Simplicity seems to be my motto this year;I want delicious tastes with little fuss. I am moving into a house soon and so my mind has been really occupied with things like packing,unpacking,getting a puppy,organizing,petting the puppy,wondering where I am going to put all my kitchen stuff,snuggling with
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It may sound familiar,but what is paprika,really? Officially,paprika (or pimenton) is a blend of ground chili and/or bell peppers. But not all paprika is created equal,and rarely created locally.
Now you can discover the delights and versatility of Pacific Northwest paprika from Charlie Bodony’s Some Like it Hott line of Smokin’
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In need of some serious help with a big project this coming season? Don’t have the time to organize a work party?
Let the Washington Young Farmers Coalition do it for you!
One of the primary goals of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition is to support beginning farmers in our state. One of
Continue reading Letter from WA Young Farmers Coalition re:Crop Mobs
Springtime means good things on the way. The season brings a promise of renewal to individuals,gardens and dairy farms alike. It’s time to celebrate the changing of the seasons…with cheese,of course!
One of my new favorites on the Co-op’s Cheese Island is the Fromager d’Affinois with fine peppers,a double cream French soft
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Eating seasonally can be a challenge in these days before the Springtime harvest gets humming. Take time to enjoy a bowl of Colcannon,it’s year-round comfort food. Now available in the Co-op Deli,Colcannon is a traditional Irish food,made from mashed potatoes mixed with sauteed leeks,cabbage and kale. It’s gluten free,vegan and
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WHAT IS GLUTEN AND CELIAC DISEASE?
Celiac Disease is an immune system reaction to gluten,the protein found in wheat,rye,and barley. Symptoms vary,but include chronic digestive disturbances,skin problems,menstrual problems,fatigue,depression,weight loss,and generalized failure to thrive. In 2009,the National Institute of Health reported that about 3 million
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Our Co+op Deals switch today,so we’ve got a fresh batch of deals to offer our owner-members. Here are some highlights,along with a few other sweet deals in the store:
Continue reading This Week’s Top Deals:March 20-25,2012
Co+op Deals for March 20-April 2,2012 now posted!
Great savings for our current Co-op Member-Owners.
See the deals
Organic Fuji Apples from Brownfield Orchard
Local produce is getting pretty thin,while Winter Citrus hits its peak. It’s a good thing spring crops from California and Mexico are ramping up to fill the gap until Washington weather warms up!
Continue reading The Produce Report:March 19-25,2012
Super deals for current Co-op Members! Sale prices good March 20-April 2,2012. All prices limited to stock on hand. Click Here to download printable pdf.
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For the newborn &teething crowd:
Heidi Kids – Wooden rattles handmade in Germany by a company based in Vancouver,BC. Paints are water-based,100% nontoxic and saliva-resistant! Certified according to European Norm EN71,conforms to the US safety requirements of CPSIA. $19.39.
For the toddler &up crowd:
Mercantile now carries HABA
Continue reading What’s new in the Mercantile department?
Anton Kozlik was a mustard nut. In 1948 he founded Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard Company and passed on his craft to his son Jeremy. Today the company makes over 30 flavored mustards in Toronto,Ontario. Nationwide Canada produces 90% of the mustard seed for the international market.
There’s something magical about mustard. The way its zesty heat
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The Deli has a SWEET YUMMIES for St. Paddy’s Day!! Irish Blackbottom Cupcakes! These divine goodies are made with Guinness Beer and Irish Cream Syrup. The rich chocolate pairs brilliantly with the creamy delight inside.
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My Mother once again rocks my culinary world!! This post is about a day late and a dollar short,but none the less is very important. Late in January,I was lucky enough to have been able to visit my parents in sunny Southern California. And while most of my meals were of the Mexican
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Two wheels of special cheese arrived yesterday from Ireland. As I unwrapped the Dubliner (it’s always “Cheese Christmas”around here!) I noticed a green wax rind and the words,“Irish Stout”,imprinted across it. Then I cut into the wheel and a harmonious aroma escaped –the smell of beer and cheese,united.
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