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Flavors of the Umpqua

http://www.flavorsoftheumpqua.blogspot.com/

Located in Roseburg

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Notes from a local kitchen

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(This recipe was previously published in th

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Just an FYI here.I am posting frequent, short updates and photos about what's in season and what I'm cooking on my Flavors of the Umpqua Facebook page. (This is separate from my personal Facebook account.) You DO NOT have to join Facebook to view the page, only if you want to leave a comment. If you are already

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These two photos show the difference a professional touch can make. I had Debbie DeNino at Dino's Ristorante Italiano in Roseburg prepare a special luncheon and tea for my mom and her friends to celebrate her 80th birthday last week. I baked

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 Don't forget about the That's My Farmer event tomorrow night!They'll be showing a fabulous film called "Ingredients" that features interviews with several Oregon chefs.  

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(Previously published in my News Review column on 3-4-14)

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I had a great time at last Saturday's class on soups at Dino's Ristorante Italiano. Ten of us crowded into the kitchen to make four different soups: Roasted Garlic, Potato Leek, Tuscan Bean, and Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke. While it wouldn't be fair to post Debbie's recipes, I can share photos and a few tips I pic

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Need a few gift ideas? Chocolate tops the list for this romantic holiday and we have several local chocolatiers and candymakers eager to help you impress your special someone. Juliana Bounds of Cabruca Chocolates in Winchester makes divine truffles. Her most popular flavors are the salted

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This course will give you a comprehensive education in all forms of food preservation, using the most up-to-date safety information.  Learn to can, smoke, dehydrate, pickle, ferment, and freeze local fruits, vegetables, fish and meat so you can eat local all year long. Questions?  Call the office or

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Great little video narrated by Michael Pollan.

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(This post was published in the December 2 Tasty Tuesday section of The News Review.)

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This is my current favorite way to eat butternut squash. So simple, but oh so delicious. I'm constantly picking cubes of roasted squash off the pan before I even get it to the table.Roasted Butternut Squash

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My version of a classic. I served this soup at a dinner for fifty women last month and it was a big hit. Jennifer's Roasted Butternut Squash SoupServes 4 to 6

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Just a quick post here....two years ago I wrote about my friend, Georgie, who sells her own Garden Valley walnuts. Last year's crop was dismal and she didn't have any to sell, but she had a good harvest this year. The nuts are

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A friend gave me two 5-gallon buck

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 Rolling pin and pottery piec

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Autumn is in the air, no do

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The Soup FileWhen you're making soup, consider doubling the recipe for quick meals from your freezer later in the season. Here's my best tip—create a soup file! Instead of freezing soup in hard plastic containers or canning jars (which take hours to thaw), ladle i

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This sounds like fun!!! 

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Douglas County OSU Extension Master Food Preservers can teach you how to stock your freezer with homemade convenience foods.  Check out this upcoming class...Freezing Convenience FoodsWh

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Needing a break from the OHSU cafeteria, I used my Urban Spoon iPhone app to search for an interesting nearby restaurant for dinner last Saturday. Caro Amico, just minutes down the hill near the tram, had excellent reviews so we decided to g

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I've been in Portland for the past week, with one brief trip home to Roseburg for clean clothes and to see my husband and son.  My mom had open heart surgery at OHSU and it looks like I will be up here for at least a few more days.  I've spent the majority of my time in the ICU or surgical waiting room and now I'm

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My second Tasty Tuesday column for those of you who don't get The News Review...

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