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Kirkman House Farm-to-Table Historic Dinner: May 6th, 2012

I will be putting on my second Historic Dinner at the beautiful Kirkman House Museum on May6th.  The last event was delicious, elegant and lots of fun.  If you are in town, consider joining us!  It is a benefit dinner, with a portion of the proceeds going directly back to the Museum. Menu: cream of […]

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Spring Detox: Day Six

Today I made a lovely citrus juice from blood oranges, grapefruit and navel oranges.  It had a beautiful rosy hue and I tried to make it last throughout the day, though it was so delicious I wanted to drink it all at once.  Maybe I’ll buy more fruit next time, so I can make enough […]

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Spring Detox: Day Five

I’ve gotten a little lazier these days, forgetting to take pictures and lacking the energy to post at the end of the day.  So here’s my day five, a few days late. This morning, I had the lovely oat pancakes again.  I find them more satisfying than any other breakfast food option.  To switch it […]

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Cleansing Spring Detox: Day One

I started the night before, soaking some grains and almonds for the upcoming day.  Brown rice for dinner, steel cut oats for flourless breakfast pancakes and almonds for almond milk(see previous post for recipe). Breakfast included honey almond granola with almond milk and raspberry pineapple smoothie.  My daughter also had a cup of frozen organic […]

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Tomorrow Begins Our Spring Detox

  Inspired by the thought of spring’s arrival, with it’s fresh and renewing qualitities, I have decided to go on a detox diet this first full week of March. A month back I wrote an article about the process, dreaming of the warm days of spring and bright vibrant foods of the season.  Here in […]

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Spring Cleaning Detox

(This is my first Walla Walla Lifestyles magazine article, printed in the March 2012 issue) Spring is almost here! Almost instinctively during this time of year, we clean out closets and open windows to bring fresh air into our homes and lives. For some folks, thoughts turn to cleaning out their physical body as well, […]

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Rogue Ale Tasting Dinner in photos

The menu The venue The amuse bouche Venison “carpaccio”, beet confit, wild argula and mustards Roasted marrow bones, roasted garlic crostini and parsley salad Pheasant ragu, wild hedgehog mushrooms, polenta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Causse Noir Housemade mascarpone-stuffed dates, brown butter caramel, toasted hazelnuts and Pixie tangerine and the featured beers of the evening: Chatoe Rogue […]

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Rogue Ale Tasting Dinner

Rogue Ale Tasting Dinner Feb 26th, 2012 5:00pm @ jimgermanbar *                                                                                  amuse bouche     […]

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MelissaDavisFoodBlog 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Burger Night Returns to Whitehouse-Crawford!

In Walla Walla, Whitehouse-Crawford is highly-esteemed as one of the only fine dining restaurants in our small rural town.  From the rumors and the menu prices posted outside, many feel it out of reach. I started working there a few months back and didn’t know what to expect at first.  I have come to appreciate […]

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