Tag Archives: what’s fresh

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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An Adventure for the New Year

The new year. Time to take down the holiday decor, finish off the last of the gifted candies and sweets and look forward to the fresh start of a new year. Often this involves lighter meals with more salads, to compensate for over indulgence over the last month. For some, this time of the year […]

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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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Taste of Portland at Food Bloggers Conference

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 […]

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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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Blackberries and peach

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 […]

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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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