Frankly Speaking … About Good Food

Roslyn’s own Frank Schuchman with nearly 40 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.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day!

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 below Print Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day! ... See full article

Food bank list updated for winter

The Dec. 4, 2014 “Frankly Speaking” column references this updated list for the Cle Elum HopeSource food bank. This list features some items that may not come to mind when thinking of things to donate. In addition to the standard staples like canned soup and cereal, things like pancake mixes, ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 – ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

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, ... See full article

Part III – Harvesting Mint

Part 3 of my continuing series on Mint which began in the June 28, 2012 issue of the NKC Tribune… (see part 2 online here) Frankly, now that you have so much mint… let’s harvest some. The best part of the growing plant are the new, young fresh tops. (This is true ... See full article

Part II Mint, Mint…everywhere

An Extended Frankly from the Tribune article: “Mint – Love it, Others Hate it” dated June 28th, 2012, Page A4. Copies of the paper with the main aritcle are available for purchase at the Tribune Office, (509) 674-2511 or www.nkctribune.com/virtual-newspaper-vending-box/ Frankly,  mint is so versatile, I just could not write enough ... See full article

Black Eyed Peas

Eating a heaping bowl of this humble food is so common that many will eat 365 beans, one for luck each day in the New Year. Print Black Eyed Peas Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Side Dish Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  25 mins ... See full article

Chef Frank’s Oven Roasted Rice

I prefer to use an oven-browning method for rice making: Print Chef Frank’s Oven Roasted Rice Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Side Dish Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  50 mins Total time:  1 hour Serves: 2   Ingredients 1 cup dry rice 2 TBS vegetable oil 2¾ cups beef stock Any ... See full article

Hoppin’ John Recipe

Hoppin’ John! is simply the combination of cooked black eyed peas served over rice.  Here is my version of the traditional New Year’s good luck recipe. Print Hoppin’ John Recipe Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Main Dish Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  ... See full article

Greens Recipe

Greens! Turnip, Mustard, Collards, Chard, Cabbage… the ‘green’ of course represents money, dollar bills, and they wish you prosperity in the year ahead! Print Greens Recipe Author: Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Side Dish Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  3 mins Total time:  13 mins ... See full article

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Pork Shoulder Roasts – are used most commonly to make pulled (shredded) pork for bbq pork sandwiches, Po’ Boys, rice dishes, jambalayas, soups & stews. Print Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Author: Tribune Chef Frank Schuchman Recipe type: Main Entree Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  4 hours ... See full article

Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth – Happy New Years!

Health, Happiness and Prosperity in the New Year ahead! UKC Cooking Class by Chef Frank Schuchman, 2011 “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 ... See full article

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 ... See full article

Download “The List” of Food Bank Needs

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