Tag Archives: seasonal menu

Today is Food Day!! October 24

Today is National Food Day, a celebration and movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.  Sounds like my kind of celebration!! http://www.foodday.org/ I celebrated by heading out-of-town, beyond the wheat fields and into the apple orchards, to fill my car with crates of Olympus pears.  The Korean variety of asian pear is to be this […]

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West End Farm Dinner-Sept 16, 2012

Come join us for a savory selection of the seasons best at the West End Farm Dinner this September 16th!  Featuring farm fresh Berkshire pig, along with a bounty of late summer produce, picked fresh that morning, the event will be a spectacular evening of delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful company. Tickets are $50 […]

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Summers are made for outdoor cooking!

July has arrived and summer is upon us. With the temperature rising, it’s time to get out of the kitchen, dust off the barbeque and do some outdoor cooking. Everyone loves grilling, even the hesitant cooks. It doesn’t take prior cooking experience to become a competent backyard chef, starting with the basics of grilling burgers […]

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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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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 Three

I’m getting into the groove of this diet, but I am pretty exhausted from all the planning, prepping and preparing. I wake up early to get the kid’s breakfast and lunches made, while my husband enjoys another hour of sleep.  I get them off to school and prepare our breakfast and lunches.  Then off to […]

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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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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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