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06/15/09 - Changes at Good To Go

If you haven't noticed, there have been changes at Good To Go. Their oven is up and running, and they should be selling their own baked goods any day now. They've been rearranging the store to put in a pastry display case. We happened to drop in when they had a few experimental muffins and chocolate chip cookies available.

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06/02/09 - Good To Go To Lake Crescent

The latest word from Good To Go is that the oven is up and running. They're still experimenting and getting used to the new equipment, and they hope to have their first batch of test cookies in the next week or so. It may take a bit longer for bread, because they need some more equipment, but bread is still the goal.

As for the picture, that's one of their hummus wraps being eaten on the Spruce Railroad Trail.

A hummus wrap in its natural habitat

Keywords: good to go, spruce railroad

05/01/09 - Good To Go Sandwich Review

To take advantage of the low tide out at Second Beach, we grabbed some sandwiches from Good To Go. We've been looking for a good place to buy sandwiches since Bonny's closed. Now we've found one. Our favorite was the hummus wrap with sweet local carrots, sprouts, tomato and other goodies. That's the one shown being eaten at Second Beach in the picture. Our second favorite was the turkey and havarti and our runner up was the tuna salad sandwich. Both of these were on a good whole wheat bread, but what made all the sandwiches so good was that the ingredients were good and flavorful. Good To Go is an organic deli, so that is part of it, but they also use local products, locally baked breads and so on, because they care about how food tastes, as well as where it comes from. All told, we were quite pleased, and we are already planning our next picnic lunch with Good To Go sandwiches.

The right way to eat a sandwich

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Do you have one of these that works with propane? Give us a call or send email.

04/29/09 - Good To Go Oven Progress

Good To Go has gotten the go ahead to fire up their indoor oven, but they have to convert their oven to work with propane rather than natural gas. Apparently this requires redoing some of the fittings, and wouldn't you guess, there isn't a standard conversion kit. They've been tracking down parts. Does that pipe in the picture look familiar? Maybe you can help. Let's hope they can find what they need to get their new oven up and running.

Once this oven is ready, the plan is to start work on an outdoor, wood fired oven. This sounds like quite a project, and it is going to take a lot of bricks. We'll keep you posted as things develop.

Keywords: good to go

Some of their rye bread

04/25/09 - Bell Street Bakery

Bell Street Bakery opened a while back in Sequim. We haven't made a visit yet, but we did get to try a couple of their loaves, and we've heard a bit from our friends. Their whole wheat sandwich bread was excellent, with a great grainy texture and a lot of whole wheat flavor. We made some simple sardine sandwiches, and the the bread was a perfect match. Their rye bread was also good, but being familiar with New York City style deli rye, we found it a bit sweet and lacking the sour tang of a real deli rye.

Our friends, based in Sequim, report that their root vegetable bread is great, and it uses root vegetables from Nash Huber's farm. We have to get out there and see what else is available, but so far, things look promising. The whole area is undergoing a bakery renaissance. Ever since Bonny's closed we've had to bring in fresh bread from elsewhere, but now Bell Street Bakery is open, Good To Go in Port Angeles has gotten the go ahead to fire up their oven, and there may be one or two other bakeries opening in Sequim in the near future. We live in exciting times.

Keywords: good to go, nash huber, new york city, port angeles, food

04/19/09 - Expecting

We were at Dungeness Valley Creamery and noticed a number of cows in the field towards the entrance. They're with calf, that is, they're expected to deliver quite soon. Of course, cows deliver calves all through the year at the creamery. After all, that's why they give milk, but it still seems a sign of spring to us.

We are also expecting something else, fresh bread. We were shopping at Good To Go on Lauridsen Boulevard, and we heard the good news. The city has approved the installation of their oven. They hope to have their first batch of bread some time in the middle of May. They are also planning an outdoor oven for some time in the future. We'll fill you in when we taste our first loaf.

Two of the ladies expecting

Keywords: good to go, shopping, spring

03/02/09 - Good To Go

Good To Go, on the corner of Lauridsen Boulevard and Eunice Street, is now open under new management. That's Erich below, the head baker at the now closed The Little Oven. This is great news for us. Good To Go is extremely convenient, and Erich says that they are moving ahead with installing an oven, and hopes to be baking again soon. Among other things, they are selling Dungeness Valley Creamery milk. We'll keep you posted.

The obligatory storefront shot

Erich open for business

The shelves are stocked.

Keywords: food, shopping, port angeles, good to go

02/21/09 - The Little Oven - An Update

As you may have noticed, The Little Oven on Peabody has closed. The laundromat wanted to put in a few new driers, so the oven had to go. There is good news however. The owners of The Little Oven are taking over Good To Go on Lauridsen and hope to bring back the little oven. Perhaps they'll have a bigger oven. Their note follows. We wish them luck.

Dear Friends:

Thanks to everyone for the friendship this last year. We're changing our email to goodtogogrocery -at- . I don't know if that tells you anything about our status, but at the risk of redundancy I'll elucidate here.

The paperwork is not finalized yet, but we're going to be the new owners of the Good To Go Grocery on Lauridsen (technically 1105 S. Eunice). We are planning on keeping the grocery, expanding on the selection to include dairy items and eggs, as well as some meats, including sandwiches made with same. We'll also be doing the bakery in that location, much the same as before, and continuing with the bread oven plan. Please note, however, that these changes will not be immediately enacted. The bakery, especially, is going to take a little time as we'll have to modify the kitchen to meet city/county requirements for using an oven.

Anyway, we're looking forward to seeing everyone.

