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The savory side of pie

Say the word “pie” and most folks will turn their thoughts to apple, cherry or coconut cream. But long before pie was reserved for the dessert cart, pies were savory …


UI food pantry set to open soon

After more than a year and a half of concerned conversations about low-income student nutrition, the University of Idaho will open a food pantry next month. More than 650 pounds …


Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


Front Porch: Life’s better as a flavorful adventure

Now that you’ve had your fill of succulent roast turkey, savory stuffing and pumpkin pie, it’s time to focus on the food ahead. The Christmas season stretches before us, rich …


Second Harvest needs funds to get farm food to table

Second Harvest has the chance to reap an abundance of fresh produce donated by regional farmers but needs more money to deliver the food to those in need. The organization …


Sweet gesture

Christmas is all about giving, but it’s also nice to receive. That’s what makes Christmas cookie exchanges such a popular holiday activity. Whether you host an intimate group of friends …


Free or low-cost holiday meals

Many organizations offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals, or food baskets for people to prepare their own holiday feast: Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets - The Salvation Army will be distributing baskets …


Hot competition

On a recent Saturday, patrons at the North Spokane Library checked out more than books. A smoky, spicy aroma wafted all the way out into the parking lot courtesy of …


Ghoulish goodies

No need to dress up for Halloween: All eyes will be on the creepy and cute holiday treats decorating your table. Throw a party, or just treat friends and family …


School cafeterias may be among the best places for kids to eat

School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Most of that food isn’t prepared from scratch, although there’s a growing movement to bring scratch cooking to public …


Sundae

There’s no doubt about the retro appeal of maraschino cherries, whipped cream cans and that ersatz chocolate syrup in a squeeze bottle. But it’s funny to think they coexist in …


Cookbook filled with year-round grilling recipes

Good Housekeeping will keep you grilling right through summer and beyond with this cookbook. “Grilling: More Than 120 Perfect Year-Round Recipes” is the latest addition to the Kohl’s Cares program. …


School districts move to from-scratch cooking

The aromas of herbed baked chicken and cheesy macaroni wafted through the air. While a few cooks clad in white coats busily stocked a salad bar and set up a …


Meals on Wheels benefit drive under way

During July, Downtown Spokane Grocery Outlet, 1617 W. Third Ave., is conducting an Independence from Hunger food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels Spokane. Grocery Outlet visitors are encouraged to …


Red, white and divine holiday treats

Don’t let the middle-of-the-week holiday stop you from pulling together a quick, patriotic dessert for your Fourth of July festivities. Here are four festive recipes that can be made today …


Do Your Part: Is your appetite ready for change?

I have to say, it was a delightful dinner. A close friend of mine and I recently went to a true farm-to-fork restaurant in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. We enjoyed the …


Refugees glean to give back

Refugees from Asia and Africa will gather thousands of pounds of fresh produce to redistribute throughout Spokane this summer. The Refugees’ Harvest Project includes nearly 40 Hmong, Nepali, Tanzanian, Karen …


Spokane Community College culinary school opens kitchens to public cooking classes

Ever wanted to take a culinary school class without actually going to culinary school? Here’s your chance: The Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College is launching a new …


Summer meal program

The Spokane Public Schools District’s free summer meal program, which offers free breakfast and lunch, will begin Monday. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, through Aug. 23, unless otherwise …


Free summer meals available for children

With the end of school, many low-income children may not have an opportunity for a hot lunch or breakfast. School districts in the area will offer breakfast and lunch at …


Celebrate dads and grads with delicious backyard barbecue

With Father’s Day just around the corner and graduation season in full swing, a backyard barbecue is an easy and festive way to entertain. Instead of grilling just the usual …


Do Your Part: This summer, grill healthier meats, seafood

Summer is in full swing. School is winding down, and the barbecue grills are firing up. Before you put that burger, chicken, or seafood over the flame, ask yourself what …


Learn cupcake skills at Charm school

Cupcake lovers who want to learn how to make those delectable, frosting-stacked treats for themselves are in luck. North Idaho College has an upcoming event that will have you wielding …


Super bowl of fundraisers held at Center Pointe

Buy lunch in a bowl from the ceramics shop at Center Pointe for the nonprofit group’s annual Bountiful Bowls fundraiser on Saturday. Center Pointe provides social and recreational activities for …


Curious case of Glutton

So Paula Deen, Southern cooking maven, has diabetes. America’s self-righteous “foodie” world is sadly clucking its tongue and shaking its head. All of that grease. All of those calories. All …


Boys & Girls Clubs provides balanced dinners for youngsters

Since 2001, Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County have offered a safe place for children ages 6 to 18 to spend their after-school hours. And since last January, the …


Subway’s Jared gives the skinny on good health

Jared Fogle, the man who famously lost weight with exercise and Subway sandwiches, spends about 100 days per year traveling to elementary schools around the country to deliver his message …


Christmas Bureau donations a blessing for those in need

For Christmas Bureau recipient Shirley Cameron, 78, kids are everything. That includes her own two children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. It also includes other people’s kids – she volunteered …


At food bank, holidays come with high demand

Protein is a rare thing in Rod Wieber’s world. And the chief resource officer for Second Harvest Food Bank is especially aware of the protein shortage during the one-two punch …