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Family Tradition

There has been a tradition in my family, handed down from generation to generation of women starting as far back as I can remember with my great grandmother Mattie Evans.  I imagine that she also used a wood cook stove like this one for canning and drying to fill the pantry & root cellar before winter.  I find that holding on to this one tradition is what feeds my soul, and connects with me with…

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When Life was Simple

I recently spent a weekend in a remote part of NE Oregon, out of cell service, with no internet and no electricity.  I purposefully left my cell phone turned off (except to take this photo) and decided to take a break.  During the day I took a few walks along a road that passed the old jailhouse in what used to be a booming mining town.  My husband (aka: Mr. BGood) is helping a friend…

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Old trucks, screen doors and horses

When we moved to Wallowa County, Oregon one of the first things I noticed (besides the Eagle Cap Mountains) is that every pasture, driveway or house had an old truck, a cool artful screen door, and a horse or two or three, and maybe throw in a Burro. It is something we all have in common – a bit of the past (the old truck), functional art (the screen door), and animal spirits (the horses…

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WHY WE LOVE FLAX SEED MEAL

To show our love to our customers, we are offering free shipping the entire month of February.  At BGOOD Bars we love Flax Seed Meal. Because this stuff is so good for you, we decided to include it in all of the BGOOD Bars!  Flax is a plant native to the Mediterranean.  Some of the benefits it offers to humans include omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium.  Organic flax…

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The truth is….

  The truth is, I have been fortunate to live in mountain towns since 1991 when I first moved to a natural hotsprings ranch in the Sawtooth Mountains of Central Idaho.  Twenty-five years later I still live a mountain lifestyle in Wallowa County.  Much like the Sawtooths, the Eagle Caps grace my morning commute from my home at 5,300′ ele. down to the rural mountain town of Joseph, OR which resides at 4,100′ ele.  A…

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“The rest of the story”

What do fish, art and food have in common?  A recipe for someone who lives life at her own pace.  My love for the outdoors started when I was young.  I wanted to know about what lived under the water in rivers and lakes.  My love for water grew as I did and led me to an education and career as a Fisheries Research Biologist and limnologist – one who studies water. Like many girls…

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Good Food Merchants Guild is right for BGood!

BGood Bars is now a proud member of The Good Food Merchants Guild which was established in 2012.  Specialty food is a $76 billion dollar industry. A tiny portion of that industry is producing food with the values of taste, authenticity and responsibility in mind, using their businesses to create good Green Collar jobs, enhance rather than deplete the environment, and build a healthier community. The Good Food Merchants Guild exists to help that less…

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The Art of BGood

There is a certain ‘art’ to crafting BGood Bars.  For me it is a sort of meditation.  It starts with toasting almonds to make the almond butter I use in 4 of the recipes.  The smell of toasting almonds in the BGood kitchen puts everyone in a good mood – ‘ahhh, the smell of toasted almonds fills the room’.  The half sheet pans get lined up on the stainless steel table.  The nuts are measured…

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The End of the Road

Living at the end of the road always has it’s challenges, but I’d like to think it gives us more time to enjoy nature, reflect on how we got here and always be looking for the next adventure. When I lived in Idaho, a spring snow storm might mean we cancel our trip to town that day in leu of getting stuck in a snow drift or get caught in a white out. In Wallowa…

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