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Food Truck Fest rolls into Everett on Saturday

Usually you have to travel to Seattle for food truck nirvana, plus find a parking place. This weekend, the food truck feast is coming to you.

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment


Taste of Edmonds much more than food

EDMONDS — A Taste of Edmonds, Aug. 14 through 16, is like a reunion for south Snohomish County.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment


Tomato tradition

From backyard garden to oven-roasted sauce

Date: 08/12/2015 | Light for Life


Fermented pickles need only a few days, a few ingredients

The vegetables are coming on strong, the markets are overflowing and farm stands glow with the colors of summer produce. It’s time to pickle.

Date: 08/12/2015 | Life


Breakfast in Portland

The Rose City takes its morning meal seriously

Date: 07/22/2015 | Life


Camping gourmet

How to make easy campfire sandwiches

Date: 07/22/2015 | Life


Where to find blueberries

Earlier than usual, blueberries are ready at most local farms

Date: 07/01/2015 | Life


Ripe for the picking

Warm weather could shorten an early strawberry season

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News


Roast strawberries to get the most out of them

I don't need a calendar to tell me summer is almost here. As a lifelong Northwesterner, I have always marked the beginning of summer with the start of strawberry season. Little green pints of scarlet, seed-freckled berries appear just after the first whiffs of charcoal smoke but before...

Date: 06/03/2015 | Light for Life


How low could you go on your grocery budget?

I am extremely ashamed to admit this, but when I was 19 years old I used to steal toilet paper. I worked two separate jobs, seven days a week, and took 20 units in college. It was the year of El Niño and I didn't have a car. I either had to grocery shop by bus, which was...

Date: 05/31/2015 | I Brake for Moms


Blame rise in egg prices on putting all our chickens in a few ‘baskets’

An outbreak of bird flu has forced American farmers to kill millions of egg-laying chickens, 32 million in Iowa alone — hence the rise in egg prices.But why so many? Because our eggs are now produced by a handful of gigantic farms. When one of their birds gets sick,...

Date: 05/27/2015 | Opinion Columnists


Planting flowers to save bees and agriculture

Ladybird Johnson may have been onto something after all.During the Johnson administration, the late first lady famously fought to replace billboards with wildflowers along the nation's highways. While she was seeking to beautify America, her idea has returned, this time with...

Date: 05/24/2015 | Editorials


Going local in Stanwood

Salt & Thistle aims to be marketplace for small farmers

Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News


Take your pick

When and where to find a farmers market near you

Date: 05/07/2015 | Home and Garden


Everett's upscale trend

Potala Place will feature year-round farmers market

Date: 05/03/2015 | Business


Farm-to-table

Victoria is embracing local food, with delicious results

Date: 05/03/2015 | Life


Pesticide OK’d for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

SEATTLE — For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest


Briefs: Haggen donates $1,000 to Cocoon House

Haggen donates $1,000 to Cocoon HouseThe Haggen Food & Pharmacy store at 7601 Evergreen Way in Everett made a $1,000 donation to Cocoon House last month. Haggen is taking over hundreds of Safeways and Albertsons across the West. With each new store...

Date: 04/08/2015 | Bizblog


Bradley's Diner

Full-service restaurant is open for business in Darrington

Date: 04/06/2015 | Business


Five organic fruits and vegetables that might really be worth the price

Buying organic fruits and vegetables costs more, and for many shoppers, the advantage hardly seems worth the expense. But there are certain produce items for which “buying organic is a must,” according to a new release from Consumer Reports, the non-profit long-known for its product reviews.

Date: 04/01/2015 | The Dish


Needy seniors can get free fresh produce

With farmers market season almost here, it's time for low-income seniors to apply for a popular program that provides $40 in checks to help buy fresh produce.Demand for assistance exceeds the amount of money available for the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, which...

Date: 03/11/2015 | Local News


Making the base for some flavorful soups

The other day I tumbled a fist full of chopped-up garlic, onion, celery tops and fresh ginger root into a stock pot, along with a cut-up chicken, red pepper flakes and peppercorns. Then added enough water to cover the whole affair, along with a pinch of salt.

