The Salad Equation

In early spring, fresh greens are abundant, and, if you are like me, you are thinking of the months of salad ahead. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite salad combinations and award-winning (in my opinion) simple salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Amongst my friends, I am known as the…

Hodapps Berry & Dairy

This week was the grand opening of Hodapps Berry and Dairy in Lewiston.  Conveniently located at the bottom of the Old Spiral Highway and only 35 minutes from Moscow, visiting the farm was a great Saturday outing.  When we got to the farm, we were met by farmer Greg Hodapp and his enthusiastic canine sidekick,…

Butternut & Red Lentil Soup

While salad is my absolute favorite food, soup is a close second ~ especially on these erratic spring days when you can have sunshine one minute, hail the next followed by a dark clouds and an unexpected rainbow.  This soup, easy to prepare, relatively quick, and extremely delicious, is a great addition to your spring…

Luck of the Irish

  The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and my Irish luck, is to have fresh mache, an early spring green, from Deep Roots Farm (Moscow, Idaho), raw, unpasteurized goat’s milk garlic basil chevre from Red Roof Farmstead (Athol, Idaho) and corned beef from Oregon Country Beef (brined by the Moscow Food…

Fuel Up to Play with White Bean Hummus!

Locally grown white beans from Affinity Farm! What a treat to find in the cupboard on a cool, late-winter day. These locally grown dry beans were a new addition to my 2017 Affinity Farm CSA – one I got pretty excited about last fall and again this week when I realized I had not used…

Walnut- “Pate” Sandwiches

I’ve been mentioning lately that things have gotten pretty hectic. Between crunching data for the home-stretch of my Master’s Degree, recent traveling, a health issue that had me laid-up for a couple weeks and moving, I’ve really had to use planning ahead as my friend, to create short-cuts and make things easier later- to keep us…

Summer salads for those hot weekends!

With weather in the high 90’s last weekend, it was pretty important to not make our house any hotter than it was by trying to cook something. We were also moving, so having something quick, easy and heartier than a standard salad was a win. (Look for our apartment “kitchen remodel” results- coming soon!) I’ve got…

Baked Oatmeal with Berries!

I can seldom resist berries – ever, let alone from the Farmer’s Market. Most of the time this results in Shane shaking his head as we leave with an entire flat (he blames my Norwegian heritage – click here for a fun link to a Norwegian berry-picking song, berries are a pretty big deal there!)…

Egg in a Nest

Here’s a quick little treat to bust out this weekend! During our experience in Lesotho, we did not have a toaster. I know it sounds all “first world problems” but, I do like toast. I grew up with it, and after a solid year without toast, I started to miss it. At the same time,…

Beef Kabobs and New Potatoes with Garlic Scape Pesto

I mentioned last week, that we fortuitously got new potatoes in our CSA share last week. We roasted them on the fire to complement our salad. We got more this week, and since we were indoors during the weekend prepping for our upcoming vacation, I put together an indoor version of roasted potatoes. If you’ve…

3 step salad – for a picnic!

We went camping last weekend- which included a great time incorporating salads made with a whole bunch of good local and seasonal foods. This included three kinds of lettuce from our CSA share! I threw the cut up greens into our awesome collapsible salad spinner for a quick rinse and into the cooler the whole…

Stuffed Morels

This should be my last morel-specific post for awhile. If you are interested in morel preservation and general mushroom hunting make sure you check out the previous posts. Also, this great article from WSU news, on the “Shroom Boom” of the PNW, can attest that we are not the only ones obsessed with these amazing fungi…