From Hot Doug's of Chicago to a tasty Blackberry Slump recipe served at the Four Swallows in Bainbridge Island, Wash., from lemon curd and bloody Marys to Pyrex measuring cups, Saveur magazine once again compiled its list of reader favorites. The Saveur 100 puts forth readers' favorite chefs, tools, tips and ingredients. Walla Walla Sweet Onions made No. 78.
With her husband, Saveur reader Marsha Pederson of Roselle, Ill., drove through the Evergreen state last summer sampling wines en route.
"But it wasn't bottles we carried home in our luggage; it was Walla Walla onions," she noted in the article. "When cooked, they turn luscious and even sweeter, but it's almost a shame to cook them, because they're so delicious raw.
Sharp-eyed Walla Wallan Sonia Schmitt discovered the mention while perusing her January-February issue of Saveur.
Garrison Middle School Students of the Month for December include Aylin Contreras, sixth grade; Michael Hudon, seventh; and Gabriela Villagomez, eighth.
Aylin was cited for being a conscientious student and a great team leader who always exhibits a positive attitude.
Michael "Always tries hard and sets a good example for his peers." He participates in class discussions and is great at keeping his group on task.
And Gabriela is organized and polite. She takes pride in her actions and never judges others. "Gaby is always eager to help other students."
Garrison staff members nominate the students each month. The honorees received a certificate and are taken to lunch by Josh Wolcott, assistant principal, to a restaurant of their choice. Their photos are displayed in the school lobby's showcase for the month, said Sherry Orchard, secretary/registrar.
Two Walla Walla students are listed on the 2009 fall semester dean's list at the University of Portland.
Eric Wiessner, a junior biology major; and Krista Morasch, a junior organizational communication major, earned at least 3.5 GPAs to be eligible.
UP is Oregon's Catholic university.
It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts and Sciences, a graduate school and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering and nursing.