Category Archives: Recipes

Berries – The Gems of the NW Summer

Strawberry season is starting to wind down, but I noticed raspberries last time I stopped in the berry farm!  And they said blueberries were just about ready.  As those of us that live in Oregon know, the blackberries are soon … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Markets – Fresh Veggies Day!

It’s Fresh Veggies Day!  Yes, there is a day dedicated to those gems of delicious nutrition!  So here’s a great idea for the weekend – Head out to a local farmer’s market and pick up some for your table! Here … Continue reading

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What is a Chanterelle?

Oregon has a lot of edible wild mushrooms. But my absolute favorite is the buttery sweet chanterelle. So how do you get them?  What do you do with them?  Well, read on!!

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It’s Pumpkin Season!

It’s that time of year when pumpkins are everywhere!  Porches are lined with the golden gourds – some of them spooky, some of them au natural!  Come join us at Pleasures of the NW for some Great Pumpkin ideas!

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No Churn Lavender Ice Cream

While we were out on our road trip, I picked up some culinary lavender.  I’ve been seeing “no churn” ice cream recipes all over the place and decided to give one a try – and here is what I came … Continue reading

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