potted montrachet or goat cheese

Thank you Julie Barker

Every once in a while a person comes along that changes your life. Julie Barker, former owner of Bread and Ocean Bakery, is one of those people for me and the community that we live in here on the North Oregon Coast. Julie just sold Bread and Ocean to a local family. This transition has… 

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Braised Turkey

A turkey to be thankful for

I have discovered the most fabulous way to cook turkey. This is a revelation. It truly is. The turkey turns out tender, juicy and oh so flavorful. While I am eating it I am thinking “so this is what turkey can taste like?” Think about it, how many of us have learned to choke down… 

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GMOs coming to get you!

Let me tell you a scary story…..

For Halloween I’m going to tell you a very spooky story. Once upon a time there was a green green valley filled with happy farmers and lots of happy clean animals and produce. Everything was very healthy and thriving, even the bugs and weeds. One very bright farmer, that was kinda lazy, had an interesting… 

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Red flannel hash with poached egg

The beet goes on and on and on…..

As I write this the rain is pouring down on the roof, bringing the sounds and smells of fall into stark contrast to the summers ones that were here just a few days ago. The last farmer’s market came to a merry ending and the tail end of the fabulous summer produce is still arriving… 

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Figs; the orginal cavefood

Figs; the fruit of cave(wo)man

Tender, sweet and utterly seductive the fig has won hearts and started wars. Cleopatra actually died for them. She loved them so much that the asp who killed her was brought to her in a basket of figs. Our sweet little fig has had wars started over her when the Romans took over ancient Carthage… 

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