Stories tagged: Sylvia Fountaine
Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Chard
Not only is chard colorful and inspiring in the kitchen, it is a nutritional powerhouse – full of anti-inflammatory agents and a multitude of antioxidants – but one of the …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Honey is the essence of the flower
The color of honey often hints at its flavor.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5 p.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: No other ingredient evokes the feeling of love quite like chocolate
Bitter, sweet, deep, nuanced and complex, chocolate possesses many faucets.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Spirit-lifting lemongrass lightens and brightens
It’s not from around these parts, but it’s still very much worth getting to know.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Cheers! Holiday cocktails bring festive note to the season
Toast the holiday season with these festive cocktails.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Give beets a chance
Sweet and earthy, this humble root vegetable with vibrant jewel tones adds nutrition and a pop of color to fall dishes.
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Seasonal Kitchen: Pears offer a variety of flavors, textures throughtout the season
In season from late summer through late winter, pears are one of the few fruits that actually ripen off the tree.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 7 p.m.
Okra speaks of summertime
Tender green pods associated with the South grow in the Pacific Northwest, too.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
Cucumbers offer refreshing relief from summer’s heat
It turns out there actually is truth to the old saying “as cool as a cucumber.” Even in very hot weather, the inside temperature of a cucumber always remains cooler …
Tue., May 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
When spring greens come calling, it’s time to get cooking
From the brightest chartreuse to the deepest emeralds, spring greens are surprisingly diverse. To those who love to cook, the variety and availability in the Inland Northwest is inspiring and …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
Give dishes a kiss of spring with fresh tarragon
Tarragon livens up dishes while bridging winter and spring
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Blood oranges add a bit of drama to any dish
From chocolate cake to Moroccan salmon, let blood oranges brighten up your February blues
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
The pleasure of persimmons
Plump and mildly sweet, persimmons are a winter treat.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 7 p.m.
Pomegranate seeds pack a festive punch
Gem-like, garnet-colored seeds offer numerous uses in the kitchen – from topping salads to chocolatey desserts
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 7 p.m.
No noodling around: Pair versatile spaghetti squash with favorite sauces and ingredients
Pasta-sounding names offers a hint of what’s inside
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Sweet potatoes offer taste of fall
Satisfying and filling, humble orange tubers get dressed up by chef Sylvia Fountaine
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015
Vine-ripened tomatoes are all they’re cracked up to be
The end of summer gives us one of the season’s most luscious parting gifts: colorful, juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Full of real tomato flavor, local varieties taste of summer itself – …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Freshly picked sweet corn is a summer must
Nothing says summer quite like biting into fresh plump kernels of sweet corn right off the cob. And hands-down that’s my favorite way to eat it – for its simplicity, …
Wed., July 22, 2015
Local growers making the most of blueberry season
Right in the middle of summer, when temperatures soar, the earth offers up cool, brightly colored treasures, a consolation gift for enduring the sweltering heat. Each month of summer produces …
Wed., June 17, 2015
Walking through the world in June, it’s almost impossible not to notice everything in bloom. One of the most aromatic blossoms to come into season is the rose. Spicy, musky …
Wed., May 20, 2015
Art of asparagus
Our mild winter and unusually warm spring brought purple-tipped, tight-budded spears of spring asparagus a little early this year, an unexpected but welcomed surprise. These days, asparagus can be purchased …
Wed., March 18, 2015
The Seasonal Kitchen: Seeds of wisdom
It took some time before I came to fully appreciate the intense flavor of caraway. As a child I remember its strange and jarring sharpness in rye bread – and, …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Meyer lemons balance blend of tart and sweet
There is nothing like the scent of Meyer lemons to lift us out of our winter doldrums. In season from November through March, they bring a much needed cheeriness to …
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Seasonal Kitchen: Ancient grains, modern meals
Lately there’s been a growing interest in whole grains, especially biologically diverse grains. They’re the ones existing for thousands of years and now being marketed as “ancient grains” in everything …
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Spicing up winter: Cardamom serves up legendary flavors
In winter, when temperatures drop to bone-chilling degrees, warmth can often be found in the kitchen. During the cold months, I find myself gravitating toward the warming the spices of …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Seasonal Kitchen: Behold the varieties of locally grown spuds
This time of year, local farmers markets brim with the vibrant colors of fall. Pumpkins, apples and winter squash dominate with their rich warm hues and bright pops of color, …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Seasonal Kitchen: Huckleberries great for sweet, savory dishes
It wasn’t until I moved to the Northwest that I tasted my first huckleberry. I was amazed at how something so tiny could pack so much intense, berry flavor. Not …
Wed., July 16, 2014
Peaches play supporting role in savory dishes
It almost seems disrespectful to tinker too much with the perfection of a tender, juicy, perfectly ripe peach. To this day, my favorite way to eat a peach is just …
Wed., June 18, 2014
Season brings bounty of alliums
For those who enjoy cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients, this is a very exciting time of year. Local farmers markets are full of people, produce, music and vibrancy. Spring alliums, …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Seasonal kitchen: Root vegetables offer flavor treat
Hidden beneath the earth’s surface lies a vast underworld of buried treasure. Edible gems – ranging in color from the palest of white to sunny yellow, vibrant orange and the …