Oregon Home Grown Chef

Best Recipe for Veggie Tacos

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

Baked Oregon Salmon Recipe

Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson goes on some seaworthy fishing adventures and prepares baked Salmon. Cooking salmon made easy, with 1859.

Home Grown Chef: Tomatoes

Home Grown Chef Thor Erickson offers a savory recipe for a roasted tomato pie that home chefs will love.

Delicious Huckleberry Relish Recipe

“Everywhere I looked, all I saw were huckleberries. I could not get away from them yet, at the same time, I could not get enough of them; I had a serious problem.”

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Home Grown Chef: Cheese

How 1859’s Home Grown Chef developed ‘Thor’s Special Smoked’ chèvre. 

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Home Grown Chef: Buffalo

A century and a half after they were hunted to near extinction, the American buffalo has made a comeback.

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Home Grown Chef: Braised Buffalo

Tim Eckard from The Heathman Restaurant & Bar in Portland shares his favorite way to cook bison. 

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Home Grown Chef: Pears

One of my favorite things to eat is a ripe Bartlett pear—so ripe that I can barely hold it. So ripe that when I bite into it, I barely feel the skin yield to my teeth and the juice runs down my chin. So ripe that the flavor resembles a sweet perfume.