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Fresh Sheet: Cooking with quinoa; cooking demo; Wine by the Yards

Cooking with quinoa

There’s still time to enter Alter Eco’s second annual quinoa recipe contest.

Prizes include a year of the brand’s premium heritage grade quinoa, plus a Le Creuset cookware set. The contest runs through Sunday.

Last year’s grand prize winner created Indian Inspired Quinoa Street Taco with Fresh Fig Salsa. One of the four semifinalists was Edwina Gadsby, of Hayden, who made a Thai Quinoa & Crab Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette and won a year’s supply of quinoa.

Alter Eco, a specialty food brand, aims to support small producers of exotic, sustainable and healthy foods – like pearl-shaped, nutty, nutritious and versatile quinoa.

To enter, visit  www.alterecofoods.com/ recipe-contest. Rules and regulations can be found at  http://alterecofoods.com/ about-us/rules-and- regulations.

Cooking demo

Chef Adam Hegsted will lead a “no-cook” cooking demonstration from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market.

The volunteer-run North Spokane farmers market is hosting the demo to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, which runs Aug. 3 to 9.

The free demo will feature at least two recipes recommended by the Washington State Farmers Market Association as well as basic knife skills and kitchen safety. Recipes – Summer Watermelon, Peach and Heirloom Tomato and Tasty Summer Beet salads – will be available for free on glossy index cards.

The Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market launched last year. It runs Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Knox Presbyterian, 806 W. Knox Ave.

Wine by the Yards

The Spokane Winery Association will be hosting this wine tasting event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Nest at Kendall Yards.

The event features more than 30 wines as well as hors d’oeuvres.

The cost is $40 per person or $75 for two. Limited tickets are available for purchase at www.spokanewineries.net/ event/.

The Spokane Winery Association, an alliance of Spokane-area wineries, works to promote regional wine awareness, products, wine tourism, and communication and interaction between local wineries.

The Nest is located at 1335 W. Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards.

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