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Simply Irresistible Sweet Pears. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Spherical, bell-shaped, tawny red, golden yellow, celadon green – Pears!  They are in season!  Skins on – skins off, whole, quartered or thinly sliced, pears are an irresistible sweet, juicy fruit that is easy on you palate and begs to be added to deserts, appetizers or libations.  Give these recipes a try.  Lattice-Crust Pear Pie ( Epicurious) Serves […]

Celebrate! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Celebrate Idaho’s Harvest September is Idaho Preferred Month, bringing awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season in Idaho. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, wines, meats, breads, dairy products and specialty foods are plentiful and easy to enjoy at Idaho restaurants and farmers markets.   In August and September, peaches and plums […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]

Western Road Trip ~ Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Submitted by Foodie Traveler – Anne Iverson, Santa Monica I decided to plan a Western Road trip and explore some of the states I hadn’t been too since moving to California from Illinois.  Montana, Wyoming and Idaho were on my list to visit with a good friend of mine. My Honda Pilot was gassed up and […]

Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day!

Drinking beer at an Irish pub is almost synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day; while microbreweries have become the trendy thing in the Northwest. Historic Wallace, with its roots as a rough and tumble mining town with plenty of booze and brothels, has a long history of producing beer. In fact, in 1910 the mayor ordered […]

13 Ways to Celebrate with your Valentine

1)  Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene A romantic dinner on the lake that includes prime rib, chicken piccata, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, fresh fruit and a special Valentine’s dessert, served with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Saturday, February 11th | 6:30 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 14th | 6:30 – 8:00 […]

Bordellos, BBQ and Brews

As noted in an earlier post, I had the opportunity to spend a few days recreating in and around Wallace in northern Idaho, where much of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor recreation is everywhere, but I would be remiss if I overlooked Wallace’s downtown amenities. As a buy-local kind […]

Love Craft Beer? A Place For Adults To Hang Out in North Idaho

I am always in search of a place for grown ups to be able to sit and enjoy some great brews and be able to have conversations here in the North Idaho area. What always happens is I find a place that has great Craft Beer choices, but it is just not a place to […]

Halloween, Winemaker’s Dinner, Nation’s Largest Steelhead Derby. Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

Week 10: October 31st — November 6 Jack Frost paints a portrait of beauty With colors so vivid and bright; It’s framed with a purple misty haze And draped in a frosty night. Big, fat, bright orange pumpkins Nestle snugly among shocks of corn; Leaves flutter silently earthward; Ice sparkles like glass in the dawn. […]

A Taste of Italy in Idaho

Heading west from Montana or east from Washington atop Interstate 90, we always build in time to stop in the historic silver mining town of Wallace. Sometimes we stop for a pint at the brewpub, other times a shot of espresso and a pastry. Now we’ll stop for the cannolis. A few weeks ago, heading […]