Friday, October 23, 2020

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BOOKSHELF: Our February reading list

Feb 1st, 2020
BOOKSHELF: Our February reading list

by Grow Northwest We’re going to jump right into this month’s reading list because we are just so excited! Last month, Gardening Expert of the Pacific Northwest Ciscoe Morris released his new book Oh, La La! Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom, AND WWU’s Gigi Berardi released her book, FoodWISE: A Whole Systems Guide
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Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Dec 1st, 2019
Bookshelf: 12 days of cookbooks

Cookbooks are so much fun and the holidays are here! It was hard to narrow down favorite picks, but these 12 cookbooks are sure to please. Enjoy!  #1 - Look Cook Eat: 200 Recipes Without Wordsis a fun take on a cookbook, using minimal words and maximum imagery to explain recipe instructions. The title implies this cookbook
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Bookshelf: November reading list

Nov 4th, 2018
Bookshelf: November reading list

by Grow Northwest Tis the season for fall reading. Following are some recommendations, including two community reading events coming up.   A natural storyteller of animal characters during the beautiful winter season, author Jan Brett returns with The Snowy Nap, the prequel to her classic and bestselling book, The Hat. Her main character, Hedgie, has
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Cookbooks for your Secret Santa

Dec 1st, 2012
Cookbooks for your Secret Santa

by Brent Cole Invited to a shindig and have to bring a gift for your Secret Santa? Trying to find out what kind of cookbook to get Aunt Melba this year? Try one of these. Dead Celebrity Cookbook presents: Christmas in Tinseltown: While this cookbook isn’t locally oriented, it’s my favorite of the holiday season.
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Review: Baking, building and more at Kneading West Conference

Oct 6th, 2012
Review: Baking, building and more at Kneading West Conference

by Jessamyn Tuttle The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the 2nd annual Kneading Conference West, held at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, was how happy everyone was. This joy continued to permeate the entire event as the attendees, a mix of home bakers, professional bakers, maltsters, grain geneticists
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BOOKSHELF: Northwest foraging: Revised guide from Lopez Island’s Doug Benoliel

Jun 30th, 2012
BOOKSHELF: Northwest foraging: Revised guide from Lopez Island’s Doug Benoliel

by Marnie Jones Doug Benoliel arrived in gloves, laying  stinging nettle samples alongside salal, wild mustard, and   other common edible plants of the Northwest. In a June 23 presentation at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, the botanist and author of Northwest Foraging shared plant samples, foraging tips, nutritional information, and freshly brewed nettle tea.
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BOOKSHELF: Seafood cookbooks for the NW kitchen

Jun 6th, 2012
BOOKSHELF: Seafood cookbooks for the NW kitchen

by Jessamyn Tuttle Ever find yourself at your local fish market, wondering what to do with all those different kinds of seafood? Many cookbooks call for fish that simply aren’t available on the West Coast, or that we now know to be unsustainable choices. Fortunately there are some great books available that address the seafood
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LET’S EAT: Pure Bliss Desserts: Love at first bite

Jan 7th, 2012
LET’S EAT: Pure Bliss Desserts: Love at first bite

by Cameron Deuel Pure Bliss Desserts, nestled in downtown Bellingham, is known for serving high-quality desserts. Made-from-scratch desserts such as cakes, cookies, tortes, tarts and other goodies line the glass cases, and beverages including coffee and espresso, wine, beer and mead are ready to be poured. This is the kind of place you can fall
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BOOKS: Local resident co-authors gluten-free baking for dummies

Jan 7th, 2012
BOOKS: Local resident co-authors gluten-free baking for dummies

by Jessica Harbert Fresh baked bread, homemade cookies and birthday cake are among the list of potential challenges for someone living gluten-free. As the knowledge and resources continue to grow, gluten-free eaters have access to a wide array of options to keep them from missing anything from pizza to doughnuts. Another resource is now available
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Breadfarm: Good to the last crumb

Nov 5th, 2011
Breadfarm: Good to the last crumb

by Jessamyn Tuttle You probably don’t need me to tell you about the Breadfarm and how great it is. Since this artisan bakery set up its storefront in Edison in 2003, they have developed a loyal following from all over the northwest. Baker Scott Mangold and his wife Renee Bourgault, in their effort to create
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