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Bucatini with Hazelnut Mint Pesto, Asparagus, and Tomatoes

Hazelnut Pesto Pasta

Consider making a double batch of the hazelnut mint pesto to freeze and use with fish, mixed into potato salad, and anywhere else you like pesto. Yield: Serves 4 For the Pesto: 2 cups mint leaves, washed and thoroughly dried ½ cup Oregon Orchard roasted hazelnuts 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled 1 Tablespoon lemon juice […]

Noisette Nicoise Salad

Hazelnut Nicoise Salad up close

This recipe is a departure from a traditional Nicoise salad but feel free to include tuna if you like. With or without tuna, the hazelnut dressing and chopped roasted hazelnuts level up this dish. Yield: Makes 4-6 Serving Ingredients: 1 large shallot, thinly sliced ¼ cup lemon juice 1 pound small new potatoes 6 large […]

Using A Dedicated (Portable) Pizza Oven

Ooni Karu Pizza Oven Pizza

Americans spent $38 billion last year on pizza. That’s 3 billion pizzas. In farm terms, that’s about 100 acres of pizza every day. Everyone deserves great pizza! How many of those were part of your family’s contribution? I know in my house, pizza is the go-to food for weekends, sporting events around the big screen, […]

Beet, Arugula, Hazelnut Salad with Maple Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Hazelnut and Beet Salad

This colorful fresh salad hits all the right notes – nutty, peppery, sweet, and earthy. And it’s gorgeous to boot. Add lentils or chicken for a more filling alternative. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 4-6 medium-sized beets, tops and tails removed Extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, minced 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons pure […]

Cinnamon Hazelnut Lamb Kofta

cooked hazelnut lamb kabobs on a plate with garnish

Perfect any time of year, these kofta pair well with pita and olives along with tomatoes and cucumber in the summer, and beets and cooked dark leafy greens in the winter. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 small yellow onion, grated (around ½ cup packed) 1 pound ground lamb 1/2 cup finely chopped Oregon Orchard […]

Cooking with Cast Iron

Cooking with Cast Iron Blog

Cast iron cookware has proven itself over time to be versatile, long-lasting, economical and also cook foods differently, often better, than stainless, non-stick or other options. Here are some facts about cast iron and reasons why you may want to use it too. The first recorded use of cast iron cookware was during the Han […]

Essential Tools for Fall

Fall leaves with rake

As autumn approaches, every gardener should review their “tool shed” for the tools they’ll need to accomplish fall yard and garden tasks like fallen leaves and hidden pests. These gardening tools should help you keep your lawn and outdoor spaces neat and tidy. They also reduce the risk of slipping on wet surfaces and help […]

Harvest Hazelnut Casserole

This recipe is the winner of the Oregon Orchard May 2020 Hazelnut Recipe Contest, submitted by Debbie Luster. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped 1 cup fresh cauliflower, sliced 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped 1 small carrot, peeled and finely grated 1/3 cup diced onion 1 cup (4 oz) grated cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped […]