Dutch Oven Ham with Apples and Winter Squash

As much as I love the bounty and freshness of the summer harvest, as we transition into autumn season meals, I love the richness and higher prevalence of umami flavor in fall meals. Have you heard of umami? Described by the Japanese word, it has been discovered as the fifth primary taste, right along with…

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…

Saucy-Chick Salad and Wrap

Who loves moving? Moving when it is above 90 degrees, is just about as fun as it sounds. Having done this recently, I had a fun challenge coming up with quick and easy meals, while generating as little excess heat as possible. Enter – this saucy creation with some of the usual chick (-en and…

Weeknight Summer Dinner – a Quick Inspiration: with Salsa-Salad

At the height of summer in the Palouse-Clearwater region, we’ve got lots of amazing goodies that can be put together for a simple evening meal. Maybe you are working extra hard during harvest time, or to welcome the students back or maybe you’ve been out playing hard and want to throw together a quick “square…

Roast Chicken – Carol McFarland

This time of year can be a particular challenge for eating locally in this part of the world. The stores from last year’s harvest are dwindling and we can watch this year’s seedlings come up and dream of their bounty – which is not yet available. This has led to us digging into our freezer…

Breakfast of (Local) Champions! -Carol McFarland

Price: $$  Servings: 6 Budget Value Rating: 3  Time: 10 minutes or less (after canning peaches and roasting potatoes) It is easy to run out of the house and under-serve or totally skip “the most important meal of the day.” It’s really great to get a solid start to the day with a good breakfast;…

Co-op Brats on sale for Owner’s Week – Carol McFarland

Brats on sale at the Co-op is too good of a thing to pass up, so here’s another quick and easy weeknight or busy-weekend, local and seasonal meal idea to serve up with them – A red cabbage and carrot winter salad can kick up the veggie factor as a pairing with grilled bratwursts. Also,…

Broiled Grapefruit – Carol McFarland

The Moscow Food Co-op had a sale on citrus this morning in celebration of Owners Week- I love catching deals there using things like their app or their facebook page One of my favorite recipes in the mid-winter, when citrus is in season, is: Baked/Broiled Grapefruit- Serves 4 (1/2 grapefruit) in 20 minutes -Wash your grapefruit and…