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…


Grandma Dee’s Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Appetizer

This recipe comes from my mother and the kids liked helping stir the sauce and wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts. Ingredients 1 lb. Bacon — We buy a whole hog from Ryan and Kelsey of Hardpan Homestead (See facing page) 2 – 8 oz. cans whole water chestnuts Sauce 2 cup sugar 1 cups vinegar 1 cup water 4 teaspoons cornstarch Boil for 5 minutes. Instructions Cut your bacon in half and wrap…


Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Ingredients 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed & drained 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup butter 1 1/4 cups chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cups beef broth or vegetable if you prefer. 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 pound cubed cooked ham 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Sour Cream & Cilantro to serving Substitution Suggestions Apple cider vinegar instead of sherry Bacon…


#BeADoer

#BeADoer Doer [doo-er] noun – a person who acts rather than merely talking or thinking.   Most people have jobs that are only a means to an end. If your end is only a weekend of lounging and resting you are wasting your free time away! We all have chores to do on the weekend, family and friends to visit, but what are you doing for you? Do it. Sitcoms don’t fulfill your life. Accomplishments…


Marcee’s Profile

Meet Marcee Marcee is the Co-Owner of MoeGang Productions and Editor/Production Guru of HomeSpun Magazine. She has over 20 years of experience in the production and design fields including a bachelor of arts in advertising/graphic design from Collins College and computer operations, art and media education from Arizona State and DeVry universities. Marcee’s full-time gig is being the Production Director for Cascade Publications Inc., where she first went to work in 2011 when she relocated…