During the month of July, and July only, you can pick up copies of my book at Mother’s Bistro, 200 SW Stark St. in downtown Portland. While you’re there, sit down and enjoy some of my mother’s favorite recipes, lovingly supplied by me and recreated by the talented folks at Mother’s. What could be better on a summer evening than settling down to a scrumptious meal with a good book in hand? Here’s a little secret: July 29 is my very own mother’s actual birthday!!