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Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage RecipeCrockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe Since beginning the transition toward eating as a locavore (a person who eats only locally grown food whenever possible), I've learned to make a lot of things myself that I used to buy ready to eat. Enjoy St. Patrick's Day with this homemade Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe.

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Homemade Corned Beef RecipeHomemade Corned Beef Recipe The Homemade Corned Beef recipe below is part one of two created in honor of St. Patrick's Day. "Marco Polo rules" were applied, which means the use of non-local spices was considered an acceptable exception to strict locavorism.

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Hot Cider Toddy RecipeHot Cider Toddy Recipe This recipe is inspired by fresh apple cider from BelleWood Acres. It also includes homemade nocino (walnut liqueur). Great for holidays!

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German-style Sweet Potato SaladGerman-style Sweet Potato Salad In this Sweet Potato Salad, I've used a favorite German potato salad recipe and adapted it to use sweet potatoes instead.

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Braised Short Ribs With Mushrooms RecipeBraised Short Ribs With Mushrooms Recipe In honor of the 2013 Wild Mushroom Show, here is a recipe for succulent short ribs braised in a bone broth flavored with vegetable mirepoix, shiitake mushrooms, and fresh rosemary.

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Recent Ideas and Menus

Big News! Big Changes!

Big News! Big Changes!

By Nancy Ging | March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

Whatcom Locavore articles in the Bellingham Herald are ending on 4/1/2014, and we’ve started some new and exciting projects! Read all about what’s changing.

What’s This Web Site All About?

What’s This Web Site All About?

By Nancy Ging | February 20, 2010 | Comments (2)

In recent months, I’ve been reading and talking with people about the advantages of becoming a locavore*, a person who eats food grown, farmed, or produced locally. I’m giving it a try here in Whatcom County, Washington.

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

By Nancy Ging | April 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Since beginning the transition toward eating as a locavore (a person who eats only locally grown food whenever possible), I’ve learned to make a lot of things myself that I used to buy ready to eat. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with this homemade Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe.

Homemade Corned Beef Recipe

Homemade Corned Beef Recipe

By Nancy Ging | April 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Homemade Corned Beef recipe below is part one of two created in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. “Marco Polo rules” were applied, which means the use of non-local spices was considered an acceptable exception to strict locavorism.

Whatcom Farms Offering CSAs in 2014

Whatcom Farms Offering CSAs in 2014

By Nancy Ging | April 08, 2014 | Comments (0)

Time to consider signing up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program! Learn more, and see this year’s list of Whatcom County CSA farms, with links to their websites for full details.

Bellingham Farmers Market Opens Today!

Bellingham Farmers Market Opens Today!

By Nancy Ging | April 04, 2014 | Comments (1)

[ April 5, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Woohoo! Today is the official opening of the 22nd season of the Bellingham Farmers Market! At 10am Mayor Kelli Linville will do the traditional tossing of the cabbage and the opening bell will ring to open the Market. Do you suppose anyone will have asparagus? Oh, the anticipation!

Author Vicki Robin at Village Books

Author Vicki Robin at Village Books

By Nancy Ging | January 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

[ January 28, 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Vicki Robin will be at Village Books Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7pm to talk about her new book on locavore eating, “Blessing the Hands That Feed Us.” Hope to see you there for an interesting, thought-provoking, and probably hilarious evening with this visionary.

2013 Locavore Holiday Dinner Menu Plans!

2013 Locavore Holiday Dinner Menu Plans!

By Nancy Ging | December 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Holiday Dinner Menus with recipes, shopping lists, and schedules have been created to make it easy to serve local foods to your family and friends this year. Three 5-course menus are available with beef, salmon, or vegetarian entrees. Available as Kindle books or PDF files.

Holiday Help From Whatcom Locavore

Holiday Help From Whatcom Locavore

By Nancy Ging | December 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Weeks leading up to the holidays can be a stressful time, even when we love the people and activities we are planning. Here at Whatcom Locavore, we’d like to offer you some simple ideas to help make your holiday preparations less stressful and more enjoyable.

Hot Cider Toddy Recipe

Hot Cider Toddy Recipe

By Nancy Ging | December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

This recipe is inspired by fresh apple cider from BelleWood Acres. It also includes homemade nocino (walnut liqueur). Great for holidays!

2013 Ciderfest at BelleWood Acres

2013 Ciderfest at BelleWood Acres

By Nancy Ging | December 11, 2013 | Comments (0)

I’d been looking forward to the annual BelleWood Acres Ciderfest for weeks. When I came in the door I was enveloped in the sweet, fruity smell of fresh apples and the lively sounds of the fiddle and guitar combo of the Gallus Brothers.

German-style Sweet Potato Salad

German-style Sweet Potato Salad

By Nancy Ging | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

In this Sweet Potato Salad, I’ve used a favorite German potato salad recipe and adapted it to use sweet potatoes instead.

Farmers Market Finds: Local Sweet Potatoes!

Farmers Market Finds: Local Sweet Potatoes!

By Nancy Ging | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Unexpected food finds are one of the things that make shopping at any local farmers market fun and interesting. Most recently I was excited to find locally grown organic sweet potatoes from Broad Leaf Farm (Everson).