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EATING OUT: Brandywine Restaurant: From seed to plate

Sep 14th, 2011
EATING OUT: Brandywine Restaurant: From seed to plate

by Marie Biondolillo Five years ago, Azizi Tookas and Chris Sunde started growing heirloom tomatoes and selling them at the Bellingham Farmer’s market under the name Brandywine Gardens. They grew into Brandywine Kitchen, a catering service and weekly booth offering tasty sandwiches at the Bellingham Farmers Market. In July, Tookas and Sunde opened their Brandywine
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BOOKS: Pacific Feast: A guide to foraging coastal edibles

Jul 12th, 2011
BOOKS: Pacific Feast: A guide to foraging coastal edibles

by Jessica Harbert If one was to wander into their back yard and expect to find ingredients to whip up a delicious dinner, would it be possible? With recipes incorporating anything from dandelion root to sea kelp to rose petals, Pacific Feast: a Cook’s Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine showcases local ingredients that
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EATING OUT: Taylor Shellfish: Barbecue on the beach

Jul 12th, 2011
EATING OUT: Taylor Shellfish: Barbecue on the beach

by Jessamyn Tuttle One of the real perks of living near Puget Sound is being able to eat really fresh shellfish. I grew up eating crab and clams (not to mention the inevitable backyard summer salmon grills), but for some reason have only recently discovered the incredible world of oysters. Once converted, I was wildly
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EATING OUT: Nell Thorn’s menu full of local farm products

Mar 5th, 2011

by Jessamyn Tuttle The last time I had dinner at Nell Thorn, I ate goat. Not just any goat, but a La Mancha from Gothberg Farms in Bow. I follow Rhonda Gothberg on Facebook, and she had commented just that morning that she had entrusted some of her goats to the kitchen at Nell Thorn, knowing
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BOOKS: Lane Morgan’s revised winter cookbook offers plenty for spring

Mar 3rd, 2011
BOOKS: Lane Morgan’s revised winter cookbook offers plenty for spring

by Jessica Harbert When preparing to cook a recipe calling for ingredients such as radicchio, escarole and gobo, would you even know where to begin? I sure wouldn’t. Local Whatcom resident Lane Morgan’s Winter Harvest Cookbook guides readers through cooking in the winter season commonly thought to be less fruitful in the fresh produce department.
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BOOKS: Simone Goes to the Market

Jan 13th, 2011
BOOKS: Simone Goes to the Market

by Brent Cole Bellingham resident David Westerlund’s book “Simone Goes to the Market” shows the connection between local farmer and food in a way that children under five can understand. The book, featuring his daughter Simone, also teaches colors. Westerlund released the book in the spring of 2008 after a friend convinced him to print
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FOOD: The Table: Fresh pasta, community style

Jan 8th, 2011
FOOD: The Table: Fresh pasta, community style

by Marie Biondolillo Every week for the past two years, Bellingham Pasta Company co-owner Anna Rankin has delivered 200 pounds of fresh pasta by bicycle. Rankin, who also co-owns Bellingham Pasta Company’s new restaurant The Table, uses a lightweight trailer to carry her goods to locations ranging from the Fountain District to Fairhaven Haggen. “It
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Food Review: StrEAT Food

Nov 8th, 2010
Food Review: StrEAT Food

by Aaron Apple I don’t know about you, but every time I hear about the food scene in Portland, OR and the swarms of food trucks that crowd every neighborhood, I get a bit jealous. These food trucks often specialize in one specific type of food and do it very well, while keeping prices low
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Serving the Skagit Harvest: Local cookbook from Eat Your Yard

Sep 12th, 2010
Serving the Skagit Harvest: Local cookbook from Eat Your Yard

by Stephanie Ashton Local food lovers can look forward to a surge of inspiration this fall with the release of Serving the Skagit Harvest, a cookbook compiled and published by the Skagit County organization, Eat Your Yard. As a side project of Skagit Beat the Heat – a 501(c)(3) non-profit group devoted to spreading awareness
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Book reviews: July-August

Jul 13th, 2010

Each issue, we’ll bring you some of the books, publications and articles that have our attention. Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening by Steve Solomon: This is one of those books that sits on the kitchen table throughout the growing season. A good manual for your large vegetable garden
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