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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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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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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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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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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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How to Make Your Own Delicious Nutritious Live-Culture Yogurt

I eat a lot of yogurt. Plain yogurt. Breakfast, snack, lunch . . . I just love it. Eating so much yogurt, while satisfying my stomach, was weighing heavily on my greenness—so much plastic used to contain this heavenly stuff! As the containers stacked up in my laundry room, to be used for who knows…

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Autumn Recipes from Chef Greg Atkinson: Slab Apple Pie & Pumpkin Soup

by Greg Atkinson October 4, 2012, 9 a.m. (originally published in our Chef Interview with Atkinson, 10/5/11) I’m sharing two fall recipes, one savory, one sweet. I prepared the dishes in stages in the same cooking session, going back and forth between them as they cooked. Pumpkin Soup This soup, with a base of sweet-tasting…

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Recipe: Salade Nicoise

Originally posted June 23, 2011 With apologies to the fine people of Nice, France, here is my Bainbridge Island version of the traditional Salade Nicoise. I suppose this one could be called Salade Bainbridge, though that just doesn’t roll off the tongue the same way. Fortunately it tastes great under any name. A true Salade…

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Recipe: No Need for Kneading—Deliciously Simple Bread

by Alex Sanso December 11, 2011 I enjoy cooking. I’m no gourmet, but I’ve been known to whip up some pretty tasty meals. I like to get creative, using a recipe just for guidance if needed but am happy to try something new and see what happens. Breakfast is my favorite meal to make for…

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An Interview with Chef Greg Atkinson

These days Bainbridge Island boasts a truly impressive collection of high-art chefs. Our food-enlightened community is cherished by locals and fast becoming a dining destination for Seattleites looking for creative, local, organic, and even foraged food prepared with care, flare, and finesse. Internationally respected food writer and chef Greg Atkinson has a new book, At…

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Greg Atkinson Making Pumpkin Soup & Slab Apple Pie Photo Essay

Here is Greg Atkinson’s step-by-step photo record of his cooking process making pumpkin soup and slab apple pie. He prepared the dishes in stages in the same cooking session, going back and forth between them as they cooked. See the recipes and an interview with Atkinson at Chef Interview: Greg Atkinson, Restaurant Marché.    …

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granola with yogurt

Recipe: Hearty Granola

by Kathryn Mathias When I turned 21, my aunt gave me a binder with 21 of her favorite family recipes. While at the time I might have preferred a six-pack of beer (did I mention I’d just turned 21?), over time I have come to love many of these recipes, and many of them are…

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orzo salad

Recipe: Orzo Salad

by Kathryn Mathias Somehow over the years I kept amalgamating a few recipes until I ended up with this one. It’s popular at potlucks, and I frequently make it because it is so easy and I almost always have all the ingredients in my house. It’s also one of my husband’s favorite dishes (he recommends doubling the…

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Chocolate chip cookies

Recipe: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Like a crunchy cookie? Then walk away right now, because this recipe is about soft, buttery, melted chocolate perfection. A lifelong quest for the best chocolate chip cookie has led me to this simple, sublime recipe, tested, refined, sampled, and resampled many times over. Are there other great cookies? Sure, but this one tops my…

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