Welcome to My Portland Kitchen! This is a place for people who are interested in gardening, cooking, self-sufficiency, and science. This blog is a lot like other cooking and gardening blogs, except it’s written by a skeptical queer atheist. My recipes are not vegan, gluten free, or low fat. My garden is not organic. I will not be telling you about homeopathic remedies. My purpose in preserving my harvest and making homemade staples is not to prepare for the end times. This is an urban homesteading blog for the rational and practical. Welcome!