This weekend we made our way to the coast range in search of chanterelle mushrooms, a food finding adventure in nature that we’ve been partaking in for the past few years. In a short span of arriving in the forest - which is all we have these days to keep our almost 2-year-old content on [...]
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We became proud owners of a Big Chief electric smoker this summer, a find we made passing by a yard sale in our neighborhood. Smoking food wasn’t on my radar, but the unit was too eye-catching and the price was too right to pass it up. 15 bucks and it was ours.
It found a home [...]
It is albacore tuna season on the Oregon coast.
Our primary quest in visiting the Lane County Farmer’s Market today was to acquire some fresh sweet corn to accompany a pair of Laughing Stock Farm Pork Chops we had pulled from the freezer this morning.
What we didn’t anticipate was the seduction of fresh albacore tuna offered [...]
It was another canning extravaganza in the OHW kitchen this weekend.
Leading the way were pickled red onions. Amy loves them on the salads served at McMenamins, so this is primarily an attempt to mimic those. The ingredient list is simple - thinly sliced onions, white wine vinegar and peppercorns with a little sugar added. The [...]
Buying a plant start of an unknown vegetable variety can be risky business. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. This is a story about a winner.
Coming off of a successful tomatillo experience in 2008, we decided to expand our horizons this year. A few months ago we drove down to Territorial Seed Company in Cottage [...]
Posted in Vegetables - cool weather on Apr 22nd, 2009
It’s a bit of a contest each spring. My husband and I hover over the raised asparagus bed, searching for the first tip of the first asparagus to appear. The lucky person who makes the first sighting gets to troop back into the house triumphantly, announcing “Guess what I just saw!” I think it must [...]
I discovered real bok choi after we joined a CSA 5 years ago. I say real bok choi because I am sure that I had eaten it overcooked in Chinese takeout before. If prepared right, it can be delightful. I especially enjoy the baby bok choi that is popping up in our spring markets right [...]
Today marks the start of the Eating Close to Home cookbook giveaway and I see no better way to start than with rhubarb cake. If you want to enter, be sure to enter a comment with your name, email address(which isn’t published), and your favorite spring dish this week. Click here for more details [...]
Still have pesto in the freezer from last year’s garden? Or maybe you just feel like having a taste of summer from one of the live basil plants in the produce section. I found this recipe looking for a pesto lasagne recipe and thought it would be a fine alternative. We will definitely [...]
I marked this recipe in the Culinaria Russia book after a beautiful picture of large glass containers filled with different flavors of kvass caught my eye. Reading further, kvass is a very low alcohol, thirst quenching drink that contains vitamins and aids digestion. Kvass can be made with many different types of fruit - Culinaria [...]