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…

Spice it Up!

Cold winter days are perfect for baking. Especially when the low winter sun is streaming in the window, warming the kitchen and you have a lot of winter squash in the pantry. A few years ago, after several batches of delicious (in my opinion) winter squash soup, my children declared they had enough, no more…

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,…

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…

Arugula Breakfast Salad

If you have ever dined at Bloom, one of Moscow, Idaho’s local food restaurants, you may have seen the arugula breakfast salad on their menu.  It is one of my favorites!  I am always so happy to be able to enjoy a homemade breakfast salad!  Now, with spring greens popping up, you’ll soon be able…

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,…

Butternut & Red Lentil Soup

While salad is my absolute favorite food, soup is a close second ~ especially on these erratic spring days when you can have sunshine one minute, hail the next followed by a dark clouds and an unexpected rainbow.  This soup, easy to prepare, relatively quick, and extremely delicious, is a great addition to your spring…

Selecting Seeds

It is already the end of March and many of us have fingers itching to get into the garden!  Along with spring gardening fever comes seed selection.  And, not all seeds are the same. When you think about it, it makes sense to buy seed that is adapted to your local climate.  Enter Snake River…