This week’s food inspiration: fresh, mostly local

beet carrot radish salad coriander

My garden is not going gangbusters but I am enjoying a new CSA we are trying this summer, Growing Washington. Having so  many colors and options to play with makes the peak of summer a great time to prepare food. Mixed in you might also find ways to integrate food from the larder to make way for […]

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Harvard Beets: Out of the dirt into the Pressure Cooker

Harvard beets are a vintage recipe quite popular for good reason in all the guild, church and society cookbooks: tasty, simple and flexible. Many of you know I have a love of vintage cookbooks but today I share with you a quick updated version using your pressure cooker; taking the stovetop simmer from at least 40 minutes […]

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Dungeness Crab with Roasted Beet & Kale Salad: how to cook and how to eat

Dungeness Crabs are actually a local delicacy, named after Dungeness, Washington. This budding metropolis is just a ferry ride and quick jaunt away, near Port Angeles and Sequim. Check it outsome time – cute place, has a crab festival. My dear MIL found some Dungeness for a screamin’ deal at a local Asian grocery store […]

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Tisket-a-Tasket Put Some Parsnips in Your Basket

Easy Gourmet! Praise for the lowly parsnip! Raise the Root (vegetable)! Parsnip Apple Soup, Smoked Trout, Roasted Beets & Watercress Salad Parsnip Soup with Brown Butter and Crème Fraiche (originating on amazonfresh.com SOUP (doubles easily) 1/2 lb Parsnips 1/2 Medium Onion 1/2 Fuji Apple, peeled 1 T Butter 2 T Olive Oil Ginger 3 Sprigs […]

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