Seaweed can be gathered year-round on private beaches with a license; the limit is 10 pounds wet and a license is required. The same health cautions that apply to shellfish apply to seaweeds. If an area is deemed unsafe for shellfish gathering, it’s also closed to seaweeding.
All State Park beaches are closed to gathering except Fort Flagler, Fort Ebey, and Fort Worden State Parks, where the season, as it is for other public beaches, is limited…
These are hard times. Right? Most of us are making do with less, sometimes much less. And yet…I feel that somewhere in all this less, there is a secret more.
No, poverty can’t buy happiness. But hard times might lead to good times in unexpected ways. Does eating feel expensive? The hidden gift of these tough times might be a return to home cooking. That comforting ritual, the simple act of preparing food for ourselves, has been slipping out of our lives, washed away in a tide of busyness.
CAFO: Concentrated animal feeding operation, more commonly known as a feedlot. This is the standard finishing method for the vast majority of US beef. The relative conditions of CAFOs vary, but are increasingly viewed by consumers as unacceptable….
On March 14, 2009, in a classroom at the Washington Farm Bureau building in Lacey with an American flag and the requisite coffee and cookies, Cheryl Ouellette called to order the first annual members’ meeting of the Puget Sound Meat Producer’s Cooperative….
In the panoply of dream jobs, few have more potential for pleasure and satisfaction than Joel Butler’s: he is director of education for Ste. Michelle Estates. Sometimes in tee-shirt and jeans, sometimes in coat and tie, he travels the country as a sort of wine evangelist, thumping a bible of enology, converting skeptics with logic and hedonism, rejoicing in those “Aha!..
We’ve sipped fermented beverages since Biblical times, when humans first mixed honey, water and yeast with subtle flavorings like herbs or flowers to create mead. Also known as honey wine, this alcoholic beverage remained popular for hundreds of years in England and Northern Europe.
Grab our winter issue, snuggle in with our Warm Winter Wine, and turn the pages. Check out our favorite cookbooks, just in time for a thoughtful gift. Unwrap "The Gifts of Low Tide" and dig deep into the mud and cold at Washington's first boutique shellfish farm. Winter blows us a kiss with its seasonal star — lemons! And recipes! — and winter herbs (who knew?) Our Final Course is decadent. See us through the dark days. Winter is here. Let's chill.