Category Archives: Made in the Pacific NW

What’s On Your BBQ?

I love the taste of barbecue. Fortunately, there are some very flavorful artisan sauces out on the market right now . . . and many of them are made right here in the Pacific NW. Three of my favorites are Big Tony Brown’s BBQ Sauce, Sweet Fire BBQ Sauce, and Bette Jo’s Sweet Creole-style BBQ Sauce. Continue reading

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Port Ludlow’s Fete du Fromage

The Resort at Port Ludlow is hosting a wine and cheese extravaganza called the Fete du Fromage. Of special interest to “Wild About the NW” fans, The Resort will pair a selection of Washington Wines with cheeses crafted by local producers like Mystery Bay Farm, Samish Bay Cheese, and Willapa Hills Cheese. Continue reading

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Cranberry Wine – The Perfect Summer Cooler

Whether an avid cranberry fan or someone just looking for a unique new taste, don’t wait six months for the next holiday season to begin. Cranberry wine is the perfect summer cooler. Continue reading

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Honey Cremes by Honey Ridge Farms

Honey Cremes by Honey Ridge Farms are flat-out luscious, made with the finest fruits and spices. They also offer a line of honey-based vinegars, grilling sauces, and honey glazes. Continue reading

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Bacon Lovers II

We’re always on the lookout for great products made right here in the Pacific NW. Here are some we “met” recently through Portland’s 3rd Annual Baconfest. Continue reading

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Walla Walla Sweet . . . Mustards?

Anyone who’s wild about Walla Walla sweet onions is going to love the assortment of specialty mustards offered by AJ’s Edible Arts. Their secret ingredient? Walla Walla sweet onions! Continue reading

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Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar box guitars are currently undergoing a nationwide revival. And one of the very talented craftsmen who makes these unique musical instruments lives right here in the Pacific NW. His name is Alan Matta and he is the owner of Hammered Frets. Continue reading

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Cherries – A taste of Summer!

The Hood River Cherry Company has a nice selection of cherry jams and spreads. A taste of summer you can enjoy right now, even if there is a pile of snow outside your front door. Continue reading

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Meet The Garlic Lady

The Garlic Lady’s green olives are soaked in her special “top secret” brine for nine months before hand-stuffing them with garlic, cheese, pimento, or hot peppers. Continue reading

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