Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family & Community Health, Oregon State University Extension Recipe Source: Food Hero http://foodhero.org Number of servings:  6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups  uncooked whole wheat pasta 1 cup  chopped broccoli 1 cup  peeled and diced cucumber 1 cup  sliced summer squash 3/4 cup Italian salad […]

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June Safety Month — Beach Fun, Safety First

By Justin Mock, Wellness Coordinator, Adventist Health After a long, rainy winter, we are all ready for some sunshine and outdoor activity. And one of the best places to do that is the beach. But before you dive into those icy blue depths, be sure to run through this safety checklist from Eric Swanson, Executive […]

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Choosing and Storing Farmer’s Market Produce

By Allyson Gardner, Access to Local Food Program Coordinator & Rachel Pettit, Farm to School Program Coordinator at Food Roots As the days become warmer and the sun shines more often, local farmers are busy getting ready for farmers market season! All of the farmer’s markets in Tillamook County are a great place to do […]

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Plan Ahead when Kayaking or Paddle Boarding

The following information includes excerpts from the Water Trail Guides produced by the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP).  Guides are available online at www.tbnep.org or by contacting TEP at 503-322-2222. Every year, many people underestimate the power and danger of conditions on the water and are not adequately prepared for water recreation.  Proper planning is essential […]

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June is Safety Month:  Be Prepared, Not Scared

By Marge Jozsa, Chief Executive Officer, Rinehart Clinic and Pharmacy We hear the phrase Emergency Preparedness often and it could mean any emergency storms, floods, wildfires, but much of the focus these days is on preparing for an earthquake and tsunami. We all know we are at risk for a major earthquake and the inevitable […]

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Indulging in Season’s Bounty with Berry Cobbler

By Jessica Linnell, Assistant Professor of Practice, Family & Community Health, Oregon State Extension, Tillamook County Looking at this recipe, you might be wondering: how does a berry cobbler fit in with Year of Wellness recipes for healthy eating? It certainly can, and here’s how: •Enjoy it in small amounts to avoid consuming excess calories, […]

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Colorful Spring Time Soup!

 By Debbie Braden-Lane, Branch Operations Specialist, Oregon Food Bank – Tillamook County Services This recipe is so quick and easy to make!  Not to mention healthy and inexpensive.  Let’s focus on some of the benefits of consuming spinach.  Spinach can be added to just about anything from green salads to soups, casseroles, eggs, smoothies and […]

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Visualize Whirled Peas … And Utilize Versatile Peas

  By Jessica Linnell, PhD, Family & Community Health, Oregon State University Extension Tillamook County When I think of peas, I think about how they are most often the boring sidekick to the meat and potatoes.  Growing up, any time we had steak and baked potatoes, or ham and mashed potatoes, there they were: a […]

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Adults Become More Positive with Age according to research

By Janet Holboke, MSW, LCSW;   Janet is the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist for Tillamook County and works for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.  She can be reached at jholboke@gobhi.net May is Older Americans month and there is a lot to celebrate about growing older. Susan Charles and Laura L Carstensen, in their article Social and […]

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