Putting Food By – Drying Peppers, Peaches and More!

I love dehydrating things for winter! One of the big concerns with eating an exclusively local diet is getting the daily requirement of vitamin C in the wintertime. Dehydrating all kinds of fruits, including tomatoes and peppers, can be a great way to still eat them when the plants have long-since dropped their leaves. The…

Late-summer Salsa Verde

It is that time of year – the field crops are being harvested, there is an unfortunate amount of smoke in the air from nearby forest fires (though I can’t complain about the smoke-intensified sunsets), and of course – so much amazing local food is available all around the Palouse-Clearwater region. Late summer is the…

Dried cherries, for year-long summer enjoyment!

Cherries are from the genus “prunus,” (just like plums, peaches, apricots and almonds) and come in many varieties. Common varieties around the Palouse-Clearwater region are pie cherries, Rainier cherries and Dark cherries like Bing, Van and Lambert. Cherry season is pretty much over in the Palouse-Clearwater region. Great places to get them, often during the…

More on Morels

“Believing is Seeing – Mushroom hunting can teach us a lot about the larger world. A common experience of mushroom hunters is not being able to see a particular kind of mushroom when they first try to collect it. One woman wanted to find morels… and spent an entire morning looking, without finding a single…