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…

Local Food, Safe Food

Farming is more than planting, harvesting and selling great tasting local produce.  It is a commitment to continual learning, improvement and creativity.  And, some days, that includes thinking deeply about what it takes to bring safe food to your table. I want to give a shout of appreciation to the farmers from across the Palouse…

Craving Fresh Greens!

Locally grown spinach in February! Fresh from the Eggert Family Organic Farm on the Washington State University Campus. A delight I found at the Moscow Food Co-op this week along with local onions (and a variety of local root crops from Ronnigers Organics, but the root crops are another story!). Fresh, local spinach is such…

The Tang of Buttermilk

Buttermilk pancakes are my kids’ favorite, especially on slow Saturday mornings.  Since buttermilk is not a staple in my fridge, I need to think ahead to make sure I have this signature ingredient on hand when the weekend arrives. At the Moscow Food Co-op, you can find local, raw buttermilk fresh from Mary Jane’s Farm…

Winter Sunshine

If you are like me, at the end of farmers market, you stock up on winter squash.  It is mid-winter, and I still have five, yes, five beautiful butternut squash from Tonnemakers Farm that I purchased at the Moscow Farmers Market last October.  Now, I am combing through my cookbooks looking for recipes I can…

Be My Valentine

Looking for a not-so-sweet rolled cookie?  Try this sour cream sugar cookie!  Kids love to help make them and to eat them.  Made with local flour, local eggs, fair trade sugar, and other ingredients from Organic Valley Cooperative and Frontier Co-op, you can feel good about indulging in this Valentine’s treat. The Palouse is one…

German Butter Ball Mash

Local German Butter Ball potatoes grown at the WSU Organic farm ( pictured here) have a very rough skin but a golden, buttery hue instead. This color is were I’m guessing the name comes from, as well as the texture, which is fairly creamy compare to a russet type baking potato. Want to grow some…

Chestnuts

                          We are all finished singing about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but this December I did enjoy roasting some chestnuts I bought at the Moscow Food Coop. So beautiful and shiny! Thanks to the infographic created by Alex Boake I was easily…

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all had a great Halloween! It also happened to be the last rainy and cold day of the Moscow Farmer’s Market for this season, I know many of us will miss it. It’s been a great season and many vendors were there, still selling lots of yummy stuff, like leeks, kale, pumpkins,…

Take-Out Challenged: Local Sweet and Sour Chicken

Here’s another simple layer and bake dinner option, using some great early fall local food. The focus of this dish is the amazing pastured chicken from Link’d Hearts Ranch. Which turned into some delicious sweet and sour chicken with three simple steps: The first, was to chop onions, garlic, red peppers and carrots, all from local…