Tag Archives: food

An Adventure for the New Year

The new year. Time to take down the holiday decor, finish off the last of the gifted candies and sweets and look forward to the fresh start of a new year. Often this involves lighter meals with more salads, to compensate for over indulgence over the last month. For some, this time of the year […]

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Taste of Washington Day at our Local Schools

Today was Taste of Washington Day in cafeterias all over the state.  Over 300 schools and at least 30 local farms will participate in Taste Washington Day to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity and encourage healthy eating habits. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) are partnering with […]

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Cooking with Alternative Grains

I recently wrote an article for Lifestyles magazine, sharing the appeal and steps of a spring detox diet. At the end of the article, I thought it would be helpful to offer to my readers a step by step guide, by doing the detox myself for a month and writing about it on my blog. […]

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Building a Better Salad

Last week I started a new job, teaching a cooking class for teens. When asked what they would like to learn to make, one of the girls said she’d like to learn how to make a salad, beyond lettuce and tomato. That got me thinking. What is a salad? And how can we build a […]

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More Veggies Please!

Leaves are falling, temperatures dropping, and things are slowing down in Walla Walla. Without the demands of weekend catering and preparing meals for others, I have time to focus on my own family’s needs. A leisurely visit to the farmers market last week was a rude awakening and realization that my own children need my […]

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Choosing a Healthy Diet Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

When I read a recent article telling me a healthy diet is expensive and difficult to achieve, the nutritionist and healthy food advocate in me has to stand up and respond. The Union-Bulletin on Aug. 4 ran a front-page story by The Associated Press about a study done at University of Washington titled “Following Federal […]

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Peach Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Living in the country, I am surrounded by an abundance of fresh ready to eat produce, and it’s wonderful!  Last week, my husband took the kids raspberry picking, when a friend offered for us to “take as much as we can”.  I was in heaven, with more raspberries than I could possibly eat.  We stocked […]

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Joys of Eating From the Ground Up

My first carrot I can remember came straight out of the ground, dirt still clinging to the sides. I pulled it out of the garden myself, rinsed it off with the hose and munched on it as I browsed the rest of my grandpa’s lush garden for some other tasty snacks. My sister and I […]

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Farmer’s Market Cooking Classes

Want some fresh ideas on how to prepare local seasonal produce, found at our Walla Walla Farmer’s Market? Come join us for a hands-on cooking class, right across the street from the market! The class will begin with a brief tour of the market, where we will meet one of our local farmers and pick […]

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How to identify genetically-modified produce

Did you know that the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled?  Most people don’t!  The FDA has decided that the consumer doesn’t care if a tomato has been cross-bred with frog genes, to render the tomato more resistant to cold weather. Some consumers may not be concerned with eating Frankenfood, but […]

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