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Willamette

March/April 2021

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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The Oregon Outback

Regular Contributors 12 The Bookshelf 16 Art in the Mid-Valley

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From the Home Office in Corvallis...

Publisher's Update This issue marks the one year anniversary of the COVID shutdown. What a year it's been. We went through a sourdough bread phase, and strangely so did a bunch of our friends - without knowlege of each other doing SO. I guess making bread must be some kind of base survival need?

Scott Alexander, Publisher

Scott Alexander, Willamette Living Publisher Circa late sixties, St. Louis When I was nine (maybe eight) I got this sweet bike. It was my first, and I rode that thing like I was wild and free on the open road, where I did what I wanted. I was an outlaw, and the only thing that dictated my path was which way the four winds took me. Well that and the size of our apartment building parking lot. I look forward to this feeling again soon, but now I can leave the parking lot, and head out on the highway, lookin’ for adventure.

We’ve binge-watched everything, on every platform, our closets have been arranged, rearranged, and rerearranged. Home projects? Check. Puzzles? Check. Gettin’ a little tired of it. We’re almost there though! Freedom is in sight. As I agreed a few days ago with Kris, or health and wellness columnist, we can SMELL the movie popcorn already! Let me at it, and get Top Gun Maverick on that big, glorious screen, now! Even though it hailed yesterday when I went out to look at my truck, I can feel the warm Willamette Valley summer starting. Bulbs have appeared along my driveway.

Don’t forget, the Best of the Valley contest is starting now! Show your favorite local business’ some love at: www.WillametteLiving.com

Squirrels are frolicking in my yard. The veggie beds are calling me to pull out the invincible Kale from last year and get a new crop of veggies under way for summer. Fortunately for all of us, in this issue, our garden pros at Garland Nursery shared some pre-game tips for a glorious crop of summer veggies. And the siren call of the open road… we are SO ready. So in this issue we also share some destinations that are perennially popular and within driving distance of Corvallis (the heart of the valley). Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. You know, you don’t really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. We’ve all heard that saying before, but now we know, it’s pretty darn accurate. I am ready for all of it! Until next time, thanks for reading Willamette Living.

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TOUR THE CAPITOL, FROM HOME!

Oregon State Capitol Offers Virtual Tour in Spanish, Mandarin

The Oregon State Capitol is excited to offer a 360degree virtual tour in Spanish and Mandarin languages in addition to the existing English version.

To access the tour in English, visit https://bit.ly/39dCXwy To access the tour in Spanish, visit https://bit.ly/2MsQF5W To access the tour in Mandarin, visit https://bit.ly/3ofRg8c

The Visitor Services department developed the virtual tour and its messaging in the past couple of years to offer expanded services to visitors. The department recognizes that interpretation and translation services of the legislative process and the Capitol’s history are needed to provide meaningful explanation and context for Oregonians and visitors with limited English proficiency.

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation provided funding for the development of the virtual tour in all its versions. For more information regarding the Capitol, visit www.oregoncapitol.com or call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388.

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TURNIN’ ONE, DOWN ON THE FARM

TOLLEN FARM THE PLACE TO PARTY WHEN YOU’RE ONE! PLUS, MINATURE

DONKEYS! BY DYLAN KOLLER It was December 31st, the last day of what will be an infamous year in American and World history, people were ready to say good riddance and celebrate the arrival of 2021. Of course, with the removal of social gatherings, celebrating new years was going to look quite different for most of us. My partner and I were trying to figure out a different kind of celebration, how to make an event of our daughter’s first birthday. We’d already done a Zoom birthday with friends and family when our son turned two back in April, but we wanted her first birthday to be unique and memorable and really, we all just needed to get out of the house. For our son’s first birthday we hosted a small gathering at the zoo and loved it. There’s something about animals that puts everyone at ease, adults like them and kids love them, they’re a win win. After doing some simple research, and through a neighbor’s suggestion we came upon Tollen Farm which was perfect for the occasion. Tonie Tollen has been the owner and operator of Tollen Farm since 1979 where she raises sheep and miniature donkeys as well as collects and creates artwork and decor that she sells in a quaint, stylized shop. Tonie was receptive to our plan of having a little gathering on her property, inviting us to bring food and all the decorations that we like. She would also gladly give us a tour of the farm and introduce us to her drove of jennies (female donkeys). All she asked is that if we appreciated and enjoyed the experience we leave a little donation to help feed the animals. We were thrilled. We packed the cupcakes, grabbed the balloons, and made the hour drive from Camas to Wilsonville, Oregon. For those of you who haven’t stood in a pasture of miniature donkeys let me tell you, there is nothing cuter. Donkeys are smart, peaceful animals. They aren’t skittish

or threatening, they just want your attention and affection. Our little ones were apprehensive at first, but soon found themselves very comfortable face to face with the hairy animals. At one point our little family was interacting with seven donkeys simultaneously, all of whom wanted you to pet them and would give you a little nudge if you stopped. “Well, there’s only about an hour left of sunlight if you folks wanted to have your party” Tonie kindly reminded us, so we thanked our four legged friends and headed towards the eccentric courtyard where there was a picnic table beneath a steel lattice with ivy growing up the sides. Surrounding the table were various pieces of garden decor that Tonie had either collected on her travels or made herself. “You all take your time and enjoy then be sure to check out the shop” she said before leaving us to our celebration. As the sun set over Tollen Farm we ate our cupcakes and watched as our one year old worked her little fingers as she attempted to unwrap her presents. When we’d gotten enough adorable pictures and the cold started to set in we packed up and headed home, but not until after we’d purchased some handmade donkey ornaments and thanked Tonie for her courtesy. Tollen Farm was the best imaginable way we could have celebrated our daughter’s first birthday, we was a calming place to cap off a tumultuous year, and I highly recommend you call Tonie and experience the simple pleasures yourself. Tollen Farm 11681 SW Tooze Rd. Wilsonville, OR 97070 (503) 682–1604 | www.tollenfarm.com www.willametteliving.com

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The Book Report Gathers stories by Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Brian Lumley, Brian Stableford, F. Paul Wilson, and Jo Fletcher that feature Count Dracula.

