Customers that have shopped at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market in the past five years have probably heard of The Mushroom People (TMP). This business has been a mainstay in our area for the past several years on a year-round basis.
It’s always fun to visit fellow brewers in their brewing environment. No matter their skill level, or my own, I never fail to come away with at least one “Aha!” moment, and a better idea of how to do something.
What fuzzy brown fruit has three times more vitamin C than an orange and got its name because of its resemblance to New Zealand’s funny-looking national bird? If you said “kiwi,” you’d be correct!
Winter in Douglas County is unique for many reasons when comparing it to other locations around the world. This area rarely has sustained temperatures below freezing, and winters seem to be getting milder as time goes on.
When I was a kid, my sister and I would watch the Food Channel and attempt to cook our own versions of some of the recipes we would find there. That was long before finding a recipe on the Internet was as easy as it is today, so we had the luxury of a pen and paper to jot down the ingredient…
The color red is so prominent this time of year. Red makes you think of the holidays and is warm and inviting on a cold day. Cranberries can even provide that hint of red to your food this season.
On Feb. 14, 1992, a do-it-yourself inclined homebrewer who was tired of driving at least 60 miles to get homebrew supplies, often stale, decided to take the plunge and open a small homebrew supply shop in his garage.