It's Squashtober!

It's Squashtober!

Cheeks are getting rosy, there is crispness in the air, and our eyes are being dazzled by the colors of the season. Yes, fall fans, Squashtober has arrived. Let’s hear it for some of the last local produce of the season, the totally underrated, utterly awesome squashes. I have to admit I get excited when…

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Oregon Rocks!

Oregon Rocks!

Oregon rocks, oh, yes it does. Oregon State has spawned some seriously famous rock music talent over the years, such as the Kingsmen, whom the University of Washington owes for its fight song “Louie Louie.” (Isn’t it nice to see how well we share here in the Northwest?) Oregon also has “world-wonderful status” rock upcroppings,…

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Stone Love

Stone Love

You may not remember your first bite of stone fruit, but it’s a love affair you’ll never get over. No doubt it was the summer, a hot day with a sweet peach, or maybe it was fun times with a snappy bowl of cherries. The deep notes of a great plum are not soon forgotten,…

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Hey, Sweet Pea!

Hey, Sweet Pea!

Hey, Sweet Pea, is that you? Why, I hardly recognized you, you look so fresh and fabulous, even downright stylish. Let’s face it, peas have come a long way since we were kids. Their humble beginnings, from the box and can, got them off to a poor start in the fashionable vegetable world. But now,…

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Blueberries on the Brain

Blueberries on the Brain

Popping a few handfuls of blueberries in your mouth every day is a brilliant idea. Blueberries are brain food, they’re E=mc2 personified. Consumption of these prodigious prognosticators may even cause you to factor algorithms or start calculating the sum of the sides of an isosceles triangle. Okay maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. Although…

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