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WIC aids in families’ nutrition

Saturday was the last day this summer that WIC food vouchers were available at local farmers markets under an initiative to encourage low-income families to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. …


Study: Healthy eating means spending more at store

A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do …


Hearty collards and kale provide a burst of flavor after winter survival

If you are serious about vegetable gardening, don’t be lulled into thinking your harvests are limited to spring, summer and fall. There are several hardy vegetables that if grown properly …


Biscuits ready on your schedule

With all the other things that need to get on the table, sometimes worrying about a yeasted dinner roll is just too much. So these biscuits come together fairly quickly …


Offer polenta as a side dish

This simple, slowly cooked polenta is perfect for the Easter table. It is gently seasoned with fresh herbs. And if our choices of herbs don’t suit the rest of your …


Easter ‘chocolate salami’ breaks out of bunny rut

Chocolate bunnies for Easter are so predictable. You gnaw off their ears, then quickly work your way down to their toes. Where’s the excitement in that? Consider something a bit …


Use greens to brighten your table for Easter

In this salad, bright green vegetables work to enhance the spring feel of your Easter table. The Mediterranean flavors of citrus, artichoke, olive oil and feta cheese pair wonderfully with …


Easy leg of lamb is worth the time

Easter dinner isn’t meant to be a rushed affair. And neither should the meat you serve at it. Which doesn’t mean you have to work particularly hard at it. This …


The Big Table

As a restaurant reviewer for several local publications, Kevin Finch thought he’d found a recipe that combined his greatest passions. “I love food and I love to write. I also …


Consumers in area struggle as food prices rise

Donna Sampson was up in the middle of the night earlier this month checking online to see if her Social Security payment had been deposited in her bank account. Without …


Winner’s original recipe differs slightly

Spokane cooking teacher Paula Mannino loved competing in the LG Electronics “Taste of Something Better” contest, but she was concerned about a few changes the company made to her recipe …


Taste of cook-off victory has Spokane woman hooked

Paula Mannino is hooked. The Spokane woman, who teaches Italian cooking classes at her home, says she’s thinking of becoming a cooking-contest junkie after a recent win in the second …


Kitchen Engine turns four years old

The Kitchen Engine celebrates its fourth anniversary with three days of tastings, demonstrations and classes starting at 8 a.m. today. Doma Coffee Roasting Company will brew cups of organic, fair …


Versatile blueberries sweeten the season

Fresh blueberries peak this time of year, so it’s time to make good use of them. Not only are they versatile and delicious, but they are nutritional standouts, including being …


Alaskan waters lure Colville family as timber jobs wane

Spokane got a chance to taste the difference in Ken DesRosiers’ lifestyle Friday night after his first catch of the season was air-expressed from Alaska. Portions from the two bright, …


Big-time taste test

Edible flowers and kumquats? Not too bad, Shaw Middle School students said Friday. Pickled pig’s feet and cow stomach, however – gag worthy. The goal was to teach students not …


Spokane kids put taste buds to the test

Edible flowers and kumquats? Not too bad, Shaw Middle School students said Friday. Pickled pig’s feet and cow stomach, however – gag worthy.


Experts hope calorie labels will improve fast foods

Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts? The calorie-posting mandate, signed into law by President …


Spokane coffee roaster believes quality begins before the pour

There’s little elegance in the practice of cupping coffees. When professional tasters are checking the aromas and tastes of coffee, they start with several samples of the grounds. Once brewed, …


Spokane TV news anchor launches Hispanic food network

Mike Gonzalez had a hankering for his grandmother’s cooking when the Internet failed him. “I was literally looking for a recipe one day,” he says. “So I Googled ‘Hispanic Food …


Data: U.S. obesity rate high, but not rising

Raise a glass of diet soda, the nation’s obesity rate seems to have leveled off. But more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of children are overweight, and …


Adding some spice to the eatery scene

There’s a new way to get a taco-truck fix: El Que. Taco-truck food and infused tequilas are the foundation of the new joint, which co-owner John Grollmus describes as “50 …


Fresh Sheet: Leadership group to raise money with cookbook

Leadership Spokane students are selling a new cookbook. The modest spiral-bound collection of favorite recipes was created as part of their leadership training for 2010 – but that’s only the …


Culinary calendar

Millwood Indoor Winter Market – Offering fruits, vegetables, free-range eggs, chicken, beef, artisan organic breads and pastry, hand-spun yarn, soap and handmade items. Wednesdays through April, 2-6 p.m., 8919 E. …


Culinary calendar

Ethnic Cuisine Cooking Classes - Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. A series of four classes will be offered: Oct. 14, “Polish Cuisine,” 5:30-7 p.m.; Oct. 17, “Middle Eastern Cuisine,” …


Bread winner kneads dough

Jennifer Tiegs bakes. She bakes cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies, but in her family, no one has ever had much luck with yeast. “Everything turned out like hockey pucks,” …


Culinary calendar

Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck today. 6-8 p.m., 2605 W. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527. Chocolate Tasting - Sample chocolates from around the world. Register online at www.chocolateapothecary.com. Today, …


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) …


Foraging for fungi

Pale yellow chanterelles, fragrant anise mushrooms, distinctive coral fungi and thousands of other species have been prized for centuries. In China, mushrooms have been used in cooking and medicinally for …


Consult your children when packing lunches

The night before my son started first grade, his foodie mother stayed up to lovingly prepare a sandwich of free-range turkey on homemade organic bread with a crisp organic apple, …