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Garden To Glass Cocktails

Garden To Glass Cocktails

If you are like me, you have a plethora of herbs filling your garden this summer, of course we all know you can cook with them - but have you thought about sipping with them too?! I am not just talking about the mint that grows like a weed. There are other herbs and...

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Honey Varieties

Honey Varieties

Oh Honey… yes, dear?  No, I mean that amazing, sweet and flavorful product our wonderful honeybees give us! I love bees – but I use to be afraid of them until I had a couple of hives in my urban garden and there were a LOT of bees! Honeybees go about their business...

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Strawberry Days

Strawberry Days

Strawberries really signal that summer is here! I can’t wait for the first big, juicy red berry of the season. Probably the most popular way to enjoy strawberries -- other than eaten from hand! -- is strawberry shortcake. My recipe for Strawberry Citrus Shortcake with...

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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Food and flowers are wonderful side-by-side, and flowers on the table can definitely set the tone for a meal…. but many flowers you love are also edible! Did you know you can eat those (unsprayed) marigolds roses and pansies in your yard? You can add edible flowers to...

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Coleslaw with Everything!

Coleslaw with Everything!

The sun is shining and that means we are eating al fresco, and no outdoor meal is complete without coleslaw! There are a lot of different varieties of slaw – and you can certainly switch up the cabbages: green, red, savoy, and Napa. But it’s the dressing that really...

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Quick Pickles and Amazing Flavors

Quick Pickles and Amazing Flavors

Who doesn't love homemade pickles? But sometimes the idea of making them seems daunting. Quick pickle recipes to the rescue! Easy to make and store refrigerated, this method is perfect for beginning home picklers. Almost anything can be a quick pickle. Pickled red...

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Local Cherries Finally Hitting the Markets

Local Cherries Finally Hitting the Markets

*Cherries are beginning to arrive in our local markets soon (we have been waiting!) *Local varieties: Bing is King – but early varies such as Chelan are followed by Rainier, Lapin, Skeena, Sweetheart, Queen Ann, and Lambert. *Eaten right out of hand or in recipes from...

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Lemonades

Lemonades

Nothing says summer like a tall, icy cold glass of lemonade and these days we’re seeing lots of revamped versions of this American staple. Start with the basics and switch it up a bit; how about changing lemon for lime, or adding some sparkle to your lemonade and...

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Great Steak!

Great Steak!

Things are heating up outside and, on the grill, so let’s talk steak! First things first - start with a good piece of meat, a New York, Filet, or rib-eye would be perfect! Something nice …and thick. I have a great recipe (below) for a Bitter & Bourbon Steak...

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Breakfast Bakes

Breakfast Bakes

Starting the morning off with a d’lish breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day but sleeping in can be an important weekend must…so quick and easy breakfast bakes to the rescue! Most everyone has some sort of variation on a “hash brown breakfast bake” or...

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Asparagus – Amazing Asparagus

Asparagus – Amazing Asparagus

All around us, green things are poking up through the ground this time of year, especially asparagus! One of the best things about early summer is this tasty green wonder! Now, I know a lot of people have the perception that skinny “pencil” asparagus is preferable,...

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Modern Sides – Add New Life To Your Weekday Dinner!

Modern Sides – Add New Life To Your Weekday Dinner!

The side dishes of today should bring variety and spice to our meals. Baked potatoes and rice are still great standbys, but with so many interesting new options it’s time to get creative! Speaking of potatoes, I’ve got a super-fast and easy recipe for Lemon & Herb...

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Margaritas

Margaritas

Everyone loves a great margarita and there are a lot of opinions on what makes a great margarita! With Cinco de Mayo coming soon I thought I would share some ideas and my favorite recipe for pre-mixing a big batch. A classic margarita is typically made with: tequila,...

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Veggie Mash-Up

Veggie Mash-Up

What’s old is new again – what with the uber popularity of kale, brussel sprouts and rutabagas.  In years past Mom could not bribe the kids to eat these veggies. But these days being green… is good! A good example of an old but new veggie is the gorgeous Lacinato...

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Spice It Up!

Spice It Up!

When I say spice I bet you automatically think of something spicy and chili-like, right?    Well today I’m talking about warm spices …think aromatic cloves, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and of course cinnamon. And they’re not just for apple pie, cookies, and cinnamon...

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Hop To It – Easter is on its way!

Hop To It – Easter is on its way!

So Easter is coming up, so what will you do with all that leftover booty? You know - the eggs, the candies, the marshmallowy Peeps? Of course there will be egg salad sandwiches for days BUT let's get creative with it! How about adding in chopped bacon or some sassy...

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Snackable Videos

Snackable Videos

Have you seen all the crazy food videos on Facebook from Tasty, Tastemade, and Buzzfeed Food? These are Snack Sized Videos featuring recipes that are not only visually appealing, but are quick to make and delicious to eat. I like to call this "Speed Scratch Cooking."...

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Oysters- A Taste of the Sea

Oysters- A Taste of the Sea

Did you know that NW Oysters are considered some of the best in the world? The reason our oysters taste so great  is our clean waters. Different locations give the oysters different flavor characteristics. Oyster aficionado and great friend, Cynthia Nims author of...

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Coffee Lovers

Coffee Lovers

Ahh, coffee! That first cup o’ joe can usually set the tone for the rest of the day. And certainly the Pacific Northwest is known as THE mecca for coffee drinkers and connoisseurs alike. We definitely love our coffee just as much as our wine with many local...

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts. Whoever thought they would become the IT vegetable from bar menus to bacon and bourbon lathered side dishes.  Hipster? Yes.  But good for you too. They are chock full of Vitamins K and C, as well as iron, fiber and Vitamin A. There are lots...

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