Memorial Day

Memorial Day

We honor the memory of those in our armed forces who have laid down their lives to preserve our freedom. To these men and women we are forever indebted. This is a hard week for most in the Oso and Darrington communities.  The amazing outpouring of local, regional, and national prayers and financial resources was…

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Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Serves 6 as a side Ingredients: 1.5 lbs red potatoes, cut in half (unless they are tiny, in which case, leave whole) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup of sour cream 3 tablespoons butter, melted Coarse sea salt Fresh ground black pepper Handful of fresh chives Directions: 1.            In a large pot, cover the potatoes…

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Bees and Butterflies

Bees and Butterflies

There has been a lot of news surrounding the honey bees and butterflies in the agricultural world. Large multi-national companies are spending/investing big dollars into research to figure out why these two insects, primarily honey bees, are dying in droves. Honey bees are best known for their honey, but their pollination services are the most…

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Black Bean Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

TOTAL TIME 25 mins These meatless tacos feature spiced black beans and homemade mango-avocado salsa wrapped in fresh lettuce. Quick to prepare and bursting with flavor! Yields: 6 tacos INGREDIENTS For the tacos: 1 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 onion, finely diced (yellow or red) 15 oz can black beans, drained and…

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A Salad of Nectarines and Asparagus

A Salad of Nectarines and Asparagus

4 servings Ingredients: 1 small bunch asparagus, sliced on the bias 1 teaspoon oil Zest of one lemon, reserve 1/2 lemon for juice 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon minced shallot 3 tablespoons olive oil 5-6 cups mixed greens, such as lettuces, spinach leaves, young kale, arugula…

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Plenty of moisture around here!

Plenty of moisture around here!

Every crop needs a few necessities to get off to a good start. Soil: it holds the nutrients like Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Boron, Calcium, etc. Soil critters: microbes, fungi, earth worms, beetles, spiders, bees and other creeping, sliming and crawling critter that digest decaying matter or breakdown minerals so the plant can utilize the…

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