Partner Profile: Orenda Honey

Around the time that Heirloom Cookshop celebrated its first birthday, we gained a Snoqualmie Valley friend in Orenda Winery. Founded by newlyweds Samantha and Xander Kent in August 2018, Orenda Winery is a culmination of the talents, skills, histories and dreams of the couple and their two close friends Mark Bosso and Brian Bartley. Having met ten years previously during their Peace Corps service beekeeping in The Gambia, Xander, Mark, and Brian developed and maintained a bond over their common commitment to creating and stewarding healthy ecosystems. It is no surprise, then, that when Samantha and Xander came together in matrimony and the four together in business, pollinators were an essen

Heirloom at Home: Chef Schu’s Dry Brine and Dressing for Thanksgiving

With the season of feasting upon us, it’s easy to become intimidated by the task of maintaining tradition -- which is why we at Heirloom Cookshop tend toward innovation in the kitchen! With just a few simple ingredient swaps, we believe that you can take a meal from predictable to sensational. A few of our favorite items this season? Chef Schu’s fennel salt herb mix and specialty honey vinegars by Alemany. Read below for Chef Schu’s tips on how to elevate your holiday menu -- and then swing by the Cookshop to pick up your own jars and bottles of these reinvented essentials. Fennel Salt Herb Mix Dry Brine Two days before serving, remove all giblets from the cavity of a defrosted bird. Rub tur

Holiday Retail Specialties at Heirloom

With the holidays nearing, Heirloom Cookshop has freshly stocked our boutique of specialty and housemade pantry provisions with a few seasonally specific items perfect for the parties you’ll be hosting or presents you’ll be gifting. Stop by the shop to assemble a gift box for your friend, your partner, your boss — or pick out a treat for yourself! Jacobsen Salt Co. Sea Salt Slide Tins Sourced from the Netarts Bay and based in Portland, Oregon, this Pacific Northwest salt company is favored worldwide by professional and home chefs alike for the flavor, texture, and aesthetic enhancement that a small dash can add to a dish. At Heirloom Cookshop, you’ll see us sprinkle flake salt on everything

A Visit to Bluebird Grain Farms

As the days grow a bit shorter, cooler, meeker, our appetites sprout a hankering for something just as filling as it is nourishing. Enter: the grain bowl, a regular appearance on the Heirloom Cookshop dinner menu with selections from Bluebird Grain Farms always the staple. Chef Schu first encountered Bluebird Grain Farms at the farmers’ markets she frequents and sources from. While involved in Chef’s Collaborative and Cascade Harvest Coalition Events as a liaison between chefs and farmers, she developed a strong connection with and affection for this local, family-owned farm. While initially attracted to their living soil approach to farming quality ancient grains, Chef Schu has remained loy

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