The Rice Cooker Chronicles As the week continued, I made two other very successful rice cooker meals. Here are the recipes and some photos for both. Balsamic Chicken with MushroomsWhat you need:two boneless skinless chicken breasts, I sliced mine into cubes to cook faster1 Tsp olive oil1 shallots, minced2 chopped shiitake mushroomschives, to taste (I […]
Red Wagon Creamery is, in my opinion, one of the best Ice Cream shops in Oregon. Not only are all of their handcrafted ice creams popping with flavor but, you can tell that everything is made with care. Four years ago Emily and Stewart, owners and operators of Red Wagon Creamery, sat down together and decided that they wanted to make really GOOD ice cream– emphasis on the GOOD because when you take a bite of their mint chocolate chip ice cream, that is what you are tasting–no fillers, no artificial flavors. They also make it a point to showcase local ingredients. They wanted to get back to natural flavors, pure ice cream. Their five year plan started by selling their creams out of a cart. Eventually they moved to two carts then before they knew it they were able to open their store, faster than they had planned! I had the opportunity to taste all of their flavors, again, as well as go behind the scenes on a shopping trip with them to the Saturday Market.
Article by: UO Undergrad in Environmental Studies and Geography Berggren Farm is located directly next to the McKenzie River, which is the sole source of water for the residents of Eugene. The farm recognizes that all ecosystems are connected to create massive and powerful cycles. They realize that their farming techniques impact the nearby river […]
Success! We are just about to wrap up the 2013-2014 academic year which also happens to be the inaugural year for the Food Studies Graduate Specialization at the University of Oregon. Stay tuned because our food studies program is expanding. Come check us out at http://foodstudies.uoregon.edu/. For now, join me as I recall some of the inspiring talks we heard by our esteemed guest speakers, and learn why food studies may be right for you…food is fun after all!
Although the Falling Sky Brewery only opened back in January of 2012 it has made quite a splash in our Eugene community. They make it a point to use seasonal local produce, and local meats. With seasonality a key factor in their dishes, it means they add new delicious menu items throughout the year. The prices may be a little more than the normal campus eatery, but let me tell you it is worth every penny. I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the Owners Rob, who was extremely down to earth and was enthused to be able to give me a look around. If you aren’t 21 don’t let that scare you away, because the staff and the atmosphere of Falling Sky is something that you would regret not trying. There are two locations here in Eugene, Falling Sky Delicatessen 790 Blair Blvd and Falling Sky Brewing House 1334 Oak Alley.
Article by: Zoie Wesenberg, UO Undergrad in Environmental Studies and Geography Berggren Demonstration Farm, which resides along the Mckenzie River in Springfield, OR, grows a vast array of fresh produce. The sustainably grown fruits and vegetables are distributed to the livestock, markets and a selection of restaurants. Many of the plants are over wintered, which […]
Article by: Zoie Wesenberg, UO Undergrad in Environmental Studies There is no state that compares to the tranquility of Berggren Farm. The quiet winds that rustles the plants’ leaves, the soft calls from the baby goats and the distant sound of the churning river cannot be found elsewhere. Upon greeting the workers, who shine with […]
Article by Makaya Pratt, UO Undergrad in Journalism and Public Relations One of my favorite ways to learn about foreign cultures is by diving into a dish of traditional cuisine. Over the past couple years, I have grown a taste for a variety of Middle Eastern staple foods, specifically hummus. Here in America, thanks to […]