Too Many Cooks archive for Sept. 2012

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Nancy Despopoulos, left, and Theresa Callan make souvlakia, a shish kebab  served on pita bread with sauce, for visitors Saturday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s annual Greek Festival dinner. The event is a major fundraiser for the church. (PHOTOS BY JESSE TINSLEY / The Spokesman-Review)

Get yourself to the Greek

The 77th annual Greek Festival is underway at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Lunch started at 11 a.m. and is served until 2 p.m. today and tomorrow. It's a beautiful day for souvlakia from the outdoor tent. There are Greek...

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Children at Grant Elementary in Spokane's lower South Hill got a taste of Washington grown food from Othello and Cheney, Wash. on Wednesday's salad bar. (Lorie Hutson)

Washington produce featured on school salad bar 

The kids at Grant Elementary School in the Perry neighborhood got a taste of fresh Washington fruits and vegetables on the salad bar on Wednesday. The Washington Department of Agriculture and the Washington State Nutrition Assoication teamed up for "Taste Washington Day" at school districts...

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This photo is from the Coeur Coffeehouse page on Facebook. The new coffee shop sells coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and will host a latte art and brewing competition on Thursday. (Courtesy of Coeur Coffeehouse)

Coeur Coffeehouse hosts latte throwdown

Mike Garrison first noticed the art deco building with the corner door on a drive to Spokane Art Supply. He didn’t have plans for a business, but the space somehow convinced him that he needed to open Coeur Coffeehouse. Garrison, who grew up in Coeur...

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From left, Mark Moeller, Mark Irvin, John Bryant and Sean McGuffin bottle Silent Treatment Pale Ale at No-Li Brewhouse, located at Trent and Hamilton. (Colin Mulvany)

No-Li vs. Ninkasi

It’s Cougars vs. Ducks at Saturday’s game in Seattle, but the real winners will be hop heads. During Saturday’s match-up between Washington State University and the University of Oregon at CenturyLink Field, Spokane’s No-Li Brewhouse will take on Eugene’s Ninkasi Brewing Co. in the first...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012

A sign on the door of the West Wing of the White House Grill announces that the restaurant is closed. (Lorie Hutson)

West Wing closes

A sign on the door of the West Wing announces the bad news for garlic lovers. Raci Erdem, owner of the beloved White House Grill in Post Falls, has shuttered Spokane's sister restaurant. The West Wing, 4334 S. Regal St., opened in November 2010. The...

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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze. (Lorie Hutson)

Applesauce cake recipe 

I made this cake for last week's appearance at the Kitchen Engine. I can't stop thinking about making it again. I sprinkled just a tiny bit of extra sea salt over the glaze before it set to give it that popular salty, sweet pop of...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Twin Springs Organic Farms sells produce, such as these heirloom tomatoes, at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market on Saturdays and the Liberty Lake Farmers Market on Thursdays. (Lorie Hutson)

Tomatoes galore

If you have a lot of tomatoes, this traditional recipe for tomato preserves is a fun way to use them. Savory and sweet, it makes a nice addition to a meat and cheese tray. Tomato Preserves From "Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving." 1 tablespoon...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

Danish Puffs. (Lorie Hutson)

Come see me

Good morning. Come see me at the Kitchen Engine this morning at the Flour Mill. I have goodies. I'll be there with food and newspapers from 10 a.m. until noon today and 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. I'll have tastes of this Danish...

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Roasted sweet bell peppers at the Spokane Farmers Market on Sept. 12. Jeanette Herman of Cliffside Orchards is roasting peppers at the market. (Lorie Hutson)

Roasted peppers at the farmers market

Jeanette Herman has a new toy. Although she is best known for her organic fruit from Cliffside Orchards, Herman and her husband Jeff also grow tomatoes and vegetables on their farm. They sell their produce at the Spokane Farmers Market. She roasted peppers in a...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012

Judges picked this tiramisu from Lasagna's On Ya as the best dessert at the Spokane Interstate Fair 2012.
 (Courtesy of the Spokane Interstate Fair)

Best fair food

I have not yet made my annual trek to the Spokane Interstate Fair, but I'm looking forward to checking out the fare offered this year. Judges have already done some of the hard work finding the best food. Bob Rogers, executive chef at Masselow's at...

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