In the South Side of Chicago, a young woman is determined to protect her best friend and a deadly secret that threatens to undermine both of their families.

One to watch : a novel by Kate Stayman-London

The son of good fortune : a novel by Lysley A. Tenorio

It is wood, it is stone : a novel by Gabriella Burnham Accompanying her husband on a year professorship in Sô Paulo, an anxious American woman exasperates her socially conscious maid before the women are unexpectedly bonded by an encounter with a beguiling artist. A first novel.

No more words : a journal of my mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh by Reeve Lindbergh A memoir by the daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh follows the last year in her mother's life as she describes Anne's battle following a series of debilitating strokes and her own feelings about having to care for an elderly parent.

In the footsteps of Dracula tales of the un-dead count by Stephen Jones 12

Frustrated by a lack of body diversity on her favorite reality show, a plussized fashion blogger uses an unexpected invitation to star in the show to bolster her career, before unexpected romance complicates her prospects.

An undocumented teen, the son of a Filipina B-movie star-turned-con artist, joins a friend on a freedomrisking journey to a ramshackle desert town that offers him the first chance to define himself. A first novel.

Oona out of order by Margarita Montimore

The taste of sugar : a novel by Marisel Vera

A young woman destined to wake up on her birthday to a random year in her life struggles through an out-oforder existence to reconcile her inner youth with the realities of shifting external identities, appearances and period norms.

Relocating to the sugar plantations of Hawaii when their Caribbean farm is decimated by the SpanishAmerican War and the San Ciriaco Hurricane, two Puerto Ricans join thousands of fellow refugees in confronting the realities of American prosperity.

Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West

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Tell my horse : voodoo and life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston


Selections From our friends at the Corvallis-Benton Co. Public Library The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s.

Wonderland by Zoje Stage Moving to a rural farmhouse in far upstate New York, Orla, a retired dancer, must protect her family from an unknown entity that is calling to them from the land, in the earth, beneath the trees — and in their minds.

the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil."

Spanning more than 150 years in colonial and postcolonial Asia and America, a first collection by an O. Henry Prize-winning writer includes the stories of a doctor who weighs immoral wartime actions and a witness to a 50-year-old murder.

The aunt who wouldn't die : a novel by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay In a U.S. release of a contemporary classic from Bangladesh, a woman marries into a traditional, oncepowerful family before encountering the ghost of a vengeful child bride who would hide a dynasty-saving fortune.

The fi�h season by N. K Jemisin A first entry in a trilogy by the awardwinning author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms finds the sole continent of the earth threatened by murder, betrayal, a super-volcano and overlords who use the planet's power as a weapon.

Librarian’s Picks

The world of lore : Monstrous Creatures Monstrous creatures by Aaron Mahnke "The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired

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nat·ty /ˈnadē / adjective • Informal (of a person or an article of clothing) smart and fashionable.

Oscar and Tamalynne Hult (over there on the left) own and operate The Natty Dresser. The announcement came last year that they would be moving f rom their space on 1 st Street in Albany. They had acquired a building right around the corner at 124 Broadalbin St SW. and have been in the process of raising the space to their (impeccable) standards. Now they’ve opened to the public. If you need men’s clothing and accessories, bridal wear, or if you just want to see how historic rennovation should be done, stop in and take a look – it’s beyond belief. What was once a grand retail space, that had fallen into disrepair is now a temple dedicated to the dapper and discerning. At least someone has gotten something done over the last year, and what an accomplishment it is. Stop in for “First Friday” events when they offer live music, ref reshments, and store specials.

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The Art Scene

Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan

The more time I spend with local artists the more I realize how lucky we are to live in such a creative community. Painters, sculptors, woodworkers, dancers, musicians, and others provide us with visual and audio entertain‐ ment on an every‐ day basis, contribut‐ ing to our physical and mental well-be‐ ing. The organiza‐ tions they represent also provide us with opportunities to ex‐ press ourselves by offering classes, in‐ struction, and spa‐ ces for shows and sales. The Annual How‐ land Community Open continues at the The Arts Center and runs until April 17th. This popular ex‐ hibit features the work of artists of all ages and skill levels, reflecting the joy of art-making and the engagement of our community with the visual arts. Artmaking is a valu‐ able means of ex‐ pression for begin‐ ners and seasoned professional artists alike. The pandemic kept most artists at home in their stu‐ dios last year so there should be many great pieces to enjoy. The 2020 show featured over 200 artists showcasing painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and more.

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The Arts Center is the most visible but certainly not the oldest arts organi‐ zation in the area. The Corvallis Art Guild (CAG) was founded in 1946 to provide an opportu‐ nity for local artists to interact, improve their skills and ex‐ hibit their work. The guild was one of the founding organiza‐ tions of The Arts Center back in 1963 and many of its members still vol‐ unteer there. The membership of over 120 artists cele‐ brates its 75th Birth‐ day in 2021 with several events. The first, “Corvallis Art Guild: Celebrating 75 Years” is a show of members’ work currently running at OSU’s LaSells Stew‐ art Center through April. Next is a show at the Philomath Benton County Mu‐ seum starting April 16th and ending May 29th with a theme of “Here Comes the Sun”. According to CAG President Debi Friedlander “in our 75th year we are em‐ bracing the future, open to all artists, reaching out in ev‐ ery way possible, and are eager to help make every to‐ morrow more inter‐ esting to look at and think about”. CAG meets the first Monday evening of each month (virtually for now) and is always open to new members. If interested please reach out to Debi at President@CorvallisArtGuild.net


The Art Scene We hope visitors will enjoy explor‐ ing this theme through the art in the show and ex‐ perience the mys‐ terious and medi‐ tative quality of the work. We offer this as a gift to ev‐ eryone in this time of COVID to pause, look, and look again. The show is at the Joan Truckenbrod Pop-Up Gallery, 517 SW Second St. in Corvallis. Exhibit hours are noon to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays during March.

