Steelhead trout, our NW winter bounty

By Dana Zia Golightly Gourmet We live in such a fertile rich valley here that some of our wonders are easily overlooked, like the fact that we have one of the most abundant winter steelhead runs in the NW. Fisher people all know this fact, as steelhead are one of the most sought after game […]

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A Winter’s Garden’s Gift, Kale

“Eat food, not too much, and mostly plants.” Michael Pollan   Kale is one of the gastronomic gifts that winter gives us, with its sweetness revealed with the kiss of the cold. It is abundant in local gardens right now, ready for our kitchens. This beautiful vegetable is bursting with great flavor and nutrients with […]

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Don’t be a Caveman; Eat your Brussels Sprouts

“We kids feared many things in those days – werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School – but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts.” Dave Barry   Brussel sprouts have about as clouded of a history as they do a reputation but it is a widely accepted that they were cultivated from the great […]

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PREDIABETES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

By Stacie Zuercher, NW Senior & Disability Services Earlier this month, Northwest Senior and Disability Services in partnership with the Year of Wellness, began its year long journey to institute healthy changes that directly impact individuals at risk for diabetes by starting a “Prediabetes Prevention Program (DPP)” in Tillamook. What does it mean to have […]

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Smoking and Change

So your health provider told you that you needed to quit.  Wait…there is hope.  As a tobacco cessation coach for six years, I have worked with hundreds of individuals who heard these four little words that changed their lives forever. With heart racing you ask yourself, “How do you start?” First, you need to identify […]

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6 Simple Healthier Food Choices

How do I make a healthy choice when there are so many different foods available? From pasta, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads – which is a healthy choice? Although salad may be the go-to option when compared to pizza, there is much to consider when you’re making a decision about what foods to choose.

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