whole food ~ well made

U-Pick Road Trip

Yakima Fruit Basket, here we come! Off to buy cherries and so much more on our way to the Washington Cascades–our former playground. Since it’s full-on cherry season, starting now, check out my article on a cool way to extend your cherry-eating enjoyment in the Oregonian’s FOODday section on Tuesday, June 30. Read more

Strawberry Bliss

Picking fresh berries is not something we mountain dwellers get to do very often. In a typical summer, we have to wait all the way through July’s heat for the mountain huckleberries and roadside blackberries to come on. This past solstice weekend, thanks to Karen, we got to harvest strawberries grown practically on the banks Read More Read more

Cow Pooling in the News

I try not to dwell on the fact that I don’t have a Trader Joe’s, an Asian grocer, or a fish market within 300 miles. What I do have is a multi-species-filled freezer. I am rich in meat. My cooking inspirations don’t come from what’s exciting at the store (although our local farmer’s market last Read More Read more

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

Driving down Cape Cod’s route 6 sometime in the mid-1980s with my pack of cousins, we passed a junker car with a bumper sticker that read, “Please don’t laugh at my car.” As we passed it on the left, we all guffawed as loudly as we could out the windows at the good-natured driver. (Oh, Read More Read more

The Souffle Standard

I don’t know why making souffle is always an act of desperation for me. Out of ideas, pressed for time, buried in eggs and spinach, my subconsious responds with “make a souffle.” Now, you may be thinking that at times like that the last thing in the world you need to add to your worries Read More Read more