Date: 02/11/2015 | Life


He's 'Grandpa George'

It says so on the name tag of Mukilteo cashier

Date: 02/10/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Great seafood stews to freeze and enjoy quickly

We all know how good fish is for our overall health. But when you're trying to pull some marginal fish eaters over to your way of thinking, a good attitude is only half the battle. The truly successful nudge comes via good cooking. This time of year, a healthy-but-flavorful fish stew...

Date: 01/28/2015 | The Dish


An open and shut case

Clams are so easy to cook, they tell you when they’re done

Date: 01/21/2015 | Life


Simply Northwest

Care shows in chef Renee Erickson's creations

Date: 01/14/2015 | Life


Nana's soda pot

Woman's 'crazy' idea for pot-infused cola is taking off

Date: 01/13/2015 | Life


Throwback diner in the heart of Everett

Biscuits smothered with sausage gravy. French dip with fries. Open-faced chili burger. Homemade cinnamon rolls. Peanut-butter milkshakes.Colby Diner is a good place to go mid-January after you’ve given up on those New Year’s weight-loss resolutions and gone back to your old ways.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Entertainment


2 Seattle illnesses linked to recall of Snoqualmie ice cream products

OLYMPIA — State health officials say two illnesses have been linked to products recently recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream.

Date: 12/24/2014 | Northwest


Dogged determination

Mudslide put distillery on hold - not forever

Date: 12/15/2014 | Business


Cookbooks for all

The top books of the year make for delicious gifts

Date: 12/09/2014 | Life


Pomegranate season

It's the best time of year to find, seed and enjoy one

Date: 12/03/2014 | Light for Life


So, you want to farm?

Monroe conference is where to find a bumper crop of ideas

Date: 11/16/2014 | Life


Local food hub sprouts in Stanwood

STANWOOD — Family farms and small food producers in north Snohomish County are getting a new resource to boost their businesses and promote locally sourced meals. North 40 Farm Food, based out of Camano Island, is...

Date: 11/06/2014 | Local News


Go with your gut

'Fresh & Fermented' recipes for probiotic foods

Date: 11/05/2014 | Life


Throw out the can

Straight-from-the-pumpkin pie is easy to make

Date: 10/29/2014 | Life


Restaurant under new name, but Thai food still the star

For years it was Taste of Thai. Now it's Bhu-Ping Thai Cuisine, named after a winter palace nestled in the mountains of North Thailand. The Everett restaurant sits between Wild Hare Bar & Grill and the vacuum cleaner shop with the stuffed gorilla on Evergreen Way.

Date: 10/17/2014 | Entertainment


Shakespeare, boxing and an unforgettable cabbage salad

When Southern Oregon College professor Angus Bowmer first proposed a Shakespeare festival to run over the 1935 Fourth of July weekend, Ashland city officials were concerned it would be a bust. To boost ticket sales they insisted that boxing matches be held during the intermissions.

Date: 10/01/2014 | Life


Fish sticks from scratch

They can be great when you think outside the box

Date: 09/17/2014 | Light for Life


Everybody's pickling

Its popularity grows with a younger generation

Date: 09/17/2014 | Life


Hop over to Whidbey

Alpacas to zinfandel, there's a lot to explore on farm tour

Date: 09/17/2014 | Home and Garden


These beans taste good at any stage

The beans were coming in fast and it was hard to keep up. Granted, I’d stacked the deck in my favor by planting the world’s most forgiving bean. It’s called Garden of Eden. Not to be confused with Lazy Wife bean, named for the ease with which you can open the pods, this one might be dubbed...

Date: 09/11/2014 | Home and Garden


It's time for corn

How to select, cook and garnish the summer favorite

Date: 09/10/2014 | Life


Make tomatoes the star

Put them front and center in tomato soup

Date: 09/10/2014 | Life




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