November 8, 2016

Fall Dessert It may be best known as membrillo—the thick, fruity jelly regularly found on cheese boards—but quince shouldn’t be relegated just to a paste. With quince coming into season and appearing fresh at farmers’ markets, Chef Varin Keokitvon has been turning the traditional on its head. He hasn’t gone so far as to start serving…

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November 1, 2016

Beverage Director, Amanda Reed, like so many of her colleagues in this industry, has a love affair with mezcal. It’s no surprise, given the recent upsurge in the potent Mexican potion, which is distilled from any of a variety of agave species. While mezcal may be the lesser-known agave spirit—tequila is the better known version—it is…

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October 18, 2016

Chef Varin Keokitvon is passionate about mushrooms, and about foraging. Spring may find him hunting the burns of eastern Washington in search of morels, summer casting lines for salmon while scanning the shoreline for hints of porcini, but it’s fall that delivers the true fungal bonanza: more types of mushrooms than might be counted on…

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October 11, 2016

In our last blog post, Chef Varin Keokitvon regaled us with tales of his fig passions, and teased us about the forthcoming fig menu. Not to be outdone, Beverage Director Amanda Reed dropped the mic with a fig cocktail of her own. We had to share the recipe below. Summer Fling 2 oz Blanco Tequila ¾…

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September 27, 2016

Figs. They’re savory, saucy or sweet and it seems they offer something for everyone. The leaves covered Eve; the fruit became the center of a beloved sandwich cookie. They’re in the bible, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and soon they’ll even be appearing on the menu at Heartwood Provisions. What makes figs so…

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September 13, 2016

It’s not just for salads anymore. At Heartwood Provisions we cook with it, we dress with it, we even finish with it. Extra-virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil you can buy. It’s unrefined, which means it hasn’t been altered by heat or chemicals, it has more of the olive taste than other…

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