Nanaimo Bars are a layered bar cookie named after a small town in British Columbia, Canada. The bottom layer of graham cracker or wafer crumbs, butter, coconut and nuts is topped by a vanilla butter cream icing (made with Bird's Instant Custard, for Brits or Canadians, Instant Pudding for Americans), itself topped with a layer of dark melted chocolate. The seem to have been the creation of a woman named Mabel Jenkins, from Cowichan Bay. Ms. Jenkins submitted the recipe to the Ladysmith and Cowichan Womens' Institute Cookbook, a charity cookbook that became very popular in the region. The cookbook, and the cookies, were popularized elsewhere in rapid order. The best discussion of the Nanaimo bar history is on Wikipedia.
The Dungeness Crab, Cancer magisterDungeness Crab Festival. You can usually find fresh local dungeness crab in coastal Oregon and Washington from December to February, and then again, briefly, in June. If you don't want to try catching and cooking your own dungeness crab, you can buy it fresh crab at most local grocery stores, directly from crabbers, or seafood specialty shops like VIS Seafoods or the fish markets at Pike Place Market in Seattle, and settlements around Washington's Hood Canal.
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