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Friday Photo: A Working Sink

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Sometimes funny things happen in the kitchen.

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September 7, 2012 at 08:07

Saving Salmon

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“The sin lies not in the wilderness, but in the dammed.” – Steven Hawley in Idaho Tide, excellent article on saving wild salmon in the current summer Patagonia catalog. Go read!

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May 6, 2010 at 11:37

Save Wild Salmon, Nature and Our Future

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Courtesy of Save Our Wild Salmon

Excited for my article that was posted this week on Planet Green. Here’s an excerpt:

When was the last time you thought about salmon? Sure, it’s a common food, but this one fish is a key link in the chain between environment, recreation, jobs and the economy. In the Pacific Northwest salmon fishing brings tens of millions of dollars into the regional economy each year, representing thousands of jobs.

But salmon runs are in decline, and that hurts the economy and the environment. In fact, this decline is severely affecting the local environment; including another endangered species — Puget Sound Southern Resident orca whales. Scientists say that these fish are the largest single change to the whale’s food supplies and are directly linked to their decline in recent decades. Endangered salmon runs mean that everything that these fish are linked to or have an impact on, from other species to our own economy, is threatened as well. Still think of salmon as just a dinner dish?

In a recent L.A. Times Opinion piece, scientist and author Carl Safina outlined the importance of salmon to the environment and to human beings in general. Safina, the author of Songs for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatross, as well as a well-respected scientist, conservationist and the president of the Blue Ocean Institute, holds that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to protect these fish, saying that the administration “should embrace salmon abundance as the beating heart of the Pacific Northwest — the flow of energy that connects and sustains people, fishing towns, bears, wolves, orcas, forests and the rivers and seas we all love and use.”

You can read the whole article here, as well as check out 5 simple ways you can take action to save wild salmon.

Written by Anna Brones

February 2, 2010 at 08:38

Friday Photo: The Thanskgiving Plate

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I can’t believe I haven’t updated since last Friday… I’ll make up for it next week. But here’s my favorite photo from last night’s wonderful dinner at my parents’ house. Hope everyone else had a lot of good things to eat, drink and be thankful for.

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November 28, 2008 at 18:20

Salmon in Eagle Creek

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Spent Saturday hiking Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia Gorge where dozens of salmon were attempting to swim upstream. That section of the creek is basically the end of their run, meaning there were already a few dead fish floating in the water. Somehow I managed to get these three on camera… how they made it over that ledge of rocks in their exhausted state is beyond me. Being that close to them reminded me of how important they are to our ecosystem, which is why we should do all we can to support them.

Want to learn more about how you can help wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest? Check out Save Our Wild Salmon.

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October 21, 2008 at 11:52

Friday Photo: Seasonal cuisine

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Taken at the first official garden dinner party of the year.

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June 27, 2008 at 05:25

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Summer edibles

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The arrival of summer means two very important things: I can drink coffee on the back patio and I can start making my favorite seasonal meal. It’s not extravagant, but it is the epitome of summer: salmon, potatoes, asparagus and tsatsiki.

And with the new camera, I just can’t stop taking food pictures… maybe this should turn into an epicurean blog…

Along those lines, here is my killer recipe for summer tsatsiki:

1 1/2 cup goat yogurt

1 cup thinly sliced/shredded cucumber

1/4 cup cilantro

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 teaspoon olive oil

dash of salt and pepper

Written by Anna Brones

June 24, 2008 at 10:23