Healthy Seasonal Holiday Foods

Have Your Pumpkin Pie & Eat It Too November is here and you know what that means. You guessed it— November is the time that a lot of our favorite fall foods and flavors are in full swing. Pumpkins, cranberries, squash, apples, pears and oh so many more! With so many fall inspired recipes and treats, it can not only feel overwhelming which one to choose, but also easy to forget that these foods pack…


Melvin’s by Newport Avenue Market

Connections & Commitment Go Beyond Groceries When the stars aligned last September for Newport Avenue Market to purchase Sisters’ beloved store, Melvin’s, it just made sense. After all, Newport Avenue Market has been Bend’s beloved, locally owned (and now employee owned), specialty grocery store since 1991. Previously owned by Sisters residents Melvin and Sandee Herburger, Melvin’s is clearly well-aligned with Newport’s commitment to offering high-quality and local products. It’s no secret both stores know a…


Year-Round Gardening in Central Oregon

I grew up on a cattle ranch near the Oregon Coast and we grew most of our food. We had chickens and eggs, apple trees and a huge vegetable garden. My childhood summers were spent grazing in the garden and fighting horses for fallen apples. My love of gardening was born then, and wherever I lived, including Alaska, I was able to grow some veggies. That is until I moved to a few miles South…


Have You Had Have You Had Your Flu Adjustment? 

  I’m sure you are all familiar with the phrase “Flu Season”. Despite what you may think, the Flu is actually not a season. It is an inability to adapt due to: Decreased Sun Exposure Decreased Water Intake Increased Sugar Intake Increased Stress Levels Therefore, it’s certainly not something you should accept without a fight! Did you know that your immune system is actually increased by up to 58% for 48 hours or more after…


My Journey To Becoming a Locavore Advocate

My journey to co-founding Food4All was a long and circuitous path. Some of the inspiration came from being a first time father. Another was my life situation, a tech guy taking a break from technology with 2.5 acres and irrigation rights that needed to be managed. Being married to an athlete who saw nutrition as a competitive advantage was another motivation. All this factored together to blossom me from a city slicker into a complete…


First Issue of HomeSpun Magazine

Thanks for picking up our first issue of HomeSpun Magazine! We are excited to bring you a collection of articles and information from Central Oregonians with passions for gardening and cooking nutritious food. In this issue, and in the future, we will be bringing you actionable information before you need it. No Thanksgiving recipes that need to be tested the week before Thanksgiving. No gardening planning in June when you should have ordered your seeds…


Winterscaping My Garden

About this time of year, I take stock of my garden with two objectives in mind. The first is to make my garden ready for the long and often brutal Central Oregon winter. While working on the first objective, I accomplish the second objective as well, which is to create a stunning winterscape. I have a fun routine that takes a day, maybe two, depending on how many family or friends join in the work…


Cranberry Sauce

by Ally Galloway, ACSM cPT, NASM FNS of BodyRock Training and Fitness 2330 NE Division St., Ste. 1, Bend • 541-390-9648 Ingredients: 2 bags of cranberries (bag are usually 12 ounces so roughly 24 ounces) 3/4 cup pineapple or orange juice (I highly recommend pineapple!) 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup water Juice and zest from an orange 3-4 tablespoons of honey, add to taste (I recommend Kimaro Farms honey sourced locally in SE Bend)…


Pumpkin Pie with Bacon Bourbon Brittle

by Rockin’ Dave of Rockin’ Dave’s Bistro & Backstage Lounge 661 NE Greenwood Ave. in Bend • 541-318-8177 1 Pie Crust (prebaked) Filling Recipe: 1/3 cup Sugar 1 tsp Cinnamon ¾ tsp Salt ½ tsp Ginger ¼ tsp Cloves ¼ tsp Nutmeg 2 Eggs + 1 Egg Yolk 2 cups Unsweetened Pumpkin Puree 2/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/3 cup Cream 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup 2 tsp Vanilla Extract Whipped Cream: 1 cup Cream 1…


India Roasted Root Vegetables

by Bethlyn Rider of Bethlyn’s Global Fusion 1075 NW Newport Ave. in Bend • 541-617-0513 Ingredients Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound celery root (celeriac), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound rutabagas, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound parsnips, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 red onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 leeks (white and pale…