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Spring Salad Menu

Category : June, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Spring Salad MenuIt’s that wonderful time of the year for putting together spring salads with enough variety to make a meal unto themselves! Gardens and farms are currently harvesting a cornucopia of lettuces, mixed salad greens and other salad vegetables. Continue Reading

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Category : Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Photo of Cucumber Yogurt SaladOnly a locavore can understand the excitement I felt when I saw the beautiful long English cucumbers from Dominion Organics in Ferndale in the produce rack at Terra Organica. The first appearance of any variety of fresh produce in the spring is like running into an old friend you haven’t seen for awhile. It’s always cause for celebration. Dominion grows these early beauties in their greenhouse so they can be harvested while the soil is still far too cool for planting them outside in the garden.

When I talked with the produce person to confirm these were definitely grown locally, they also noted happily that the “plastic” wrap around each individual cucumber was completely biodegradable. That was good news, too. Continue Reading

Pasta and Cucumber Salad Menu

Category : April, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Photo of Pasta and Cucumber Salad MenuHot new finds in the local foods department this week were beautiful fresh English cucumbers and fresh pasta made in Bellingham. I found both in Terra Organica at the Public Market on the corner of Flora and Cornwall in Bellingham.

The English cucumbers were so green and beautiful that I asked the produce person to make sure that these were in fact locally grown. She smiled and said indeed they were, grown in the greenhouse of Dominion Organics in Ferndale. She also pointed out that the individual wrappers around the cucumbers were biodegradable. Continue Reading