You know how a word you’ve just learned suddenly begins popping up everywhere? Well, gnudi have been doing virtually the same lately, showing up on menus in restaurants I’ve visited and in cookbooks I’ve been reading.
North Central Washington wineries showed they can compete with the state’s largest and most prestigious wineries at the 15th Annual Platinum Judging, held by Wine Press Northwest and Great Northwest Wines in Kennewick Oct. 21-23.
Confucius was a philosopher and teacher who lived 2,500 years ago. His teachings, and those of his disciples, have since permeated every aspect of Chinese culture, including food and wine. His culinary precepts would strike food lovers today as surprisingly of the moment: protecting the environment; eating seasonally; being wary of food spoilage; adhering to a proper way of preparing, serving and eating food; and drinking in moderation.
Growing in their native habitat in the dry sub-tropics of Central America, poinsettias are a 15-foot tall shrub. Here, we purchase it as a seasonal annual plant for Christmas because it’s red and green.
It’s just about time to pull everything out of holiday storage, find your Mannheim Steamroller discs for background music and prepare for any of the uh-ohs lying in wait when family and guests come to celebrate. We checked with local holiday rescuers and Googled, asked national sources, visited Pinterest and Heloise and compiled a list to keep handy. Some hints are familiar; others are updates of tried-and-true solutions.
Cooking and shopping for two can be a challenge when many things are sold in larger quantities. And if you find a deal on something like bacon, you don’t want to freeze it and then have to thaw a whole pound when you need only a couple strips. The best thing to do is to portion bulk foods out in amounts you typically use and freeze them. Taking a few extra minutes at the beginning can save you lots of money in the end. Here’s what I do when I ...