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Menu ideas for spring

We’re heading off to a four-day weekend to the Sasquatch music festival, just me and my husband!  While we’re there, I’m making food for one of the performers.  He likes fresh seasonal veggie salads and asked that I come up with a list to choose from.  Here is what I came up with, based upon […]

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Why I Love Walla Walla

Where else could you have strawberries straight from the garden in May? (Besides LA) How lucky we are!

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omelette-making class

We made omelettes this week with my high school students.  Most, if not all, of the students had never eaten, or even heard of omelettes before.  They were a little skeptical at first, but really got into it when the skillet came out. Each student made their own personal omelette, adding their own flavor. The […]

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Mothers Day Dinner at Whitehouse Crawford

My family treated me to a night of peace and quiet, out to eat solo at the delicious Whitehouse-Crawford, where I work.  Now was my chance to enjoy whatever I wanted off the menu, sipping a tasty beverage alongside.  I started with a Earl Grey Collins and wilted spinach salad with smoked trout, bacon and […]

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Making cinnamon rolls with kids

I made cinnamon rolls with my kids cooking class at the Y.  They enjoyed the gooey fresh-from-the-oven cinnamon rolls, while they watched the other kids run.  Go kids! Go! Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Recipe courtesy Alton Brown Ingredients Dough: 4 large egg yolks, room temperature 1 large whole egg, room temperature 2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 […]

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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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Springtime means Asparagus!

It’s nearly a month past the first day of spring and Walla Walla is finally starting to show signs that the season has arrived. Trees are in bloom around town, colorful flowers are popping up everywhere and warm days intermix with wet, cloudy ones. I love this time of year. But for me, the season […]

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Evolving our Personal Food Identities

Have you ever stopped to think about why you eat certain foods and dislike others? We all come into this world under different circumstances, different cultures and traditions.  Our parents are our first food teachers, passing down their knowledge and preferences with what they eat and prepare for us.  We learn with and without words […]

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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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