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2009 Lentil Cook-off adds reward for those with no taste

There will be a new prize category in the recipe contest at the 2009 Lentil Festival in Pullman. It seems some people are afraid to taste the entries in the …


State’s top vineyards unveil an interesting mix of varietals

What’s new and exciting here in Washington state? High on the list has to be the explosion of interesting varietals – many from southern France and Italy – being grown …


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Seeds of Change Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, …


Flat fava beans are trendy and nutritious

Ever notice how one oddball ingredient seems to become an overnight sensation in the food world? For the past few years fava beans have been popping up in all the …


Brick sandwich packs a punch

This brick sandwich – a chilled and pressed Italian-style sandwich jammed with flavorful ingredients – is perfect for picnics. It is easy to assemble, looks great and feeds a crowd …


Glazed chicken grills evenly if par-cooked before barbecued

Par-cooking the chicken ensures that the various parts cook through before the skin blackens. This is particularly helpful when using a sugar- or honey-based glaze, which can burn easily. Serve …


Winning healthy nachos made with salsa verde, ground buffalo

Ground buffalo meat, jalapeño Gouda and homemade salsa verde play a starring role in the winning recipe in the seventh annual Inland Northwest Healthy Nacho Recipe Contest, held April 18 …


Quick cake for mom

Avoid the cooking chaos of Mother’s Day morning. Prepare this easy breakfast-in-bed coffee cake two to three days in advance. On the big morning, just brew some coffee and warm …


Vintages at 611 heats up as temperatures rise

As the days get longer and warmer, Vintages at 611 is promising longer hours and outside dining. For now, the new restaurant offering an eclectic menu of American fare is …


Inexpensive, full-flavored pasta uses tofu for creamy sauce

Here’s a dish that’s meatless and subtly flavored, and it costs less than $5 to make. The original recipe calls for soft tofu, because it makes a creamy sauce. But …


Cooking with culinary herbs makes your dishes sing

T here is nothing like fresh basil on a pizza, the aroma of a chicken roasting with sprigs of rosemary, or delicate chive blossoms decorating a summer salad. If you’ve …


At Hay J’s Bistro, premium dishes are the standard

Gas station grub has never tasted so fine. There’s no way around it. Hay J’s Bistro is the restaurant in Liberty Lake … next to the gas station. Just don’t …


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Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on origami, toy making, kimono, calligraphy, and tea. Today, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971. Millwood …


Easter Bunny might raise a stink

Sometimes my job stinks. My husband usually considers it an advantage to live with someone who writes about food and he’s usually game for experimentation. But a recent project left …


Millwood groups team up for classes

The Crossing Community Center in Millwood, along with the Millwood Farmers Market and Millwood Presbyterian Church, will offer a series of classes organizers hope will “strengthen the fabric of our …


Anthony’s brings slump down in size for home cook

Bev Varcoe of Spokane wrote a few weeks back about the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls. On a recent visit there, she asked a helpful waiter if …


Use leftover Easter ham in small casseroles

After Easter dinner on Sunday, chances are good there will be leftover ham. These minicasseroles reheat well, making them a great do-ahead choice for breakfast and lunch. Mini Ham and …


Farm Chicks unveil first book of cooking, crafting

There’s one thing Serena Thompson loves more than a vintage cookbook – discovering handwritten notes inside. “I love finding those at yard sales because a lot of times they’re right,” …


Fritters a tasty appetizer

The Seder rituals and readings before the Passover meal can seem endless on an empty stomach. These fritters make a nice appetizer to serve while waiting for the guests to …


Quinoa can cure Passover carb fix

NEW YORK — Passover can leave Jews hankering for a carb fix. That’s because during this eight-day celebration marking the ancient Israelites’ liberation from slavery, many Jews abstain from grains, …


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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) …


Take steps to better eating

Changing your diet habits isn’t easy, but here are some tips from Sharon Salsman, a dietitian with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, on taking the first steps: Adopt an …


Red meat can lead to early death, study finds

WASHINGTON – Eating red meat increases the chances of dying prematurely, according to a large federal study that offers powerful new evidence that a diet that regularly includes steaks, burgers …


Fresh Sheet: In CdA, a truly sweet addition

The soft peanut brittle from Bruttles Candy Shoppe is heading to the Lake City.


Best home-baked bread begins with fresh ingredients

During these uncertain times, I find myself craving foods that remind me of childhood. One of my fondest memories is coming home from school and rushing into the kitchen, greeted …


Book revives New Orleans’ lost recipes

Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a still-recovering New Orleans may not be up to belting out “laissez les bon temps rouler” – let the …


Ginger Dressing from Mustard Seed a hit with readers

When it comes to popular restaurants in Spokane, there’s no doubt that the Mustard Seed is among the leaders. For years, fans have enjoyed the restaurant’s delectable Asian dishes. Reader …


It’s easy to get hooked on this Mexican soup

In the shadow of the cathedral just off the main square in Puerto Vallarata, Mexico, I searched for a place to rest my cobblestone-weary feet. I stopped in at El …


Local fans offer favorite Super Bowl snacks

Ed Drouin has been a San Francisco 49ers fan ever since 1952, when he entered kindergarten. Bedridden for months with a kidney infection, Drouin lay in the living room in …


Orange Rolls real prize winners

Dolores Maier, of Spokane, was desperate to find one of her favorite recipes for a Dorothy Dean orange roll she’d clipped from the newspaper some time ago. What made this …