The Art Book Club of Corvallis Presents Mysticism in Time of COVID In this time of COVID, what we are fa‐ miliar with has been altered. Our place in the physical world has changed and has resulted in often removing ourselves from our usual environments and connections. Cre‐ ating art during COVID has also brought special challenges. How do we nurture our creative souls and find meaning in a world so remote and isolating? In its exhibit “Mysticism in Time of COVID”, the Art Book Club of Corval‐ lis presents a diverse collection of works. From glass and fiber to wa‐ tercolor and video, this exhibit ex‐ plores the mysterious and effusive mystic quality that beckons viewers to keep looking and to go beyond what is in each piece. Mysticism in‐ vites individual experiences that may not be easily described afterwards; there is a transient quality – we can’t quite put our finger on what has moved us or taken us to another plane, if only for that moment.

The Art Book Club of Corvallis started in 2018 and now has 17 members. The club began as a way for likeminded artists and writers to get together and read books or view movies about art and artists and to talk about work in progress. The club has now evolved into a group who shows their work in different venues, visits art galleries, sponsors exhibit receptions at The Arts Center, and supports art, music, and the literary arts in the Corvallis community. Are you in need some socially dis‐ tanced outdoor activity? Put on your walking shoes and visit Downtown Corvallis. There are more than 30 murals to enjoy with some good selfie opportunities. Go to https://cor‐ vallismurals.com for a map of mural locations.

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Fragments and Bindings Brian Egan, 2021

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The Art Scene

River Gallery 184 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351 (503)-838-6171

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River Gallery is pleased to invite you to view our gallery art pieces and two new exhibits in the months of March and April 2021. Stop by to see our three rooms of art and the window show. Our hours for March and April are Fridays and Saturdays f rom 12:00PM - 4:00PM. Window Artist for March and April 2021 Gerry Brehm "I enjoy creating human and animal f igures in clay and try to make them have a feeling of movement. I use earthy tones with a small amount of bright colors to accent the whole piece. Looking at the whole sculpture there should be a sense of wonder and placement." Focus Artist for March and April 2021 Carol Chapel

Gerry Brehm

“When I started this series of drawings I had no idea that it would parallel a world wide pandemic. My intent was to do some drawings during each of the four seasons. And I did. The paper is hand dyed with the plants that were abundant during that season. The drawings are of the plants (mostly) that were apparent at that time. They are not necessarily the same plants.” River Gallery is a member of Mid-Willamette Valley Art Trail - “Fifty Miles of Art” along the Highway 99 West corridor. Pick up a brochure at the gallery and create your selfguided art adventure featuring twelve art galleries located in McMinnville, Independence/Monmouth and Corvallis.

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t has certainly been a year of kitchen remodels! Many people are spending more time than ever in their kitchens and realizing that they need some changes. These homeowners had made some minor updates to their home, but the kitchen lacked the space required for two cooks and didn’t have enough light for the evenings. We were able to open up

the space and reorganize by creating a large opening in the wall that separated the kitchen and dining space. We also stole a small bit of space from a neighboring laundry room. The new kitchen features a spacious island with plenty of counter space. The style is one that the homeowners will love and enjoy for the coming years. www.willametteliving.com

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When we first began the design of this project, the clients’ main priority was to get more room in their kitchen. The wall that separated the kitchen and dining space was load bearing and spanned the living room space as well, so rather than removing it the way we might in some floorplans, we left a header and created a large opening to help the flow between the spaces. When it came to the style of the kitchen, the ranch-style home was well suited for a classic, transitional style with farmhouse details such as a white apron-front sink. We decided on the two-toned cabinetry after originally discussing the idea of white, but realizing that with grandkids and dogs, having white cabinetry so near exterior doors might not be the best option. The lower cabinets are maple stained with a color called “Coffee” and the white upper cabinets feature a similar colored glaze in the detailing to help tie them together. The floor is a popular CoreTEC product called “Red River Hickory”. The overall tone matches that of the lower cabinets for a 22

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seamless look. The white backsplash tile and countertop with simple veining continue the two-toned look. The range hood is a new Zephyr fixture that was originally designed for commercial kitchens but became a good choice for homes with low ceilings, as the high suction power allows us to meet building codes without obstructing any views. The other appliances are from the GE Café line – these pieces feature copper accents on the handles, which gave us a great place to start when choosing the showstopping copper pendant over the sink. The redesigned space gives more room for multiple cooks and the removal of the wall invites in tons of extra light from the dining room -- without moving or replacing a single window or exterior door. There is ample prep room, storage space, and seating for visitors to the kitchen. The homeowners love their new space, and we are sure they will continue to love it for years to come.


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We’re Almost Back to Normal Life! Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

The Rockaway Bea SMALL, CHARMING STORES PROVIDE A WEEKEND OF DISCOVERING THAT “PERFECT THING” By Nan Devlin :: Photos Compliments of Visit TilLamoOk Coast FOR GENERATIONS, FAMILIES FROM THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY HAVE VACATIONED IN ROCKAWAY BEACH, AND NO WONDER. It has small town charm and a big, big beach. But in recent years, creative shopkeepers have turned this village that borders Highway 101 on Oregon’s north coast into an entertaining shopping adventure that is sure to reveal a special treasure. Best of all, these shops are locally owned, so your dollars spent here stay in the community. Etcetera You can’t walk out of this store without that item you wanted all your life. From clothing, handbags and scarves to locally made soaps, lotions, and lip balms to knitted and crocheted baby sweater sets, adult hats and dog sweaters. And don’t forget those perfect earrings and delicious jams. Gift giving is so easy here. Find Etcetera at 139 N Miller Street (west side of Hwy 101). Simply Charming A mix of vintage and new, this newly relocated shop into a larger space gives the visitor more to love. Find handmade treasures, antiques, jewelry, birdbaths, wire art, unique clothing and so much more. You’ll spend the afternoon discovering wonderful items. Find Simply Charming at 130 Hwy 101 (east side of Hwy 101). The Little Crow There’s a new surprise every week: the owners of this eclectic store love the hunt for exciting merchandise. From sterling silver chains to snowshoes to fabulous clothing to eclectic socks and jewelry to antique jars and film equipment. You’ll also find a collection of soaps, candles, cards and books. What’s not to love about this shopper’s paradise. Find The Little Crow at 104 Hwy 101(east side of Hwy 101). Troxel’s Gem and Jewelry This is not your normal jewelry store and that’s what makes it so special. Troxel’s offers the best source of handmade jewelry and gem specimens on the north coast - even rare pieces from around the world (any rockhounds in the family?). Troxel’s also has buckets of

