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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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Smoke Before Fire: Cooking With Wood

Smoke Before Fire: Cooking With Wood

I have been cooking with wood for a large part of my career. Over the past 7 years I have really gone into the nuances of smoking meat with our partner restaurant Pecos Pit.  Smoke is an ancient technique that was used for preservation, tenderizing and flavor. Smoking is also a regional sport using local
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Halibut But But

Halibut But But

Halibut has to be my all time favorite white fish and is great for the not-so-fish-friendly person you are entertaining. I call halibut a “beginner fish” because it’s not oily and does not have an overpowering fish quality like most.  I always ask the non-fish eaters out there if they like chicken strips. When they
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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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Hit My Spears One More Time!

Hit My Spears One More Time!

I love all spears; Britney, Excalibur and my all-time favorite ASPARAGUS! The earthy delicate vegetable is amazing this time of year and grown locally in Eastern Washington. Asparagus comes in many different varieties like, standard green, pencil, jumbo, purple and white. Each type has amazing virtues that need to be handled properly. Below are my
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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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Go Greek/Go Healthy

Go Greek/Go Healthy

I am like most of you and have given myself a very strict New Years resolution through the month of January. I am currently counting the days down until January is over and am wondering why I picked a month that has 31 freakin days in it!!! NOTE TO SELF: next year pick February. I
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