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Aaron Bludorn

BHS Grad Just Named Exec Chef at NYC’s Michelin-Starred Cafe Boulud

Aaron Bludorn, who graduated from BHS in 2002, just achieved what in the food world is the equivalent of being named a department head at an Ivy League school: He is the new Executive Chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, New York City’s elite and très bon Café Boulud, which Michelin says “seldom disappoints.” That’s Michelingo…

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Bainbridge Bakers

Bainbridge Bakers Turns 28, Celebrates with a Party and Another Expansion

I don’t remember my 28th birthday as being an especially big deal. But Bainbridge Bakers wants you to remember theirs. They have just completed an expansion at their Winslow Green location. And now they’re going even bigger with an off-site expansion at Island Gateway, next to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. To celebrate it…

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Tokyo Tapas Gets Ready for Its Bainbridge Island Debut

Takao Saito, owner and main chef of Winslow’s latest culinary experiment, is just about ready to roll out the goods in the former space of Shima Sushi on Madison Avenue, just a(n authentic) Ramen noodle north of Winslow Way. When I popped in on Saito today, March 19, he was standing in a state of controlled chaos…

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In Season

Bainbridge Chef Greg Atkinson’s New Book Is a Romance

Restaurant Marché owner and prolific food writer Greg Atkinson’s latest reissued book In Season (Sasquatch Books, 1997, 2014) is about food and is full of recipes, but it could just as easily be classified as a romance. I don’t mean the kind of romance in which two star-crossed lovers battle societal mores or cross oceans to…

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LOV

Take That, Putin: World’s Best Vodka Is from Bainbridge

The top prize of the World Vodka Awards, which are  presented by TheDrinksReport.com, a website for “drinks professionals,” belongs to Bainbridge Organic Distillers. BOD’s Legacy Organic Vodka was named World’s Best Vodka 2014 and World’s Best Vodka Design 2014. The UK-based TheDrinksReport described it as “an excellent spirit that’s well balanced and full of individual…

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Blackbird

Blackbird Expected to Reopen March 7 (or so) with a New Behind the Scenes

Blackbird Bakery co-owner Heidi Umphenour doesn’t know exactly when her cafe will reopen because the contractors have been inching back the date. But she’s hoping for March 7 or 8, next Thursday or Friday. Since Monday, February 24, workers have been giving the cafe a badly needed behind-the-scenes remodel. The majority of the work is…

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Julie's Guacamole

Go Hawks! Super Bowl Great Guacamole Recipe

As you revel in the Hawks NFC championship butt-kicking performance, I am here to tell you that you have not had enough guacamole yet. So, as you plan your Super Bowl XLVIII party in lieu of being in New Jersey on February 2 when the Hawks face off against the Broncos, get ready to offer…

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Recipe: The Best Russian Teacakes

Ah, it’s that time of year: the time to eat cookies. And here I go again with my claim of “the best.” Russian teacakes, also known as Mexican wedding cookies, among other monikers, are a recipe for happiness—basically butter, flour, sugar, and walnuts. AND YET, the many variations of this simply perfect concept often disappoint….

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Bainbridge Vineyards Reopens This Weekend with New Name, Look, Vision, and—Wine

On Saturday, December 13, after a reorganizational hiatus, Bainbridge Island Vineyard and Winery is reopening as Bainbridge Vineyards. Along with the new, faster-to-say name are an updated label, a new organizational structure and long-term vision, and even different wine, with, in general, a drier taste. The changes are the result of a co-op approach and the…

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Recipe: Great Grandma’s Sensational Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

by Joe Michael My Great Grandma made these cookies on the farm in Central South Dakota. For generations of holiday gobbling, these have been irresistible favorites. Grandma Holmes Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 C. shortening or butter (she used fresh heavy cream from the milk can) 2 eggs 1 C. sour cream…

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Recipe: Fast Fantastic Fudge

I admit, fudge is not my favorite. Many members of modern civilization find this preference, or lack thereof, perplexing, although I have noticed they don’t argue for long because they are happy to eat my share. Possibly this is not a good selling point for this recipe. Yet, every person (okay, except me) who has…

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Hitchcock’s ‘Best New Chef’ Brendan McGill Opens German Beer Hall in Pioneer Square

Bainbridge Island’s award-winning restaurateur Brendan McGill, owner of Hitchcock and its companion Hitchcock Deli, celebrates the grand opening of his new venture, German Beer Hall Altstadt (209 1st Ave S), tonight, December 5. Located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, this authentic German bierhaus serves up a wide variety of beers and locally sourced hand-made brats, pretzels, kraut, frites,…

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The Pub Reopens This Week

The Public Harbour House is planning to reopen its doors to customers Thursday evening, October 24, at 5 p.m. Bainbridge Island hot spot for burgers, micro brews, and harbor views closed its doors two weeks ago, on October 13, for a kitchen remodel. When I stopped by today, pretty much the entire contents of the…

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Wraps

To Your Health: A+ Back-to-School Lunch Tips

by Stephanie Viele, Heath and Wellness Coach at Integrated Wellness Center As a working Mom of two, I generally love this time of year, but one of its biggest challenges is getting everyone out the door with healthy lunches that will actually be eaten. Many of us share in this struggle, so here are tips…

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Gelarto Brings Sweet Italy to Winslow

With the opening of Gelarto, excellent artisan gelato has found a home on Bainbridge Island. Teachers by trade, owners Jennifer and Fareed Al-Abboud gave me a lesson in close cousins gelato, ice cream, and sorbet. Italian-style ice cream, gelato is denser and lower in fat than American-style ice cream because it is churned slower (and…

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Is Bay Hay & Feed Opening an Irish Pub in Rolling Bay?

Like The Blob, rumors have a way of getting bigger and spreading. And yet there is often a core of truth to rumors, as there is a core of alien life animating The Blob and feeding its cinematically “terrifying” growth. Bay Hay & Feed owner Howard Block dispelled the expanding rumor that he and his…

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Rolling Bay Farm blackberry jam

It’s Jam Season! Spoon into Rolling Bay Farm’s Blackberry Jam Recipe

by Adrienne Wolfe, Co-Owner of Rolling Bay Farm on Bainbridge Island August begins the fruit and berry harvesting here at Rolling Bay Farm. It starts with the harvesting of the plum trees. We have learned the painful lesson of how important it is to time our tree picking in our never-ending battle with other species. In…

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Bainbridge Bakers Selected for America’s Best Coffeehouse Competition: Vote for Them Here

Our own Bainbridge Bakers has been selected as one of 9 semifinalists in the second annual Western Regional Championships of DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse Competition. Having passed the first hurdle, Bainbridge Bakers will be visited sometime before September 4 by a “secret shopper” from CoffeeFest who will in part decide if BB advances to the finalist…

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zucchini bread

The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

It’s zucchini season, which for my family means zucchini bread. This recipe is my mother’s, and I don’t know where she got it, but I’ve never had better zuc bread anywhere. Yeah, I know I’m making another grand claim for “The Best” (see The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe), but to me this is the…

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To Your Health: Tips for Eating Right on the Road

by Stephanie Viele, Heath and Wellness Coach at Integrated Wellness Center Summer is here, and it is fabulous. This season usually brings with it the well-deserved family vacation, which we love everything about . . . except those extra pounds that tend to come with it. This year, let’s make a pact to bring home…

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