In planning and dreaming about this year off traveling in Europe, I was inspired by the thought of cooking traditional recipes with friends, family and people I meet along the ...
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Today was Taste of Washington Day in cafeterias all over the state. Over 300 schools and at least 30 local farms will participate in Taste Washington Day to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity and encourage healthy eating habits. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are partnering with […]
Biwa treats: seasoned tofu with dashi, ginger and soy sauce, pickled mackerel with Asian slaw. The guys at Smokehouse 21:B.J. Smith, owner/chef, and Michael Spencer. Urban Farmer’s Executive Chef Matt Christianson with his housemade bacon and corn salad. Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant with his albacore tuna sushi and steam buns. And lots of other […]
I’m here at the International Food Blogger conference in Portland for the weekend. For the first days activity, we’re doing a live blogging event, with local food producers presenting their goods in short 5 minute-shots, speed dating style. Packer Orchards and Bakery, Hood River fruit jams: cherry, spiced vanilla pear, marionberry peach, pear-sweetened raspberry jam. […]
Come join us at the Walla Walla Farmers Market this Saturday, August 18th from 8am to 11am for melon tasting. We will have a variety of local melons donated from our neighboring farmers to sample, from casaba, ananas, galia, to yellow and red watermelons, and green, white and orange honeydew. Never heard of some of […]
A match made in heaven! Some of the best summer has to offer, blackberries and peaches together. For a mid-afternoon snack, I put together this lovely treat: toasted brioche bread, fresh whipped cream, perfect local peaches and fresh-from-the-farm, boysenberries. Very much like blackberries, but a little paler and more tart. Delicious! At the restaurant right […]
One of the wonderful things about living in a small farming town is summertime. Local produce is plentiful and the hot days provide a variety of delicious options. This week I received an invitation for a weekend blueberry picking, from a small local farm with acres of the biggest juiciest blueberries I have ever tasted. […]