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M A G A Z I N E December / January

Wishing You and Yours a Happy Holiday Season , and a Happy ,Healthy New Year!

The Gift Guide Keep it simple, keep it local

Valley Health & Wellness Doctors • Dentists • Fitness • Massage & More


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Gallery Michael Gibbons • In the Toledo Arts District 140 Northeast Alder Street Toledo, Oregon 97391 (541) 336-2797

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Come to The Corvallis Clinic, and you and your family can enjoy the convenience of care for everyone, and all the key tests for everything, all in one place. More important, here’s where your entire family will get exceptional treatment from nothing less than board certified or board eligible physicians. Expertise and experience you can rely on for every medical need in 26 primary care and specialty fields. Being exceptional doctors, ours realize how important listening, open-mindedness, patience, and respect are to a patient’s well-being. It makes for a measure of understanding that can contribute immeasurably to happier, healthier lives for your entire family. And that should make for some real tail wagging by every family member. Well almost. Call 855-2-GET-DOC |

The Game That Thinks It’s A Puzzle! W

e’ve all heard the old adage “square peg, round hole,” but who would have thought you could make a game of it? Pajaggle did. By designing all sorts of shapes coupled with clever packaging, the fascination of putting pieces into sockets has evolved into the national award winning Pajaggle Board Game. It’s essentially a game that thinks it’s a puzzle. Based upon concepts of spatial recognition and visual discrimination, the Pajaggle Board Game challenges players to quickly put unique pieces where they belong. Simple, right? Think again! Players of all ages are easily duped to believing that the basic game “Time” can be done quickly. However, thousands have come to realize that this game is far more challenging than anyone would expect.

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So many ways to play The Pajaggle Board Game is a package of games that can provide all sorts of experiences. It’s a deck of cards if you will. Players, young and old, can quietly play by themselves to best their time. So regardless of age, this strangely addictive game makes folks mutter, “I know I can do better.” For those wanting more than just another solo experience, players can choose from a compliment of competitive games, like “Handwars” and “Block-N-Bridge” that transforms this puzzle game into a full blown multi player “game-on” experience. Finally for the party animals, folks can play loud and obnoxious games like “Shout” and “Chaos,” that generates all sorts of interesting behavior. Hey, what about me? Youngsters might find that the Pajaggle Board Game might be too difficult. No worries, there’s Pajaggle Rings. This 112 piece bag of fun comes with 14 unusual shapes in 4 colors, 22 activity cards (10-Match Cards, 8-Play Cards and 4-Create cards), and an array of possibilities that will surely delight kids from ages 3 and above. | 866-966-6612

What’s unique about Pajaggle is the very simplicity of its design, putting pieces into sockets. But finding the piece is the just the beginning. The real magic is that you’re buying a package of games of which each has the ability to engage the youngest and the oldest of any audience. So whether you’re an eight year old granddaughter, a 23 year-old student, a 40-year old engineer, or a 90 year old grandfather, it doesn’t matter. Playing Pajaggle is for everyone.

Mercedes Benz of Salem Presents The Mercedes-Benz M-Class

A Stimulating Sanctuary for the Senses From the broad swaths of sustainably forested wood trim to the intuitive ease of its advanced features, every element of the M-Class cabin is thoughtfully engineered and elegantly crafted to make you feel at home, and in control, on any road. Standard appointments in the M-Class include the rich glow of wood trim and the enduring comfort of supple

MB-Tex upholstery. Soft full-grain leather seating is an enticing option, while exquisite designo leather is standard on the ML63 AMG and an indulgent new option on any other M-Class. Whichever you choose, the hand-fitted upholstery and hand-finished wood reflect a deep tradition of finely tailored luxury. Available now at Mercedes Benz of Salem.

Mercedes Benz of Salem 2405 Commercial St. SE Salem | Sales: 800.336.4148

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Local gifts for your friends and family. Keeping the dollars in the community and choosing quality over quantity is all the rage this season, happy shopping!

The McMinnville Public Market. Uniquely Willamette Valley, and filled with wine country favorites.


Start your new year off right with help from our local health & wellness pros. Viva you!

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The Ackland Family Wishes You and Yours Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year. And of course, when you settle down for your long winter’s nap, see us first! Serving family and community since 1978!

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Love to Live Here Mike on Health

In the Garden 29

Garden Inspired Gifts

Health & Wellness 32 33 42

Just One Skipped Mammogram Stay Motivated, Keep Fit Don’t Let Joint Pain Slow You Down!


Eating Well in the Valley 49 50 52 56 58

A Winter “Warmer Upper” Restaurant Spotlight: PANACHE Valley Dining Guide The Beer Prof - “O Christmas Beers” A Few of My Favorite Things

Art & Entertainment 61 63 62

Knit This Fabulous Jeweled Cowl Tree Tips From Dale & Peggy The Hot Ticket




Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home? Staging by Creative Concepts Home Staging Photo by HD Open House Photography



Take advantage of this valuable coupon! This holiday season, Annette Sievert and Creative Concepts Home Staging have a gift for you. Call before March 31, 2013 and receive a one hour staging consultation for free! Learn how to expertly prepare and market your home for sale (a $125 value). Professional staging combined with a REALTOR ® who knows how to market your home can make the difference between moving your life forward, and a listing that can languish on the market for months. This offer does not apply to homes currently listed on the Multiple Listing Service. You are under absolutely no obligation to list or sell your home. Call Annette today to schedule your consultation. Happy Holidays! If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.

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Scene On the Town Puttin’ on the Pink Runway Gala

Puttin’ on the Pink Smashing Pink Success!

Puttin’ on the Pink is The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s premier gala that celebrates cancer survivorship. Survivors took the stage to model the latest fashions on the Pink Carpet runway on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the CH2M-Hill Alumni Center. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts, and inspiring stories about the brave survivors were all part of the evening celebration. More than $140,000 was raised for Project H.E.R., a breast health services program in the Mid-Willamette Valley that provides support, education and resources to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors in our local community. The Corvallis Clinic Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources in the mid-Willamette Valley that support health education, preventive health care, and the delivery of health care to indigent populations Photos: Randy Milstein


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Mike on Health Holiday Survival Tips

Mike Waters

Well, here we are again. Another holiday season. Each one of us, younger, older, or somewhere in the middle has a paradigm (vision) of what this time of year should look like. Our “rituals and routines” (family-friend gatherings, gifts, and of course “eating opportunities”) are all set in place.

I’ll go back the age-old wisdom of the basics of stress management.

This PERCEPTION of how we all envision this time of year starts to make things interesting. Meaning, our individual stress personalities start to show up. Our negative coping skills rear up at gatherings that should be pleasant and meaningful.

To me (stress) control is looking at the big picture. Listen (to others) and learn. What are their expectations of a large family dinner, or how gifts are exchanged? Then what is the “opportunity” (to reduce stress) to “manage” all this? (If you happen to be in that position of being the “producer and director” of a huge family event)

You can’t change how these different friends or loved ones think, what they’re expectations are; but you can consider changing yours.

The “Teaching Point” I’m going to change the “take aways”, or health education recommendations a little bit. Yes. I will advocate doing “healthy coping behaviors” as we always do. That’s always going to be recommended. But I’m going to ask you to take a look at some different social-cultural aspects of why, for a lot of us, this is a difficult, maddening, time of the year. Generational beliefs about the holidays, what they mean, and how do we celebrate this time of year. Because we’re all living longer, we have a huge agegenerational belief model that a lot of times creates this disconnect. “Olders” see the holidays as something totally different than a younger generation. (Key: Olders have a stronger connection to family, close friends, community. Younger generations do not have as strong a connection in these areas). Our society (overall. and remember it’s all “stats”) has shifted from a human based (spiritual) connection to a consumer driven “happening” Since the mid 90’s I’ve been hearing this from numbers of people right here in our community. “Boomer” caught in the middle. If you are a Boomer (born 46-64) we’re the “sandwich generation”. We’re right in the middle of this generational difference. Olders to Millennials (youngest generation born between 81’-99’). We hear it, “feel” it (the stress) for all these age groups. We’re usually the ones hosting the family holiday events, so our stress personalities are tested to the max. What do we do? How do we cope?

If you’re the participant - reset your expectations. (Yeah, I know, it’s tough). Take a look at the overall event, who will be there, and what different personalities will show up. And yes - do healthy things as best you can to cope. A majority of people exercise, eat well, mediate, socialize for health for that sense of control. Schedule it in, even if it has to be smaller doses this time of year. Have a safe, happy, rich, meaningful holiday season.


Mike Waters is the Director of Health Promotion for Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis OR email him at: or call 541-207-4368 for any comments, feedback, or ideas on helping our communities to be healthier. Follow Mike’s tweets at or check the Facebook page, just search for “TAC Your Health” Visit the new website at:

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Scene On The Town The Grace Center Adult Day Services in Corvallis

the Chef ’s Jubilee offers a sampling of delectable creations by some of our area’s best chefs, farmers, and vintners, while visiting Grace Center’s facility.

