Foodiepalooza for North Kitsap Fishline

Foodiepalooza! Isn’t that a great name for an event? Alex, Ted and I spent last evening at the North Kitsap Fishline fundraiser, a fun event for a good cause. This was our first time in the Jewel Box Theater, an elegant little building with an intimate stage. The lobby’s photographs of flowers and nature scenes made a colorful backdrop for the beverage tables: Liberty Bay Cellars with a white and red wine, and Silver City Brewery featuring pairings of beer and chocolate. Chef John Nesby of Mor Mor Bistro and his sommelier (what is his name?) jointly presented on pairing wine with food. Their conversation about the qualities of wine inspiring a menu made the idea accessible to us. I promptly asked Liberty Bay’s Dave Prigmore to describe the qualities of his Semillon, a refreshing wine with, Dave said, an orangey citrus note, starting sweet and ending crisply. I bought … Continue reading

Food for everyone

There are many people working to make sure no one in Kitsap County goes to bed hungry. Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido provided land which local master gardeners are using to grow food for local food banks. See the link below about South Kitsap Garden. North Kitsap Fishline not only provides food, but also housing and utility assistance. My favorite program is Safe Park, providing a safe place for single women living out of their cars to park and sleep at night. Every single farmer’s market in Kitsap County donates to local food banks. Go Jackie! The Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition web site lists all local food banks and links to many useful resources. We don’t have to wait until the holidays to donate. Let’s all join in to make sure everyone gets dinner tonight. Links: South Kitsap Garden North Kitsap Fishline Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition … Continue reading