Taste This! – The Twist Cocktail Catering Company Shrub

For this week’s Taste This!, Donna Britt learns how to make a very interesting concoction that you can drink. Stephanie Stroup, owner of Twist Cocktail Catering Company, invited Donna into her kitchen and they started shaking things up!
 
Whether you want a cocktail, or a mocktail, Donna says making a shrub really is as easy as Stephanie makes it look and whether you add alcohol or just sparkling water to them, they’re quite delicious! 
 
Thanks to Stephanie for showing us how to make shrubs.  A special thanks to Newport Ave Market for making it possible for us to take you on these culinary adventures each week. Life is short. Eat good food!

Supper Club: CBD/Hemp Oil

One of the hottest new trends in the cannabis industry right now is CBD, or hemp oil. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with cannabis industry experts to talk about CBD/Hemp Oil and ask what is it and who benefits from it?

Thanks to Brian Clark, owner of Apex Hemp Oil, Michael Sackin, owner of Mother’s Juice Bar and Cafe, and Jeremy Klettke, founder of Davis Farms, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Supper Club: The Benefits of CBD/Hemp Oil

One of the hottest new trends in the cannabis industry right now is CBD, or hemp oil. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with cannabis industry experts to talk about the pros and cons of CBD.

Thanks to Brian Clark, owner of Apex Hemp Oil, Michael Sackin, owner of Mother’s Juice Bar and Cafe, and Jeremy Klettke, founder of Davis Farms, for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Taste This! – Holm Made Toffee

For this week’s Taste This!, Donna learns about toffee making on a culinary adventure with Holm Made Toffee.

Thanks to Donna and Randi for showing us around and taste their toffee, which you can pick up at grocery stores and shops all over Central Oregon. Look for them at Farmers Markets at NorthWest Crossing, Downtown and on the East Side and online anytime at holmmadetoffee.com.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for telling us about Holm Made Toffee and for giving us what we need to take this culinary adventure every week. Life is short. Eat good food. 

Taste This! – Rainshadow Organics

This week’s Taste This! takes us back in time. Back to when homesteaders farmed and ranched, doing whatever they had to do to survive by living off of the land.

Donna Britt takes us on a farm tour to see how a modern-day family is literally growing and raising everything they eat plus providing enough for a community around them.

Thanks to Sarahlee for educating us and showing us around Rainshadow Organics. Beginning this month, they’ll be firing up their outdoor pizza oven for Thursday and Saturday lunches on site at the farm.

A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the time and resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food.

Supper Club: City Club Regional Forum

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt attended the City Club regional forum at Eagle Crest in Redmond, titled: Growth’s Impact on our Communities. The speakers included local city managers and a mayor from Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Sisters and Madras.

Moderator Scott Aycock with the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council set the stage with some impressive statistics. Since 1990, Central Oregon has grown 122 percent. By 2025, there will be another 37,000 people here. By 2040, another 113,000 and the population is expected to double with another 250,000 people by 2065.

How are the diverse communities in our region planning for this growth and what are some of the challenges they are facing? This was the conversation at the City Club forum and some highlights of that conversation make up this week’s Supper Club.

Thanks to City Club for inviting us to their regional forum and thanks to all of the city managers for their input. 

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Taste This! – Drake and Washington Restaurants

Our favorite foodie, Donna Britt, is back with us for the latest edition of Taste This! This week, we have a double play as she visits the Drake in Downtown Bend and Washington in Northwest Crossing with the fellow who owns both places.

Join Donna as she experiences the philosophy behind these two popular places and tastes their yummy food–and of course, a couple of their handcrafted one-of-a-kind drinks!

Thanks to Ted Swigert for taking the time to show us around and to the entire staff at Drake and Washington. A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.

Taste This! – Brother Jon’s Alehouse

In this edition of Taste This!, Donna heads to Brother Jon’s Alehouse in Downtown Bend where she learned about an unusual thing to eat with Chef Josh.

The next time you happen to bop into Brother Jon’s Alehouse, or happen upon some squid ink at the grocery store, keep an open mind, and eat something new!

Thanks to Chef Josh and everyone at Brother Jon’s Downtown Bend on Bond. A special thanks to our Taste This! sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to do a little food adventuring each week here on Central Oregon Daily. Life is short. Eat good food.

Supper Club: Mental Health in Local Schools

The recent shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida has re-ignited the national debate over guns. However, there is one issue that all sides can agree on: something has to be done to help people with mental health issues before they commit mass shootings.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with three local high school students who helped organize last month’s March For Our Lives to talk about the power of people coming together and the mental health issues they see in their own schools.

Thanks to Lauren Hough, Emma Smith and Vinna Ottaviano for joining us.

special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region in a new edition of Supper Club every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Taste This! – Volcano Veggies

In this week’s Taste This!, Donna tastes veggies from an indoor, in-town farm run by the Sbarra family. These delicious greens are organic and locally grown with love, as Shannon and Jimmy like to say. We thank them for their time and for their veggies, which you can find at Newport Avenue Market. For more info visit volcanoveggies.com.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food.