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Holiday Blog December 17, 2015

posted Dec 17, 2015, 10:05 AM by Scott Kilpatrick

By Mike Lockwood, Harvest VISTA

Happy Holidays everyone!  For today’s blog, I will first introduce the recipe of the day: Beef Stroganoff.  Afterwards, I will provide a funny and insightful top 10 list from ClarkLewis restaurant in Portland, Oregon.  Finally, I will send you off for the holidays and see you in the new year.

Today’s meal recipe is Beef Stroganoff.  I know this is not a traditional holiday meal, but it reminds me of home because when I think of the holidays, I think of a simple hot meal that warms me up.  In addition, it can be made at a low price of $16.50 and feed up to 6 people.  For more information, look on page 83 of Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap for the recipe (link: http://www.leannebrown.com/ ).

Now comes the fun part of today’s blog.  Over the weekend, I received an email from a family member in Portland, Oregon about how Santa Claus could have been a farmer.  After a year in Moses Lake as an AmeriCorps VISTA, I must say that there is some truth to it.  The list provided comes from the restaurant ClarkLewis in Portland, Oregon.  Their reputation comes from not just good food, but also local food.  They are an example of a restaurant that utilizes the farm-to-table movement by supporting local, organic farmers.  Their list of the reasons why Santa Claus could have been a farmer is fitting for the holidays because of all the parallels between farmers and our favorite jolly old fat man have.

But, you do not have to take my word for it.  Check out the list on the file below.


Well, that is it for the Harvest Blog for the year.  Thank you all and I will see you next year.

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Scott Kilpatrick,
Dec 17, 2015, 10:05 AM
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