While attending the recent Hood River Valley Harvest Fest in Hood River, Oregon, I saw Scott Cully, a master pumpkin carver working on a massive pumpkin. How big was it?
No shortage of apples at our house. The boys love whatever I bake for them, but their favorite is a family recipe, Apple Crisp.
Berry picking is something I’ve been doing since I moved to Oregon. There is something very special about the berries here. Like the grapes for pinot noir, berries like the weather here during the summer months – once it kicks in! Cool nights and hot days. Generally the strawberries come into their full sweetness in […]
August 19, 2011 It’s fairly common knowledge that Portland, Oregon is well known for its beer and micro-breweries – there are over 30 breweries in town, and many more pubs that serve up this crafted ale. This weekend kicks off a week of microbrew celebration aptly called Portland Beer Week. There are a number of […]
August 17, 2011 Full of history, love of food, and an interest in bringing old-world traditions into the 21st Century, it was a delight to discover Charcuterie – a Documentary via Ediblearia. In this short documentary “Charcuterie is defined as the cookery of meat, but in the past 700 years, it’s become so much more. […]
This is a salad dish made from a seasonal ingredient called Frikeh that originates in the Middle East.
October 13, 2010 Farming and making wine on the homestead her grandparents established in 1927 in Brosseau, Alberta, Canada, Xina Chrapko from the get-go defines what organic means to her: “Why organic? It’s just because that’s how we’ve always farmed. A little pet peeve of mine is, you hear conventional farming and organic farming – […]
October 12, 2010 The name ‘crop mob‘ has been compared to the long ago community effort of barn raising: a group of people coming together to help a fellow farmer build a barn. Today, these volunteer hands meet up at a farm and pitch in to do whatever is needed. Barth Anderson, of Fair Food […]
October 06, 2010 An energy has been growing in Detroit lately – much of it around growing food. Spaces that were once burned out buildings and lots that nature has taken over are being renewed by individuals who are ready to reclaim their community. In this music video, you will get a glimpse of the […]
August 19, 2010; Alburgh, Vermont. Roger Rainville has been a dairy farmer all his life. 5 years ago, on Borderview Farm, Rainville sold off all his dairy cows, about 120 of them, and now raises 50 replacement cows. He has also converted his 300 acre farm into becoming a research farm, with over 3000 test plots […]