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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

Kirk and I took a quick break to do a new loop at Trillium Community Forest in South Whidbey Island, using 5 trails to do it. Fall is perfect for hikes (though coming next month is the start of hunting closures so keep that in mind). The trail map has been updated again – and be… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

From our farm, we look across at the Trillium Community Forest's ridge (and above that floats the Olympic Mountains) on the south end of Whidbey Island. The Trillium Community Forest is a free to use protected land, that is slowly being returned to a healthy forest. In the coming decade it will return to what… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

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Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice

Pumpkin spice gets mocked a lot once fall starts showing up, but it has so much to offer. You wouldn't think of pumpkin spice rice, but you should. It's savory, with the tart sweetness of the dried fruit, and plenty of chicken for protein. It's not basic, and it's very tasty! Gluten-free and dairy-free as… Continue reading Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice