A Washington State University nutrition professor has been named Washington Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.
The Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded this year’s title to Janet K. Beary, a registered dietitian and director of WSU’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
It’s the highest honor given by the organization, and it recognizes leadership, ability and service.
Beary received the academy’s Spokane Women’s Faculty Leadership Award in 2011. In 2007, she won the President’s Award for Leadership.
Bearey, a clinical assistant professor, teaches in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program in the College of Pharmacy at WSU’s health sciences campus in Spokane.
When Laila Ghambari of Seattle’s Cherry Street Coffee House won this year’s United States Barista Champion title at the Specialty Coffee Association of America competition, she used milk from Pure Eire Dairy and Creamery in Othello.
The competition, the country’s largest coffee industry event, was in Seattle last month.
It required making espressos, cappuccinos and a creative signature drink. Scores were based on flavor, foam consistency and other criteria.
Ghambari used Pure Eire milk for the cappuccino portion of the contest. The fourth-place finisher, Cole McBride, also used Pure Eire milk in the competition.
Dairy owner Jill Smith, a featured guest speaker at the event, talked about the importance of quality in the cup – from milk to coffee beans.
Milk from Pure Eire, founded in 2009, can be purchased in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and throughout the Seattle area. For a complete list of vendors, visit pureeiredairy.com.
Perfect pairing: wine and music
Arbor Crest Wine Cellers is rolling out its twice-weekly summer concert series, starting Thursday and Sunday.
There’s no cover for Thursday night “Performers on the Patio,” which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday night “Concerts on the Cliff” cost $8 and run from 5:30 p.m. until dusk.
Concerts continue through September, but start times will be bumped up an hour after Labor Day. Event-goers must be 21 or older.
The winery is located at 4705 N. Fruit Hill Road. Call (509) 927-9463. For a complete line-up and more information about the winery, visit www.arborcrest.com/ winery-events/ concert-series/