Eating at the Fair

Eating healthfully at the state fair sounds like an oxymoron, especially when you’re choosing amongst elephant ears, deep-fried candy bars, and humungous funnel cakes? Wouldn’t it be bette… Read More

(Sep 10, 2014)

Lentils-Worthy Of a Festival

Few foods are considered both a protein and a vegetable, and the mighty lentil flexes its nutritional muscle for both.  This lens-shaped seed resides in the legume family and was the center of at… Read More

(Aug 25, 2014)

The Gift of Berries & Cherries

By Craig T. Hunt RDN Summer is a unique time for enjoying freshly picked Washington strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and apricots.  My family visited a local Spok… Read More

(Aug 6, 2014)

What's On Our Table

What our family eats varies with the seasons. Here’s a look at some of the food gracing our table during this  summertime season in Washington state. Grilled Portabello Burgers - I f… Read More

(Jul 28, 2014)

Cooking With Rhubarb

Much like daffodils and tulips, rhubarb stalks emerge from the cold ground in early spring. At first they look like oversized red asparagus, but as they grow taller, giant green leaves spread out from… Read More

(Jun 19, 2014)

Dinner on the Fly

During my college waitressing years I was introduced to a whole new kitchen vocabulary. My first week of training the chef shouted down the line (def: the row of cooks), “86 tomatoes!” All… Read More

(May 6, 2014)

A Day In Life of Harvest

Harvest is winding down.  It must be, because all the days are running together and they all seem kind of blurry.  A few dramatic breakdowns stand out, but I feel like the bloom is definitel… Read More

(Sep 3, 2014)

Green is good. Blue is BAD.

Green is good.  Blue is BAD.  It is June and the Palouse is wearing its multiple shades of green.  The deep green of the winter wheat, the soft green winter barley, light green and diff… Read More

(Jul 3, 2014)

Spring Planting!

Timing is everything. Cliché, but oh so very true in farming. The hardest part, though, is knowing just when that perfect time is. I could have planted some of my spring barley in the last week… Read More

(Apr 7, 2014)

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