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2013 Locavore Holiday Dinner Menu Plans!

Category : Whatcom Locavore Products

Cheese ConeWhatcom Locavore Holiday Dinner Menu Plans have been created to help make it easier for you to serve local foods to your family and friends this year. Three five-course menus are available, one with a beef entree, one with salmon, and one vegetarian (lacto-ovo-vegetarian to be precise, since eggs and dairy are used).

The five courses include an appetizer, soup, salad, main dish with side, and dessert. (The vegetarian entree needs no side dish.) Serve them formally one at a time, or family style with some courses combined.

You won’t find “turkey with all the fixin’s” on any of these menus. Instead, the recipes have been selected to help you discover exciting new holiday flavor combinations using familiar, locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Continue Reading

Second Kindle E-book: Vegetarian Holiday Menu Plan

Category : December, November, Seasonal Menu Ideas, Whatcom Locavore Products

2012 Holiday Dinner Menu Plan - VegetarianAmazon.com now is offering the vegetarian version of my 2012 Holiday Dinner Menu Plan as a Kindle book. This is for lacto-ovo-vegetarians, as the recipes do use eggs and dairy products.

Holiday highlights often involve sharing meals with gatherings of loved ones in our lives that we may not see as often as we’d like. We want dinners we prepare to be delightful taste experiences, but we don’t want to spend all our time in the kitchen in the process. We want to be free to spend time visiting and relaxing with our friends and family. Continue Reading

First Whatcom Locavore E-book Launched Today!

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Category : December, November, October, Seasonal Menu Ideas, Whatcom Locavore Products

2012 Holiday Menu Plan (Beef)We’re so excited! The first Whatcom Locavore Kindle book was just published last night! We took one of our Holiday Menu Plans (the beef version), removed some of the specific geographical information, and formatted it for the Kindle reader. As of this morning, if you search the Kindle Store for “holiday menus” we’re coming up first! The salmon and vegetarian versions will be coming next!

The book appears to be the only one available that is a complete plan for preparing a holiday dinner. Most holiday meal books are collections of recipes, but our book not only has recipes but a complete menu with shopping list and recommended preparation schedule. It’s the details for a stress-free holiday dinner, all in one package.

Purchases from Amazon by clicking here. These small books are a great gift idea, too!

Recipes have been fully tested and are guaranteed to deliver the “wow” factor in flavor, especially if you start with farm fresh locally grown ingredients. Cooking methods used are easy, and the suggested preparation schedule leaves plenty of time to visit and enjoy your guests.

Best of all, these recipes can be used together or individually anytime during the fall and winter when the ingredients used are readily available from Whatcom farmers at the Farmers Market.

Happy holidays and a ho ho ho from our home to yours!

2012 Locavore Holiday Dinner Menu Plans!

Category : Whatcom Locavore Products

Cheese ConeHoliday Dinner Menu Plans for 2012 have been created to help make it easier for you to serve local foods to your family and friends this year. Three five-course menus are available, one with a beef entree, one with salmon, and one vegetarian (lacto-ovo-vegetarian to be precise, since eggs and dairy are used).

The five courses include an appetizer, soup, salad, main dish with side, and dessert. (The vegetarian entree needs no side dish.) Serve them formally one at a time, or family style with some courses combined.

You won’t find “turkey with all the fixin’s” on any of these menus. Instead, the recipes have been selected to help you discover exciting new holiday flavor combinations using locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Continue Reading

Join Us at Cordata Co-op Barbecue!

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Category : Events, Retail Stores, Whatcom Locavore Products

September 17, 2011
10:00 amto2:00 pm

Rustic Apple TartJoin me at the Community Food Co-op’s Cordata store (Cordata and Westerly in Bellingham) for a community barbecue next Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. Whatcom Locavore (that’s me!) and several other local food writers will be on hand to share samples of our recipes and answer questions about what we do. Continue Reading

2012 Calendars Available! Order Online

Category : Recipes, Whatcom Locavore Products

2012 Whatcom Locavore CalendarI’m excited to announce that the 2012 Whatcom Locavore Calendar Cards have just become available! Each month is an individual card with a calendar and photo of a dish on the front and the recipe on the back. The cards come in a reusable plastic case (similar to a CD case) which opens to become a stand to hold up a recipe on your counter top for easy use. Price is $15 per calendar (plus $4.95 shipping and handling if you’d like to receive it in the mail).

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