t judge.) I’m not preparing the whole meal, because we’ll be at my parents’ house this year, but I am bringing a couple of dishes. Since I’m a vegetarian, I’ll be skipping the turkey and gravy. I’ve never felt deprived on Thanksgiving, though. My family’s traditional sides […]
These muffins are a perfect collision of two activities. First, I was cleaning up leaves in our yard and I found some hidden zucchinis, just lurking in the garden, surreptitiously growing into giants. After harvesting and eating a bunch of zucchinis this summer, and then harvesting, storing, and throwing away a few more (oops), I had been […]
About a week ago, my husband Steven got all four of his wisdom teeth removed. Most people I know (myself included), got theirs out many years ago, either in their teens or early twenties. Mine weren’t a big deal, but Steven heard horror stories from some friends about how bad the recovery was. His surgery ended […]
When you complain on social media about the temperature in Portland getting up to 100 F, people in southern locations tend to make fun of you for being a baby about the heat. But what they don’t realize is that since summer is normally pretty mild here, most people have no air conditioning. We just […]
There’s this little chain of shops in Portland (and now LA) called Salt & Straw, and they do quite a brisk business in artisan, gourmet ice cream. The evil geniuses who own the joint deviously offer monthly seasonal flavors, available only for a limited time. (I just […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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