Roasted Radish and Feta Summer Salad!

This salad is another great way to eat roasted radishes. Cool and refreshing, it pairs well with grilled meats and summer soups. Salad Ingredients 1 batch roasted radishes and garlic scapes, cooled 3 ounces sheep milk or Brush Creek Creamery marinated feta, crumbled 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Lemon-Chive Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil…

Peruvian Aji Verde Sauce

I was first introduced to this fresh, spicy green condiment at Sangria Grille, a farm-to-table restaurant in Moscow, Idaho.  For years, my family and I thought the base of the sauce must be cilantro, so we experimented and made some excellent cilantro-based sauces.  Then, one day I was speaking to George Skandalos, co-owner of Sangria,…

Roasted Radishes

Here on the Palouse, and across Idaho, radishes are one of the first foods (after spring greens) to arrive at farmers markets and in CSA boxes. Roasting removes the spicy, hotness of the raw radish and replaces it with a surprisingly mild sweetness. Ingredients: 2 radish bunches 3 garlic scapes 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼…

Spicy Eggs with Labneh

This adaptation of a classic Turkish breakfast known as Cilbir takes only 10 min to make, and it is vegetarian and gluten-free. It features local eggs from Hinderer Farms, Bush Creek Creamery’s award-winning labneh cheese, and some spicy butter. You can find all of these ingredients at the Moscow Food Co-op.  If you have never…

Tabbouleh

A 2019 Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Recipe Part of the art of cooking with the seasons is substituting traditional ingredients with local, seasonal options. In the recipe below, we give suggestions for local and seasonal substitutions for a few key ingredients. Depending upon what is coming up in your own kitchen garden (like…

Turkish Garbanzo Bean Salad

A 2019 Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food Recipe The Moscow Food Co-op deli prepared some great salads for this year’s Love Your Farmer event appetizers. Our thanks to Ryan Town, creative chef and the Co-op’s deli prepared food manager, for sharing his delicious recipes with the Local Foods, Local Flavors blog. Turkish Garbanzo Bean…

Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food 2019

Moscow, Idaho’s Love Your Farmer, Love Your Food is an annual celebration of farmers, ranchers and local food entrepreneurs in the greater Palouse-Clearwater region. This year’s event featured Texas Ridge, Hands & Hearts Farm, Millhorn Farmstead Creamery and Kamiak Coffee Company. Held at Moscow City Hall, the event opened with a reception featuring light appetizers…

Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Lentil Salad

Roasted Parsnip & Carrot Lentil Salad with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing It’s hard to imagine that we still have local produce available in late Spring, but the Moscow Food Co-Op has some delicious root vegetables that are begging to be roasted and thrown in a salad. The addition of some lentils from the PNW Farmers Cooperative…

Quick & Delish Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a special treat at our house. I started making pancakes from scratch over 20 years ago, following a pancake recipe in the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. Over time, I modified the recipe to fit the local tastes of our family. While I no longer measure ingredients, here is an approximation of what I include…

The Wait is Over!

The CSA and Farmers Market season has begun!  This is the fourth week of my Affinity Farm CSA and the fourth week of the Moscow Farmers’ Market. With the our sunny Saturdays, the Moscow Farmers Market has been packed with excited customers, brightly colored booths, vegetable, flower and fruit starts and early spring greens!  And,…

The Salad Equation

In early spring, fresh greens are abundant, and, if you are like me, you are thinking of the months of salad ahead. I look forward to sharing some of my favorite salad combinations and award-winning (in my opinion) simple salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Amongst my friends, I am known as the person who will be…

Hodapps Berry & Dairy

This week was the grand opening of Hodapps Berry and Dairy in Lewiston.  Conveniently located at the bottom of the Old Spiral Highway and only 35 minutes from Moscow, visiting the farm was a great Saturday outing.  When we got to the farm, we were met by farmer Greg Hodapp and his enthusiastic canine sidekick,…