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Spicy Pork Stir Fry

Category : Main Dishes, Recipes

Spicy Pork Stir FryPork is a perennial favorite in our family. Roasts, chops, sausage, bacon, ham–there are so many cuts and preparation methods from which to choose that I think of it as one of the most flexible meat sources. Continue Reading

Winter Farmers Market

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Category : About Food Sources, Bellingham, December, Farmers' Markets, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Pork Stir Fry MenuAfter Thanksgiving, my supplies of local foods were depleted, so we made a family outing to the Bellingham Farmers Market last Saturday. The sun was out, the air was crisp, and we planned to make a quick trip of it.

Most of the north end of the market was vacant, since a lot of the summer produce stands and fast food stalls have shut down for the year. Most of the remaining vendors were under the shelter at the south end. However, there were still plenty of exciting local foods still available. Continue Reading

Apple-Pumpkin Pie

Category : Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian

Apple-Pumpkin Pie In our family, holiday feasts always end with pumpkin pie. I don’t know when or how it became a tradition, but I can tell you in my family pumpkin pies are taken very seriously. Perhaps it was because my mother made pies that won purple ribbons at the County Fair.

Anyway, I remember one Thanksgiving when we had dealt with most of the bird, lots of dressing (and actual stuffing in those days), and the many side dishes that make a holiday feast wonderful. It was time for what everyone had really been waiting for all day–the pumpkin pies. There was a sense of anticipation amidst all the noisy hubbub of relatives who hadn’t seen each other for months. Continue Reading