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agates and cut stones in front of the store’s putt-putt golf course (themed on the story of The Wizard of Oz), which you can buy and add to your rock collection. Find Troxel’s Gem and Jewelry at 146 Hwy 101(east side of Hwy 101). Trash & Treasures One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so the saying goes. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anything but treasure in this vintage marketplace. From the store’s many vendors you’ll uncover Fenton Glass, mid-century dishware, original art, vintage cookie cutters and linens, jewelry, books…you think of it, it’s probably here. Plan on spending a couple of hours in this store. Find Trash & Treasures at 180 Hwy 101(east side of Hwy 101). Flamingo Jim’s This is the quintessential beach shop – t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, but also shells, rocks, statuary, yard art, toys (including squishy toys), kids’ books, souvenirs, ornaments, and blasts from the past. Entire families will find something they need to take home, and they’ve been finding treasures for nearly three generations. Find Flamingo Jim’s at 234 Hwy 101(east side of Hwy 101). Warehouse 10 At the south end of town, this large store is filled to the brim with rustic, industrial farmhouse accent pieces, linens, signs, beachy and nautical items, art pieces, glassware, locally-made soaps, candles, furniture and other must-have items from 12 different vendors. Turn any room in your home into a beach-inspired retreat. Bring the mini-van. You’ll need it to haul your treasures. Find Warehouse 10 at 19485 Hwy 101 (east side of Hwy 101). This is just a sampling of the many shopping experiences in Rockaway Beach. Come for the weekend and shop to your heart’s content. Plan your trip at

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The Oregon Outback

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ne of our favotrite getaways from years past is the “Oregon Outback.” These photos were taken at Crane Hot Springs in Burns. Very easy to get to, just take Hwy 20 over the pass, go through Bend to where Hwy 20 picks up again (take a left at NE Greenwood), stay on 20 to burns, take a right off of 20 onto 78, about another 20 minutes and you’re in Crane. The hot springs is on the left just before Crane, you can’t miss it, it’s the only thing there! In “downtown Crane” where there’s a little store/gas station/restaurant where they serve pancakes and bacon, in case you need to find breakfast. This is one of those places where you really feel like your way out west. The two ladies in the Crane store… one of them cooks the pancakes, the other serves them to guests, while also selling gas, bullets, or whatever you need for your day on the range. Nicest couple of ladies you’re going to meet. The hot springs has been around for a long, long time. It used to be quite a going concern, there were hotels, bars, and such to greet travelers, until people lost their minds and decided to fly to places and stay in “modern” hotels. The property is unique, and family owned. There are a bunch of accomodations ranging from the ground in your own tent, to the “Ranch House” which will accommodate bigger groups. Our favorite though is to bring our camper - they have spaces, but not too many, so call ahead! Some of the other options include teepees with their own private soaking tubs, and the “Shepherd’s Wagon.” The “glamping” options don’t have a kitchen, but guests are welcome to use the “camp kitchen” where you can find everything you need to prepare a meal. There are baths that can be filled for individual use, or you can opt to jump right into the hot pond – it’s pretty great to soak in the pond and enjoy some of the best views in Oregon. Big sky country it is, without having to drive all the way to Montana! While you’re over there, you can make a loop and include the Oregon Trail Museum and see the tracks of the pioneers who rode by still worn into the land. From there, drive on up to Pendleton, of rodeo fame, and see some authentic cowboys and visit the woolen mills. We’d recommend lodging at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino particularly if you’re pulling a trailer of driving an RV, they have great facilities for campers, plus the buffet makes it a must stay.

Crane Hot Springs 59315 Hwy 78, Burns, Oregon National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center 22267 OR-86, Baker City, OR 97814 Wild Horse Resort and Casino 46510 Wildhorse Blvd, Pendleton, OR 97801

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Planning a Ga Do you ever wish you could have a master gardener sitting on your shoulder while you make decisions regarding the future success of your summer vegetable garden? Well we spoke to a few of them, and here’s what you need to know to arrive at produce Nirvana come July (ish).

Prepare your soil! Plants need certain things to grow like well turned, aerated soil. Start diggin’! If you’re bringing an existing garden to life for the season, or if you’re breaking new gardening ground, you’ve got to break up big clumps, and make sure your soil is the best it can be to promote growth.

Growing f rom seeds? Get a few of these little peat pots at your garden center and start them inside, or in a greenhouse if you have one. Just like the pros!

Soil conditioners add nutrients to the soil and help you achieve that nice, light and fluffy soil that is so easy to work with. Available at garden stores everywhere.

How’s your pH ? Garden soil should be at the correct pH to grow veggies (between 6.0 - 7.0). Around here, that normally means adding Garden Lime. If you want very specif ic details, OSU has resources to help you get a lab test done, or you can test soil yourself with a home test kit - available at Garland Nursery.

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arden? Water! And More Water! One of the keys to successful vegetable gardening is water, lots and lots of water. You want the soil to soak, but not retain standing water. It’s better to water longer, less often, than f requent light watering. You want get down to the roots. Just make sure it drains!

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Keep things growing: Did we mention water? Do that, a lot. Also fertilize on a once-a-month basis or do what the directions on the bag say. After applying the right amount of water, you may get your water bill and think “well heck, I can BUY zucchini!” True, but in your own yard, you know your produce is organic, and if you’re lucky some cute bunnies might stop by for a carrot!

