More Lentils!

In honor of the recent lentil festival, I made a couple of yummy lentil dishes to accompany all of the amazing late summer produce available right now. The first recipe is a variation from a cookbook I’ve enjoyed spending time with over the past couple of years. The second is a pretty simple, “go-to” foundational lentil…

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…

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…

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…

Summer-veggie stuffed mushrooms with polenta*

We were just visiting my mom over in Western Montana, she loves food too and, has a great garden. She ended up kind of “Iron Chef” challenging me to cook her dinner. She brought in her big basket of kale from the garden, added some other stuff from her fridge and wished me luck making dinner!…

Transplanting tomato and pepper seedlings: a follow-up post with N. Tautges

Happy Memorial Day! I enjoyed the day playing with Morels and transplanting a few seedlings with my friend Nicole. Nicole previously shared her experience with starting tomato and pepper seedlings. Today, we transplanted them outside into her container garden. She has completed the process of hardening them off by placing them outside during the day and…

How to Start Tomato and Pepper Seedlings – Guest Post

By guest contributor Nicole Tautges   We all love to watch our green tomatoes turn red and to pick fresh hot peppers in August. Both tomato and pepper plants, when well cared for, yield lots of tasty fruit for canning, pickling, and salsa eating in the hot days of summer. However, to get great fruit…

Early Spring SLIDERS! – Carol McFarland

It is now April and the daffodils have been transitioning into tulips. I even saw some lilac buds beginning at the WSU campus. Things are feeling a bit lean on the local food scene these days and I confess I went to my favorite warehouse store last weekend. It was a busy week and unfortunately…