Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest


Presto. It’s Pesto (2)

Take a bunch of something fresh and green — basil, arugula, parsley, cilantro or even broccoli. Add a clove or two of garlic. Half a cup of toasted nuts — walnuts, pine nuts or pumpkin seeds, some sea salt and hard cheese ( or try this vegan version with nutritional yeast instead). Put it all […]

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In The Garden »

Wintertime Backyard Foraging & Decorating

You could call it foraging, or you could call it scavenging or poking around. You might call it crazy. Whatever, it’s what Poppy and I both love to do, at the beach, in the park, in the backyard, when we notice and save little bits of things. This time of year that means leaves and […]

Local Living »

2014: Honor the Beginning

Stopping for a moment to reflect on last year before launching into the new year, I realized that possibly for the first year ever, my resolution has nothing to do with food. I’ve made some changes in the way I eat over the last year – and (don’t hate me) managed to lose several pounds […]

Local Vendors »

Feast of Field and Stream, A Farm to Table Dinner

Labor Day Weekend plans? We thought we’d entice you with this farm to table dinner in the Methow Valley next weekend. They’ll serve a sumptuous meal of locally grown and harvested food in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. And do they have summer! Go get some while it lasts. Feast of Field and Stream, Farm to Table […]

Season's Eatings »

Get Your Green On: Freekeh

I know, I know. St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be about corned beef and Irish soda bread but today I’m writing about a different kind of green — green wheat, better known as freekeh. It’s a Middle Eastern ancient grain that’s harvested green, then sun-dried and roasted giving it a distinctive nutty flavor, very […]