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Eating Well: Reminder

What about

Protein! It seems to be a never-ending debate, “how are we going to get enough protein?” People are truly concerned about this. Still! You hear professional cooks say “we need a starch, a veggie and a protein.” They overlap! The recommended daily allowance (RDA) set by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine refer to the minimum amount of a food or nutrient that the average person needs to eat each day to maintain proper health. For adults, the current RDA for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. That works out, on average, to 56 grams per day for adult men and 46 grams for women. So, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrient database, one small chicken breast, a half a cup of Greek yogurt, and two large eggs pack about 50 grams of protein. Yet people are still at a fever pitch about getting sufficient protein in their diets. So they order a 24 ounce Rib eye, with a side of fries and call it good. But, that can’t be good. Sufficient protein is good yes, but make it protein in a high-quality form like lean meat, fish, or God forbid, lentils! There are proponents of high meat protein diets, like the Paleo diet. Where we’re supposed to eat like cave dwelling ancient ancestors. But if you’ve watched Naked

and Afraid, there is compelling evidence that the Men of the village struck out more often than not, and they ended up eating the fruits and berries the women had collected during the day around the evening fire. It just seems like kind of a grey area. Of course life was a little rough then and no one lived beyone about 35. Today there is very little chance of a Sabre Tooth Tiger suddenly showing up in our living room. So… On the other hand, we have very compelling, concrete evidence that a more plant heavy diet might be the way to go. Dr T Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, and now The Future of Nutrition presents solid evidence gained from years of research. That there is a 80-90% correlation between animal protein intake and breast, prostate, colon, ovarian and kidney cancer. The countries that eat more animal protein have higher incidences of these cancers. When animal protein intake increases beyond 10%, say from 10% to 20% of calories consumed in a day, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis and kidney stones become far more common. So, not to rain on anyone’s parade right as we approach BBQ season, but it might be something to think about? Just throwing a few more veggies into your diet might be a good idea in the long run.

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One hundred grams of beef = 28g of protein

Spirulina = 58g (!)

Same amount of hemp seeds = 33g of protein.

Quinoa = 14g

Pumpkin seeds = 30g

Broccoli = 3g

Lentils = 26g

Spinach = 3g

Peanut butter = 25g

Avocado = 2g

Black beans = 21g

Kale = 2g

Almonds = 21g

Mushrooms = 2.5g

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Just minutes from Corvallis or Salem!

The Grapevine

Good news! Polk County, home to Emerson Vineyards, has been moved down a notch on the COVID scale by Governor Brown, so the tasting room is open! Emerson sits just on the other side of the border f rom Benton County, about 18 minutes north on 99 f rom Circle Blvd. so if you’re longing for some tasting room fun, zip on up there!

VISIT EMERSON The winery is open to visitors daily from noon to five. If you’d like to come out at other times, we’d love to have you. Please email or call to arrange a visit. For our safety, and yours, we’d appreciate it if you wore a mask when you enter. We’ll also ask you to give us your contact info so we can provide information to Polk County and the Oregon Health Department if needed. We’re excited to welcome you back!

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New thing. Also at Emerson Vineyards, Winemaker Elliott Johns is working on a new bubbly. “Sparkling Pinot” f rom the pinot noir grapes the Willamette Valley is famous for, it’s a look ahead for when the pandemic has ended and the world is ready to celebrate. Let’s hear it for the for the “roaring 20’s” – the two thousand twenties that is.


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Seared Salmon with Chanterelles. Pairs with Compton Family Wines Pinot Noir Ingredients: • 8 ounces chanterelle mushrooms cleaned and thickly sliced. • 2 tbsp clarif ied butter • 2-6-ounces salmon f ilets • Sea salt and ground pepper • ½ cups slivered shallots • 2 sprigs f resh thyme or ¼ tsp dried thyme • ¼ cup of dry sherry • ½ cup chicken stock • ½ tsp minced garlic Directions: Preheat oven to 425F and season salmon f ilets liberally with salt and pepper Heat an oven safe sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the butter and swirl to coat the pan. Place the seasoned

salmon skin-side up in the pan and sear for 2 minutes or until the salmon loosens easily f rom the pan. Turn the salmon over so the skin side is down. Toss in the mushrooms, slivered shallots and thyme. Place the pan in the oven and roast until the salmon is medium-rare (the outer flesh will flake with a fork but will still be glossy orange at the thickest part of the f ilet) - approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the salmon to a warm plate. Slide a thin spatula between salmon skin and salmon f illet - discard skin. Return the saute pan to the burner over medium-high heat. Add the sherry and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until most of the sherry has evaporated. Add the chicken stock and garlic and simmer for another 3 minutes or so. Taste to see if you need additional salt and pepper. Divide the mushroom mixture between two serving plates, top each with a salmon f ilet and serve.

From Tabitha at Compton Family Wines in Philomath This year brought many challenges f rom business interruptions to ending the growing season with terrible wildf ires in the valley. The f ires were many miles away f rom our vineyards, but the smoke traveled for a couple of weeks into the valley during the time when the grapes were ripening. At harvest, ash was covering the grapes we were fortunate to receive some rains which helped to wash the ash off as we f inished our harvest season. The 2020 vintage is shaping up to be one of the best with small

berries and exceptionally clean f ruit f rom a great farming year. Even with all the possibilities of smoke issues in the wines we brought in all of our f ruit (you don’t know until you bring it in the barn). Although we had some concerns about smoke taint during fermentation, we f inished fermenting to let the wines settle out. The wines f rom 2020 will be full-bodied with bigger tannin and great f ruit components. Our 2020 Rose will be bottled in early February to start showing the 2020 wines.

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In the Pantry - Flours & Grains Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup canola oil 2 cups f resh blueberries

Special note: Have you ever tried your hand at baking something with a flour other than APW (all purpose white)? Sometimes if you just swap the flour to be all whole wheat, your resulting efforts can taste more like wood, than the delicious, fluffy thing you envisioned. The trick is to not substitute more than half the APW flour for whole grain flour, UNLESS it’s a recipe specif ically developed for whole grain flour.

