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Cookbooks for your Secret Santa

Dec 1st, 2012
Cookbooks for your Secret Santa

by Brent Cole Invited to a shindig and have to bring a gift for your Secret Santa? Trying to find out what kind of cookbook to get Aunt Melba this year? Try one of these. Dead Celebrity Cookbook presents: Christmas in Tinseltown: While this cookbook isn’t locally oriented, it’s my favorite of the holiday season.
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Review: Baking, building and more at Kneading West Conference

Oct 6th, 2012
Review: Baking, building and more at Kneading West Conference

by Jessamyn Tuttle The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the 2nd annual Kneading Conference West, held at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, was how happy everyone was. This joy continued to permeate the entire event as the attendees, a mix of home bakers, professional bakers, maltsters, grain geneticists
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BOOKSHELF: Northwest foraging: Revised guide from Lopez Island’s Doug Benoliel

Jun 30th, 2012
BOOKSHELF: Northwest foraging: Revised guide from Lopez Island’s Doug Benoliel

by Marnie Jones Doug Benoliel arrived in gloves, laying  stinging nettle samples alongside salal, wild mustard, and   other common edible plants of the Northwest. In a June 23 presentation at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, the botanist and author of Northwest Foraging shared plant samples, foraging tips, nutritional information, and freshly brewed nettle tea.
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BOOKSHELF: Seafood cookbooks for the NW kitchen

Jun 6th, 2012
BOOKSHELF: Seafood cookbooks for the NW kitchen

by Jessamyn Tuttle Ever find yourself at your local fish market, wondering what to do with all those different kinds of seafood? Many cookbooks call for fish that simply aren’t available on the West Coast, or that we now know to be unsustainable choices. Fortunately there are some great books available that address the seafood
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LET’S EAT: Pure Bliss Desserts: Love at first bite

Jan 7th, 2012
LET’S EAT: Pure Bliss Desserts: Love at first bite

by Cameron Deuel Pure Bliss Desserts, nestled in downtown Bellingham, is known for serving high-quality desserts. Made-from-scratch desserts such as cakes, cookies, tortes, tarts and other goodies line the glass cases, and beverages including coffee and espresso, wine, beer and mead are ready to be poured. This is the kind of place you can fall
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BOOKS: Local resident co-authors gluten-free baking for dummies

Jan 7th, 2012
BOOKS: Local resident co-authors gluten-free baking for dummies

by Jessica Harbert Fresh baked bread, homemade cookies and birthday cake are among the list of potential challenges for someone living gluten-free. As the knowledge and resources continue to grow, gluten-free eaters have access to a wide array of options to keep them from missing anything from pizza to doughnuts. Another resource is now available
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Breadfarm: Good to the last crumb

Nov 5th, 2011
Breadfarm: Good to the last crumb

by Jessamyn Tuttle You probably don’t need me to tell you about the Breadfarm and how great it is. Since this artisan bakery set up its storefront in Edison in 2003, they have developed a loyal following from all over the northwest. Baker Scott Mangold and his wife Renee Bourgault, in their effort to create
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EATING OUT: Brandywine Restaurant: From seed to plate

Sep 14th, 2011
EATING OUT: Brandywine Restaurant: From seed to plate

by Marie Biondolillo Five years ago, Azizi Tookas and Chris Sunde started growing heirloom tomatoes and selling them at the Bellingham Farmer’s market under the name Brandywine Gardens. They grew into Brandywine Kitchen, a catering service and weekly booth offering tasty sandwiches at the Bellingham Farmers Market. In July, Tookas and Sunde opened their Brandywine
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BOOKS: Pacific Feast: A guide to foraging coastal edibles

Jul 12th, 2011
BOOKS: Pacific Feast: A guide to foraging coastal edibles

by Jessica Harbert If one was to wander into their back yard and expect to find ingredients to whip up a delicious dinner, would it be possible? With recipes incorporating anything from dandelion root to sea kelp to rose petals, Pacific Feast: a Cook’s Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine showcases local ingredients that
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EATING OUT: Taylor Shellfish: Barbecue on the beach

Jul 12th, 2011
EATING OUT: Taylor Shellfish: Barbecue on the beach

by Jessamyn Tuttle One of the real perks of living near Puget Sound is being able to eat really fresh shellfish. I grew up eating crab and clams (not to mention the inevitable backyard summer salmon grills), but for some reason have only recently discovered the incredible world of oysters. Once converted, I was wildly
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