Chocolate goes with anything, even wine

The recent revelation that chocolate, specifically dark because it has less sugar, is actually “good for you” was something that many of us have known for ages. Chocolate makes us feel good. It is more than just the deliciousness, the richness, the aromas and the intense flavors. Chocolate just seems to make things better, right? So scientific evidence that dark chocolate […]

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NE Oregon breweries continue to hop

With continued growth and more exposure than ever, 2015 proved to be an iconic year for the Oregon craft-brewing world. Eastern Oregon brewery contributions were no exception — churning out some great new beer and continuing to be an important driver of the state, regional and national craft beer movement from our humble corner of Oregon. So what are some […]

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Northeast Oregon eats: Barley Brown’s unforgettable pasta

WHERE I ATE: Barley Brown’s, 2190 Main Street, Baker City WHAT I ORDERED: Bram’s Chicken Pasta THE VERDICT:  After surviving the holidays and eating everything put in front of me, this light pasta dish from Barley Brown’s was a welcome change. The linguine is tossed with olive oil and topped with chicken, feta cheese, zucchini, broccoli, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and […]

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Celebrate dungeness crab season

It’s Dungeness Crab Season. Yahoo!!!! Crab feeds will be popping up all over Oregon. The commercial Oregon Dungeness Crab fishery, harvesting mostly from December to February, has always been one of the strongest producers. We are so thankful. Timing is critical. Crabs must be cooked quickly after they are harvested to minimize toxic build up. These toxins are released throughout […]

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