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Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In another bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muff in cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing f rom pans to wire racks. Serve warm.


Have you heard of amaranth? This sometimes-dubbed “superfood”, is a gluten-free, high-protein grain. It was first cultivated by the Aztecs over 8,000 years ago. There are many varieties of amaranth, many with the characteristics of being over six feet tall, with oval to diamond-shaped leaves, green stems that turn red as they mature, and tiny flowers that eventually dry out and yield tiny husked seeds that can be harvested. Amaranth leaves can be cooked similar to spinach—steamed or sautéed in a little oil. Amaranth greens are similar to spinach and are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A and a good source of calcium. You can find amaranth packaged in the store usually in the seed form or flour. It can usually be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store, or in the health food section. The seed has a nutty flavor. It’s a much smaller, creamier grain than quinoa, and more comparable to polenta. The highprotein seeds can be cooked in boiling water for 25 to 30 minutes, one part seeds to two parts water.

*Mayo Amaranth, Sonora MX

* Mayo: indigenous people of northern Mexico, Notable person of Mayo origin: “El Toro” L.A. Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela

Amaranth Crackers Flour is a basic staple for the home kitchen, but there are so many flavorful and diverse options beyond just all-purpose flour. Whether you're planning a hearty whole-grain loaf with local, organic grains, or a light, fluffy cake, or taking on the challenge of gluten free baking, First Alternative Co-op's Bulk department and baking section have you covered. This recipe for delicious, crunchy crackers features two gluten free flours along with cooked amaranth grains. Amaranth Crackers 1 cup brown rice flour ½ cup sorghum flour ¾ tsp sea salt, divided 2 Tbsp arrowroot ½ tsp baking soda ¾ cup cooked amaranth 6 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup water (more if needed) Blend of seeds (flax, poppy, chia), divided To cook amaranth, boil 1 ½ cups water, add ½ cup amaranth grains, cover and cook on low for 15-20

minutes, remove from heat and set aside. Heat oven to 375°F. Place flours, ½ tsp salt, arrowroot and baking soda in a food processor and pulse 3-4 times. Add cooked amaranth and olive oil and process until mixed. With machine running, add water, very slowly, until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough into 3 sections. Tear off three 12-14” squares of parchment paper. Place 1 ball of dough in the middle of a sheet of parchment; place another over the top. Roll dough out until it nearly reaches all 4 edges of the paper. Carefully remove top sheet of parchment and cut dough into 1 ½ 2” squares, with a pizza cutter; sprinkle seeds and salt over the top. Replace paper and lightly press seeds into dough. Remove top parchment. Slide dough-covered parchment onto a cookie sheet. Repeat process with remaining 2 balls of dough. Bake 25-30 minutes or until crackers are crispy. Slide parchment, with crackers, onto a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container. www.willametteliving.com

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YOUR FINANCES

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Where to Start When Creating an Estate Compliments of Sten Carlson

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Americans even more aware of the importance of planning for the unexpected. While no one knows exactly what’s in store for the future, one thing you can do for your loved ones is create an estate plan that expresses your wishes in the event of incapacity or death. If you’re like a lot of people, you may not know where to start, but here are five documents that can form the foundation of a well thought out estate plan: 1. Last will and testament - This is the primary document that defines how you want your property and other assets to be handled. It also assigns guardians for minor children and even pets and it provides a place where you can name your executor, the person who will manage the dissolution of your estate. Your will can also include directions regarding your funeral arrangements, such as whether you prefer to be buried or cremated. 2. Power of Attorney (POA) - This legal document identifies an “agent” or person who can act on your behalf. You can choose to be very specific or very broad in the authority you assign to the POA. In some cases, a different family member may be POA for finances and/or personal property while another person is assigned to make decisions regarding medical care. 3. Living will - Also known as an advanced health care directive, a living will conveys your wishes regarding end-of-life medical care. It spells out the extent of lifeextending care you want to receive in case you are unable to communicate these preferences yourself.

For example, you can request that medical personnel perform invasive life-saving procedures such as resuscitation or tube feeding as needed. Alternately, you can put in place a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order and request only comfort care. 4. Beneficiary designations - Beneficiary designations identify who you wish to receive a particular asset. These designations typically are made within the financial asset itself, such as a life insurance policy or an investment account. It’s important to keep your beneficiary designations up-to-date following a life change such as marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or birth of a child. 5. Inventory of key documents and contacts – Once you have the top four legal documents in place, it’s prudent to think about how your loved ones will access your accounts once you’re gone. A document that lists everything from mortgages and other bills to bank accounts, insurance policies, real estate deeds and other legal proof can be very helpful. Your executor will need passwords for online accounts and may need physical copies of birth, marriage, divorce and Social Security records. Lastly, provide complete contact information for relevant parties such as your banker, lawyer, financial advisor and insurance agent. Although conversations about estate planning can be difficult, they’re critical to leaving the legacy you want. Talk with a trusted financial advisor who can review your entire financial picture and determine what steps you need to take to safeguard your estate.

Sten Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000

Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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REAL ESTATE

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

What is a Zestimate? By Annette Sievert

First, it is what makes your agent roll their eyes. But in all seriousness, Zillow is the behemoth of real estate and the majority of online real estate information is going through their servers. The amount of data they have of millions of homes, buyers and sellers is staggering. Now that they are acquiring Showing Time, a service that helps brokers schedule showings for their listings if they do not want to do that themselves, the data flood will increase. Zillow will know how many showings a house had, which agents showed and once a house sold, they will connect it all with the data of the buyer and seller. But on to the “Zestimate”, the automated evaluation of properties, that is the bane of many agent’s existence, mainly because it is very often very off. But how do they come to their conclusions? Here is a simple example: take two homes in the same subdivision, built at the same time, same floor plan, same square footage, same lot size. One buyer bought with all

upgrades the builder offered and kept the house in perfect shape. The other bought the basic package and maintained at the bare minimum. Now it depends, which house sells first. If the “good” one sells first, the “bad” one’s “Zestimate will be overinflated. If the “bad” one sells first, the “good” one will be undervalued. Zillow does not adjust for updates, maintenance, new roofs, new kitchens, new HVAC etc. Their algorithm does not know that you just put new hardwood floors down or repainted the exterior. It does not account for elaborate landscaping, barns, fencing and all those items that a buyer will pay for. Therefore, when it comes to evaluating your home for sale, trust a local, seasoned agent, who knows their market perfectly, has been in many comparable homes and will, often intuitively but always armed with MLS data, interior pictures, experience and knowledge, evaluate your house correctly.

