Welcome to my blog, Slow Burning Passion. I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. My name is Steve, and I’m the writer, photographer, cook, webmaster, social media guy, grocery shopper, and head dishwasher. I live in a gorgeous little city at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers (Portland, Oregon), surrounded by lush green Douglass fir forests and majestic glaciated volcanoes. I take full advantage of this stunningly beautiful environment by living an active, outdoorsy Pacific Northwest lifestyle that includes healthy doses of hiking, camping, road trips, backyard barbecuing, alpine mountaineering, and rock and ice climbing. This reflects my sporty/outdoorsy side (yes, I have a sporty/outdoorsy side).
I have a creative/ready-writey side as well, which involves, among other things, a life long passion for cooking. I’m the guy who’ll spend several days preparing a meal we’ll all sit down and devour in under 30 minutes, and (this part is key) even after it’s over I’ll think it was well worth the effort. Given this particular mania and predilection, no one should really be surprised that I started this food blog.
I’m eating a lot healthier these days, and I’m currently rather infatuated with the Mediterranean Diet. Most of the recipes you find here are in that style. In fact, I started Slow Burning Passion for a fairly specific mash up of aesthetic and health reasons, which you’ll see me write about here and there in the recipe posts.
I should probably add that since the last U.S. Presidential election I’m not as prolific as I used to be in producing and publishing recipes. I’ve been focusing most of my time blogging about politics and political philosophy (my academic area of specialization from another time in my life). Given the urgency in American politics right now I consider that work more urgent. I hope you’ll forgive me for that. For that work you can find me on In Dark Times.
Thanks again for visiting! Tell your friends, and your sister, and your neighbor, and your dog sitter, and your cousin Paul, and your aunt Shirley, and so forth. If you’d like to say ‘hi’ email me or look me up on Twitter at @Slow2Burn.
Glad you’re here.
Portland, Oregon, USA