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Winning Pear & Hazelnut Pie Recipe

October 13, 2009 – 6:04 pm

This is my very own recipe for my pear & hazelnut pie with hazelnut crust that earned first place in the pear pie category at the 7th Annual Gorge Grown Fruit Dessert Contest!

Its harvest time in the Hood River Valley!

September 15, 2009 – 5:35 pm

The 2009 harvest season is upon us. This means orchardists around the Hood River valley will be busy harvesting the apples and pears they have cared for all summer. Some of the varieties include sweet …

World Famous Pendelton Round-Up Sept. 16-19

September 15, 2009 – 2:41 pm

The first Pendleton Round-Up was to be “a frontier exhibition of picturesque pastimes, Indian and military spectacles, cowboy racing and bronco busting for the championship of the Northwest.” It turned out to be that and more.

Summer is here. And so are freshly picked berries and cherries!

July 28, 2009 – 1:25 pm

This summer season has not only brought us wonderful weather, but delicious and bountiful crops of berries and cherries too! The Pacific Northwest’s hot and sunny days have produced tasty strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and luscious …

Pendleton Barbecue Sauce now available at 71 Northwest Quality Food Center locations.

June 15, 2009 – 3:22 pm
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One doesn’t normally equate the PWN as the hub of barbecue – and for the record I’m not suggesting it is. But, like many areas of the country we do have our aficionados and several great BBQ spots.

Chuck Hinton’s in Portland might be on the top of my list…

Pendleton Pulled Pork Sandwich

June 11, 2009 – 5:06 pm
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This delicious sandwich can be found at Portland’s PGE Park this summer. Enjoy one the next time you are at the ball park. This recipe comes directly from the kitchen of Chef Bob Brumbaugh. He runs the show at the park. He likes our BBQ sauce for its subtle heat and smoky flavor.

Spring Spinach Salad with Crispy Bacon and Wildflower Honey Vinaigrette.

June 8, 2009 – 3:13 pm
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This recipe comes from my friend John Helleberg –he and his wife Marcy recently opened their restaurant named after their one year old daughter Sophie. John has cooked in many notable venues in Virginia, Telluride Colorado, and Oregon.

Fresh Fig Appetizer

May 26, 2009 – 5:59 pm

Guest Chef Jesse of Celilo Restaurant in Hood River
Local and fresh ingredients is the way to prepare the best meals. “Bringing out the flavor of the figs.”
Violet Figs (roasted)- Lyle, Washington
Roblia Fresca- Italian
Pancetta
Olive Oil
Salt & …

Cheese & Fruit Preserve Pairing

May 26, 2009 – 1:45 pm
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Our Pear Hazelnut Jam goes really well with any blue cheese – Down in the Bay Area there is Point Reyes Blue or closer to home is Rouge River Blue – both widely available. …

Honey Taste Test by The Dennis Prager Show

May 22, 2009 – 6:46 pm
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A special thanks to Allen Estrin of The Dennis Prager Show (Townhall Magazine) for visiting his parents in Salem, Oregon in March 2009. Here is an excerpt: Back to our honey: It’s so dense that …