Local & Organic

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Cranberries for sauce

Citrus Cranberry Sauce Recipe

With Thanksgiving just around the corner it’s time to start thinking ahead. Some holiday items can be prepared weeks in advance. Cranberry sauce is even better once it has been… Continue

Pride of the Umpqua's Harmon Walker

Meet a Full Circle Farmer: Pride of the Umpqua

The perfect tomato tastes of sunshine: juicy and exuberant, an encapsulation of all that is ripe and lovely about summer. And summertime is what’s inside each fresh, organic tomato from… Continue

Beets Roasted

Spiced Pickled Beets Recipe

I love beets. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved them. I used to eat pickled beets with a fork right out of the can. That’s right, a can.… Continue

Green beans and cherry tomatoes

Simple Summer Green Bean Salad Recipe

Green beans are coming in fresh and crisp. No better preparation for these beans beats a simple salad. Delicious chilled, room temperature or warm, it is the perfect salad to… Continue


Olive-Oil Braised Spring Vegetables Recipe

I recently had the pleasure of discovering 101 Cookbooks, a blog by Heidi Swanson where she explores her extensive cookbook collection one recipe at a time, and was pleasantly surprised to… Continue

Mised fresh herbs

How to Grow Herbs at Home

Everyone loves herbs. In fact, herbs are so ubiquitous that oftentimes people don’t even realize how much they love them. Herbs make everything taste great, from pizza and pad thai… Continue

Girlled Koftas

Grilled Kofta with Tahini Sauce Recipe

This delicious recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s cookbook Jerusalem brings the flavors of the Mediterranean into your kitchen. We made these delicious koftas without the sauce, instead serving… Continue

Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

Healthy Comfort Foods

When most people think of comfort foods, they are reminded of foods from their youth—often high in fat, sugar, or salt—not the healthiest. But it doesn’t have to be that… Continue

Whole bananas

Banana Brittle Recipe

So it’s time for a bit of a sweet treat. Something we can share with friends, maybe if they’re nice. Maybe something we don’t have to feel too bad about.… Continue

Organic produce fruits and vegetables

How Eating Organically Can Keep You Healthy

About 11 years ago, I made the switch from conventional milk to organic milk. The idea of feeding my two little children milk from cows that had been treated with… Continue