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Strawberry Dressing

Category : July, Recipes, Salads, Sauces and Dips

StrawberriesHere’s a refreshing dressing made with the delicious ripe strawberries of early summer. The texture is creamy and the color is gorgeous. Continue Reading

Spinach and Snap Peas Saute

Category : July, Side Dishes

Spinach and Pease SauteAs I was preparing my menu for this week, I found myself reminiscing about the experiences which led to me having the main ingredients. I realized that many of my locavore recipes have had stories behind them. It’s yet another unexpected pleasure discovered as I continue to transition toward eating only locally grown foods.

Today’s vegetable dish began several days ago with a visit to my friend Nancy Simmerman at Gude Erth Farm here on Lummi Island. Nancy spins and knits natural fibers, and has a studio near her home where she sells the clothing she designs and constructs (call 758-2489 for an appointment). I stopped by to talk with her about a project we’re working on together. While we were visiting, another mutual friend dropped in and we all enjoyed a nice cup of tea while catching up on our latest summer travels and visitors.  Continue Reading

Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers

Category : July, Snacks, Whatcom Locavore Basics

Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers RecipeThis Whole Wheat Cheese Crackers recipe is a special favorite for kids. It’s a local (and healthier) version of the little fish-shaped cheese crackers kids love. Continue Reading

Local Food Classes

Category : Make It Yourself

Rabbit Field Farms - Who Grows Your Food?As I began transitioning to eating as a locavore (using only locally grown food as much as possible), I naturally did more cooking at home. I rediscovered a love for cooking and preserving fresh, delicious foods. I also started looking for ways to learn more about food preparation and local farms. As always, I found an abundance of local resources. Continue Reading