Savoring the summery sweet corn season

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet   “I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   I’m obsessed with fresh corn. It usually happens this time of year. The sunshiny cobs of juicy corn smile at […]

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Honor the Harvest

By Anne Goetze, RDN, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council It’s fair time — the Oregon State Fair opens August 26th!   Fairs are one of the times during the year that the whole community comes together to celebrate agriculture, youth and family. It is also a good time to consider how wellness relates to the […]

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Tis the season to partake in the passion of peaches

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet   “Eat a peach and live forever.” Chinese proverb I have a confession to make….peaches are my very favorite fruit. The very scent of them sends me into a happy place. Then there is the sweet juiciness that hijacks your senses as you bite into one, they demand your […]

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The tuna are here! The tuna are here!

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet If you are like me you have taste buds reserved in your mouth just for albacore tuna. Just say the word and I start to salivate. “Tuna!” See, I’m drooling. Maybe I love it so much because of its dense meaty flavor or maybe it’s how fresh it is […]

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Kohlrabi — A delicious oddity

By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet ”Kohlrabi, once the favored vegetable of European nobles and peasants alike, has fallen off the veggie pop charts.” Vegetarians in Paradise It was innocent enough. I bought these cute little veggie starts that were purple. I like purple, actually I love purple. Off I tramped to the garden and […]

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YOW Man Debut at Relay for Life — Ready for Fair

The YOW man made his debut at the Relay for Life in early July, preparing for the Tillamook County Fair.  The Year of Wellness will be everywhere at Fair — from our booth to Playing with Food at Fair Acres to hula-hooping it up on the Courtyard Stage.  And, YOW Man will be making the […]

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The Sunshine Vitamin

By Anne Goetze, RDN, Oregon Dairy & Nutrition Council   At the North Oregon coast, summer is here and so are the tourists. We all hope to get a little sunshine and that usually makes us think about sunscreen (or lack of) and Vitamin D. There’s lot of talk about the sunshine vitamin so let’s […]

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Summer time … time for a picnic potato salad

By Dana Zia, The GoLightly Gourmet   “When it comes to picnic food, I can’t help but think of the American staple, potato salad.” Debi Shawcross Summer time around here in the temperate rainforest that we inhabit is just getting started, and the season has begun where families and friends gather to celebrate around picnic […]

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Go picnicking for a better tomorrow and lifestyle

  By Dana Zia, The Golightly Gourmet When is the last time you went on a picnic? I mean an honest to goodness, basket full of goodies, let’s feed the ants picnic? I thought so. It’s been a while, huh? Me too. I think with our “go faster, get more done” lifestyles it just seems […]

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There’s more to the blueberry than pancakes

By Dana Zia, The GoLightly Gourmet “I’ve tried it on, like, twenty Oompa-Loompas and each one ended up as a blueberry!”  –Willy Wonka It’s that time of the year again! The berries are starting to show up in the markets with all their joyful color. I love all the berries but what is it about […]

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