Mixed Greens Blog

Mixed Greens Blog
Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

16
November
2016

Ginger Stout Cake for Long Winter Nights (& mornings) (4)

This cake is robust, like a bear hug. We actually need it to get through the next eight weeks. It’s baking as I write and the house smells like a holiday, like a gingerbread house. I found this recipe in the New York Times last week and decided that it would be this year’s ginger-something […]

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Local Living »

Get Started: Plant Some Greens
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Vegetable starts, I love you. For years, I was under the illusion that since planting seeds takes longer, I should garden the slow way. Now I know better. Don’t get me wrong, planting seeds is a great option, especially if you want a particular variety or if you plan to do successive planting. For my […]

Local Vendors »

Feast of Field and Stream, A Farm to Table Dinner
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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 »

Kale Caesar!
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A perfect storm of conditions prompted me to a kale version of the classic Caesar: a craving for a from-scratch Caesar, a dauntingly large crop of kale in the garden, and, I have a nice batch of freshly made croutons; it’s autumn, the season for dark greens, and finally, it’s  über healthy. Croutons, garlicky dressing, […]