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Is it Fair to Call Them Crabs?

Is it Fair to Call Them Crabs?

Have you ever wondered what makes a crab so crabby? I looked into it and discovered some pretty legit reasons for their “grumpy pants” attitude. It gives me a whole new perspective. First of all… they’re old. Everyone gets old and it’s not easy. But feature this; crabs have been around 200 million years. They
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The Steelhead ID Crisis

The Steelhead ID Crisis

What in Salmon Hill is a steelhead? I get that steelhead is a fish, but exactly what kind of fish is it? It looks like a trout, yes; but like a salmon too. It acts like a salmon unless its acting like a trout. Scientists proclaim it’s a trout but then ardently insist it is
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Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

I know what you’re thinking… It’s a little bit risky to be shellfish at this time of year. What with Santa making his list of the good boys and girls… It’s important to be careful on the homestretch. But if you want to make extra points for being good to yourself, I suggest eating lots
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Most Comforting Comfort Food

Most Comforting Comfort Food

Seafood is comfort food The last of the leaves are taking to the streets and its chipper out there alright. It’s time for the most comforting, of comfort foods. Soothing contentment, and a sense of well-being is what we seek at this chillier time of year. So, how is it that a dish gets the
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Chill Out

Chill Out

If there is a most delicious time to eat oysters and clams, it’s now. Admittedly, any day of the year is the best day to eat them. True. But when fall arrives, they are prime-at-prime and extra-best. Because they are at their sweetest, meatiest and most delicious peak. But why do they get that way?
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Traveling Tuna

Traveling Tuna

When I think about local wild tuna, I imagine far-away, get-aways like Hawaii or Japan. But without traveling, where would we go to find it? Well, pack your bags lightly my friend, your food staycation starts right here.  Did you know, that troll caught albacore tuna is one of the most abundant Pacific Northwest seafood
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When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, I say do the happy dance. Because to me, it’s the sassiest, sunniest, food in your kitchen.  Being dealt the attributes of acid and sour, lemons have the pluck to proudly rise above. These yellow orbs know that they bring balance to life. For instance, how would you know that
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Mighty Microgreens

Mighty Microgreens

You’ve heard the saying “big things come in small packages” right? Well, true that is, when it comes to microgreens. These little bits of vegetable confetti may be pint sized, but they pack a powerful punch. What exactly are microgreens? They’re a vegetable, a teensy-eensy vegetable. In the “line up according to your height” veggie
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Finish Your Dish with Delish

Finish Your Dish with Delish

This month we are talking about those little greens that fancy chefs finish their dishes with. These greens are packed with flavor and nutrition according to my cohort Kathy Kingen. So what actually is a micro green? It is a sprout of lettuce, herb or even vegetable. The flavor that comes off these micro greens
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Plank You Salmon

Plank You Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon No, planks are not an exercise for salmon at the gym, frankly they don’t need the workout. Although salmon are, shall we say… pleasingly plump, they got all the muscling up they needed, on their marathon migration home. We now gratefully stand at the finish line to honor and congratulate. Welcome back
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