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Valdi’s Icelandic Lamb Soup, a la Anna


We pulled this recipe out of the archives!  It’s a fall classic and we just happen to have all the ingredients that you’ll need.  It’s what’s for dinner tonight! A couple of years ago when I was battling a nasty cold, Valdi brought the most delicious bowl of soup to … Continue reading

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Chicken Pipian Verde (Chicken in Pepita – Tomatillo Sauce)


Serves 4. Total time about 1 ½ hours. Easy to prepare. The pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) give this sauce a unique toasty, rich flavor. Serve with your favorite Mexican sides such as Spanish rice and beans. This dish is equally good with grilled/roasted vegetables and polenta. Ingredients Grilled Chicken: 4 … Continue reading

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~Go Nettles! More Nettles!~


A great way to incorporate greens into your diet is to just add them to the liquid part of a recipe. In this case…blend nettles with usual crepe ingredients…or scrambled eggs….or take some of the broth out of your soup and blend with raw nettles and then add back in. … Continue reading

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Nettles, Nettles, Nettles!!!


~Nettle Pesto~ is just substituting basil with nettles. Some people like to blanch the nettles before using…but I just pop them in the Vita Mix raw. I use flax, coconut and olive oil….garlic…walnuts, hemp seeds, kelp, cilantro, parsley. This freezes well for use later!   ~Green Smoothie~ Blend all your … Continue reading

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THE CASCADIAN’S GUIDE TO COOKING THE BEST SPECIALTY MUSHROOMS


DON’T CROWD THE MUSHROOMS! This is one of the key techniques for cooking mushrooms that taste great every time. Cooking the mushrooms on their own ensures that you get the best flavor profile and texture from your fungi friends. A dry saute works well for mushrooms that are moist and … Continue reading

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Anna’s Fake and Easy Gyros


This is one of my favorite all-season and all-in-one meals.  I use spelt tortillas instead of pita bread, because I usually avoid wheat.  Also, good pita bread is hard to come by.  The co-op has several great frozen tortilla choices. Filling Ingredients: 1 lb sweet Italian lamb sausage (or half … Continue reading

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Anna’s Favorite Face Wash


Brooke’s Green Sprout Bontanicals Miracle Cleansing Grains is my favorite face wash ever.  No preservatives, chemicals, or additives; it’s a totally green and healthy face wash.  I took Brooke’s advice and mixed it with honey (I use Bruce’s honey from the co-op, the stuff that comes in quarts) to make … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops Finished with Balsamic Vinegar


This is dead easy, not really even a recipe.  It works for lamb chops or lamb steaks, or beef or pork for that matter.  Season meat to your liking, place on plate and let rest about 15 minutes… so that the seasoning sinks in.  Heat skillet over med-high heat and … Continue reading

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Winter Hours at the Co-op


Big news: WINTER HOURS start Friday November 1, 2013.  Check the new schedule below, copy the new hours to a note and stick it to your vehicle visor or file it in your wallet. Shop your Co-op first! NEW WINTER STORE HOURS M,W,F: 11 – 6 T,Th,Sa: 9 – 6 … Continue reading

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North Sound Food Hub


Northwest Agricultural Business Center in Mt. Vernon opened the North Sound Food Hub on May 27, a service that provides marketing, aggregation, and distribution of fresh, seasonal produce, meat, dairy and more, direct from local producers operating in Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan and Island counties. For us this means that … Continue reading

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