With school back in session, cold and flu season is already starting to affect people in our area. Though influenza is active throughout the entire year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says activity begins increasing in October.
Over the past four years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching nutrition lessons to kindergarten through fifth grades at many of the elementary schools in southern Douglas County.
I love to capture the tastes of the warm summer season and enjoy it all year long — especially since it comes from the bounty in our Douglas County backyard. I enjoy visiting the farms, stocking up, and spending a day making some delicious treat that we can enjoy and give away.
The gluten-free community continues to grow — whether by personal choice or medical condition. With that, options for gluten-free items are becoming more and more available, but the reputation “gluten free” has for taste still remains stale.
One clear sign an area is growing economically is by the amount of foam-rimmed pint glasses filled with cold craft brew it is pouring. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, the state ranks number one for most percentage of dollars spent on craft beer, number two in the nation for hop hortic…
During a trip to the Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon, I spent time learning about the ranch’s growing goat operation. These “American Range Goats” are a breed developed at the ranch and aren’t just any average herd — they have become the main focus of the ranch.
A far-off vision became reality for Harold Youngs when he finished the crossover from Brutke’s Wagon Wheel to the new Garden Valley Grill last month.
Editor’s note: Brittany Arnold is the editor for Douglas County Family and frequent contributor to The News-Review Tasty Tuesday food section. The following is a first-person account of what it was like be a judge for The Great Umpqua Food Competition.