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Rhubarb-the quintessential spring food

Rhubarb-the quintessential spring food

With anticipation I await rhubarb’s full bouquet–deep green dinner-plate sized leaves atop fibrous stalks ranging in color from bright chartreuse green to brilliant pink–spreading close to a yard across. Its arrival is evidence that spring is here.... Read more...
Taste Wheat:  Cereal Box Bakery

Taste Wheat: Cereal Box Bakery

Imagine every Wednesday, before the sun rises, a bag of baked goods is delivered to your front doorstep. With anticipation you open the front door to retrieve  the large bag with a box and several smaller bags filled with delectable flavors. You first look for the... Read more...
Is Flooding Good for Farmland?

Is Flooding Good for Farmland?

As with most any topic, the best answer is, “It depends.” Flooding can be beneficial and also devastating. Throughout history and up to today, food is often grown on lands adjacent to the mightiest rivers, think the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, Ganges, and Mississippi... Read more...
Scandinavian Market Halls & Take-Away: it’s more than a re-translation of “take-out”

Scandinavian Market Halls & Take-Away: it’s more than a re-translation of “take-out”

Our food choices and ways of eating when we travel can range from the intentional and experimental to serving the basic biological demand for calories. And as special places to both residents and visitors alike, market halls are notable features in the local food landscape. They can literally draw the physical pathways and powerful memories of an urban exploratory experience.

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My Backyard Harvest

My Backyard Harvest

My yard is brimming with food now always arriving in the hot, sultry, dog days of summer. I plant only what I can grow, nurture and produce successfully. I don’t want failure. Gardening takes a lot of persistent, dedicated, focused work. Preparing the soil,... Read more...
Reconnecting with Fresh Food

Reconnecting with Fresh Food

Summer brings my favorite foods. Succulent corn on the cob, pints upon pints of Hayton Farms strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, flame-roasted Hatch peppers, and lettuces all bigger than my head. My 5,000 square foot city lot just isn’t big enough to... Read more...
Know Where Your Food Comes From

Know Where Your Food Comes From

I was born before trucking in out-of-season foods was the norm and consequently grew up eating local foods. Granted we could get iceberg lettuce and citrus shipped in mid-winter from California or Florida, but our usual nightly dinner fare was frozen beans, peas, or... Read more...
What is Sustainable Agriculture?

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

I am not a farmer, but care where my food comes from. I read labels to avoid unknown, unintelligible ingredients. I cannot feed myself with my gardening skills. Farmers grow my food and I have the utmost respect for the work the work they do. Each season farmers start... Read more...
Oysters:  The Indicator Species

Oysters: The Indicator Species

Oysters on the half shell, the willingness to savor this gastronomic treat that I inherited from my parents. The slippery, mildly briny, sometimes sweet oyster, swallowed with a squeeze of lemon or a dollop of pungent, fresh horseradish is something I relish at the... Read more...
Ensuring Food Security:  Wade’s Vision

Ensuring Food Security: Wade’s Vision

Food and water are necessities.   If we don’t have food to eat, we go hungry.  Hungry people are bad for society.  We take food for granted.   Setting the Stage: Puget Sound In Seattle we often live up to our reputation and it rains.  This December, it’s been... Read more...
Nash’s Real Food from the Ground Up

Nash’s Real Food from the Ground Up

I spoke to soil recently, receiving wisdom from the earth.  Nash Huber–iconic organic farmer–was speaking from depth of his soul on soil and our human connection to it through the food we eat.  My psyche was mesmerized by his words. Nash’s Journey I... Read more...