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Category: Oregon Home Grown Chef

Homegrown Chef: Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are easy to grow here in Oregon. Most of the hardy varieties and some tender varieties will survive…

DIY Coffee Roasting

While some of us have heard stories of do it yourself coffee roasting, not a single 1859 staffer has ever…

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Greens and Blues

Oregon Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson cooks for Buddy Guy.

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Pork Chops

Recollections of growing up farming and a classical pork chop recipe.

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Cooking Elk

Oregon Home Grown Chef: Confessions of an Elkaholic Our Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson talks butchering and cooking elk I…

Best Fresh Oregon Peach Sorbet

Oregon Home Grown Thor Erickson contemplates the ultimate summer fruit: the Oregon peach.

Oregon Cherry Coffee Cake

Learn to make Auntie Gunda's Cherry Coffee Ring with fresh summer fruits—flaky pastry encasing sweet cherry filling, topped with an…

The Best Mutton Recipe

"Eat less meat. Eat better meat." This is the mantra of Adam Danforth, the author of Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb,…

Dungeness Crab Court Bouillon Recipe

Home grown chef Thor Erickson shares stories of Oregon Dungeness crab and gives you his versatile recipe for court bouillon.

Best Recipe for Veggie Tacos

Home grown chef Thor Erickson shares strategies for cooking Oregon pumpkins and his secret recipe for pumpkin tacos.