Normally, picking beans, strawberries, and pickling cucumbers by hand is demanding work. With this unusual device, that job has become a little easier for workers on Bi-Zi Farms in Vancouver, Washington.
Eau De Vie, the French word meaning “water of life”, is a spirited drink produced from the distillates of fermented and mashed fruit.
When Toro first opened, a purveyor brought me an Italian anchovy syrup called colatura, which is basically a fish sauce made in Italy that’s similar to Thai fish sauce. We had some squid ink pasta lying around so for staff meal we made a bastardized version of pad thai with it—using hazelnuts instead of peanuts and the colatura instead of fish sauce, plus chilies, sprouts, and onions. It was so good that we made it again the next day. This is the recipe we perfected.
What an incredible year for Columbia River salmon! Over 1 million salmon have passed through the Bonneville Dam near the mouth of the Columbia River, and the daily runs have reached levels never seen before.
Manuel Recio, of Veridian Farms, shows us some of the uncommon types of beans that he grows from the Basque region of Spain and Southern France. One of the beans shown in this video are grown by only 9 farmers in the world!
David Korten, author, and co-founder of Yes! magazine shares his views on the importance of building local, community-based economies.
Nancy Arcement came upon the idea of making cuddly goat pillows out of chenille bedspreads and remnant pieces of upholstery fabric.
In an effort to save the honeybees, a veteran researcher, Lynn Royce, looks at tree hive bees to uncover the clues that may help their populations
Author and fermentation guru, Sandor Katz, kicked off the 4th Annual Portland Fermentation Festival with a short talk followed by a Q & A session that was quickly embraced by a packed roomful of fellow fermentation enthusiasts.
One of the top tourist sites in Alaska, the Childs Glacier is now only accessible by boat. The 56 mile Copper River Highway that leads from Cordova to the Million Dollar Bridge is no longer passable beyond mile 36.