Annette

Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette, at Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis 541-207-5551

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. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity . Each office is independently owned and operated. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

New Hope for Spring and Beyond

By Kris Denning

AS I THINK ABOUT THE UPCOMING SEASON, I’M FLOODED WITH THE FEELINGS OF NEW LIFE AND THE HOPE THAT IT BRINGS. IT FEELS GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SURVIVED THIS EXTRAORDINARY TIME. IT HASN’T BEEN EASY FOR ANYONE, BUT OH WHAT LESSONS WE HAVE LEARNED! This generation of students is going to have an appreciation for school like no other American children before! I know this just by talking to my own kids and hearing about how anxious they are to be physically back in school, as are so many. I have a feeling that faking sick to miss a school day may be a thing of the past – at least for the next few years anyway. Not only is this generation of students the most informed kids in history, but combine that with being excited about being in school, and the skies the limit! As I see the crocus already popping out of the ground beaming their vibrant colors, I look forward to the newness of Spring and the hope that it brings. I think about the gratitude we will have as a community, for all the things we once took for granted that are so crucial to our well-being. For me that includes game nights, barbeques, and outings with friends. Watching my kids play sports! Movies at the theater. Going on vacation. The world keeps turning, changing, and evolving, and we are all part of that world. Sometimes things may not always go in the direction we plan but perhaps that is for our greater good. A huge lesson I have learned, and I’m sure many others will agree, is that we cannot control everything.

Kristina Denning has a BS in Psychology, is a Holistic Nutritionist, and teaches Yoga and Pilates classes online at healthytothesoul.com

Contact her at healthytothesoul.com

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Learning to live in the flow of life is to be more resilient with the inevitable changes that life brings. Change is the only real guarantee in life, yet we are often so resistant to it. Imagine floating on a river, and you see an obstacle up ahead that will alter your planned route. To resist this, might mean to turn the boat around and paddle as hard as you can in the opposite direction. This is a much more difficult choice, and likely leads to frustration, hopelessness, and being too weak to continue. It is a much harder fight. Yet when we flow with the new route the river has presented, rather than panic, we surrender to the unfamiliar, but often easier unknown. This direction is different than the usual route, but there’s new scenery to take in. Maybe more fish on that side. Maybe this fork will take you to a more beautiful place than you have ever been. And it was easy to get there. All it took was surrendering to the flow. When the new colors come up this spring, recognize that those flowers that perhaps hardened in the cold winter, are now coming up stronger and more beautiful then ever! Connect with the resilience of nature and know that you are a part of it. You are a beautiful, magnificent aspect of nature just as you are, right now. See this, and you will forever live in the easier, more peaceful flow of life. Regardless of what changes may come.

Kris

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Freedom By Cheryl Lohman

THE WORD CONJURES UP ALL KINDS OF REACTIONS AND THOUGHTS. We think of freedom of speech, freedom to do as one pleases, freedom from tyranny. Today we think of freedom from wearing a mask and social distancing due to covid-19. It’s coming and can’t be too soon! Even the beginning of Spring evokes a “freedom” feeling from being indoors most of the winter. Where else is there freedom that we don’t normally think of? How about freedom to move about and travel, freedom to wear the clothes you want, freedom to shop at stores you love, freedom to work, to play. What about freedom from house chores, freedom from lawn and yard care, freedom from washing dishes? (thank you dishwashers!!!) These are clearly freedoms we can create by hiring someone to help. In the area of self-care, we can hire people to help create freedom regarding our skin care-like getting facials, freedom from scraggly hair with haircuts (I know…it’s a stretch!) The point is, we have many freedoms we don’t even think about. A big freedom that I provide my clients is freedom from daily makeup application. But there are other not so obvious freedoms my services provide: • • •

Freedom from allergies due to makeup More free time to do what you want Freedom from worry if you got you r makeup drawn on right

Cheryl Lohman CPCP, is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and owner of Oregon Permanent Makeup. Contact her at 541-740-1639

• Freedom from embarrassment as your makeup melts or wears off • Freedom from removing makeup at the end of a day of living life fully. • And men… freedom from waiting for your sweetheart to put makeup on before leav‐ ing the house.

LOOKIN' GOOD

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

As we’ve all had time to really think about what is truly important to us during the covid-19 pandemic, I hear many people found living life fully is more important than ever. As we head into spring my hope for you is that you create more freedoms for yourself to live life fully! If you’d like to explore what is possible with permanent makeup, it is important to have a consultation with a highly trained and qualified artist. Now more than ever it’s critical to look for an artist who will keep you safe. 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 and safety. After permanent makeup — you’ll be among those who enjoy a carefree natural look that lasts a long time and a new begining of freedom.

