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Springtime in Piemonte

The grey cloudy days change to bring warm sunny ones and everything is in motion. The brown barren trees fill with lush green foliage and flowers burst seemingly overnight out of their winter hiding. The sweet melodies of the birds outside our window awaken us from nocturnal slumber and insects buzz about, working the newly […]

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Making Traditional Swiss-Italian Chestnut Torte

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 way.  I did some research, of areas we knew we’d visit, and the typical local dishes and foods.  Thinking of the Ticino region of Switzerland, […]

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Visit to the Dungeness Valley

My favorite local raw milk dairy, Dungeness Valley Creamery. One of the beautiful, doe-faced new baby calves, outside the creamery. This way to Nash’s new farm store.  If you live on the west side of Washington state, and you’re a big fan of organic carrots, you should know Nash for his AMAZING carrots!  Best I’ve […]

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Today is Food Day!! October 24

Today is National Food Day, a celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Sounds like my kind of celebration!! http://www.foodday.org/ I celebrated by heading out-of-town, beyond the wheat fields and into the apple orchards, to fill my car with crates of Olympus pears.  The Korean variety of asian pear is to be this […]

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Taste of Washington Day at our Local Schools

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 […]

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West End Farm Dinner-Sept 16, 2012

Come join us for a savory selection of the seasons best at the West End Farm Dinner this September 16th!  Featuring farm fresh Berkshire pig, along with a bounty of late summer produce, picked fresh that morning, the event will be a spectacular evening of delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful company. Tickets are $50 […]

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yellow melon

Melon Tasting at the Walla Walla Farmers Market

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 […]

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Preserving the Summer Bounty

Ever since I was a kid, August has been my favorite month of the year. The leisure schedule of no alarm clocks and doing as we pleased late into the evening became the routine. The hot days reach their peak this time of year, with lots of swimming, popsicles on the porch, camping trips and […]

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Sunday Morning Blueberry Picking

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. […]

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Summers are made for outdoor cooking!

July has arrived and summer is upon us. With the temperature rising, it’s time to get out of the kitchen, dust off the barbeque and do some outdoor cooking. Everyone loves grilling, even the hesitant cooks. It doesn’t take prior cooking experience to become a competent backyard chef, starting with the basics of grilling burgers […]

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