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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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Show Some Backbone

Show Some Backbone

Eat a Halibut Steak You’ve probably never done it, maybe you’ve never dared. but if you want to have an extraordinary Northwest seafood experience, resolve to get some backbone. Eat a halibut steak. Let’s be clear. A halibut steak is not a serving of surf and turf, and it’s not just a fillet.  It’s actually
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Get Inspired by Asparagus (“Inspireagus”)

Get Inspired by Asparagus (“Inspireagus”)

Gasp! When she appears… backs turn, eyebrows lift and heads nod. She’s slim, she’s trim and simply exudes confidence. Like a breath of fresh air, asparagus arrives as the very siren of spring. To welcome the seasonal change, she sports a verdant little number and her lovely spear-shaped lavender hat. Standing tall, she leads the
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Mussel Muscles

Mussel Muscles

The science of muscles and exercise is a fascinating topic. As I dug into this season of clams, mussels and oysters, I found that they taught me some mighty lessons. Mollusk muscles are built on the same principles as ours. Mollusks have muscles (one or two) located inside the shell that are called adductors. They
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The Pepper Upper

The Pepper Upper

Whether it be good old green, colorful sweet baby bells, Anaheim, Jalapeno or even the exciting Hatch, pepper season is upon us. Like its cousin the tomato, we wait all summer for these bulbous, short, long, tapered and contorted characters to peak. Now it’s time to take your pick. These babies come in all sorts
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Flower Power

Flower Power

I remember the sixties, my record player spinning “Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon”, drawing paisleys and writing balloon shaped names on my school Pee-Chee. I made big puffy paper flowers that hung on my wall right next to my “I do my thing, you do your thing” poster. Oh yeah, even back then I knew
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My Avocado Alibi

My Avocado Alibi

When it comes to good “guac” I have absolutely no will power and a good green smear on morning toast just makes my day. This tempting fruit, yes fruit, is as smooth as silk and feels incredibly, indulgent. I used to “unsuccessfully” try to avoid eating avocados because I thought they were fattening and silly
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