Frankly Speaking … About Good Food

 

Roslyn’s own Frank Schuchman with over 34 years experience as an executive chef is an enthusiastic “foodie”. He writes a weekly column in the Northern Kittitas County Tribune called “Frankly Speaking – about Good Foods”, and teaches organic vegetable growing workshops in the spring and summer and culinary and food safety classes in the fall and winter. Learn more about Frank at his “Getting to Know Frank” page and in his bio on the “Meet the Staff” page, which includes a direct email link. He can also be reached anytime at 509-649-3864, or through the contact form on our website at http://www.nkctribune.com/contactus

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  • Food bank list updated for winter The Dec. 4, 2014 “Frankly Speaking” column references this updated list for the Cle Elum HopeSource food bank.
  • Operation Harvest Food Bank Donation List Download “The List”: Items Needed For Our Cle Elum Food Bank ALL donations to the HopeSource Food Bank stay in Upper County Non-Perishable Soups & Sauces Pancake Mixes & Syrup Jellies & Jams Canned Fruits & Vegetables Rice & Pasta Meals Dried Beans, Split Peas, Lentils Coffee & Hot Chocolate 100% Fruit Juices, kid size Canned Proteins Zip-Lock Bags all sizes – for portioning and ...
  • Roasted Garlic 3X Five Bean Veggie Chili – Seussapalooza “5” March 2011 Red Kidney Beans ~ black beans ~ Small pink beans Great white beans ~ organic “Chana Dal” Yellow split peas ~ organic Red Quinoa ~ Roasted, Local Peoh Point garlic Wapato, late harvest veggies (October 2010): “big john” green chili peppers – medium, organic Anaheim green chili peppers – mild, organic Red bell peppers – Green bell peppers Yakima “arbol” style stupid-hot chili ...
  • Tasty ways to Iron Up your diet Iron Rich Menus Thanks for visiting! This is a follow-up to the “Iron Man” column, printed on page 4, in the NKC Tribune, January 24th, 2013. Copies available at the Cle Elum Tribune Offices: 807 W. Davis Street, suite A101, across from the new Taco Bell near Safeway. (509) 674-2511 or puchase online at www.nkctribune.com/virtual-newspaper-vending-box Balance ...
  • Saving Your Tomato Seeds! Frankly, welcome to this ”Frankly Speaking” special online tutorial edition about saving “wet seeds”. Tomatoes are the perfect example of a wet seed, and the techniques explained today work great for other wet seed veggies like: tomatillos, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash (especially ‘big seed’ winter squash), all melons and most chili peppers. (Yes, this works for ...
  • Mojito recipe (Adults only) Back to Mint Recipes Page Print Mojito recipe (Adults only) Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Beverage Serves: 2   When adding mint to your food recipes – a perfect pairing is a Mojito (pr: mow- HEE- toe). A refreshing addition to a meal… or on a lovely afternoon. Makes 2 hefty pint glasses: Ingredients 4 ounces good quality white Rum 4-5 ...
  • Mint Julep Recipe (Adults Only) Back to Mint Recipes Page Print Mint Julep (Adults Only) Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Beverage Prep time:  10 mins Total time:  10 mins   These days most Southerner’s consider this way too old school. Maybe not in public, they still drink tons of this stuff! Ingredients 2 Mint sprigs – about 15-20 leaves 4 oz simple ...
  • Tabbouleh or Couscous Salad Recipe Back to Mint Recipes Page Print Tabbouleh or Couscous Salad Recipe Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Salad Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  35 mins   Sprinkle mint onto any green salad. Italian dressing, oil & vinegar based dressing all go well… even Ranch. One of my faves ...
  • More Mint Marinades Print More Mint Marinades Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Marinade Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 10 mins   In the article (June 28, 2012 NKC Tribune) I posted a wonderful refreshing yogurt dip and a unique herbed wild game marinade. Here is another great ...
  • Part IV – Lets start cooking with mint! This is part 4 of my series on mint that started with the main article in the June 28, 2012 Tribune. See the online follow-ups with part 2 and part 3. Frankly, I’m ready to stop growing & harvesting… it’s time to tie the apron on! These recipes are for spearmint, I still have yet to ...

FREE ST. PATRICK’S DAY HOLIDAY BONUS FOR OUR
LOYAL TRIBUNE READERS!

Chef Frank has posted his recipe, compete with tons of pro chef tips, for a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner for your St. Paddy’s day celebrations. See Recipe

 

BONUS SUPPLEMENT TO NEW YEARS FOOD COLUMN

Full cooking class complete with recipes for all the Southern New Years favorites in the Jan. 5, 2012 Frankly Speaking print column in the NKC Tribune.

“Hello Tribune readers!  In this week’s NKC Tribune (Jan. 5, 2011 edition), my Frankly Speaking About Good Food column features “lucky” New Year’s food traditions. This supplement to that article is an excerpt from a class that I teach about Southern Cooking.  In the class we learn about the colorful history of the foods prepared for New Years.  Below are the core ingredients you need to learn to prepare – pork roasts, greens and then black eyed peas and rice to make the famous Hoppin’ John.  In the classroom setting I discuss a lot of techniques, so I have re-written these recipes below with the additional information – so don’t be scared at the long narratives ahead, they are there to teach you. I hope that you try each of these flavorful and unique dishes, they are very delicious, fun and easy to prepare!” -Chef Frank

 


FREE HOLIDAY BONUS FOR OUR
LOYAL TRIBUNE READERS!

Chef Frank’s Top 10 Crostini Recipes – as our special holiday gift bonus supplement to the Dec. 15, 2011 “Frankly Speaking – about good foods” column by the NKC Tribune’s foodie, Frank Schuchman!

Merry Christmas from Chef Frank and the NKC Tribune! In his “Frankly Speaking, about good food” column this week (Dec. 15, 2011), Chef Frank tells readers how to make his delightful Holiday Pesto Crostini. Here are some of Frank’s favorite variations to the recipe you can choose from. To see the full article, pick up a copy of the paper – we keep extras of back issues at the Tribune Office or you can order single copies online to be mailed out. Download it here:

Chef Frank's Top 10 Crostini RecipesChef Frank's Top 10 Crostini Recipes

Download Chef Frank Schuchman’s “The List” for much needed HopeSource foodbank donations below:

"The List" - High Need Food Bank Donation Items