Sincerely Yours,
Erich and Liz and Julie

Keywords: food, port angeles, good to go

09/07/08 - Timmy Maddox Memorial Service

We attended the memorial service for Timmy Maddox back on Saturday. He wasn't a close friend, but he was one of those people you notice in your life. He and his wife ran Good To Go, the natural food place on Lauridsen Boulevard. We'd drop by now and then to pick up organic produce, peanut butter and the like. Timmy was always there, always helpful, always spreading good cheer. As we said, we weren't close friends or even his best customers, but he was always someone we noticed.

He died rather suddenly, of leukemia. We found out from a friend of ours who also knew Timmy through Good To Go, and it turns out that she's been bicycling to raise money to fight leukemia. If you'd like to contribute you can follow this link to her web page.

The memorial service was held at the Olympic Park Institute which is on Lake Crescent in the Barnes Creek area along with Lake Crescent Lodge. It was a beautiful day with blue water, blue sky and the full glory of a North Olympic summer. Timmy obviously touched a lot of people in his life. Every chair was taken, and it seemed as many people were seated as were settled on the grass. There were children all over the place which is actually a good thing at a memorial service.

We didn't take a lot of pictures. You can see the stage and the banners in the picture to the right. You can also see a bit of the lake. It was a lovely service borrowing from Irish tradition, Jewish tradition, and Buddhist tradition. There was also a lot of Timmy. We may not have been close friends, but we will miss him.

It was a lovely day at OPI.

Keywords: port angeles, barnes creek, good to go

07/06/08 - Bones Diablo

Sunny Farms has some excellent beef sold under the name of Roger's. You never know what you'll find in their chiller, but it always pays to look. This time it was beef back ribs, which are basically the bones of a prime rib without the boring middle section. Unable to resist, we time warped back to the 1950s, or maybe even earlier, and cooked up some Bones Diablo, sometimes known as Deviled Bones.

This is a distinctly unfashionable dish. It is based on prime rib bones. It contains butter and more butter. It makes a Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich look like a dietary treat. A small portion has enough fat to clog nearly 623,451 aortas. We love it. For safety reasons, you probably can't find a recipe for it in any modern cookbook. In fact, searching Google for "bones diablo" recipe gets you nothing.

We have an old James Beard party cookbook, so we're all good to go. We toasted up the bread crumbs, melted the butter, boiled the tarragon vinegar, roasted the bones and cooked down the veal stock. (Yeah, we have veal stock just sitting around). It didn't take all that long to make. We spiced up the sauce with mustard, worcester sauce, tabasco and lemon juice, and we were soon dining on breaded beef bones.

We are now in a fat induced stupor which will probably last for several weeks, or at least until we get hungry again which may be sooner. Bones Diablo is what beef is meant to be: rich, fatty, and flavorsome. The only known antidote is red wine. For reasons of public safety, we won't include the recipe here, but we may be persuaded to answer discreet inquiries.

An arterial nightmare

Keywords: food, recipe, good to go

Dungeness Valley Creamery

05/23/06 - Dungeness Valley Creamery In Action

Last month we mentioned that Dungeness Valley Creamery is selling their raw Jersey milk, and that it is wonderful. Apparently, the milk is selling well. Country Aire was sold out, but Good To Go, a new organic food shop up on Lauridsen Boulevard which we should discuss in greater detail, had a quart. We drank most of it, but we saved enough to make our favorite pork chop recipe from Marcella Hazan's The Classic Italian Cook Book. After all, we had just gotten our half Berkshire pig from Nash Huber so it was time to pig out.

Pork Chops Cooked in Milk


  • 6 pork chops - use the best pork you can get
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 - 3 cups of milk - use the best milk you can get
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Brown and cook both sides of all the pork chops, turning them now and then so they get caramelized nicely. Lower the heat if the butter starts to brown.
  2. Add salt and pepper. Pour in the milk gently, sloshing it around.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook with the lid closed for about 45 minutes. Turn the chops now and then so that they simmer in the liquid.

The chops will get incredibly tender, and the flavors will be incredibly rich. Serve with the cooking liquid, and try not to fight over the milk curds that will form.

Bottle of Raw MilkThe Milk

Keywords: milk, dungeness, food, nash huber, recipe, good to go, kale

04/26/06 - Dungeness Valley Creamery Is Open for Business

We just got word from Dungeness Valley Creamery (see their email below). They are open for business and selling raw milk. Apparently, they have taken the big jump and left the milk marketing co-op and are going it on their own. If you have never tasted raw, milk, drop by and try it. It is clearly the inspiration for ice cream, and it will make just about any other milk you have tasted seem washed out and watery.


Dear raw milk supporters,

Thank you so much for your patience! We know how
excited many of you are about finally getting access
to wholesome raw milk. We can now say we will open on
Wednesday, April 26th! Our hours are 7:30 am - 1:00
pm Monday through Saturday.

Dungeness Valley Creamery is now certified raw by the
state and the building has been checked off by the
county! This is a big step of faith for our family
and we invite you to be a part of it! Please come and
see our beautiful new Creamery and enjoy the view of
the Olympic Mountains from the front porch. Oh yeah,
and don't forget the fresh raw jersey milk on your way
out! We are offering quarts, half gallons, and
gallons ($2.25, $3.75, $6.75 respectively). Cash and
checks only. Other local products soon to come.

Look for our products soon in the Port Townsend Food
CO-OP, Sunny Farms, Good to Go, Country Aire, and
Marlenes in Tacoma and Federal Way. We have purchased
a refrigerated truck and are able to deliver.

Also, our milk is going to Mt. Townsend Creamery to be
made into wonderful cheese (which we have tasted and
love)! This too, will soon be availabe in our on farm

Thanks again for all of your support!
Sarah Brown

Dungeness Valley Creamery
1915 Towne Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 683-0716


For our earlier notes on Dungeness Valley Creamery,
click here.

For more farms and wineries in Clallam County,
click here.

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