Cheryl

www.oregonpermanentmakeup.com

Learn More at www.OregonPermanentMakeup.com

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GARDENING

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Personalize Your Summer Veggies ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT GROWING YOUR OWN VEGGIES (BEYOND THE FRESHNESS AND EXERCISE) IS SELECTING VARIETIES THAT YOU DON’T COMMONLY FIND AT THE GROCERY STORE OR EVEN AT THE FARMER’S MARKET. Tomatoes like Costoluto Genovese and Green Grape, or weird salad greens such as Mache (corn salad). Many times these are heirloom varieties, usually having outstanding flavor. (For a good article check out reneesgarden.com and type heirloom in the search bar.) Yet, it doesn’t have to be an heirloom to be a good variety to grow. OSU breeders have developed many vegetable varieties that have great flavor and are well-suited to our area such as Siletz tomato and Oregon Sugar Pod II snow pea. Although you have the best selection growing these vegetables from seed, many of them are available in starts, too. I am often asked for advice on what varieties of vegetables and fruits to grow. I hesitate to make recommendations because what I like isn’t what someone else might enjoy. For instance I love bitter greens (think radicchio and collards) and not necessarily sweet fruit (Granny Smith apple vs Honeycrisp). Also, I’m not a fan of cucumbers, watermelon, and most winter squash. My advice to everyone is to grow what you know you will eat and performs well for you. If you have the room, sometimes it’s fun to try a new variety or a new type of vegetable, so today I’m going out on a limb and giving you some ideas of what I plant and eat. Arugula-Wild or Rocky. Heirloom Italian variety. It’s the small, narrow-leaved one. Spicy flavor. Slower to bolt than the larger leaved type. Basil-Italian Genovese. Italian heirloom. Rich flavor. Great for pesto.

Green Beans-Filet type. My favorite=Emerite, a pole type but there are bush types, too. Long, narrow pods are delicious harvested at any stage. Sweet, delicate flavor with a nice snap. Roast in olive oil or lightly steam and serve with butter and tarragon. Kale-Nero di Toscano (aka Dinosaur or black kale). Italian heirloom. Milder than other kale. I like the flavor better. Use small in salads, saute, stir-fry, or make kale chips. Lettuce-Flashy Trout Back. An heirloom, romaine type with red spots. Rich, buttery flavor. Pretty, too. Lettuce-Red Ruffled Oak. Heirloom. Delicate and tender. Pretty in a salad blend. Pepper-Poblano. I like this type best for chiles rellenos. Ancho Magnifico variety is huge and a lighter green than the traditional one. Pepper-Padron. Spanish heirloom used for tapas. Similar to Shishito, it gets spicier as it gets bigger and there’s always a chance that a small one is spicy, too. Yummy blistered in oil and served with flaky sea salt. Addictive. Summer Squash-Scallop (Pattypan). Sunburst, although ideally picked at 2-3” wide, still tastes good when larger. Can be cooked whole when little or cut into chunks and sautéed or steamed. Summer Squash-Zucchini. Ortolana di Faenza. I tried this Italian heirloom last year and fell in love. It is light green, tender with a rich, nutty flavor. Thin-skinned. Have only found it in seeds so far. Tomato-Stupice. I have to grow this one for my dad. It is a slightly colder tolerant, early bearing potato-leaf variety with 2 inch, flavorful fruit. Good for salads.

Brenda Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery in Corvallis.

Follow her writing at garlandnursery.wordpress.com

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STYLE GUIDE

An Opportunity to Dress Well, Your Oregon Staycation Oscar’s suggested head to toe packing list for the 3 day road trip described: (These items include the clothing worn on the drive) • A crushable fedora, or wool flat cap, or both • A necktie Optional, but I always travel with one • Scarf in case you will be dining outside • 2 cotton hankies SINCE MOST OF US THIS YEAR ARE VACATIONING BY CAR, WITHIN A DAY’S TRAVEL FROM HOME, IT MAY SEEM LIKE THERE IS NO REASON TO THINK ABOUT YOUR WARDROBE. AFTER ALL IT’S OREGON RIGHT? Well it is Oregon, but you can make your staycation a bit more upscale, just by packing a sportscoat and some nice leather shoes in your bag. A nice Harris tweed sportscoat adds an extra layer of warmth, for those outdoor dining experiences, as well as making you look great! Choose something a little less dense for warmer days. The Travel Oregon website has some great ideas for weekend get-a-way trips to: Ashland, Bend, The Dalles, Eugene, Newport, Oregon City and more… The travel suggestion for Joseph Oregon includes Art galleries, breweries and

distilleries, a hike to Slick Creek falls, and a ride on the Wallowa Lake Tramway… And of course dinner at the highly rated Vali’s Alpine Restaurant, where that sportscoat will come in handy. Of course no trip to Joseph would be complete without touring a foundry. Heck, on The Travel Oregon website there is even a suggested itinerary for an Albany road trip where you can stay in an historic house visit a carousel, several nice restaurants and local Haberdashery! No matter where you end up on your travels, you will always feel better if you are dressed appropriately for the situation, and the weather, in clothes that fit well, are comfortable and stylish. Dress Well, Be Confident, Find Success!

Oscar

• Gloves if the forecast warrants it • 2 casual button up shirts • 1 dress shirt • 1 Sportscoat (best if it goes with two of your shirts) • A Henley as an added layer of warmth if needed • Nice sweater optional • Vest or light jacket for hiking • A tee shirt for B&B • Optional robe (they are hard to pack) • 3 pair undershorts • 2 pair Dark Jeans (you can dress them up for dining out) • Slacks for a nice night out, optional • Lounge pants for B&B • 3 pair of casual wool socks • 1 pair dress socks, optional • Nice looking Casual shoes • A pair of simple leather dress shoes, optional

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124 Broadalbin St. SW Albany, Oregon

www.thenattydresser.com

• House slippers for padding around the B&B Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner of The Natty Dresser in Downtown Albany. 541-248-3561 Contact him at www.thenattydresser.com

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Historic Nye Beach

*Mecca for the literary, scholarly and artistic.

Jovi

232 NW Coast St. Suite B

Nye Beach Wine Cellar

541-265-8220

255 NW Coast St.

541-265-3292

A Taste of Ireland on the Oregon Coast Traditional Irish Fare, Imported Irish Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Minors welcome until 10pm, Patio Seating, Live Music. Winter Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

www.nanasirishpub.com 613 NW 3rd St.

541-574-8787

Queen of Hearts

Gifts & Lingerie 708 NW Beach Dr.

541-265-2118


Last Shot - The Corvallis Farmers Market, coming soon!


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