The Grace Center “Chef ’s Jubilee” Oct. 7th in Corvallis

Contact Grace Center at 541-754-8417 for volunteer opportunities.

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Santiam Place Wedding & Event Hall

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Featuring local artisans, romantic gifts, porcelain, china, linens, jewelry, European soaps, specialty foods, & much more. Ask about our custom china sets, a unique and personal gift your loved one will treasure forever.


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An elegant mix of beautiful things. New clothing, shoes, gifts, scents, herbs, home decor & more. Swing by and say hello to Louise, and take home a new treasure today.

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Love to Live Here

iversity and Sustainability are two of the most important issues of not only our way of living but also for our local economy.

If a town has only one major employer, and its whole economy depends on it, that is a bad situation. It not only destroys one employer, one supplier, one service provider diversity and choices, it also bundles power in one hand. Nobody can want that under any circumstances. But when a town has a lot of small businesses, its risk pools are appropriately small. If one of those little businesses goes belly up, nothing dramatic happens to the rest. If I do not like an employer or supplier in a diversified economy with a lot of small risk pools, I can switch. Not so much if I have limited choices because of big entities I am forced to deal with. Corvallis has a highly diversified economy. To bring it to the level of the female in me: we have 5 (!) shoe stores. We have an enormous choice in food stores, bakeries, bookstores, restaurants, etc. Especially for a town of this size the amount of choices we have is impressive. And it is this diversity that makes this town not just so lovely to live in, it also makes it resilient.

Corvallis also has a lot of respectable companies in a variety of scientific fields, like NuScale, CH2MHill and Perpetua. We are not dependent on one huge employer, and if one employer closes the doors here for good, or not, nothing particularly bad will happen to the rest of us. Isn’t that a good feeling? At the end it all boils down to choices. I want to have choices, I want to have diversity, I want the “weirdness”, the different opinions. All this makes life interesting and worth living, all this makes for the kind of economy a town and its citizens can thrive in. So when you do your Christmas shopping this year, maybe it is worth it to not go online or to certain big box stores. Maybe something bought local, more original, at a price that is fine for the buyer and gives a local business the chance to thrive and stay in business is the sustainable choice. Because we are lucky enough to have those choices. Another reason why I love to live here.

Corvallis will always do well, even if we get (sigh) a Walmart Foodstore. And it is this resilience that makes our way of living sustainable. Small businesses are so much more flexible and adaptable.

Holiday shopping? Visit Lavender Lake Farms Hwy 99 between Corvallis and McMinnville

Lavender Gifts • Specialty Foods Soaps • Lotions • Classes & Events

Visit us online at: Call 503-838-2620 For More Information or Visit the Farm at 3395 S. Pacific Hwy in Independence Oregon

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Visit the Main Store, The Annex & The Alley


Fashionable and fun styles that look and feel great. Shoes and boots. Accessories and bags. We pay cash for designer labels.

Second Glance 312 SW 3rd St. 541-753-8011

The Annex

214 SW Jefferson 541-758-9099 Men’s Fashion & Vintage

The Alley

312 SW Jefferson 541-753-4069

Women’s & Accessories 351 SW Clothing Madison Ave Corvallis • 541-757-7033



Ultra Modern Home Fashions & Gifts

351 SW Madison Ave, In Corvallis • 541-757-7033





115 NW 2nd Street in Corvallis * 541-230-1819

‘Tis Better To Give Giving of themselves for the betterment of the community:

The Vina Moses Center Who was Vina Moses? (Reprinted from Vina Moses moved to Corvallis in 1905 and up until her death in 1971 she left an indelible imprint on the community of Corvallis with her compassion, generosity, dedication, patriotism, and higher sense of purpose to all those lives she touched over the years. From her initial efforts at helping families in her community the center was born, which continues her important work now and into the future. Vina had organized recreational and service opportunities for at risk young boys. During the first world war Vina had organized clothing for servicemen. Using the excess clothing donated by the community, Vina started a Community Welfare Center which operated out of her house with the help of volunteers. Vina ran the center with the help of volunteers, mainly out of her house, for the next 54 years responding to community needs by helping victims recover from house fires and by communicating and soliciting aid from the community, with which she had an uncanny ability to inspire generosity and goodness. Her tireless efforts at helping those in need were remarkable, often helping newly arriving families find lodging and ensuring they had enough to eat before sleeping for the night. Vina had a marked sense of patriotism and duty. She started the precursor to the Boy Scouts for 14 years, organized fireproof

clothing for soldiers during WWI, and also served as the bomb shelter coordinator and as a volunteer on the emergency food ration committee. In WWII she was instrumental in getting the community to equip a recreation room for the multitudes of soldiers training at Camp Adair. In addition, she was able to get a recreation program organized for the soldiers, particularly the soldiers of color, which at that time was quite remarkable. Through it all she had a no- nonsense demeanor, a wonderful sense of humor and a geniality that endeared her to people instantly. Vina’s tireless efforts didn’t go unnoticed by the community. Her humanitarian awards were numerous: 1949 Woman of Achievement by the Corvallis Chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, 1955 Benton County Citizen of the Year, and 1969 Oregon Good Samaritan by the Oregon Welfare Association. After Vina’s death, her lifetime’s work was continued by her dedicated volunteers and the community. The center moved to several locations before finally arriving at its present location in 1986. While Vina may have gone in person, her spirit lives in the center that bears her name, and instills our community with a special sense of gentility, unique to Corvallis.

Vina and her husband Victor

Get Involved: Vina Moses was laid to rest in 1971 at the Crystal Lake Cemetery in Corvallis. Her and her husband Victor (who was the Corvallis Postmaster) set an example for all of us to aspire to. Vina’s good work is carried on today through the many volunteers at the Vina Moses Center. The center is hard at work throughout the year providing those in need with household supplies, clothing for adults, food, clothing for schoolchildren, and of course, during the holidays The Vina Moses Center provides food and gifts to many of our local neighbors. The center welcomes volunteers who wish to help with various programs, and is grateful to receive your donations throughout the year, and particularly now, during the holidays. You can help make a neighbor’s holiday season a little brighter with your donations of food, gifts, money, or your time.

Be on the lookout for the annual “Holiday Giving Trees.” The trees each have lots of tags with a child’s age and “boy” or “girl” - you can pick a tag and then purchase a gift for a local child. Gifts can be dropped off at the Vina Moses Center at: 968 NW Garfield Giving Trees can be found at various locations around Corvallis such as Market of Choice, Citizens Bank, and more.

For more info call: 541-753-1420 Or visit Willamette Living Magazine



Frame Studio & Gallery Showing for the season: “The Moveable Feast”

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Treml’s Jewelry HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Boutique yarn shop featuring hand-painted yarn, local fibers, fun classes, and more!

M - closed T - 10 to 5 W - 10 to 8 T & F - 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 Sun 12 - 4

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Yes! We Have Treats to Go! 333 FIRST AVENUE WEST, IN ALBANY RESERVATIONS: 541-928-7330

Start your New Year off right by becoming a member at Osborn Aquatic Center! We have lapping swimming whenever our facility is open and a variety of aquatic classes that can fit everyone’s’ fitness needs! We offer individual and family memberships that can range from three months to a full year. For more details about our memberships and aquatic exercise classes please check out pool or give us a call at (541) 766-SWIM (7946).

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Meet Your Neighbor For our Holiday Issue, We thought it best to put a face to the name of a couple of our favorite local retailers, go meet them for yourself, we’re sure you’ll love them!

Rebecca Robinson of Irenes’ How did you get into retail? I’ve been in retail for years and it was always my dream to have a boutique of my own. Some of my earliest memories are of shopping downtown Portland with my grandmothers.

What’s your favorite thing about the Holidays? Being together with friends, family and the Christmas Spirit. I really enjoy discovering peoples needs and wishes. Finding those special gifts that fulfill them brings me joy.

What’s your favorite item in your store? It’s hard to pick just one favorite, but if I had to pick, the Bronx dress from Ecoskin. It’s made out of organic French terry, hooded, and it’s so cozy and soft.

What do you want Santa to bring you? Nothing in particular, but I really love all those things he remembers to put in my Christmas stocking.

What’s your favorite thing about the Willamette Valley? The abundance of incredible foods, wine and artisans. The more I look for local things, they are right here on my door step.

Hot Chocolate? Or hot Cider? Cider’s great! However, I used to work as a barista and after that you discover so many incredible ways to make hot chocolate. Yum!

Visit Irenes’ at 221 NW 2nd St. in Corvallis


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Meet Your Neighbor

Shauna Clark of Zooey’s & Lydia Bell, store manager (left) How did you get into retail? Helping people feel great about themselves has always been my passion and being able to do that and wear beautiful clothing was an added bonus. Thirteen years later I’m still here and loving every moment!

What’s your favorite thing about the Holidays? Everyone seems to be in such great spirits this time of year, it really becomes infectious and makes it hard to have a bad day, and of course I love to see all of the holiday window displays!

What’s your favorite item in your store? Give me a beautiful, long, Kinross cashmere sweater paired with black Three Dot leggings and I’m set!

