Summertime Grilling: Japanese Style

Modern consumers hold a deep – and false – belief that food, especially good food, real food, takes time. A lot of time… It simply doesn’t. I prepared a menu that took only 2 hours and fed five people for less than $50 – with leftovers!
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What do you tell your daughter?

Raising a family is a challenge in itself; raising a family in Monrovia Liberia is fraught with difficulties of all kinds. For Nico Parkinson, raising a family in a city threatened by a deadly virus, Ebola, is not an option. As an aid worker for the Food and Enterprise Development Program for Liberia (USAID FED), Nico understood and accepted the risks of the job. He will not extend those risks to his family.
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It Takes a Community to Save a Valley

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Every year the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance throws a party – food, drink, dancing, music, and auctions – to raise money to be able to evaluate, monitor, and mitigate the effects of too much (and too little) water in the valley. Erick and Wendy Haakenson, Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, were this year’s hosts.
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News Update: Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA, Spared By Wild Fire

Farming is a high risk business, and when you are raising livestock – beef cattle, sheep, pigs, turkeys, ducks, laying hens and broilers, and rabbits – you are responsible for hundreds of living creatures. And when dozens of fires are burning hundreds of acres of pasture and timberland, that responsibility can be frighteningly heavy.
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News Update: GoodFood World Contributor Leaves Liberia to Escape Ebola

Ignacia, Elisa, and Nico

Raising a family is a challenge in itself; raising a family in Monrovia Liberia is fraught with difficulties of all kinds. For Nico Parkinson, raising a family in a city threatened by the deadly virus Ebola is not an option.
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Summer Means 'No Cook'

This classic Swiss breakfast recipe (from my girlfriend’s aunt in Switzerland) made from uncooked rolled oats, dried and fresh fruits, and ground nuts, is heavenly!
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How PCC Natural Markets Manages Waste In House and In the Community

PCC Cheese Case, Ready To Go!

Diana Chapman, Director of Sustainability, PCC Natural Markets, discusses the ways that PCC is working to manage waste in house and in the community.
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PCC Green Lake Village - NOT Your Parents' Co-op!

The new Green Lake Village PCC, anchored in a just-completed urban development comprising 300 apartments, clearly reflects its location. Large and well-staffed, the new PCC works hard to balance its focus and attention between weekly family shopping trips and the convenience of carryout prepared food.
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Eating (and Working) Local in Western Maryland

My job description now looks a lot like Western Maryland’s local food scene at a glance; I’ve pieced together full-time work by reaching out to surrounding small towns. Between the farm, the hotel, the restaurant, and the creamery, it involves a lot of driving, plenty of good people, and a whole lot of good food.
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Shiso: The Taste of Summer

Shiso Ume Katsu - Shiso and Pickled Plum Japanese Fried Cutlet

Summer for me brings back fond memories of living in Tokyo and discovering new foods to enjoy to beat off the muggy summer heat of such a massive city. Chief among my favorites was shiso. Shiso also known as Perilla, Beef Steak Leaf, or Japanese Basil, is actually a member of the mint family.
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