Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Lasagna

Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Lasagna

The enchanting colors of Autumn are beginning to make their appearance. The beautiful colors remind me of harvest and make me crave Beef Barley soup, squash and hearty leafy greens and sometimes grilled cheese and apple butter on dark rye. So, I prepared lasagna.  Not my typical hearty meat and sauce lasagna; instead a decadent harvest lasagna.  I used a beautiful butternut squash from my dear friends garden, and some Swiss chard that was...

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Cherry Tomato, Cucumber and Spring Onion Salad… and a trip to San Juan Island Farmer’s Market!

Cherry Tomato, Cucumber and Spring Onion Salad… and a trip to San Juan Island Farmer’s Market!

The summer is coming to an end, school is in session and I’m feeling a slight chill in the morning air.  Ahhh… I’m loving this time of year. I did manage to freeze a fair amount of my farmer’s market finds, but if I’d really been on top of things I would’ve canned some produce as well.  I’d like to think I’m super woman.  It looks like I’ve fallen short this year.  Bummer. The drizzly...

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Blackberry Breakfast Cake with Streudel Topping… and a flight to Ranger Creek

Blackberry Breakfast Cake with Streudel Topping… and a flight to Ranger Creek

My idea of flying with Ranger Craig is a trip over to the islands, to visit one of the fabulous Farmer’s Markets.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fair weather flyer.  A fair weather flyer that likes to land on a nice black top runway.  A runway with lots of space. But Ranger Craig had a new idea this past weekend.  Yep, he talked me into another one of his adventure flights.  I’m always in for some fun, but testing the...

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Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema and Fresh Cilantro Slaw… and a visit to Port Townsend Farmer’s Market!

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema and Fresh Cilantro Slaw… and a visit to Port Townsend Farmer’s Market!

It’s amazing how far I will travel for a good taco.  Not just any taco, a Pacific Northwest Alaskan salmon taco!  I think it’s safe to say the Bennett Crew are crazy about tacos. Imagine my surprise stumbling onto these heavenly tacos at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market; our latest stop in the farmer’s market summer tour. Yep, after begging and pleading (I’m gifted at exaggeration), Ranger Craig finally agreed to...

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Asian Style Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Sauteed Sweet Onions … and a trip to Lopez Island Farmer’s Market!

Asian Style Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Sauteed Sweet Onions … and a trip to Lopez Island Farmer’s Market!

I’m a Farmer’s Market obsessed mad woman this summer.  It all started with the lovely flight over to Orcas Island this past June.  Oh yeah, that’s the one that got me going. On the flight back home from Orcas, I turned to my hunky pilot (new name for Ranger Craig) and said “I think you should fly me to a different Farmer’s market every weekend”.   I think I made him smile. Ranger Craig has obliged my request...

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

During the summer Ranger Craig and I become the flying foodies.  Every fair weather weekend  (because you know I’m a fair weather flyer) we hop in our Cessna 182, Charlie as we like to call her, and fly to enticing locales in search of the most delectable food Washington State has to offer.  And if we’re feeling really adventurous, we might skip on over to Oregon or maybe even Idaho.  Whoo Hoo!  The Bennett’s are livin large....

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