November 17, 2015

In October, Amanda Reed joined hundreds of other beverage industry insiders from around the country at Portland Cocktail Week. The educational convention is arguably the second largest in the United States, after New Orleans’ Tales of the Cocktail. The trip began in an Amtrak car reserved exclusively by Brown-Forman (makers of Woodford Reserve.) Then it…

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November 10, 2015

The stretch between roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie—the weeks between now and Thanksgiving—is ripe with opportunities to work with pumpkin. So, we tapped Chef Varin for a gourd-ish twist on desserts for the holiday season. He gave us an alternative to the standard pumpkin pie recipe: an effortless pumpkin cake. “As summer winds down and…

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October 13, 2015

Heartwood Provisions’ unique twist on a beet salad paired with a bitter-sweet citrus cocktail. With winter closing in, Heartwood Provisions developmental kitchen is working on new recipes and pairings for our opening menu. Since this time of year is all about comfort, warmth, and family, our first instinct was to create a pairing that borrowed…

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September 29, 2015

Spend enough time in the Pacific Northwest culinary scene and it’s soon apparent; Seattle has one of the most unique, complex, and varied palates in the U.S.  Here, we view dinnertime as social hour, dining as an extension of our local identity, and local forests and waterways as our own personal farms. We as Northwesterners…

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