Breakfast and oatmeal go hand in hand. Sometimes, though, cooking time is limited and you need something quick and ready to eat.
I’ve found a tasty, make-ahead alternative in overnight oats, similar to Bircher muesli or other preparations that let oats soak up liquids and flavors over time. I like to try out different combinations with various fruits and nuts.
The star among my overnight oats experiments features Cosmic Crisp® apples, one of the delicious foods developed by Washington State University. Combining the tart-sweet flavor of Cosmic Crisps with spices, nuts, and other additions makes a wonderful base.
First, light a fire. Here are some ways to prepare oats from the mid-eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. The first half-dozen recipes come from the 1747 Hannah Glasse cookbook: The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy, which far exceeds anything of the kind ever yet published.
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Latah squash is a Kirkland family treasure. The heirloom variety has been passed down for several generations.
Now, thanks to the efforts of Brad Jaeckel, manager of Eggert Family Organic Farm at Washington State University Pullman, seeds of the beloved cucurbit are available to gardening enthusiasts and farmers through a regional cooperative. Or, if you’re lucky enough to live on or near the Palouse, buy the whole fruit in person at Eggert Family Organic Farm or Affinity Farm in Moscow, Idaho, which also cultivates the rich, dense squash with bright orange as well as its seeds.
Joanne and Larry Kirkland are self-described … » More …
This spring, serve roasted asparagus as a side, accompanying lamb or salmon.
Or combine it with a protein like chicken, other veggies, and grains such as orzo or penne pasta, farro or quinoa to make a hearty bowl such as the Springtime Asparagus, Arugula, and Chicken Bowl described below.
Here, Jamie Callison, executive chef at Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management at Carson College, and his co-author of The Crimson Spoon, Linda Burner Augustine (’83 Home Econ., Honors), share recipes spotlighting this quintessential spring ingredient. So does Betsy Rogers (’89 Comm.), who owns and operates Ovens to Betsy, a … » More …
Cranberries complement more than turkey. But this time of year, it’s easy to forget that fact.
In this recipe from Linda Burner Augustine (’83 Home Econ., Honors), cranberry sauce tops roasted pork loin infused with flavorful fennel, rosemary, and orange. The dish originally appeared on her A Year at the Tableblog in December 2012.
Of course, you could always make the sauce for your Thanksgiving turkey, too.
Her go-to preparation features hand-ground anchovy-herb paste.
But don’t worry: the anchovies don’t come across as tasting fishy. They simply add a salty, savory flavor that beautifully blends with the distinctive-tasting lamb meat.
Colleen Taugher, co-owner of the 85-acre Mellifera Farm in Troy, Idaho, and recently retired director for global research and engagement in the Office of International Programs at Washington State University Pullman, typically makes the paste with rosemary.
That’s how she prepared it when she served her farm-raised Iceland lamb to a delegation of 18 student journalists from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. They were visiting WSU in summer 2019 … » More …