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Cheese curds

Tillamook Cheese and the Oregon Coast

Visiting Tillamook County along the Oregon coastline, you’ll soon see why it’s known as the land of “Cheese, Trees, and Ocean Breeze.” Of course there are trees as far as the eye can see, and that ocean breeze is pure and refreshing – but it’s the cheese that truly ties it all together. Thanks to […]

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corn salad

Watermelon ‘Bacon’ and Summer Corn Salad

Watermelon is the quintessential fruit of summertime because it’s simple, refreshing, and stands perfectly well on its own. But…what if you want to put in a little extra time and take your watermelon to the next level? That’s what happens when you dehydrate your watermelon (does taking the water out of watermelon make it…melon?) and […]

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fresh tomato sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce for #StreamTeam

While you sweat your way through the dog days of summer, there’s at least one redeeming factor in all that heat: tomatoes. Perfect, juicy, flavorful, fresh local summer tomatoes. Whether it’s the tomatoes grown in your yard, the ones grown in the farm down the road, or the ones you pick up at your local […]

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miracle fruit

Miracle Fruit

Did you know that there’s such a thing as a “miracle fruit” that can make just about everything taste a little bit sweeter? It’s one of nature’s oddities – a potentially life-saving food and a great all-around party trick – wrapped up in one.   We first came across the miracle fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum, if […]

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Quick and easy lemonade - No boiling or simple syrup required!

Quick and Easy Lemonade

When your friend gives you fresh lemons from her tree, you make, well…lemonade. (Isn’t it crazy how home-grown lemons get to be so huge and take on such funny shapes?) Now we know that you have a million things to do, and you don’t have time to stand over the stove and cook simple syrup […]

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Chicken Pibil

‘Mexican Today’ and Fast-Track Chicken Pibil

Want to cook Mexican food…tonight? Your friend Pati Jinich, author of the new cookbook “Mexican Today,” is here to help. If  you don’t already know and love Jinich, you should (and will). She’s probably best known as the friendly and accessible chef and host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table. She’s also resident chef […]

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