Getting Foodwise

Getting Foodwise

Healthy cooking classes and a hearty fall soup

(October 19, 2017) Gathering around a huge communal dining table on a Sunday afternoon, a small group of women find seats on wooden benches. Piles of colorful vegetables, either sliced, chopped or freshly...

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Purple Yam Dim Sum

Fall delights fit for a Prince

(October 12, 2017) Autumn. I can feel the warmth of the leftover summer sunlight on my cheeks. The smell of the crisp breeze, the taste of harvest sweetness put me in the...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Charcuterie, new French and melting for grilled cheese

(October 5, 2017) Here's what we're ordering seconds of this month. If you've got a tip on good food around the county, don't keep it a secret, let us know and we'll...

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Humboldt on Tap

Learning to paint, brewery style

(September 28, 2017) In a far corner of Redwood Curtain Brewing Co., four women face four canvases. In front of them are dollops of paint on paper-plate palettes. Beside them are Redwood Curtain...

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Things of Rare Beauty

Two eggplants two ways

(September 21, 2017) Let's talk about eggplants," I suggested to Spencer Hill at his Arcata farmers market stall on the eastern side of the plaza. We were talking over baskets filled with a...

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Whole Hog

A DIY water-powered pig roast

(September 14, 2017) Some time ago, my son approached me with the idea of building our own waterwheel-powered rotisserie large enough to spit and roast a whole pig. Every year he joins a...

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Figgin' Delicious

Fresh fig bar cookies (that are secretly gluten free)

(September 7, 2017) My dad says he doesn't like figs and it makes me want to club him over the head. How can you not love figs? Rich, heady, creamy flavor, absolutely...

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Bounty Hunting

Celebrating Local Food Month

(August 31, 2017) The light has turned from summer's glare to fall's golden glow. The changing of the light heralds the changing of the season. September is the month of bounty, when both...

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Hum Plate Round-up

On the corner and in the lot

(August 24, 2017) Welcome to the Neighborhood Let us pause to appreciate the neighborhood taco truck. True, the trucks parked beside your favorite watering holes are doing the Lord's work, putting tasty, blessedly...

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Humboldt on Tap

Making your beer safe for fish

(August 17, 2017) Humans have no monopoly on loving beer. From its warm, grain-rich beginnings to the last bit of water syphoned away during brewing, beer is a feast for species great and...

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The Best Thing Since Homemade Bread

Learning to bake with the Eureka Emblem Club

(August 10, 2017) Again, folks, it's flour, salt, water and yeast," repeats Linda Barry, attempting to assuage her students' fear of baking bread. In your granny's day, baking bread was a household chore,...

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in our blogs...

La Vie en Duck Fat

(September 27, 2017) When the erstwhile bistro Zoe's newly installed wood fire oven went cold, it seemed that once again you could find anything in Henderson Center (coffee, bike repairs, mole, a haircut,...

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