This healthy alternative for typical holiday cookies from Love & Lemons has become a new household favorite. The hearty crunch from pistachio adds the perfect balance to the sweetness of dried cranberries and chocolate chips. 2 cups regular rolled oats 1 cup whole spelt flour 1 cup almond meal 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon …

What makes an epic trip? A special experience that is unexpected yet in retrospect exceeds all expectations is an epic trip. For me, that experience took place at Bandon Dunes, Oregon, this fall. We encountered weather that doesn’t happen often along the rainy Oregon coast: a slight breeze, high 60s and pure sunshine. I invited …

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and …

Roasted game hens are a fantastic alternative to traditional turkey or ham dinners on Thanksgiving Day, without being too complex. I recommend planning for about a half Cornish game hen per adult. 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes, halved 1 lb carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks 1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges 2 Cornish …

We have enjoyed such a bounty this harvest through Washington, and this is evident in our Browne Family Vineyards hallmark site: Canyon Vineyard Ranch in Prosser, part of the Yakima Valley. Not only is this site near and dear to my heart because of its rolling hills, wide variety of microclimates and clay soil (which …

Norrie is our neighbor at Eleven Northshore. I was lucky enough to meet this man my first weekend out there. He came over and shared both his story and his bottle of Jameson whisky with me and after a couple of hours and a couple of laughs, the gate adjoining our decks has remained open …

My wife’s grandmother told us she once heard that saltwater soothes the soul. At first I thought this was a little “out there” – now, however, I believe her with every fiber of my being. Courtney and I recently purchased a home on the North Shore of Hood Canal, the community has always held a …

Mealtime at Eleven Northshore is all about BBQ. Steak, fresh caught fish or chicken, the trick is finding complementary side dishes that we can all appreciate, while a seasonal vegetable salad is key anytime of the year, lately I have been adding my favorite superfood, lentils. Lentils are a great addition to any diet as …