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Tasca Del Tinto

Traditional Tapas with a Bellingham Bend By Alex Smith Tradition and innovation are constantly involved in a complicated dance. Classically trained chefs may thumb their noses at the idea of something like Thai-Italian fusion cuisine. On the other hand, the…
papertwinkle
August 30, 2018
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Barbies Berries

June in Whatcom County is well known for its fickle nature. Warm, sunny days begging for shorts and sandals give way to chilly rains that remind us we live in a maritime climate. Regardless of this variation in weather, one…
Maressa Valliant
May 24, 2018
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Pepper Sisters

When she chose the restaurant’s name, Susan Albert didn’t know she was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. When Pepper Sisters was created, it was named to pay homage to the most important ingredients in Southwestern cooking: red and green New Mexican…
Maressa Valliant
May 20, 2018
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Sweet Bellingham

Nancy Babick has raised two beautiful children and founded two successful businesses. She’s a talented cake artist who can also build gorgeous in-store displays (how awesome is that table display pictured below?!). From humble beginnings to talented entrepreneur, she is…
Maressa Valliant
May 14, 2018
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Rabbit Fields Farm

Food is unique in its ability to bring together people of all backgrounds. There’s something about eating that helps us overlook differences and recognize that on a deep level, we’re all just humans moving from one meal to the next.…
Maressa Valliant
April 26, 2018
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Keenan’s at the Pier

I have a terrible memory. It's common for friends, family, even past boyfriends to ask - eyebrows held high, “how can you not remember that?!” Dates, places, and events slip into obscurity. Some, but not all. I remember the first…
Maressa Valliant
April 24, 2018
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Farm Fresh Workplaces Come to Life

One of the things we love most at Sustainable Connections is helping to make more local food connections. For the last 7 years, we have been connecting local employers with local farmers in the Farm Fresh Workplaces program, to get…
Maressa Valliant
March 30, 2018
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Pollen Folly Farm

Next time you drive down Mt Baker Highway, I want you to try something. Take the time to notice and count the number of places you can buy fresh produce. I know, it’s hard to take your eyes off of…
Maressa Valliant
March 29, 2018
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The Rome Store

The Rome Store, on Mount Baker Highway, is more than a hundred years old. In 1915 the store was moved, atop giant rolling logs, from Goshen to its current location. It’s easy to imagine it as a bustling community hub,…
Maressa Valliant
March 29, 2018