Island Cuisine

A bountiful harvest is your reward for being on Whidbey Island this fall. Produce, fruit, cheese, beef, lamb, and chicken can all be part of your day and the bounty you take home. Map out these great farms for a wonderful way to spend a fall weekend.

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In my recent blog post about the Whidbey Island Farm Tour, I mentioned how important it is to support our local farmers.   One way you can do that is to visit the new 3 Sisters Beef retail store located at the old Juan de Fuca fire station on Highway 20.  They just opened in early […]

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For the past year, I have been the happy recipient of the weekly Grange Food News email from Chris Williams, who is an officer of the Deer Lagoon Grange. Chris’ official title is Pomona, and like her Roman Goddess namesake, she dispenses tantalizing tidbits of information about the gardens, fruits, vegetables and local foods of […]

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Djangofest is a big part of WICA‘s line up every year, and locals and visitors are lucky for that. Did you know that you can actually attend classes with some of these amazing artists? ALFONSO PONTICELL does a class where you can learn to play flamenco. For a full line up of the bands that […]

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If you live on Whidbey Island you really have it good when it comes to garden fresh produce from Spring through fall. Think baked bread, herbs, free range chicken, eggs, and so many other things you just can’t get enough of. Which is the reason why you REALLY have it good. From one end to […]

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If it’s spring, it is the beginning of salmon season in the Pacific NW. Wild salmon is an iconic symbol of our region, and every spring we are reminded about how fortunate we are to be able to enjoy this wonderful fish. It is a symbol of the the natural beauty and bounty of the […]

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No, I am not talking about grouchy people. Whidbey Island has many popular crabbing spots, but many crabbers like to keep their special spots secret. One of the best spots is off of Bells Beach, along Saratoga Passage, and the location of one of my great beachfront listings. Row your boat out to your crab […]

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I am a foodie. I love to cook, I love to eat, and I love to share that passion. Doesn’t it just make you feel welcome when you walk into a house and there are wonderful food aromas coming from the kitchen? One of the older “tricks of the trade” in real estate is to […]

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The 21st annual Penn Cove Coupeville Mussel Festival is being held over the weekend of March 5-7 2010  on the waterfront. Come enjoy briny mussels fresh from the sea in chowder and off the grill. This is a fitting place to hold an event like this, as the famous Penn Cove mussels are farmed here. […]

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When you think about winery wine tasting, I’ll bet you think California, Oregon or Eastern Washington. On South Whidbey Island, there are a number of local wineries making some pretty darn good northwest wine.  It is an eclectic mix of wineries, some offering wines made from locally grown grapes and/or wines made from grapes grown […]

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