If you love to cook, and you’ve ever wished for a commercial, licensed kitchen right here on Bainbridge Island, you’re in luck! Would you like to: make value-added products from your farm produce? Have a legal kitchen from which to do catering? Have a professionally-equipped kitchen in which to take or offer cooking classes? Have a space to do big baking or canning projects, by yourself or with a group?
We’re in the planning stages of just such a kitchen, to be a part of the new BARN artisan center, and we… Read More
Makes about 20 cookies
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooked nettles (squeeze out the cooking water and finely chop, it should look like frozen spinach)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400F. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt, then add to butter mixture, and mix
Today and tomorrow (November 25 and 26), Troller Point Fisheries will offer a selection of frozen-at-sea (FAS) seafood from their fishing boat M/V Ocean Oasis at the Poulsbo and Port Orchard docks. Salmon steaks and fillets (king and coho), shrimp, black and ling cod, smoked king and coho and lox are a few of the items they will be offering. I've been buying prawns and salmon from them for years and the quality is always excellent.
Frozen salmon has about half the environmental impact as fresh, according to a report discussed in an op-ed article in the New York Times. "When it comes to salmon, the questions of organic vs. conventional and wild vs. farmed matter less than whether the fish is frozen or fresh," the article states. Putting fish on a jet from Alaska to Seattle adds an enormous climate burden. Frozen fish can, literally, go slow boat.
Troller Point Fisheries goes to great effort to harvest seafood sustainably. All of their fish is caught via long-line trolling, as opposed to trawling, according to information on their website.
The M/V Ocean Oasis will be open on the following schedule:
November 25 - 26: Poulsbo – Port of Poulsbo, 10am to 6 pm
For more information, call 360-376-2532.
Cooking with your children and as an entire family is a way to bring everyone together daily for a shared experience. Barbara Kingsolver, in her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, reminds us of the importance of finding family time in the kitchen. She says, “The time we spend making dinner is hugely important because it gets us together after all our separate agendas, and when we sit down to eat we have a sense that the food in front of us is special.” Articles in this new series, will help you and your family put together simple, delicious meals with the special people in your life. Look for tips, resources, and recipes to make it all a little more manageable.
Part 1: Get Ready!
Before you can start cooking, you need to make sure that you're really ready. Is your kitchen a comfortable place for everyone, regardless of age, skill level, and attention span? Setting aside a little time to think about this can go a long way towards eliminating daily frustration. Here are a few suggestions for properly preparing your physical and mental space.
Prepare the physical environment.
Where will everyone “be”? Do you have enough space to share and both get your jobs done? Can your child safely reach the counter top or will he be more comfortable sitting at a table? When children are very young, you might want to prepare part of your meal sitting on the floor. A toddler-height counter and sink can quickly and frugally be constructed using a metal food service bin. (see photo ) Step stools will need a convenient storage space so that they can be independently accessed by the child when needed.
Collect some tools.
Child-sized utensils, cloths, boards, and bowls go a long way towards making tasks less frustrating for little ones. Storing children's tools in a designated area and making them available all the time will cut down on prep time. Look around for what you already may have and re-purpose it. For example, glass pint containers become pitchers that can be kept at a child's height in the refrigerator. “Please get the milk out,” becomes a realistic request. Small metal scissors, when kept washed in the silverware drawer, can be used for cutting all manner of things.