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pears
In the Market Now

It’s Pear Time Again!

Passing through Ellensburg in pear season, one is compelled to stop at a fruit stand and be enraptured by the presence of firm, ripe, voluptuous pears. Pears can be red, green and yellow in color, and they grow in sizes from prune-sized seckels … read more

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(Photo by Hilary McMullen)

Polenta with Sercial-Spiked Lobster Mushrooms and Collard Greens Makes for Perfect October Meal

Editor’s note: This is an adapted excerpt from “36 Bottles of Wine,” by Paul Zitarelli, recently released by Sasquatch Books. There you are, casually negotiating pizza toppings with your friends. Someone blithely mentions mushrooms. Heads nod around the room. Universal approval. Does a … read more

The Sip

Wine and Football Pairings

I was skeptical when I first tried it, but after one taste, I was hooked. Chili is a classic fall food that is often served when the weather turns colder. Instead of being outside on the deck, we start to spend Sunday afternoons … read more

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Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Savor the Chilly Season Favorite: the Stew

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “Cooking from Scratch: 120 Recipes from Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Markets,” recently released from Sasquatch Books. Used by permission. In the Pacific Northwest, when we experience several straight months of cool, overcast weather, it pays … read more

The Loft in Poulsbo, Washington

The Loft at Poulsbo has Something for Everyone

Waterfront dining is always popular, but even more so when the food is “fresh, local and delicious,” as The Loft in Poulsbo proclaims on the front cover of the crisp-white menu. Chef Michael Bucholz believes that food should be made from scratch, using … read more

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Heirloom Tomatoes
In the Market Now

Heirloom Tomatoes

No matter how you say it – “toe-MAY-toe” or “toe MAH-toe” – there is no doubt these luscious, juicy fruits are at the top of the list for late-summer, garden-to-table enjoyment. Tomatoes are the No. 1 produce grown in home gardens, and frequently … read more

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

School Mornings Made Easy

Most parents know the first few weeks of school season and new daily routines can be hectic. From stocking up on school supplies to finishing up homework, there are few unused minutes in the day. One thing that’s particularly easy to forget in … read more

A canoe from the Hoh Tribe arrives on the shores of Point Julia, on the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation, during the 2012 Canoe Journey. This year, canoes will visit Port Gamble S'Klallam and Suquamish en route to the shores of the Puyallup Tribe.

A Taste of Coast Salish Culture

Port Gamble S’Klallam master fish cook Benji Ives tends his barbecued salmon and his clambake pit with as much care as Tom Douglas might put into his own applewood-smoked black cod or Hama Hama purple clams. But you won’t find hot mustard and … read more

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