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Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups

There’s no reason you have to outgrow grilled cheese sandwiches just because you’re a grown-up now. Besides there’s still something to be said for the comforting, melty deliciousness of American singles on toasty, buttered white bread. It’s an easy matter,...
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Grilled Fontina and Asparagus Sandwiches with Mushrooms and Bacon

We can’t help but celebrate the heart of asparagus season here in Eastern Washington. Almost any bread goes for this sandwich. A crusty Italian loaf or a thickly sliced country white work especially well. You can make each of...
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Grilled Brie Sandwiches with Pears and Balsamic Glaze

In about 20 minutes, you can have a batch of tangy-sweet Balsamic glaze that you can keep on-hand to use with everything from sandwiches and sliced tomatoes to grilled meats. A good focaccia with big, tender holes is a...
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Grilled Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Capered Cream Cheese

Grilled Smoked Salmon with Capered Cream Cheese Smoked salmon and cream cheese is a time-honored pairing. For a quick fix, stir some capers and lemon zest into herbed cream cheese. Makes 4 sandwiches 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped capers 1 tablespoon finely minced...
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Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich with Prosciutto, Arugula and Tapenade

This is a great any-season sandwich. In the summer, you could also add heirloom tomatoes. In the winter, you could add any roasted vegetables. You can store remaining tapenade in the refrigerator for about a week. Makes 2 Sandwiches 1/2...

All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

In honor of national chocolate chip day (May 15), we’re celebrating with our all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The addition of a splash of lemon juice seems bizarre, but it’s the secret ingredient that somehow gives these cookies...

Revised Washington Pesticide Bill Establishes a “Safety Work Group”

Recently, a Washington pesticide bill quietly made its way through the state Legislature. The form of Senate Bill 6529 that passed in late January is, thankfully, but a shadow of the original bill Washington farmers defined as destructive. Proponents of...

Five Ways GMOs Help Farmers Protect the Environment

Few topics in farming drive more debate than GMOs. Unfortunately, much of the controversy is based on misinformation and misunderstanding. In reality, GMOs protect the environment and our food supply system. They allow farmers to produce healthier crops, yielding...

Mastering the Art of Whole-Wheat Baking

Whole-wheat baking is a delicious way to enrich your diet, but baking with whole-wheat flour takes some practice. If you’re new to baking with whole-wheat flour, work your way up slowly to determine the right proportion of whole-wheat flour...

Proposed Washington Carbon Tax is The Wrong Approach: 5-Part Series

Our state’s most vulnerable residents and our agricultural industry will take the hardest blows if Governor Inslee’s latest push for a Washington State carbon tax is adopted. Senate Bill 6230 passed the Senate Ways and Means Committee earlier this month,...

Did you know?

Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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Weed Resistance: Weeds Find a Way!

The agricultural industry is constantly adapting new ways to responsibly manage weeds while producing a safe product for consumers, and minimize negative effects on...

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