A Magical Summer Evening with Kurtwood Farm’s Dinah Cheese and a White Burgundy

This particular combination of wine, Kurtwood Farm Cheese, and oysters was so stunning I had to share it with you. It was even more magical eaten with the eagles calling above, the song birds singing, and the smells of the Puget Sound and the forest breezing gently all around.

Kurtwood Farms Cheese
Kurtwood Farms Cheese

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We Do Not Need Baby Goats

We do not need baby goats. Obviously. That is ridiculous. Intellectually speaking, it makes no sense at all. But put a baby goat and an intellectual in front of us, and the baby goat wins, every time.

What are THESE I spy?
What are THESE I spy?

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And you don’t need St. Patrick’s Day to eat corned beef and cabbage, of course. So, happy day to you, whatever day it is that you’re making this. We used Alton Brown’s recipe to brine the brisket. That takes ten days. Here’s what you do once your brisket is ready.

Easy Ingredients for Corned Beef and Cabbage
Easy Ingredients for Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Kale, White Bean and Ciabatta Soup

When we first tasted this soup (modified from a recipe from Nostrana in Portland), it was so rich, complex, and almost smoky tasting, we thought maybe we’d accidentally put meat in it without noticing. But, we’re guessing the real reason it tastes so great is because both the beans and chard are fresh from the farm. We got ours from the farmers at Alm Hill. If you’re in Seattle, we recommend paying a visit to their stand at your local farmer’s market this weekend, and picking up some beans and a mix of their braising greens.

Beautiful Beans from Alm Hill Gardens
Beautiful Beans from Alm Hill Gardens

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Roasted Root Vegetables – Parsnips, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes & More

After our winter garden harvest, we have a lot of root vegetables to eat! One easy, delicious weeknight dinner is roasted root vegetables over red lentils.

Carrots, Parsnips, Beets & More, Getting Ready to be Roasted
Carrots, Parsnips, Beets & More, Getting Ready to be Roasted

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Seattle Foodshed’s Winter Harvest & Planting

After a hearty crepe breakfast for fortification, we went outside for some winter garden assessment. Along with a lot of raking and picking up fallen pears and apples, there was one last winter vegetable harvest, too. We certainly do not need to visit the farmer’s market for a while. We have one in our own back yard.

Winter Harvest: Potatoes, Beets, Carrots & Parsnips
Winter Harvest: Potatoes, Beets, Carrots & Parsnips

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Risotto with Kabocha Squash, Leeks, and Parmesan Cheese

We picked up these kabocha squash at Seattle’s U-District Farmers’ Market a few weekends back, from the farmers at Alm Hill Gardens. And we have a freshly made pot of turkey broth ready to go, so this risotto was an easy dinner to make. (If you don’t have fresh turkey broth, any type of broth will also work.)

Kabocha Squash, Leeks, Parmesan Cheese and Risotto
Kabocha Squash, Leeks, Parmesan Cheese and Risotto

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