One Ingredient Three Ways

Sleek Leeks

Leeks are an excellent workhorse in the kitchen, particularly during the wintertime when they can be added to almost any warm dish for a hefty boost in flavor.

Asparagus Tips

In Washington, May is the dawning of the age of asparagus.


Cristina’s Homemade Flour Tortillas

Like pie crust, great tortillas get easier with practice. And just like any homemade bread, good homemade tortillas are exponentially better than storebought…


Cheddar-Ale Soup

by Jess Thomson
Serves 4 | Prep time: 45 minutes

Cream of Nettle and Sorrel Soup

By Jess Thomson

Serves 4 as an appetizer | Prep time: 30 minutes
From Edible Seattle March/April 2009 

For a vegan soup, substitute 2 tablespoons olive oil for the butter and 1/2 cup water for the cream.


Chanterelle Cashew Cheese Celeriac Ravoili

Serves 6 | One day non-active time for cheese; 35 minutes for ravioli

Green Chili Pork

In summertime, use fresh poblanos and tomatillos. With fresh ingredients, blanch the tomatillos in hot water for 60 seconds, and roast, peel and seed the poblanos. The extra flavor is worth the effort. Alvarez Farms sells organic peppers and tomatillos in season.


The Clover and the Oyster

The clover and the oyster
How one 4-h club could change a town’s future
Last in a series on modern ag education…


Snack and Relax

Every Sunday I navigate the farmer’s market, dashing about for the week’s food with a 3-year-old by my side.

Liquid Assets: The Cocktail Craft

“The cheapest and easiest way to become an influential man and be looked up to by the community at large, [is] to stand behind a bar, wear a cluster-diamond pin, and sell whisky,”

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