Bilberries — A Diabetic Health Tool

by Karyn Michelle Wofford If you haven’t heard of a bilberry, it is a deep, dark blue cousin of cranberries, blueberries and huckleberries. This European super berry is known for its powerful anthocyanosides, an antioxidant responsible for the beautiful, robust (but very staining!) pigment of the fruit. Anthocyanosides also carry an impeccable ability to reduce…

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Wild Mountain Blue Huckleberries

The wild mountain blue huckleberry, or Vaccinium ovalifolium, is a true treasure of the Great Pacific Northwest. The stunning little blue berries are fit to be the crowning glory of any of Mother Natures golden tiaras. Not only are huckleberries a treat for the eyes, but when raw they have a delicious sweet- tart taste that will…

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Wild Elderberry Info, History & Medicinal Uses

Sambucus Nigra, or the European Elder is a desiduous shrub that grows to around both 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide. It is a very well adaptable plant that can be found scattered all across Europe. The versatility of the European Elder allows it to grow effortlessly in both dry and wet fertile soils…

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Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries: Fragaria Vesca. Sounds like a spell from a Harry Potter movie, but is in fact the botanical name for wild strawberries. The wild strawberry is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the rose family grows all throughout the northern hemisphere. It flowers from April to June each year, and can be found…

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Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon: The ‘smoky taste’ is a flavor profile that has been popular worldwide for hundreds of thousands of years, that’s right, since man started cooking with fire. The process of imparting the smoky hues of wood and fire to food is something that has been cherished in countless cuisines that span all the continents…

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Little Wild Mountain Blackberry

When the words ‘Great Pacific Northwest’ are uttered, there comes to the minds eye images of majestic brown bears, pure glacial waters and impressive evergreen forests that seem to yield an eternity of wilderness. It is hidden within this kingdom of trees and wild life that there lies another kind of evergreen. This one is…

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Wild Alaskan King Salmon

The wild Alaskan King Salmon, also known as chinook salmon, start their early lives off in the clean and pure fresh water streams of the Alaskan mainland. It is in these pristine waters that they grow to young adulthood and start feeling the ever present call of nature heralding the long and arduous migration back…

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Washington Chanterelles

Wild Washington Chanterelles  are a sight to behold as they lay nestled in golden clusters around the mossy douglas firs. The bright yellow a stark yet welcome contrast to the deep autumn colors. These hearty beauties possess a distinctly delicious earthy, woody flavor with a slightly fruity aroma that is sure to highlight the elegence of any…

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Fresh Frozen Peaches

Peaches are the quintessential summer food. Their sweet flavor and rosy complexion speak to the warmth of July and August when they first begin showing themselves. The flavor can range from cloyingly sweet to refreshing with a bit of tang. What are they? Peaches are native to northwest China and a member of the rose…

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Organic Cranberries of Washington

The cranberry is a classic holiday accompaniment with its tart tangy flavor all in a bite-size red package. Packed into this lovely berry are lots of helpful antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, too. The varied uses, relative ease with which it can be preserved and appealing flavor profile of the cranberry make it a popular edible…

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