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Farro & Vegetable Winter Casserole

Farro & Vegetable Winter Casserole

  Recipe Serves 6-8 Ingredients:  1 cup Emmer farro 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced in 1-inch cubes 1 cup sweet onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced 1 large bunch of spinach, chopped & steamed (or 10 oz. package of frozen spinach- thawed) 2 cups of milk 6 eggs, whisked with 1 tablespoon of… Continued

January Farmer Notes

January Farmer Notes

The New Year is barely a month old and one can already feel time slipping away! How can this be? To use one of my daughters once upon a time go-to lines when frustrated as a child: “Not Fair.” Well, I suppose fairness is as an objective assumption as any, yet it just doesn’t seem… Continued

December Farmer Notes

December Farmer Notes

And another year has come to pass.  At times it is easy to think it has all been a blur, yet if/when one can find time to reflect and can begin piecing the year back together a bit at a time well, the pieces can easily fill up a year. Winter should be this time… Continued

Chef Profile: Executive Chef Dolan Lane of Portland, Oregon's Red Star Tavern

Chef Profile: Executive Chef Dolan Lane of Portland, Oregon’s Red Star Tavern

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos by Aubrie Pick With a resume that includes culinary leadership at restaurants named for the Pacific Northwest’s most renowned explorers, Executive Chef Dolan Lane might be mistaken for a man who favors hardtack and pemmican. After all, the namesakes of Portland restaurants Clarklewis and Meriwether’s survived… Continued

November Farmer Notes

November Farmer Notes

  “ The desolate, deserted trees,      The faded earth, the heavy sky,” Oh, I can’t help but quote Robert Frost’s My November Guest when one of my absolute favorite months settles in.  Indeed the trees are bare, and skies have turned heavy here right around the year’s earlier Thanksgiving.  This, however, only after weeks and… Continued

Maple & Pear Gingerbread Spice Cake

Maple & Pear Gingerbread Spice Cake

This moist spice cake is a white gingerbread, made with sugar and maple syrup rather than molasses.  The pear compliments the sweet nutty flavor of Einkorn is easy to make and dresses up nicely for a special holiday meal. Serves 8, Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes *Recipe adapted from The Art of Quick Breads… Continued

Vendor Profile: Sno-Isle Food Co-op Anchored in Community

Vendor Profile: Sno-Isle Food Co-op Anchored in Community

  by Ashley Lodato  / Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer In these times of corporate conglomerates, independently-owned businesses are a welcome prospect and employee-owned co-ops are downright refreshing. Sno-Isle Food Co-op (Sno-Isle) located in North Everett, WA, is one such breath of fresh air. The 21-year-old non-profit retail food source is democratically governed by a board… Continued

October Farmer Notes

October Farmer Notes

To be sure this October has been fine as any I can recall. Following the sowing of our winter peas we received a good ½ inch of rain here – our first, really, since May.  And after some mountain snows and blustery early October weather, the high pressure settled in. For almost two weeks now… Continued

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