Category Archives: Local

FoodShed Foraging – A Mussels Feast at Case Inlet

It was a glorious Saturday on the Key Peninsula this weekend, and after a quick hike through the woods in the back forty, we headed down to the beach to do a little exploring at low tide. The Puget Sound … Continue reading

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Borscht a la Andrea – A Hearty Beet and Cabbage Soup

This recipe comes from our dear friend Andrea, who currently is cooking out east in Taos. She passed down the recipe from her Russian grandparents, who, if this recipe is any indication, were fantastic cooks. We added one secret ingredient … Continue reading

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Kale, White Bean and Ciabatta Soup

When we first tasted this soup (modified from a recipe from Nostrana in Portland), it was so rich, complex, and almost smoky tasting, we thought maybe we’d accidentally put meat in it without noticing. But, we’re guessing the real reason … Continue reading

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A Washington Wine, Oregon Cheese and Seattle Pickled Herring

These simple appetizers, foraged up from around our neighborhood, made a perfect pre-dinner snack. We’re huge fans of City Cellar Fine Wines on 45th street in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, which is where we got the Thurston Wolfe Lemberger. The folks … Continue reading

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Recommended Appetizers to Eat While Blogging

When blogging, it’s important to have appetizers on hand to keep yourself cheery. Have you been to DeLaurenti’s in Pike Place Market? They have lots of fun cheeses, including a harder raw sheep’s milk cheese from Croatia called Paskisir. It … Continue reading

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A Tree Fell On the FoodShed!

You know that big snowstorm the Pacific Northwest just had? Well, we got a cute, manageable amount of snow at our house. But, down at the FoodShed on the key peninsula, the ice was too much for at least one … Continue reading

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Ray’s Meats in Purdy, Washington

Melanie thought she’d died and gone to heaven when she first learned Ray’s Meats was going to open in one of the more magical parts of Washington state. Ray’s is in Purdy, right before you cross over a long bridge … Continue reading

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Happy New Year From Seattle FoodShed

Happy New Year to all of you who joined us in the Seattle FoodShed in 2011! And thank you to every one of you for sharing our gardening and food adventures over the past year. It means a lot to … Continue reading

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Martinotti’s Cafe and Deli in Portland

Just around the corner from Kenny and Zuke’s deli is Martinotti’s cafe and deli. We stopped in to Martinotti’s, lured by the impressive meat and cheese display. (Apparently we are suckers for a good deli. Also, apparently Seattle needs more … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Roasting in the Pike Place Market

We stopped by Cafe Campagne in the Pike Place Market this afternoon, where chef Daisley Gordon was roasting up chestnuts. He’ll be serving them every day this week in Post Alley, between noon and 1 pm. It’s pleasing eating something … Continue reading

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