This recipe for Summer Bean Confetti Salad with Pickled Red Onion Vinaigrette is a great example of simple summertime cooking: it’s fresh, it’s easy to make, and it tastes good! The recipe would also be really easy to double or triple if you needed more than four servings. The only type of beans I could • Read More »
Archives: Fresh Produce
Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012July 20, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012 | Filed in: Fresh Produce, In Season, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Summer.
Today, a friend and I trekked downtown to the Pearl for an outing with the kids and happened upon the Oregon Berry Festival on the corner of NW 10th and Johnson in the Ecotrust parking lot. This family-friendly event features a potpourri of vendors selling berries and berry-related products like ice cream, pies and other baked goods, • Read More »
Lake Grove Zupan’s Grand Opening!April 18, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Lake Grove Zupan’s Grand Opening! | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Handy Hints, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Recipes.
Today was the grand opening of the Lake Grove Zupan’s Market, a locally-owned store that caters to food lovers. What’s the big whoop, you ask? Well, several years ago my beloved Wizer’s Market (the store that occupied the same location) closed it’s doors. I had been shopping at the quaint gourmet market for nearly 20 years, so it • Read More »
Pink Muscat GrapesApril 13, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fresh Produce, Handy Hints, Morsels & Musings.
I was at Whole Foods Market the other day and noticed a grape variety on display in the produce department that I’d never seen before: Pink Muscat Grapes ($3.99/lb.). Their pinkish-yellow color intrigued me. Thankfully, they had some samples out so I could try one (okay three). Their flavor is sweet, delicate and floral — much • Read More »