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Apple-Glazed Pork Chops

Category : Holidays, Main Dishes, Recipes

Apple Glazed Pork ChopsPork 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. The simple pork chop recipe below tastes amazing (if I do say so myself) and is perfect for a holiday main course. Continue Reading

Holiday Appetizers

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Category : Holidays, Recipes, Sauces and Dips, Snacks, Vegetarian

Holiday Appetizers - Whatcom MagazineSeveral holiday appetizer recipes I created were published in the November 19, 2010, issue of Whatcom Magazine.  If you’re looking for snacks for visiting friends, you might want to take a look. Continue Reading

Local Holiday Menus Made Easy

Category : About Food Sources, Bellingham, December, Farmers' Markets, Holidays, Main Dishes, November, Recipes, Seasonal Menu Ideas, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Farmers MarketIf you’ve been considering planning a locavore holiday menu this year but thought it might be too hard, I’ve found just the resource for you! Bellingham Farmers Market has made it as easy as can be. Here are two complete local holiday menus, one based on poultry and one vegetarian:

Holiday Menu and Recipes (with turkey or chicken)

Holiday Vegetarian Menu and Recipes Continue Reading

Potato Leek Soup

Category : Holidays, Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian

I really love the mild onion flavor of leeks, and I also lovePotato Leek Soup potatoes–all kinds of potatoes. Naturally, one of my favorite fall soups is Potato Leek Soup.

It’s a soup that excels for versatility. It can be served hot or cold. It can be rustic and chunkly or creamy in texture. Pureed smooth and with cream added it becomes vichyssoise, a soup traditionally served chilled. Continue Reading

Vegetable Beef Soup

Category : Holidays, Recipes, Soups, Vegetarian

Vegetable Beef SoupHere’s a soup recipe I made recently from leftover vegetables and herbs that needed to be used before they became too ripe.  The ingredients can be varied in almost every way you can imagine. If you want vegetarian soup, leave out the beef. If you have local chicken or turkey on hand, use that instead of beef. You can leave out or add just about any vegetable that grows around here. If you have homemade soup stock on hand, you can use that instead of water. Continue Reading