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!

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 Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day! CORNED BEEF has ... See full article

Food bank list updated for winter

Food bank list updated for winterThe 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

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 or ... See full article

Saving Your Tomato Seeds!

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)

Mojito recipe (Adults only)Back to Mint Recipes Page Mojito recipe (Adults only) 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: 4 ounces good quality white Rum 4-5 whole sprigs fresh ... See full article

Mint Julep Recipe (Adults Only)

Mint Julep Recipe (Adults Only)Back to Mint Recipes Page Mint Julep (Adults Only) These days most Southerner’s consider this way too old school. Maybe not in public, they still drink tons of this stuff! 2 Mint sprigs – about 15-20 leaves 4 oz simple syrup (2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, boil 5 minutes, chill) 4 oz good ... See full article

Tabbouleh or Couscous Salad Recipe

Tabbouleh or Couscous Salad RecipeBack to Mint Recipes Page Tabbouleh or Couscous Salad Recipe Sprinkle mint onto any green salad. Italian dressing, oil & vinegar based dressing all go well… even Ranch. One of my faves is French or Catalina red dressings, perfect with a little mint chopped into them. Or try one of these ... See full article

More Mint Marinades

More Mint Marinades 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 marinade for game, beef, lamb and poultry. It’s basically a Pico de Gallo raw salsa with spearmint. Fresh tomatoes, cilantro and mint ... 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

Black Eyed PeasEating 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. Black Eyed Peas Yes, these “peas” are actually beans. You’ll love these beans, they have a great flavor and they cook in just a few ... See full article

Chef Frank’s Oven Roasted Rice

I prefer to use an oven-browning method for rice making: Chef Frank's Oven Roasted Rice 1 cup dry rice 2 TBS vegetable oil 2 3/4 cups beef stock Any raw vegetables you like In 350 oven and an oven proof, deep dish, casserole dish, baking pan, etc, I add dry rice and place it uncovered ... See full article

Hoppin’ John Recipe

Hoppin' John RecipeHoppin’ 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. Hoppin' John Recipe Hoppin’ John is a dish made of black eyed peas over rice Batch of rice Beef Stock Black Eyed Peas (<a href="<a href="https://nkctribune.com/black-eyed-peas/">https://nkctribune.com/black-eyed-peas/</a>"><wprm-code>see my recipe for ... See full article

Greens Recipe

Greens RecipeGreens! Turnip, Mustard, Collards, Chard, Cabbage… the ‘green’ of course represents money, dollar bills, and they wish you prosperity in the year ahead! Greens Recipe Greens are so good for you! Tons of essential vitamins and minerals – more than any head of lettuce could ever attain! They take just a ... See full article

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow Roasted Pork ShoulderPork Shoulder Roasts – are used most commonly to make pulled (shredded) pork for bbq pork sandwiches, Po’ Boys, rice dishes, jambalayas, soups & stews. Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Ah, the humble pig is a reminder for you to be a little humble in the year ahead. The pig also roots ... See full article

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

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

Free holiday bonusFOR 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