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Roasted peppers at the Spokane Farmers Market

There’s a new smell in the air at the Spokane Farmers Market.

Market vendors Jeff and Jeanette Herman are perhaps best known for the organic fruit they grow at Cliffside Orchard, but last week they began roasting some of their peppers in a large drum roaster at the market.

The air filled with the smell of roasting sweet bell peppers and the sound of crackling skins as she turned the drum filled with peppers over a gas flame. They sell for $5 for about a pound. The Spokane Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 W. Fifth Ave. through October.

Greek Dinner tickets on sale

For the 77th year, The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church invites the community to dinner.

The annual dinner will be Sept. 27, 28 and 29. The event includes honey-drenched Greek pastry, taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids younger than 6 (add $3 for adult tickets if you buy them at the door).

Tickets are available at: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St.; City Ramp Parking Garage, 430 W. First Ave.; Arger Real Estate, 300 N. Mullan Road, Suite 204; Santorini Greek Cuisine, 112 N. Howard St. in Spokane and 4055 N. Government Way in Coeur d’Alene; and Barlows Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane in Liberty Lake.

There are more details at

‘Vegan Family Meals’ released

Anne Gentry, vegan cookbook author and owner of Real Food Daily in Los Angeles, has another cookbook to her credit.

Released last summer, “Vegan Family Meals” is a beautiful, approachable book for vegans or any cook. We recently tested the Almond-Jam Thumbprint Cookies to broad approval. Look inside today’s Food section on page C7 for the recipe.


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