Climb to fight cancer: Stayton firefighters rally to support Breonia

February 2010 Posted in Food And Drink, People | Comments Off on Climb to fight cancer: Stayton firefighters rally to support Breonia

By Mary Owen The plight of a local girl has rallied Stayton firefighters to climb 69 stories in full gear with packs at the Big Climb in Seattle on March 21. “The whole Stayton team has found new meaning in supporting the ...

Cooking for Christmas: Recipes for relish and cookies to suit Santa

December 2009 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Cooking for Christmas: Recipes for relish and cookies to suit Santa

By Kathy Cook Hunter Here is a recipe to fill your special Christmas needs. From what I could glean from my oldest cookbook, what I’ve always called “date bars” are English Matrimonials – also known as “matrimonial cake.” This version came ...

Sauce success: Tribal Moose puts profits to work in the community

October 2009 Posted in Business, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Sauce success: Tribal Moose puts profits to work in the community

By Mary Owen The Moose is loose, cry the boys behind the product. The “boys” are Ron Broughton, Brandon Reece and Clinton Cox. The “product” – Tribal Moose cranberry-based sauces. There is no secret recipe and no dog to sell it, but the ...

Ugo’s offers a pizza-plus menu

May 2009 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Ugo’s offers a pizza-plus menu

“Pound for Pound the best pizza around” is the motto for Ugo’s Premium Pizza at 190 E. Ida St. in Stayton, but this family-friendly restaurant offers more that just pizza. The menu includes a Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad for $6.99, ...

It’s spring: Asparagus is in season

April 2009 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on It’s spring: Asparagus is in season

By Linda Whitmore The appearance of asparagus in markets this time of year is a sure sign of spring.  Chock full of vitamins and low in calories, asparagus is a delightful addition to this season’s meals.  Here’s a recipe for Crab and Asparagus ...

Take it slow: Crockpots are answer to grandma’s wood-burning range

November 2008 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Take it slow: Crockpots are answer to grandma’s wood-burning range

Chicken in a Pot 2 carrots, sliced 2 onions, sliced 2 celery ribs, cut in 1-inch pieces 3 pounds chicken, whole or cut up 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ cup water, chicken broth, or white cooking wine 1. Place vegetables ...

Rooting for favorites: Ugly vegetables deserve more respect

October 2008 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Rooting for favorites: Ugly vegetables deserve more respect

By Jan Jackson A steaming plate of lightly boiled turnips that have been sliced, sautéed in butter and sprinkled with a little sugar is a tasty thing to behold – as are big pots of winter stews and soups laced with ...

Easy chicken salads for summer

August 2008 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Easy chicken salads for summer

I don't know about you, but chicken salad is one of my favorite summer foods. Try these chicken salads from my recipe box for a family meal, or several meals for a single person - or for a potluck. For ...

Best in show: H&K sausage wins

October 2017 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Best in show: H&K sausage wins

By Mary Owen A Stayton family’s business recently earned top honors at the Northwest Meat Processors Association’s annual convention. Brian Dolby of H & K Meats in Jefferson brought home 11 individual awards, including Best in Show and the All-Around, from ...

A little corny: Aumsville’s August pops with festivals, sales, performances

October 2017 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on A little corny: Aumsville’s August pops with festivals, sales, performances

By Mary Owen Eat corn and win cash! “Come and enjoy the fun and help us use up 25 tons of local corn from Lewis Farms” is the tag line for the 49th annual Aumsville Corn Festival on Aug. 19 at Porter-Boone ...