The most common recipe you may have for zucchini is zucchini bread. While that works well as a healthier dessert or popular brunch option, what if you are in the mood for a savory snack? Zucchini are a great source of potassium and vitamin A, and baked zucchini strips are lower in calories than the … More Summer Recipes – Baked Zucchini Fries
Love pickles, but always wondered how to make your own? It’s simpler than you might think – just some cucumbers sitting in some kind of vinegar for a period of time. You need canning jars, or something that you can seal tightly, and there are a few other ingredients you can use, like dill and … More Summer Recipes – Homemade Dill Pickles
Ever heard of fennel and wondered what it might taste like? The white bulb is a crispy, slightly sweet vegetable that can be sautéed, stewed, grilled, or even eaten raw. The leaves can be used for salads or as a garnish, similar to dill. Fennel is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. An … More Summer Recipes – Roasted Fennel with Parmesan
While the easiest way to prepare cucumbers is to slice and shake some salt over them as a snack, adding them to a salad sounds more exciting. Unlike the past two recipes that involved grilling, this cucumber salad involves no cooking. The hardest part is the preparation, which only involves slicing and dicing the main … More Summer Recipes – Cucumber, Tomato, & Red Onion Salad
Almost all of us have used garlic in a few of our recipes, but what about garlic scapes? If you’re wondering what relationship they have to garlic, they are the long leafless stalk that grows from the garlic bulb. Scapes are known for their less intense and brighter garlic flavor. They are normally cut off … More Summer Recipes – Grilled Garlic Scapes
We have so many new faces at Good Cheer this season! The latest is Hakan, who joins us as a summer intern from the University of Washington. I’ll let him introduce himself in his own words: “My name is Hakan Cakir and I am excited to be assisting Good Cheer Food Bank as part of … More And Then There Was Hakan
There’s still time to apply to be an apprentice in the Grow Whidbey program. Both Good Cheer and our partner, South Whidbey Tilth, are seeking an apprentice. Apprentices will join our Grow Whidbey team, working closely with three current apprentices (one who will be at Good Cheer, and two who work with our other partner, … More Apprentice positions still available at Good Cheer and South Whidbey Tilth
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us start off the garden season, and honor Martin Luther King Jr by participating in this National Day of Service. Our volunteers helped us turn the majority of the cover crop at the Good Cheer Garden, organized our seeds, and processed and bagged produce from our … More Thanks for celebrating MLK Jr Day with us!
Come on down Monday January 15th from 9 until noon!