What do you want Santa to bring you? Another blessed year with my family and friends, and no allergies this year please!

What’s your favorite thing about the Willamette Valley? The beautiful green landscapes and the instant gratification I get from gardening!

Hot Chocolate? Or hot Cider? Hot chocolate as long as it’s made with milk and DARK chocolate! (Answered by Shauna)

Visit Zooey’s at 351 SW Madison in Corvallis

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‘Tis the Season!

Happy Holidays! from

Harry & Annette’s Fresh Fish Market Harry and Annette’s is your direct connection to the coast. The season has arrived for live dungeness crab! Come and select yours from our live tank, or take home a few we’ve cooked for you - just delicious! We also feature our own all natural smoked fish, local canned tuna, freshly made dips, sauces, and salsas.

Your Local Corvallis Lighting Professionals

Of course, we offer fresh selections of locally caught fish & seafood daily. Call us for catering / custom party trays, or your special orders!

541-286-4198 Tues - Sat : 10 - 6 Sun. 11 - 4


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We’re happy to present...

Our 2012

Gift Guide We hear it all year, “Shop Local” Well, here’s your chance! It’s our annual roundup from our local merchants. Every dollar spent on these items will help to keep our local business’ going strong. Our neighbors in retail look forward to the holiday shopping season all year. Time to call upon your inner Santa and load up your sleigh. Ho ho ho! Roller Derby Tees at Irenes’ Corvallis

Specialty Chocolates at Lavender Lake Farms Amity

Cool Clutches at Zooey’s Corvallis

Candy Canes (The Good Kind) at French Unicorn Salem

Reindeer Trophy at Mod Pod Corvallis

Dashing Winter Coat The Alley Corvallis

Green Tomato Pickles Zooey’s Beautiful Window Display in Corvallis says it all: “Live Life Local”

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Chosen by our Editorial Staff from our local Valley Merchants Your mileage may vary, some items may no longer be available. So hurry! Before someone beats you to them!

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Top Dog, or Flea Bag You make the call

Vintage & Estate Jewelry Anderson Jewelers Madison Ave. Corvallis

Northwest Food & Gifts McMinnville

Delicious Local Treats Blue Raeven Amity

Holiday Decor Gifts, and Don’t forget the Gift wrap!

Stylin’ Eyeglasses Cases Glance Salem

Mod Pod Corvallis

Shoes, and Accessories The Annex Corvallis

Get some Cool Shades, or let ‘em pick their own with a gift Certificate Glance Salem

Beautiful Lighting Candies from France

Radiance By Design Corvallis

French Unicorn Salem


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Beaver Hat, and Christmas Critters Galore Found Objects McMinnville

Stylish Duds and Accessories for Him The Alley Corvallis

A Huge Selection of Great Gifts, Clotihing and Accessories French Unicorn Salem

Fabulous Upcycled Clothes and Accessories for Her Second Glance Corvallis

Maybe the best collection of Northwest Food and Gifts, at (you guessed it) Northwest Food & Gifts McMinnville

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THE Best Cheese You’ll Find Willamette Valley Cheese Co. Salem

Everything Lavender Lavender Lake Farms Amity

A Duck Watch and A Beaver Watch Go to the Civil War and Wear ‘em Both! At Whimsy in Silverton

Fun Stuff for Kids and the cutest Croc’s on Earth (Remember the Gum Cigars?) At Whimsy 4 Kids in Silverton

Stylish and Always Local Fashion, Accessories and Gifts At Irenes’ in Corvallis

“Toykomilk” Soaps & Scents, Cozy Socks, Scarves & Gloves At Zooey’s in Corvallis

Glassware and Gifts (Check out the Soap Rocks) at Radiance by Design Corvallis


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Beautiful Holiday Wreaths, Gifts, and Decor (They really go all out for the season) At Garland Nursery Corvallis

Herbs, Aromas Gifts and Garb at Lavender Lace Etc. Albany

Teas, and Accoutrements Ivy Garden Tea Room Albany Call if you need our delivery address for this item!

Steamers, Sauces and Gifts from the Sea at Harry and Annette’s Fish Market Corvallis

Gifts of all sorts, Custom Tea Sets, and Spiced Cider! For Yours Albany


The Mercedes Benz SMS AMG Gullwing OK, not so local, but you’ll score some serious points if you get ‘em this baby! Mercedes Benz of Salem

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The McMinnville Public Market Jennifer M. Nice

McMinnville, situated in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country, offers a memorable daytime outing this winter even when many wineries close or limit their tasting room hours. And you can even taste wine on this excursion. Where, you ask? The McMinnville Public Market, a cozy and amiable Saturday market operating year-round, proffers wine tasting at The Market Wines. Climb on a stool and sip a complex pinot noir or a crisp pinot gris. Wine tasting is just the beginning at the Market.... The McMinnville Public Market boasts the status of Oregon’s only year-round Saturday market. Open every Saturday from 10-4, it will expand to Sundays during the holiday season (November 24-December 22, 2012.) The Market welcomes locals and visitors alike with small-town friendliness and global appeal. Over 40 vendors make their home in the cheery and warm building, constructed specifically for the Market in 2009, in the historic Granary District near fabled downtown 3rd Street. Farmers, artists, musicians, bakers, and photographers are just a sampling of the artisans displaying their creations. When you enter the market, a smoky


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aroma of fresh- roasted coffee beans will lead you directly to Mud River Coffee Roasters. No doubt a steamy cup o’joe is just what you’ll need to power through a morning of shopping. As you browse each booth, don’t hesitate to chat with individual vendors. Hearing them passionately discuss their craft is just as much fun as perusing their wares. Know what else you’ll hear? Live music. Musician Larry Brown grooves on his guitar, crooning folksy-rock throughout the day, amplifying a jubilant mellowness throughout the Market. Buy a CD to take home as your auditory memento of the Market. No matter what’s on your holiday shopping list, chances are you’ll find that something special among the cheery booths. Several highly skilled woodworkers craft old- fashioned wooden toys, bowls, lamps, even chainsaw art. No custom order is too complicated. The Queen of Green creatively reconstructs fashions according to her motto of “Recycle, Resale, Upcycle.” Books by Claire showcases beautiful, handmade journals. If you love singular, handcrafted December / January 2013

Sides like French fries, choice of salad, and a roll round out this substantial meal. Development of the McMinnville Public Market three years ago spurred new growth and interest in the historic Granary District. Be sure to take some time and explore the other businesses like Real Deals on Home Decor, Ruby Cakes, and Buchanan Cellers. Just like its name proclaims, Real Deals features fun and affordable home furnishings and accents. Ruby Cakes started out as vendor at McMinnville’s seasonal farmer’s market and achieved a loyal following for its scrumptious vegan, gluten-free and nut-free cupcakes. Ruby Cakes opened up its bakery in the Granary District in 2011 and expanded to offer breads, custom cakes, and pastries, all allergen-free. Buchanan Cellers has been continuously operating as livestock feed and pet supply store since 1979, but the notable building and grain tower (the area’s namesake) dates back to 1892. The McMinnville Public Market truly personifies buying local. It’s your gateway to the best that the Willamette Valley has to offer: wine, coffee, produce, culinary delights, and unique gifts and crafts. No wonder their motto proclaims, “Get Fresh with the Locals.” Check out the Market this winter and chances are you’ll return real soon. jewelry, this is the place. The Public Market features several distinctive jewelry artists. You may not be able to resist picking up a few gifts for yourself! For inspired gastronomy of the freshest kind, visit Denison Farms for organic produce, Blue Acres for locally grown berries, and Seasonings...and More for wondrous herbs and spices. Tessa’s Menagerie offers pasture-raised chicken. For breads and pastries Great Harvest Bread and gluten-free Be Happy Bakery satisfy. And this is just a start! Specialty foods include Hot Rocker Salsa, guaranteed to knock your socks off. Visit the Rocker early, as this popular salsa often sells out by afternoon. The Bard’s Confectionary and Somali Tea for Two set up camp in the same neighborhood of the Market. Nibble a dark or milk chocolate square and melt it down with a swallow of toasty tea. Mmm, so many samples to savor....but this could make choosing what to buy all the more challenging!  Be sure to save room for some mid-day sustenance. Head to the World Food Village, adjacent to the Market for a lunch break. Incredible India, Yamhill County’s only Indian food, features authentic southern Indian cuisine like dal, vegetable curry, and chicken biryani. If you’re in the mood for something more mainstream, try The Chicken Coop, where all the chicken is cooked to order. 755 NE 8th Street McMinnville, OR 97128 (503) 550-3812

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In The Garden | With Brenda Powell

Garden Inspired Gifts It’s December in Oregon. It’s either too wet or too cold to work outside in the garden. Besides that there’s all this holiday business going on: home decorating, going to parties, cooking and shopping for gifts. The last thing on my mind is gardening. Of course, there is my Christmas wish list and quite a few of those gift requests are gardening related. At my job, I often get asked to suggest a good gift for someone that loves gardening or is just beginning to explore gardening. So I have a mental list of those items I think are essential and/or most popular with gardeners. After I tell you about those, I’ll share a couple of my personal gift requests. Following is the list of my gardening essentials along with the most commonly purchased gardening items that make great gifts. To be a great gift-giver you’ve got to be a detective. Find out what your beloved recipient owns on this list and what he/she has hinted that might make gardening easier for them. If your recipient has everything on this list, there is one thing I can guarantee they will appreciate receiving-a coupon for helping for a certain time or for a certain project in the garden. If you follow through with the offer, I don’t know of any gardeners that wouldn’t be thrilled to have a little “muscle” or just plain help to ease their workload. If you were a great detective you’ll be rewarded with “Oh, I’ve always wanted one of those” and hopefully a hug or kiss. Always remember, it’s the thought that counts and almost everything is exchangeable.

