Is this June in Portland?

OK, we're confused -- but not complaining.

If it's Rose Festival time, isn't is supposed to be raining?

But what an amazingly beautiful season here in Portland.  And the strawberries . . .oh, my goodness.

Next weekend, Matt's off to the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival in Pasco, Washington, to perform with Third Street Bluegrass Band. His bandmates -- Lou, Patti and Brad -- are terrific musicians with a great selection of music, ranging from the traditional bluegrass standards to Buck Owens tunes to contemporary classics from people like Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick.

Of course, for us, it's all about food  . . .  so you'll notice the full name of the festival is the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous.  What could be better than a lot of proud dutch oven owners showing off their favorite recipes?

Back the next weekend for our first farmers markets of the year.