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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Chill Out with Fresh Shrimp Gaspacho

By Laura Swanson No matter how you spell it — Gaspacho or Gazpacho — it’s a deliciously easy summer time picnic meal that sounds exotic and gourmet. It does have lots of flavor, is packed with veggies, but the most “difficult” part is chopping, and waiting for the soup to chill. Gaspacho, originating in Spain, […]

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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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Spring Greens: Easy Ways to Make Salads Exciting

By DeDe Poynor, OSU Dietetic Intern, Oregon State University Dietetic Internship What are spring greens? They are the tender leaves of loose leaf cabbages, lettuce and other greens that are picked shortly after sprouting.  Most common are the lettuces: red leaf, green leaf and romaine.  Also included are members of the beet family, such as […]

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