Kneeler of some kind. Kneelers range from kneeling pads that attach to your legs, an oval or square pad you throw on the ground to a kneeling bench that has sides that help you stand up. My husband prefers the ones that attach to your legs, I like the ones you throw on the ground and my motherin-law specifically requested the kneeler bench-not for gardening but for housecleaning. A debris container. Tuff totes and Kangaroo pop-ups are great. Anything that will collect prunings and weeds. Sometimes I use an old plastic pot but the nicer colored ones make a great gift. Other tools. My top two are the Hori Hori Japanese weeder knife and a sickle. The weeder knife is great for weeding, digging, dividing and breaking up rootbound plants. The sickle makes fast work of cutting back ornamental grasses and Iris or harvesting lavender stems. Gardener exfoliating soap and muscle relaxing bath salts. After all the hard work, most gardeners appreciate something to pamper themselves. My personal wish list has one more item. I collect all the frog statuary from a series designed by Campania International. This year they came out with one entitled “All creatures great and small”. It is a statue of a frog kneeling in prayer. Honey, I hope you’re reading this!

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Tools: A good trowel. There are many on the market. Consider a Radius garden trowel. Their slogan is “Garden more, hurt less.” They’re ergonomic and they come in a rainbow of colors. Pruners. There is a wide range of price points from the Chinese made rip-offs (not necessarily bad) to the Cadillac of pruning shears, the Swiss Made Felco shears. Personally, I wouldn’t want to be without my Felcos. They should last a lifetime, give you clean precise cuts and they have replaceable parts. I will admit that I have a cheap, Chinese made pair that I keep outside year round for convenience. On my husband’s wish list is a pair of garden scissors. We’ve had a pair in our house since my husband became interested in bonsai, but we lost them in the last 6 months. They are very useful for small cutting/shearing and they work great to open the dog food bag. Gloves. All right, I admit I do not wear gloves. My hands are small and normally they are swimming in a pair of gloves and it feels like I can’t do anything. However, most sane people do wear gloves to keep their hands clean and protect them from injury. You can find anything from a cheap thin pair to leather rose gloves. They come in fun colors and patterns plus a utilitarian look. Plus, like socks, you can never have too many pairs. Gardening shoes and/or boots. Whether you are walking through the wet grass to cut fresh herbs for dinner, cleaning out the chicken coop, or working all day in the garden, a good pair of gardening shoes or boots are essential. I like the basic low heel Slogger brand shoes. They’re made in the USA and I find them to be very comfortable. Two other higher end brands that my customers and fellow staff members really like are Muck shoes and Bogs. Bogs have a neo-tech insulation to keep you warm, a contour fit, and slip resistant outsole plus other great features. They’re pretty cute, too. All of these are available for men, too.

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or years, Leslie Olving, 47, cared for her older sister after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister died from the disease in 2003, and the experience had a life-changing impact on Olving. Now, Olving is determined to help make a difference in other people’s lives. “I know that early detection of breast cancer is the difference between life and death,” said Olving. “My sister skipped having a mammogram one year, and that’s when her cancer developed and spread.” In 2011, Olving moved to Philomath from the East Coast and learned about SCREEN — a program managed by Samaritan Health Services that helps increase awareness of the importance of early detection of breast and cervical cancer. She knew it was her opportunity to help make a difference and signed up as a volunteer working at a grassroots level to educate others about cancer. “From the get-go, I’ve been so impressed with SCREEN,” she said. “It’s very professional and well organized, and I feel so proud of what I’m doing.” Olving went through a volunteer orientation to join the group of 50 volunteers who are out in the community working to educate women about early detection. Volunteers share breast and cervical health information at local events, community activities and organizations. Olving says she enjoys being able to select the events she wants to attend


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and the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge with others. “I find that most women are aware of steps they should take for early detection including mammograms and clinical breast exams with their doctors,” said Olving. “There are some women who say they don’t have the means to access screenings, and I share important information about resources with them.” What Olving shares about getting access to low or no-cost screenings also comes from personal experience. When she first arrived in Philomath, she was uninsured and due for annual cancer screenings. “I was aware that many states have programs to access care free of charge,” said Olving. “I asked the staff at SCREEN how to get started and I went through the process to become eligible. I had mammography and clinical exams free of charge. Now I share that information with women who could use the help.” Olving is currently a chaplain intern earning clinical pastoral education credits at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with the goal of becoming a spiritual care counselor for hospice. She plans to continue volunteering for SCREEN.

“Working with SCREEN brings me a lot of satisfaction,” she said. “I want to make a difference by sharing the message that early detection saves lives.” SCREEN is looking for volunteers who have a passion for women’s health, can communicate difficult topics clearly and with compassion, all while creating an open and welcoming environment for everyone. For more information about volunteering, contact Emily McNulty, SCREEN program coordinator, at (541) 768-5470 or About the SCREEN program SCREEN is a regional breast and cervical education program designed to promote early detection of cancer through education and outreach to the women of Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties. The goal is to provide resources for services and to deliver the message that early detection saves lives. Free presentations available! The SCREEN program would love to visit your book club, church meeting, employees — anywhere we can share the most current information about breast and cervical cancer. Contact Emily McNulty, SCREEN program coordinator, at (541) 768-5470 or for more information.

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Stay Motivated & Keep Fit


Summer Shore, Exercise Physiologist Does the New Year approaching find you wanting to improve your health and fitness? Starting a new exercise routine or engaging in healthy eating can stir feelings of excitement and trepidation as you look ahead. But making a lifestyle change stick takes more than just will power. Think of it as a marathon, not a sprint. You’ll need an arsenal of tools to keep you focused and moving forward. Here are some ways to maintain your momentum: Check in with your cheering section. Touch base with your support system of family, friends and coworkers. Let them know that you are going to need their support and encouragement. Get a workout buddy and keep in touch to stay up-to-date with each other’s progress. Look for fitness challenges online, at the gym or at your workplace. These opportunities can improve your health as you participate in a new challenge. Keep a workout calendar. You can search the web for one that works for you. Or use your Gmail, Outlook or other electronic calendars to set exercise reminders. Make exercise part of your daily life and solidify your new healthy habits.

• Picture your end result in your mind. • Do something every day. Even if it’s not a big workout, a mini-workout will help you stay in the habit. Consistency is key. • Don’t be hard on yourself if you miss a day. Figure out why you missed. Make a plan around that obstacle for next time if you can. Pick up where you left off and get moving. • Recognize excuses before you can give them. If you know what excuses you tend to make to avoid exercise, it is harder to give in to them when your brain tries to use them. Write down the “excuse” thoughts and don’t give in. Exercise to spite them. • Mix it up and keep it fun. Find something you enjoy and work it. Summer Shore is an exercise physiologist at The Corvallis Clinic Physical Therapy Department. She can be reached at 541-754-1265.

Set weight-loss goals. Well-planned weight loss goals can keep you focused and motivated. They provide a plan as you transition into a healthy lifestyle, but not all goals are helpful. Unrealistic and aggressive weight-loss goals can undermine your efforts. Set personalized goals that are within your capabilities that take into account your fitness level, health concerns, available time and motivation. Now print your goals and put them someplace visible to help you stay on track. What’s driving you? Ask yourself, “What are my top-3 reasons for wanting to improve my fitness?” Be honest. Don’t write down what you think the answer is. Be honest about what’s driving you. For example, wanting to look stellar in those skinny jeans, keeping up with the kids, or taking less blood pressure, diabetes or cholesterol medication. If you begin to feel your motivation slip, don’t give up. • Remember you may feel tired now, but you will feel more energetic after you have exercised. • Don’t forget why you started exercising in the first place.

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Answers: 1. False. Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth.  2. True. Sports drinks and energy drinks contain even more sugar than many cola drinks and cause greater enamel damage. 3. False. Diet sodas are very acidic and cause enamel damage.

Test your smile IQ 1. A baby’s first dental visit should be at age 3.

2. One twelve ounce can of soda contains at least 10-12 teaspoons of sugar. 3. Sugar Free or Diet Sodas cannot harm your teeth. 4. Clean teeth can help prevent a heart attack. 5. Tooth disease is the second most common disease in America. 6. An attractive smile can lead to increased career success. 7. The health of the mouth is related to the health of the body. 8. You only need to go to the dentist when something hurts. 9. Going to the dentist can be a positive experience. 10. Fillings and crowns have to be silver or gold in color. 11. If a person wears dentures they never have to see the dentist again. 12. Digital x-rays have 80% less radiation exposure than traditional film x-rays.

