September becomes “Self-tember”: Make Me Time Priority

  By DeAnna Pearl, MAT, BS, CPS, SOS Tillamook Prevention Program Specialist For anyone who’s been looking for a good reason to treat yourself consider this: You probably don’t do it often enough, and putting “me time” on the back burner is a big part of why we can all feel run-down, frenzied, and overwhelmed. […]

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RECIPE: Cowboy Salad

With back-to-school time, here is a great easy recipe for lunch boxes and for those Labor Day picnics this weekend.  Cowboy Salad is quick to make so you’ll have more time for “me” time. Recipe Title: Cowboy Salad Recipe Source: Food Hero www.foodhero.org Number of servings:  8 cups Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): […]

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Recipe Showcases Summer Classic – Watermelon

Art can take many forms, and preparing healthy, colorful and tasty dishes is an art form, itself.  Enjoy with delicious, colorful salsa that features the fruit of summer – watermelon. Watermelon Salsa Recipe Source: Food Hero www.foodhero.org Number of servings:  2 cups Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups small […]

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Valuing Art

By Neal Lemery What is the value of art in our lives? Does it have an impact? “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” (Pablo Picasso) Art is a way of finding and expressing the truth in our lives.  It allows us to explore and find things within ourselves we may […]

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The zucchini days of summer

  This prolific producing vegetable often gets a bad rap for over abundance. But now there are lots of great recipes to enjoy zucchini in many ways, and cheese makes anything tasty! Embrace and enjoy zucchini as a main dish (or side) – instead of just hidden in bread.   Zucchini Pizza Boats Recipe Source: […]

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Ratatouille with Eggplant and Zucchini

Here is a seasonal recipe featuring all the bounty of the garden. French “Rataouille” with eggplant and zucchini features a variety of vegetables “stirred up” (ratatouille means “to stir up”.)  This tasty mix of vegetables is sure to help power up to exercise, stimulate your brain, and satisfy your stomach. Recipe Source: OPB Food www.opb.org/food/recipes […]

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On Fire about Fermentation

By Lauren M. Kraemer, MPH, Extension Family & Community Health, Oregon State University/Wasco County Extension and Nancy Kershaw, Extension Family & Community Health/4-H Youth Development Faculty, Oregon State University/Tillamook County Extension Fermentation is one of the easiest methods of preserving food and boasts the most health benefits, least energy consumption, and most variety and room […]

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Perfect Picnic Salad to Enjoy with Seasonal Vegetables, Fresh Air

  Are you planning a backyard barbecue or picnic? This recipe is great for a crowd! Recipe Source: Food Hero http://foodhero.org Number of servings:  12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper (optional) 6 cups canned beans, […]

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A Way Out of the Fog

By Ginny Gabel, RN, Community Wellness Education, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Fog was settling all over the town, dark, thick and overwhelming, making the street lights barely visible. Voices without faces were calling out in alarm and sounds of people crashing into garbage cans for lack of visibility were heard from everywhere. It was 4 […]

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