Mindfulness 101

By Michelle Jenck, M.Ed., YOW Coordinator We don’t know what we don’t know.  What sounds like an obvious statement is really the fundamental concept behind the “Mindfulness” movement we are hearing and seeing so much about.  Awareness creates the potential for change.  If we are seeking change, we must first become aware. Too often, we […]

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RECIPE: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

By Rachel Pettit, Farm to School Program Coordinator, Food Roots Recipe Source: adjusted slightly from The Best of Mexico, a Cookbook, by Evie Righter and Kathi J Long Number of servings: about 16, 2 tablespoon servings (2 cups) Total Preparation Time: 2 hours When buying tomatillos, make sure to select ones that are bright green […]

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Farm to School: Education and Celebration

By Rachel Pettit, Farm to School Program Coordinator, Food Roots What is farm to school? Hands in the soil. Seeds. Sprouts. Fruit. Sharing and not being afraid to try something new. Laughter. Smiles. Teamwork. Farm to school is also a general term used to describe work being done all across the United States to connect […]

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YOW October Events Focus on Caring Well for Community – Circle of Security Oct. 5th; Self Care with Robin Rose Speaker Series Oct. 19 & 20

Autumn already?  Feel like you’re just “falling into Fall” wondering, what happened to August and September?  Take some time in October for a focus on caring well – for our children and with self care.  There are several upcoming events from the Year of Wellness (YOW) and community partners to help you with ways to […]

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Family Dinner – All-in-One Pan

Glazed Pork Roast with Carrots, Parsnips & Pears By Debbie Braden-Lane, Branch Operations Spec., Oregon Food Bank Tillamook County Services Recipe Source: Eva Katz, Fine Cooking Number of servings: 4-6 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 15 minutes  Ingredients: 2-lb. center-cut boneless pork loin roast Salt and ground black pepper 1 ½ […]

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RECIPE: Apple Bars

Fall is in the air, and the kids are back to school.  Here is an easy recipe for lunches and snacks Recipe Source: Food Hero www.foodhero.org Number of servings:  12 bars Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 Hour Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon […]

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Canning Salmon at Home

By Jessica Linnell, Asst. Professor of Practice, OSU Extension, Family & Community Health It’s time for fall salmon! If you are planning to catch your own or purchase from your favorite fishmonger, think about canning some to enjoy delicious salmon all year long.  Having salmon on-hand can save time in preparing healthy meals.  Canned fish […]

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