4. True. Researchers have found the most common strains of bacteria in dental plaque can cause blood clots when they escape into the blood stream. 5. True. It is second only to the common cold. 6. True. 75% of Americans believe and unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s career success. 7. False. 90% of all systemic diseases can be seen in the mouth. 8. False. Keeping up with your regular dental check-ups and cleanings mean problems will be caught earlier when they are easier and less expensive to fix. 9. True. With advances in digital x-rays and photos a person can easily understand what they need and chose the treatment that best fits their needs. 10. False. There are many options to choose from that match the color of your teeth. 11. False. People who wear dentures still need to have their gums checked every year to look for potential sore areas and cancer. 12. True. One mammogram (2 views on each breast) is the equivalent radiation exposure to 9 years of digital x-rays in the dental office. It has the other benefit of being easily shared with other doctors if needed. No matter what your score, we hope this quiz brought a smile to your day! Riverbend Dental would love the opportunity to keep that smile in tip-top shape. For more resources and videos about dental things in general please visit our website. 36

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ral injuries are often painful, and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible. Dental Emergencies may include teeth that have been knocked out (evulsed), forced out of position (extruded), or broken (fractured.) Sometimes lips, gums or cheeks have cuts. Evulsed Teeth • When a tooth is knocked out you should Attempt to find the tooth Immediately call dentist for an emergency appointment, • Gently rinse, but do not scrub the tooth to remove dirt or debris, • Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and gum, • Do not attempt to replace the tooth into the socket. This could cause further damage, • Get to the dentist as soon as possible. If it is within a half hour of the injury, it may be possible to re-implant the tooth, • If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person (e.g., a young child,) wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk. Extruded Teeth If the tooth is pushed out of place (inward or outward), it should be repositioned to its normal alignment with very light finger pressure. Do not force the tooth into the socket. Hold the tooth in place with a moist tissue or gauze. Again, it is vital that a dentist see the injured individual as quickly as possible.


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Fractured Teeth How a fractured tooth is treated will depend on how badly it is broken. Regardless of the damage, a dentist should always be consulted as quickly as possible to determine appropriate treatment. Minor Fracture – Minor fractures can be smoothed by your dentist with a sandpaper disc or simply left alone. Another option is to restore the tooth with a composite restoration. In either case, you should treat the tooth with care for several days. Moderate Fracture – Moderate fractures include damage to the enamel, dentin and/or pulp. If the pulp is not permanently damaged, there are a variety of procedures your dentist can use to restore your tooth to its original shape and function, including the placement of a full permanent crown. If pulpal damage has occurred, further dental treatment may be required. Severe Fracture – Severe fractures may mean a traumatized tooth with a slim chance of recovery. However, there are dental procedures available to restore even severely damaged teeth and a dentist should be consulted as soon as possible to determine if treatment is possible. Injuries To The Soft Tissues Of The Mouth Injuries to the inside of the mouth include tears, puncture wounds and lacerations to the cheek, lips or tongue. The wound should be cleaned right away and the injured person taken to the emergency room for the necessary suturing and wound repair. Bleeding from a tongue laceration can be reduced by pulling the tongue forward and using gauze to place pressure on the wound area. December / January 2013

Celebrating 50 Years!

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Just like her father before her, Dr. Sara Austin and her husband, Glen, provide caring personal, family dentistry in Corvallis. A graduate of Oregon State University, and Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Sara offers the same personal service her father did fifty years ago, while utilizing modern dentistry techniques and computerization which often allows her to complete your procedure in a single visit. Looking for a positive approach to dental care? Let Sara, Glen and their staff care for your pearly whites in their comfortable neighborhood office conveniently located on Grant Ave. in Corvallis. ENJOY THE PERSONAL SERVICE OF A HIGHLY TRAINED NEIGHBORHOOD DENTIST ~ WHO KNOWS YOUR NAME!

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“I love this dentist’s office, and the whole staff is very friendly and remembers me and my son between visits. It was obvious that they’ve been exceeding their clients’ expectations for many years. I always feel I get the best treatment possible and I have recommended Sarah Austin to many friends. I’ve never seen a dental office that cares about their patients more than they do. I always feel they give me enough information to be in control of my own dental choices, and they always have my best interests in mind.” Location • Open Fridays • Worry Free parking!

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Ahh... Massage Make it a Healthy Habit! The Benefits Of Massage What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system. Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility. Lessen depression and anxiety. Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks. Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation. Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling. Reduce spasms and cramping. Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles. Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller. Relieve migraine pain.

A Powerful Ally There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into: • • • • • •


Decreased anxiety. Enhanced sleep quality. Greater energy. Improved concentration. Increased circulation. Reduced fatigue. Willamette Living Magazine

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage: • • • • • •

Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain. Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow. Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety. High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones. Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping. Preterm infants have improved weight gain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

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“We retire too early and we die too young, our prime of life should be in the 70’s and old age should not come until we are almost 100.” Joseph Pilates

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ilates is a wonderful system of exercise and strength training developed by Joseph Pilates. In recent years, it has become one of the most popular exercise systems in the world. Pilates studios have opened in cities all over America and beyond. Pilates training consists of over 500 individual exercises, all designed to help the individual develop core strength, flexibility, and balance. There is also a system of philosophy that is integral to Pilates practice, known as mind/body fitness. It is very similar to Yoga or Tai Chi, in that it promotes a system of overall wellness based upon developing health from the inside-out. The purpose is to learn how to develop one’s mental ability in order to effectively control movement, and therefore achieve balance in body and mind. The Pilates system teaches that effective exercise is based upon quality and not quantity. Each of the exercises is designed to focus on a core set of muscles. Most of the movements are performed slowly and with focused intent. Students are taught to view their bodies as integrated systems comprised of interrelated parts. In the practice of Pilates, 42

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focus is placed on coordinating muscles and improving joint flexibility. Pilates teaches the individual to work with their body, as opposed to against it. Pilates exercise can benefit most anyone. Exercise can be adapted to accommodate people, regardless of their current physical state. Most students begin with an introductory mat work course. This course can be done in private, semiprivate, or group classes. As the student progresses, exercises become more focused and advanced. There are also a number of equipment classes available for advanced students. These classes teach the proper use of equipment such as the Reformer or the Cadillac. If you are looking for an exercise program that will help you build core strength, flexibility, and balance, then look no further than Pilates. People of all ages and physical conditions can benefit from these exercises. Pilates has helped countless people achieve balance in their lives. It comes highly recommended by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and fitness experts as a highly effective training and rehabilitation method. The future of your health is now. December / January 2013

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Slow... You... Down! Managing chronic joint pain By Steven Ballinger, MD Whether a joint wears out from a lifetime of activity, a disease process, or as the result of an accident, the strategy to postpone surgical intervention is the same.  The things that all types of arthritis have in common are degeneration, thinning and the eventual loss of cartilage.  Cartilage is like the tile on a kitchen floor—when it is new you can roll the refrigeration right out on it and it’s no problem.  If the tile is old or loose, trying to pull out a heavy appliance may damage the tile so badly that you end up with a hole in the floor. Treading carefully will prolong the function and appearance of a fragile old floor. Similarly, avoiding lifting and carrying heavy loads, jumping and running will prevent the acceleration of joint damage. Once a degenerating joint makes itself known by hurting, swelling, or getting stiff, it needs to be protected. If the joint is a lower extremity joint like the knee or hip, avoiding jarring activity 44

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and heavy lifting will help. Sometimes repetitive motion can be very hard on an arthritic joint even though no heavy lifting or jarring is involved. Modifying activities can help you stay active— using a wheelbarrow to transport heavy items, or sitting on a stool instead of squatting, for instance. Break carrying tasks up into multiple light loads, and try to vary activities to keep from spending several hours in the same position. Starting with a warm-up is always a good idea—an easy, light carrying task, or a relaxed “set-up” will prepare your delicate joint for more strenuous activity. Even the most careful person will over-do it occasionally. When an increase in pain follows activity, inflammation is likely the culprit. Ice applied to the painful joint for 10 minutes, or non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as aspirin or ibuprofen can be very helpful. If you are planning an aggravating activity, taking a dose of NSAID a half-hour prior to starting can pre-empt the problem. If the problem persists despite your best effort, you

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“Even the most careful person will over-do it occasionally. When an increase in pain follows activity, inflammation is likely the culprit.” may need a cortisone injection into the painful joint. While taking pills for inflammation can be compared to squirting a campfire with a garden hose, a cortisone shot is like dumping a big bucket of water on the flames. Many people will have significant improvement for months following a cortisone injection, and if they resume activity modification the improvement can be much longer.        Eventually a joint will wear completely out no matter what precautions and treatments are used. When

activities are no longer possible despite a “full-court press” treatment, it may be time to consider surgically replacing the joint. Every joint replacement operation has limitations, so it is important to remember that carrying a sack of cement or jumping out of a truck aren’t recommended activities in any case. By modifying your activity and taking control of the stress your body experiences on a daily basis, you have prepared for having a successful and long-lasting joint replacement operation.

