Category Archives: Recipes


~ Special to the Mountain News-WA by Paula Morris There are many after school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when summer vacation starts? Carol Wright, … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung – time to make some dandelion wine!

  This post comes to the Mountain News courtesy of the Big Bottom Self-Reliant Community, an organization started by our old friends Anuttama and Billy Budd.  Last year, the Budds moved to the Glenoma area, east of Morton, in the … Continue reading

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Orting volunteers step-up to feed the hungry

  Orting: The best volunteer community I have ever known By Pat Wilson I have lived in a great many places throughout my life (70+ years) and seen a lot of people who give their all for their community, but … Continue reading

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Bev’s recipes: Sauerkraut with pork

Editor’s Note:  Orting resident Beverly Marshall is an award-winning cook and baker, with accolades ranging from national recognition by Betty Crocker to honors gained in regional competitions.  She has also published a book of recipes, and from time-to-time she shares … Continue reading

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Profile: Jan LeBaron – proprietress of the Healthy Harvest

Editor’s Note:  I have just been informed this evening, Monday, September 19, 2011, that Jan LeBaron passed away this morning due to complications encountered during surgery. My sincere condolences to her family and to all those that were inspired by … Continue reading

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Bev’s rhubarb pie

  Editor’s Note: Today, The Mountain News welcomes award-winning baker, Beverly Marshall of Orting, to these pages.  Besides being a master of pastries, Bev is also a former journalist with the Orting Gazette, and we are honored to have Bev join … Continue reading

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