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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, …


Corn has many positives

There’s hardly anything so sublime as a perfectly steamed ear of fresh corn. But this all-American favorite has taken a bashing lately, at least in the media.


Cold soups can be a great alternative on a hot day

With the mercury soaring, the heavy, rich stews and soups of winter are a distant memory. But don’t cross soups off your summertime meal planning altogether. Chilled soups can be …


Hungry Girl’s food advice leaves fans craving more

Lisa Lillien considers the bowl of cocktail wieners simmered in a quick-fix barbecue sauce as if she were appraising a fine wine. First, she swirls – to evaluate the richness. …


Fans of organic food say study missed the mark

For years, healthy-food advocates have said organic food is more nutritious than conventionally grown. But that claim is being challenged by a comprehensive new study, and the healthful-eating crowd is …


Culinary calendar

Huckleberry/Heritage Festival and 5K Fun Run - Friday and Saturday, featuring vendors, food, historical displays, live entertainment and huckleberry bake-off competition. Downtown Wallace, Idaho. Free. (208) 753-7151. Wenatchee Valley Sips …


We are what we eat

Over the past couple of decades, the American diet has changed in some significant ways.


Fine Cooking offers tips to avoid sunken quick bread

A friend and colleague has a rhubarb bread recipe her family loves, but she recently asked for tips to keep the loaf from sinking in the middle. We were initially …


‘Dish’ is gourmet off the beaten path

They’re calling the restaurant Dish Home Cooking, but let’s be honest: It would only be home cooking to someone who happens to live with a chef. Owners Gary and Laura …


Blanchard to learn from a master

Ready to learn from the masters? Master chef Steve Geving is hosting a series of classes at the Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road in Blanchard, Idaho.


Culinary calendar

Health Food Substitutions - Recipes include avocado butter, raspberry yogurt, chewy energy bars and homemade granola. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 …


Nonprofit aims to help families afford quality meat

When the construction industry slumped two years ago, eliminating the sole income in Adrian and Davis Sandahl’s family, they turned to the Post Falls food bank for help.


Canned foods can be enjoyed by those with health concerns

Canning at home is still possible even if health problems have forced diet changes or cutting calories is a goal. Just don’t slash the sugar in great-grandma’s jam recipe and …


Event will raise money for local farmers market

The Spokane Farmers Market will host its first fundraiser dinner Aug. 11 at Urban Eden Farm in Vinegar Flats. Tickets are $40 each for the “Feast with the Farms” dinner …


Summer a good time to expand wine interests

Hot weather demands cold wines. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop exploring new varietals and regions. In fact, summer is arguably the best time to hit the trail …


Culinary calendar

Taste of the Coeur d’Alenes - Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring food and merchandise vendors and live entertainment. Held in conjunction with Art on the Green …


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 …