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The Inclusive Holidays

Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN, CEN


he holiday season can be filled with fun, food and family; a

for volunteers, especially this time of year. Dogs and cats, or bunnies

special time to join together for photos and making memories

and hamsters can be a great way to reconnect with a living being and

with the special people that you love.

you may even find a loving companion to take home. If you are older, the senior centers offer many opportunities to travel, dance, talk, learn

This is also a time to reflect back on the past year. Perhaps

and make new acquaintances.

remembering a family member that died or evaluating the transitions that occurred in our lives. This is also a time to reconnect with old

There are some people that are house bound for many reasons either

friends and people we just don’t have time to see anymore in our fast

physical limitations, emotional issues or transportation concerns. It

paced lives.

never hurts to offer a ride to the store, a meal out or a simple visit. Look around your neighborhood, your apartment complex or your

As a nurse, I am very aware of the isolation some people find

work environment and make it a point to invite someone outside for

themselves experiencing this time of year, either because of geography,

a walk and some company. Fresh air and a bit of exercise are good

death, choice or circumstances beyond their control. This is a terrific

medicine. Make it a point to be nice to a person that perhaps doesn’t

time of year to reach out to the people whom you think about or

usually seem very receptive to company. A friendly ‘Hello!” A smile. An

wonder what happened to them because you lost contact. This can

impromptu small effort on your part can be enough to draw an isolated

be anyone. We are all very busy and hectic, but please take a few

person out into the world again. Never underestimate the power of

moments to scan your world to see who is being overlooked or you


haven’t seen in a while. It may be a neighbor that lives alone or a friend that lives just outside of your normal travel routes. Knock on a

This time of year can be very frantic and chaotic. Please take this

door. Make a phone call. Send a hand written card or letter. Reach out

opportunity to take a deep breath, at least once a day and refocus

and see if you don’t just make someone’s day or save someone from an

on what the holidays are all about. Take that look around and see

isolation that is overwhelming.

something or someone that you have been missing in your life. Take that breath and then take food to someone. Take someone’s hand for

If you truly are alone and don’t know how to get reconnected to your

a walk. Take the time to look around and make another person’s day

community there are lots of options. If you are younger, volunteering

special. It doesn’t take much, but the effort to reach out can make all

at the senior center for a holiday meal is a wonderful experience. If you

the difference this holiday season. Happy holidays to everyone!

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Permanent Makeup – Ensures a Photogenic Christmas Morning Imagine two Christmas mornings. In one, your kids or nieces and nephews or grandchildren rush you out of bed. No time to wash your face, much less moisturize -- and forget about makeup. The kids simply can’t wait another second to start ripping and tearing into their loot to see what Santa brought. You toss on your robe and head downstairs only to be confronted by flashing cameras capturing the big moment. There you are: hair a bit messy, glassy eyes fading into your sallow face, lips dry and lifeless. Ugh! This is the moment your family is capturing for all eternity? Where can I hide? Now imagine yourself in the second Christmas morning. You wake up smiling, knowing you look fabulous. Run a brush quickly through your hair and put on your robe. With perfect eyeliner, eyebrows and beautiful lips you know you’ll look smashing in the family photos to come. That mildly disheveled look has turned beautiful and alluring with Permanent Makeup. Bring on the cameras. You’re ready to shine, and it’s only 5 A.M.! Who wouldn’t prefer to star in scene #2? Sure, it may be too late for this year; but it’s not too late to treat yourself, or someone you love to a permanent makeup gift certificate. Make a holiday vow that this is the

last year you’ll find yourself hiding from Christmas morning cameras. Because it is long lasting, and difficult to remove, it is essential to have permanent cosmetics applied by a highly qualified artist. Many people feel they would benefit greatly from permanent makeup services, however are reluctant to proceed because they don’t know how to select a good artist. This is not a service you want to bargain shop for and you will want to see actual photos of their work. Today, most professional permanent cosmetic artists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. After permanent makeup — next year will be your Christmas to shine. Smile!

Cheryl Lohman, licensed Permanent Makeup Specialist at Image by Design in Downtown Corvallis, is a member in good standing of the SPCP. For more information you can reach her at 541.740.1639 or visit her website at:


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Don’t Miss a Word This Holiday Season! by Peter Lee

Communicating with family and friends is a critical part of staying healthy. Not being able to communicate can cause depression and isolation which can be devastating to your health. Wearing hearing aids is an important step in preserving that communication. Hearing aids, however, may be worn with little benefit if they are not performing properly. Getting the most from your hearing system may require occasional adjustment and service to keep you hearing at your PEAK. There are a many reasons your hearing system may not be helping you as much as it can. Unfortunately people often think they need to purchase a new hearing aid to improve their hearing condition. That may be true but they may simply need a tune-up.

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Recently I saw a customer in my office that had purchased hearing aids from a big box store in our area. The hearing aids were three years old. He was told by the person he had purchased them from that they could not be adjusted to work better for him. He took them to two other hearing aid offices where he was also told he needed to purchase new ones. After examining the hearing aids I found them to still be operating but in need of some minor repair and reprogramming. I was able to get them working back at their PEAK performance for $100.00. Don’t give up on hearing aids if you have hearing loss. It means so much to your family to be able to have a conversation with you. Hear at your PEAK with new technology or by getting your current hearing aids serviced regularly.

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You will be spending lots of time with your family in the next two months and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Blessed Christmas. Peter Lee owns Peak Hearing Systems in Lebanon and Philomath, and he even makes house calls! For more information you can reach Peter at 541-451-1733 or visit his website at:

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A Great “Winter Warmer Upper” |Cioppino Cioppino, a San Francisco original, is a great holiday meal. There are many variations on the theme, but we think you’ll love this one, from one of the greatest restaurants in the world, the city’s legendary Tadich Grill. 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 16 tbsp. butter 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled, trimmed, and chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped 1 leek, white part only, trimmed, cleaned, and chopped 1⁄2 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped 2 28-oz. cans crushed Italian tomatoes 2 tbsp. tomato paste 4 bay leaves 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. dried basil 2 pinches cayenne Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 1⁄2 lbs. halibut filet, cut into large pieces 16 sea scallops 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1⁄2 lb. raw bay shrimp, if available, or smallest shrimp available, peeled 1–2 cups flour 12 oz. crabmeat, preferably dungeness, picked over 2 cups dry white wine 16 manila clams, scrubbed 1⁄2 bunch parsley, chopped

1. Heat 1/2 cup of the oil and 8 tbsp. of the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery, peppers, leeks, and fennel and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, 4 cups water, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, basil, and cayenne and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours. 2. Heat remaining 1/2 cup oil, 8 tbsp. butter, and garlic in a large, heavy skillet over high heat until fragrant, 1–2 minutes. Working in 2 batches, dredge halibut, scallops, and large and bay shrimp in flour, shaking off excess, and fry, turning seafood frequently, until golden, 1–2 minutes. Transfer seafood with a slotted spoon to pot with sauce, and add crabmeat, cover, and simmer for 10–15 minutes. 3. Add wine to same skillet over high heat, scraping browned bits stuck to bottom of skillet. Add clams, cover, and cook until shells open, about 5 minutes. (Discard any clams that don’t open.) Add clams and broth to pot; adjust seasonings. Ladle soup into large bowls, garnish with parsley, and serve with toasted sourdough bread, if you like. Don’t forget -- Harry and Annette!

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New Flair at PANACHE Story by Kate Rivera, Photographs by Dennis Rivera


erendipity brought Chef Zach Wellman to PANACHE in Newport. After returning to the United States at the end of July, 2011 following a stint in Mongolia for the Peace Corps, Zach spent some time traveling and visiting family. During one such trip to Salem and the Oregon coast, he found his usual dinner choice closed for the evening, and turned to PANACHE – then owned and operated by Tom and Linda Peddecord -- which had a menu that piqued his interest. After dining there and falling in love with the atmosphere and enjoying his meal, he inquired about the “for sale” sign outside the cozy, free-standing restaurant. A few short months later, Zach was the new owner of PANACHE, serving up a fine dining experience with an emphasis on seasonal, local, and organic foods. Tom and Linda stuck around for about a week to help Zach with the transition, and they left him a gift of all their recipes, which he says he’s worked to modify to his own cooking style. The


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signature dish of the restaurant also came along with the purchase; a lemon-marionberry napoleon, which is a puff pastry, layered with lemon curd and whipped cream, served with Oregon marionberry compote. Zach believes that buying local is one of the most important things for a business within a local community to strive for, and he purchases as much produce and meat from Oregon and Washington as possible. His goals for next spring and summer are to continue developing relationships with local food producers for even greater buying options within the area. He’s also particularly proud of his wine, beer, and spirits selections, having spent about 8 weeks traveling around Oregon, conducting taste tests for inclusion on the PANACHE menus. A peek at the lists reveals well-rounded choices for wine and spirits, and a modest beer menu. December / January 2013

Zach grew up in Colorado and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Denver with an Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts Degree in May of 2005 and a Bachelor of Science, Food Service Management in November of 2006, with Honors in both programs. He did a culinary internship at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World, an experience “serving a lot of people, which taught me the power of prepping!” Zach’s first job in a kitchen was at a private yacht club on Long Island, NY, where he worked for four summers. He says the experience he gained there provides a little bit of influence and inspiration for his current menu. When asked if he has a favorite type of dish to prepare, he laughingly compares the question to asking a parent to choose a favorite child, saying “I like to do a little bit of everything.” After his experience in the Peace Corps, where he was a public health volunteer in Mongolia, Zach came home with an appreciation for the rustic simplicity of Mongolian cooking, and he has a goal of hosting some special Mongolian-dinner events this winter. Other special events in his sights include chef’s dinners, and beer and wine pairing dinners, as well as a prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve Day and Valentine’s Day weekend. When not in the PANACHE kitchen, Zach enjoys camping at Cape Lookout and Beverly Beach state parks, and he’s looking forward to having his dog move from Colorado to Oregon, but he otherwise says he’s “married to the restaurant”… surely good news for his customers.

