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Tag: eat local

Best Places to Eat in Alaska by Alaskans

If you’re planning a visit to Alaska, then you’ll want to know where to find the best food! Alaska excels at bakeries and seafood so make sure to fit in as many bakeries and as much seafood as possible during your trip! Pizza and beer is another frequent option...

Inside the Washington Cranberry Bog

“Go ahead, eat one!” Jessika, part time cranberry farmer, full time nonprofit leader, encouraged me to pop a ripe cranberry in my mouth. Just eating a plain cranberry off a vine in a Washington cranberry bog is something I never considered before. Until recently, my knowledge of cranberries barely...

Where to Eat at Pike Place Market

I’m a fourth generation Seattleite and I love Pike Place Market! Pro tip: It’s Pike Place Market or The Market, NEVER Pike’s or Pike’s Place! It does get really crowded and touristy, but I still love it. Even if you are visiting our town for only a day this...

Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peaches are one of our many amazing crops in Washington state and come along in late summer and into early fall. In our family we love to just eat them, but they don’t stay long at the peak of ripeness and it’s fun to use this super easy peach...

How to make REAL Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

LOCAL STRAWBERRIES ARE HERE!!! I love, love, love strawberries and the local ones are so much better! They are hard to find in grocery stores, I recently learned this is because Washington’s large scale strawberry producers sell them exclusively on the market to be processed into other things. But,...

The Story of Washington Asparagus

Manuel Imperial drives us in his truck along the side of a dusty field. It looks empty, just brown rows as far as I can see. He stops the truck. There are two people barely visible under coats, hats and scarves against the sun, dust and cold wind, containers...

How to make mini Rhubarb Cheesecake

Rhubarb is almost here!!! You can already find the hot house rhubarb from Puyallup at QFC and Fred Meyer (and possibly other stores, that’s just where I’ve seen it). Rhubarb will be all over our farmer’s markets very soon! I had lots of rhubarb sauce on ice cream growing...

How to make Cranberry Fireball Cocktail for the Holidays

Cranberry Fireball Cocktail is a perfect cocktail for the holidays, when cranberries are just wrapping up their season and their festive red color just screams out holiday celebration! It’s easy to make this a virgin (non alcoholic) cocktail as well, just leave out the fireball. It makes a delicious...

Super Easy Cranberry Syrup

Nothing says the holidays like the bright tart cranberry, and Washington is a big producer of cranberries! They are in season throughout the fall and common in farmer’s markets and grocery stores in time for the holidays. This super easy cranberry syrup is perfect for holiday cocktails and mocktails...

Tips for Puget Sound Dungeness Crab fishing

It’s crab season in Puget Sound! Crab fishing is fun and in my opinion easier that many other kinds of fishing. There are many great places to get crab in Pike Place Market, many local seafood markets such as Mutual Fish, and most bigger grocery stores. If you’re not...