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Huckleberry enthusiast gives new twist to flavorful treat

Eight years ago when Greenbriar Inn’s Kris McIlvenna was thinking about expanding her catering business, she wasn’t thinking about huckleberries. That’s when she was approached by the persistent owner of …


Fruity snack bars cheap treats

Store-bought, packable snacks for school can be pricey and some of the ingredients are less than desirable. Sure, there are all-natural brands, but they usually cost even more. For about …


Lazy Bones Barbecue a belly-busting good time

Traditional Southern-style barbecue is known for many things, but sadly a low calorie count is not among its attributes. At Lazy Bones Barbecue, you can still indulge in finger-licking ribs …


Web site features food, drink faves

Combine cars with food and what one usually gets is a quick lunch you can eat with one hand. Not this time.


Farmers markets

Tuesdays Tuesday Growers Market – Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., through October. Moscow Food Co-op parking lot, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho (208) 882-8537.


Spokane baker finds spiritual side to sharing bread

Mary Lee Abba-Gaston grew up just down the hill from Spokane’s Mount St. Michael’s Jesuit seminary in the mid-1940s when it was buzzing with activity. Her Italian father helped care …


See if your apple pie is the best at Pend Oreille County Fair

Think your hot apple pie is the best? Make something with chocolate that can’t be beat? The Pend Oreille County Fair can add some blue-ribbon bragging rights to your resume …


Traces of doubt clouding ‘organic’

WASHINGTON – Three years ago, U.S. Department of Agriculture employees determined that synthetic additives in organic baby formula violated federal standards and should be banned from a product carrying the …


Taste Café is a delectable treat

When a colleague raved about the chocolate chip cookies at Taste Café, I was unmoved. Oh, I was positive that the cookies tasted just fine. I had been to the …


A perfect July Fourth dessert

Fresh or frozen blueberries work equally well in these simple and delicious dessert bars. Once cooled, they transport well and don’t need refrigeration, making them a perfect choice for a …


Culinary calendar

Culinary Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck Thursday and July 16, 30, Aug. 13 and 27. 6 p.m., 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.


Drying food yields year-round goodies

Why dry? Why not, says Sheila O’Toole Domon. “It’s easy and you can really save a lot of money,” she said. “Then you have it all winter.”


Whip up a winner for the fair

Now that kids are out of school, there’s time to dabble in the kitchen and perhaps whip up a contest-winning treat. Karo Corn Syrup is sponsoring a new kids’ cookie …


Lake Chelan area looks promising for quality wines

Washington’s 11th and newest American Viticultural Area – the Lake Chelan viticultural area – was officially approved on May 29. Located at the far northwest corner of the sprawling Columbia …


Karo Syrup Layered S’more Bars a sweet kids treat

Create a great tasting kids cookie for the new Karo Corn Syrup Kids Cookie Contest at the Spokane County Interstate Fair for a chance to win $100. The recipe must …


Spokane’s Natural Start Bakery owners harvest satisfaction

Spokane’s sky is hardly showing symptoms of dawn, but Alyssa Krafft and Marc Gauthier are already hard at work. At Natural Start Bakery, the day’s first batch of Morning Glory …


Tips will help preserve summer year-round

Harvest is still awhile off for most things in my garden, but I’m already making plans. I’m eyeing eggplant chutney and pickled cantaloupe recipes, and testing fruit leathers on the …


Culinary calendar

Culinary Micro Brew at Home - For age 21 and older. Learn how to make your favorite beer at home using malt extracts, grains and hops. Today and Thursday. 7-9 …


Farmers markets

Tuesdays Tuesday Growers Market - Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., through October. Moscow Food Co-op parking lot, 121 E. Fifth St., Moscow, Idaho (208) 882-8537.


In brief: Main Market Co-op meeting Saturday

Main Market Co-op will host its first member-owner meeting Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Community Building, 25 W. Main Ave. The co-op also will …


Healthy Choice entrees earn mixed reviews

Be choosy when choosing among the new Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Entrees. Food panel members loved one, were lukewarm on another and hated the final dish during a recent tasting …


Outdoor chefs can barbecue by book

Barbecue enthusiasts get very touchy when people confuse their craft of slowly melting meat to succulence with the act of mere grilling, that is, slapping protein onto well-oiled grates. But …


Publisher extends deadline for cookbook submissions

The deadline for submissions to the Spokane’s Best Recipe Cookbook has been extended. Cecile Charles, owner of Gallery of Thum’, is publishing 200 of the area’s top recipes in the …


Getting to the bottom of toppings

When President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden stepped out recently for a couple of burgers, pundits and other observers had a lot to say about the topping each …


Chips and cherries … mmm

In late April, Sheila Naccarato, of Spokane, wrote in looking for a recipe for a cherry white chocolate chip cookie printed in The Spokesman-Review a few years back. Digging this …


Decadent delight is contest winner

When clicking the wrong link led Spokane resident Kirsten Schierman to the Chocolate Challenge Contest at DisneyFamily.com, it was like someone cooked up a challenge with her in mind. “I …


Culinary calendar

Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) …


The Dish: That’s one Crazy idea

Think opening a restaurant is crazy? How about opening one during a lingering national recession: One that serves only four basic sandwiches from a menu that was dreamed up some …


A kitchen on a mission

There’s a new place in town to get your morning cuppa joe and muffin to go, but it’s not a ubiquitous national chain. The New Leaf Bakery Cafe opened to …


Newtons Fruit Crisps declared dry, flavorless

Fig Newtons they are not. The new Newtons Fruit Crisps eked out two and a half stars on our five-star scale, but tasters on The Spokesman-Review’s reader food panel didn’t …