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Our menu is based on the foods that our farmer/neighbors grow: seasonal, and regional. Many of the wines that we feature come from just down the road. We are committed to using the best ingredients, and our menu changes as we move through the seasons of the year. We believe in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and use organic, free range and chemical free products. Dinner Nightly 5:00 pm - Close Lunch Tues - Fri 11:30 - 2:00

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Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

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April’s At Nye Beach

Savor the romance of wood-fired cooking straight from our giant hand-sculpted earthen oven. You can even watch our cob oven chef at work while you eat!

Produce, herbs and flowers grown on the owners’ Buzzard Hill Farm combine to create an intensely personal, flavorfully vibrant meal. The food is alive with this just-picked garden goodness. We like to think of it as “Farm to Fork” dining at its best. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!

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Serving the best local wine and beer in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. And featuring locally grown fresh produce, eggs, meats, and cheeses - from small, sustainable farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.


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NAPOLEON’S Crêperie & Gelateria

A large selection of Italian favorites prepared using the finest produce, meats, breads, cheeses and more.

Come and experience Napoleon’s cozy bistro. We offer traditional French savory and sweet crêpes, soups, salads, hot & cold sandwiches, and handmade artisan pizza.

Fresh salads, soups, scallopini, cacciatore, chicken, shrimp, beef & veal along with other local favorites like beef stroganoff make for a fantastic dining experience.

Come and try our Italian gelato, made fresh daily. Some of our seasonal flavors are pumpkin, eggnog, peppermint & gingerbread.

Pizzas made in-house to order. And don’t forget the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert! 11:00 -- 9:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs 11:00 -- 10:00 Fri. 4:00 -- 10:00 Sat.

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Also offering French and Italian pastries, and don’t forget to order your cannoli’s for the holidays!! Joyeuses Fêtes!

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Ivy Garden Tea Room Cucina & Catering

Our South 3rd Street location is available for private dining and big table dining events for groups up to 25. • Platters for pick-up or delivery • Private meeting space for lunch or dinner meetings • Full service catering

Iovino’s Cucina and Catering 1835 SE 3rd St. Corvallis


Welcome to El Sol de Mexico. Corvallis’ finest traditional Jalisco Style Mexican restaurants. We offer a great selection of entree’s the whole family will enjoy including select American dishes and a complete vegetarian menu. Open 7 days a week. For lunch and dinner. We also cater! 2 locations in Corvallis.

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We offer over 80 different teas from around the world. House made quiche, entree salads made with fresh local greens, and panini sandwiches made to order. Delicious desserts and fresh scones served warm. We look forward to seeing you at the tea room! Tues. -- Sat. 10:30 --4:00

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Named “best barbecue restaurant in the Pacific Northwest” by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Adjoining Twisted Snout Brewery. Serving up generous portions of Grand Champion barbecue that won’t bust your wallet. Come enjoy a pint of hand-crafted ale and the best barbecue you’ll find this side of Missouri. Sun -- Thurs 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri -- Sat 11:00 -- 10:00

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Beer & Wine

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moderation because many of them are quite strong, with alcohol by volume (abv) of 10 or more.

Christmas may be weeks away, but it’s never too early for me to start craving my favorite style of beers, Belgian Holiday Ales. I certainly won’t wait until Christmas to enjoy them. I won’t even wait until December 15. On that day, the annual Kerstbier-festival will begin in the town of Essen, Belgium. Over three thousand beer lovers will have an opportunity to sample over one hundred different Belgian Holiday Ales. I wish I could join them this year! I won’t even wait until Saint Nicholas Day, December 6, to taste my favorites. In Belgium, tradition holds that on the eve of the saint’s day, Saint Nicholas brings sweets and other gifts to well-behaved children. In Wallonia, the French-speaking southern part of Belgium, children are also told that they may be visited by Le Père Fouettard, “the whipping father.” He’s a sinister-looking, scruffy man in black who is armed with a whip or a bundle of switches who dispenses lumps of coal or floggings to naughty boys and girls. Fortunately for me, I live in Corvallis, where there have been no reported sightings of Père Fouettard, but plenty of sightings of Belgian Holiday Ales. Besides, I’ve been good. Belgian Holiday Ales go well with a wide variety of holiday snacks. I recommend pairing them with fruit, washed-rind cheeses, and dark chocolates. I urge you to pour these beers in goblets, which will allow you to appreciate their rich aromas, and serve them at cellar temperature— about 55 degrees—which will accentuate their full range of flavors. Also, be sure to serve them in

They’re All Great My recommendations for Belgian Holiday Ales include some old favorites and a few beers that are new to our area. Some of them are sweet, some of them are tart, and some of them are spicy. The one characteristic they share is they are delicious examples of Belgian brewing artistry. Rather than rank the beers in an order of preference, I will describe them in the order I would present them at a beer tasting event. The first beer I would serve is La Moneuse Special Winter Ale, from Brasserie de Blaugie in Dour, a small town in the French-speaking province of Hainaut. It’s a Saison—a farmhouse ale—and according to the importing company, Shelton Brothers, it’s from Belgium’s smallest family brewery. It pours a cloudy amber color with garnet hues, with a thick beige head that sticks around, literally clinging to the class after each sip, leaving behind what beer lovers call “Belgian lace.” The aromas are almost all fruity, reminiscent of grapefruit, raspberry, and green apple, with just a touch of mustiness and floral hops. The flavors start with a touch of sweetness that quickly gives way to a cranberry tartness. A little caramel makes an appearance in the middle, and modest but sufficient hop bitterness finishes the flavors. It’s highly carbonated, and has a prickly mouth feel. It leaves behind a little tartness in the aftertaste. This is a relatively strong Saison (8 percent abv) but lighter in body than most Christmas beers. Therefore I think it’s a good one with which

to warm up the party. The second beer I would serve is La Rullés Cuvée Meilleurs Voeux—now there’s a mouthful—from Brasserie Artisinale De Rullés, which is located in a little town in the Ardennes region of southeast Belgium, near the French border. The name in French means “Best Wishes Vintage.” It has a medium-brown color and a beige head that stays put. Its aromas are lightly roasted malt, cola, and dark fruits. The flavors start out with toasted bread, brown sugar, and raisins, then change to more of a citrusy middle that is reminiscent of oranges and tangerines. It finishes clean and well-balanced. It’s an intriguing beer, and at 7.3 percent abv, it’s not too strong. This would be a good one to pair with apples and creamy brie cheese. The third beer I would serve is Delirium Noël, from the hundred-year-old Hughe Brewery located just east of Ghent. This beer, like the brewery’s flagship beer Delirium Tremens and its darker cousin Delirium Nocturnum, is packaged in a striking bottle that is painted white to look like it’s made of ceramic. The label features pink elephants wearing Santa caps and engaged in winter sports like skating, skiing, or sledding. The beer is a beautiful maroon color with a long-lasting beige head. The aromas and flavors are fruity, but, contrary to my expectation, they are less intense than in the Delirium Tremens, which has an over-the-top fruit salad quality. My senses detect notes of cherry, plum, and toffee, with mild hop bitterness and a fairly aggressive carbonation. I’m reminded of candied apples. Often times Belgian Holiday Ales come close to overdoing the fruity or spicy character. I’m intrigued to find one that is

