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 […]
Last week I mentioned that I was looking forward to drinking iced coffee and eating frozen treats, and since strawberries are in season, I used some to whip up a batch of these popsicles. Bursting with fresh berries (some from my garden!), these taste like summer. And don’t be scared off by the buttermilk–if you […]
I’m not ashamed to admit that I eat a lot of hummus. It’s pretty healthy, plus it’s quick and delicious. Sometimes, along with some crackers and vegetables, it makes up a whole meal. Usually lunch, but it’s been dinner, and I’m sure one day it’ll be breakfast. Actually, I have had it on […]
Recently Steven and I were browsing the fancy mustard aisle at the grocery store, and I remembered that a couple of years ago, I made my own mustards. Condiment companies may have convinced you that you’re better off buying their overpriced jars, but it’s actually easy and fun to make your own mustard. […]
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.