Rhubarb-Cherry Crumble

Crumbles are my favorite summer dessert because they are so easy to make. You don’t need any special tools or equipment, and they can be baked in advance and reheated later.  Crumbles are also a very versatile dessert: you can use pretty much any fruit that is in season, and they will always come out…

Green Garlic Chimichurri

Fresh, Local Green Garlic Chimichurri** Growing up in Costa Rica, we had homemade chimichurri every time my family hosted a barbecue. This garlicky, vinegary sauce originates in Argentina, where it is served alongside their world-famous grilled meats. My version uses green garlic instead of regular garlic cloves. Green garlic, as the name implies, is the…

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…

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…

Arugula & Brown Butter Pasta

Myzithra, brown butter and pasta are a great combination, only made better by the addition of fresh arugula. This recipe was inspired by the myzithra spaghetti from the Old Spagetti Factory in Spokane, Washington and an amazing risotto with fresh arugula I enjoyed at a small restaurant on Italy’s Mediterranean coast.   1 pound fresh,…

Fuel Up to Play with White Bean Hummus!

Locally grown white beans from Affinity Farm! What a treat to find in the cupboard on a cool, late-winter day. These locally grown dry beans were a new addition to my 2017 Affinity Farm CSA – one I got pretty excited about last fall and again this week when I realized I had not used…

Take-Out Challenged: Local Sweet and Sour Chicken

Here’s another simple layer and bake dinner option, using some great early fall local food. The focus of this dish is the amazing pastured chicken from Link’d Hearts Ranch. Which turned into some delicious sweet and sour chicken with three simple steps: The first, was to chop onions, garlic, red peppers and carrots, all from local…

Veggie Egg Sandwich

Things have been getting hectic again with another move coming this weekend. So, it is more quick and easy food these days and trying to sneak in as much nutrition while I’m at it. I grew up on egg sandwiches, so they are also kind of a comfort food, but the simple version doesn’t pack…

Veggie-Hummus Sandwich

Here’s a quick classic. This one takes me back to always coveting the lunch of a vegetarian friend, who often brought this sandwich. It always looked so fresh, crisp and delicious, that I finally starting making these sandwiches for myself and they are always everything I dream of: fresh, hearty and delicious! They are great…