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Beer & Wine more subtle and better balanced than its year-round counterpart. Nevertheless, Delirium Noël is dessert in the bottle, and fairly strong (10 percent abv). I would serve it with an assertive washed-rind cheese such as Chimay, which is made by the same monks the produce the famous Chimay Trappist Ales. The fourth beer in my line-up is Affligem Noël, from Brouwerij De Smedt in Opwijk, a little Flemish town northwest of Brussels. The brewery is a small commercial operation that since 1999 has been owned by the brewing giant Heineken. But the Affligem abbey still owns the brand, grows the barley used in the malt, oversees the quality of the beers, and receives royalties. Affligem Noël is dark brown with chestnut hues. It pours with a fluffy, light tan head and creates plenty of classic “Belgian lace.” It has sugar-and-spice smells that include apricots and plums, plus cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavors include milk chocolate, caramel, sugar cookies, dates, and cherries. A light, peppery hop bitterness shows up at the end, and I can detect a little warmth from the alcohol (9 percent abv). I would serve banana bread and chocolates with this one. The fifth beer I would serve is Kerstmutske, from the relatively new Brouwerij Slaapmutske, which is located in the small town of Melle, near Ghent. Dany De Smet, a former brewing engineer for the Huyghe Brewery, is the owner and brewer. Slaapmutske literally means “Sleeping Cap” in Flemish, and like the English word “nightcap,” it is an expression for the last drink before going to bed. Kerstmutske, or “Christmas cap,” is the name of De Smet’s holiday beer. It’s dark brown and opaque, and produces some foamy white lacing. The aromas are subtle but complex, and they feature notes of figs, raisins, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The flavors evoke walnut brownies and cherries. It’s medium-bodied and has a creamy mouth feel. The finish is slightly sweet. With successive sips I find myself thinking that if Mr. Rogers were here, he would say, “Can you say chocolate? Sure you can!” It’s not too strong (7.4 percent abv), and it begs to be paired with a rich dessert. The sixth beer in my lineup is St Bernardus Christmas

Ale, from the St Bernardus Brewery of Watou, in West Flanders, just a few miles from the French border. It pours medium brown with a thick, off-white head. It smells like chocolate and dark fruits such as raisins and prunes, with hints of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mild hops. It tastes delicious, with chocolate, caramel, cherries, plums, and a little citrus coming through. It is rich and smooth and definitely warming at 10.0 percent abv. In July of 2011, I was fortunate enough to visit the St. Bernardus Brewery and stay at a wonderful bed-and-breakfast, the former home of the head brewer, located next door. Unlimited samples of all of the different St Bernardus beers were available for the guests without any additional charge. But one beer was missing: the St Bernardus Christmas Ale. It turns out that the only time one can have it in Belgium is at the Kerstbierfestival; otherwise it is only sold in the United States. As I look at the label of this beer, and the jolly face of the trademark monk wearing a Santa cap, I feel truly blessed. The seventh and last beer in my tasting is Gouden Carolus Noël, from Brouwerij Het Anker (the Anchor Brewery), which is located north of Brussels in the town of Mechelen. It traces its roots back the year 1369, making it by far the oldest brewery on this list. Its Monastic Ales are called Gouden Carolus, and they are named after the gold coins struck with the image of Charles V, the 16th-century head of the Holy Roman Empire and one of the most powerful rulers in European history. Gouden Carolus Noël features lots of spices in the aroma and flavor. It pours medium brown and somewhat murky, and it leaves a generous Belgian lace of foam on the sides of the glass. The nose has notes of orange, pineapple, coriander, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. The flavor reminds me of chocolate and malted milk balls, with different spices sneaking through with each sip. As it warms more plum and cherry flavors emerge, and the patient beer drinker is rewarded with a more complex and satisfying brew. There is little hop flavor or hop bitterness. This is another strong one at 10 percent abv. This one can certainly be paired with assertive gourmet cheeses, but it would also go well with a cake with hot chocolate sauce.

Holiday Suggestion: Hire the Beer Prof! In the coming weeks, I hope to be able to conduct some beer tastings featuring these and other holiday favorites. In the past dozen years, I have served as the instructor and master of ceremonies for over fifty beer tasting events. A beer tasting can be a modest gathering of six people or a more formal affair for fifteen or more guests. It can last 90 minutes or up to three hours. It can involve five or six two-ounce samples for a mid-week event or seven to ten four-ounce samples at a weekend party. The beers can be accompanied by a few snacks or paired with a full complement of gourmet foods. I provide the beers and a packet of information concerning the history and the stories behind the breweries, the beer styles, and the beers themselves. The sessions are always informal; I usually introduce the beers and then answer any questions that come up. I play the part of Professor Beer, but the emphasis is on having fun, and everyone seems to have a great time at these beer tastings. My fees are negotiable; in fact I don’t put on beer tastings to get rich. They afford me an opportunity to do the two things I enjoy doing most: teach people about great beer and enjoy my favorite beers in the world. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at one of my events soon. Hoppy Holidays! Kendall Or call: 920-609-9919

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A Few of My Favorite Things Clare Cady

This column is a happy opportunity for a not-sosnooty wino to share her thoughts on the wines of the Willamette Valley - tastes, smells, pairings, and events. I love to give gifts. There is something wonderful about being out and about and finding just the perfect match of thing-to-person. Because so much of my time is spent checking out the amazing food and beverages in the Willamette Valley, this pairing (pun intended) quite often ends up being wine to friend or family member. I thought for this article I would share with you some of the wines I am gifting this year to the wonderful people in my life. As I delve into my holiday gift list, I thought I would toss out a few tips for purchasing wine as gifts. First and foremost, I think it is best to determine the categories of wine enjoyed by the person for whom you are buying. Red or white, is the most basic of these delineations. After that it is good to know things like dry or sweet, bold or light, or if there is a particular kind of grape that someone likes best. Some people really do have a wine “type” that they stick to. These folks are definitely the easiest to buy for. When I am picking something for a “typed” wine drinker, I try to find a wine of that type from a unique or significant location, or one that is rare or has a beautiful label or interesting story. For example, I have one friend who drinks Pinot Noir exclusively (luckily he lives in the Willamette Valley). I chose for him a bottle of 2008 Lewisburg Pinot Noir from Spindrift in Philomath. This is a powerful Pinot with full fruity aromas, dark cherry flavors mixed with spice and wood. It is delightfully full-bodied for a Pinot Noir – something that will stand up well to the rich pasta sauces that my friend favors in his


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cooking. Sometimes I purchase wine as a form of nostalgia. This is a great buying tip for anyone who likes all kinds of wine, and/or a way to get someone to try something new. My sister and I took a cross-country road trip in 2005 right after she graduated from college. At one point we stopped off at a winery for lunch, and to get something to drink while we camped that evening. This was early on in my time as an appreciator of wine, and when we got into the tasting room, we both encountered Gewürztraminer for the first time. We liked it so much it was one of the only kinds of wine we purchased for the rest of the trip. This year I am giving her the lovely 2011 Gewürztraminer from Tyee along with a photo from our excursion. I tried this fruity and floral wine while trekking south with friends. It has soft pear and honeysuckle on the nose, and is citrusy with a good acid balance. At this point I plan on boxing it up along with Oregon pear butter and hazelnuts. Another way to go about purchasing wine is to think about what a person likes to eat. I have a friend who rarely lets a day go past where she does not eat at least one dessert. I think she would eat dessert after a sweet breakfast if she could! For her I decided to get a bottle of 2003 Late Harvest Scheurbe from High Pass. This dessert wine is sweet

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and dark with flavors of currant and honey. Sip it alone, or get crazy and drizzle it over some spiced or vanilla ice cream. I really enjoyed my visit at High Pass, and also would like to note another of their wines – the 2009 Huxelrebe Late Harvest. Only slightly sweet, this wine is citrusy on the nose, and has a clean mouth feel. It would be a wonderful wine for a turkey dinner, or to help balance out the richness of ham. For friends who already have a significant wine collection (or perhaps no collection, but who seem to have tried it all), I recommend hitting up the tasting room at a smaller winery that might not be as broadly distributed. One such place I went to is Brigadoon in Junction City. While there I got to watch the tail end of their crushing process, and enjoyed some late-season sunshine in their beautiful and secluded location. I bought their 2010 Lylee Pinot Noir for a friend who ages wines. Currently it is ripe with red fruit and light spice – a classic and beautiful Willamette Valley Pinot – and I imagine as it ages it will deepen and darken into something unique and tasty.

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Happy Holidays all! Clare Cady is an East coast transplant with the heart of an Oregonian. She is passionate about local food and beverages, and seeks to share with others what makes wine interesting, delicious, and accessible.  Clare works at Oregon State University, where she serves students experiencing poverty and food insecurity.  When she is not writing articles for Willamette Living Magazine, she is gardening, cycling, backpacking, surfing, or serving as a staff writer for WestToast. com.

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My final tip for purchasing wine as a gift is to pick something for the season. In my case it means getting a bottle of the 2008 Argyle Brut as a hostess gift for a New Year’s Eve party. This is a fun sparkling wine with a light effervescence, and vanilla and pear on the nose and in the flavor. I am looking forward to opening it up at midnight and toasting in 2013.

Ok, I guess that was not my final tip. Know that when purchasing wine as a gift, the cost of the wine does not necessarily indicate the quality of the gift. The wines I have highlighted here range from $18-$40, and each one is excellent. The most important thing is to pick something thoughtfully, and to give it with love.

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Willamette Living Holiday 2012  

Our annual gift guide and medical, health, and wellness roundup. Happy holidays to all!

Willamette Living Holiday 2012  

Our annual gift guide and medical, health, and wellness roundup. Happy holidays to all!