Oyster Cloyster in Oregon planned Saturday

Loretto Hulse, Tri-City Herald staffOctober 30, 2013 

Oyster lovers will be beating a path to Newport, Ore., on Saturday.

That's the date of Oyster Cloyster, a fundraiser for the Aquarium Science Program at Oregon Coast Community College and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

The event includes a chefs' cooking competition and a variety of shellfish and seafoods to snack on, along with Northwest wines and beer from Rogue Ale.

Oyster Cloyster runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the aquarium, 2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport.

Admission is $75 per person and tickets are available at oystercloyster.org or by calling 541-867-4931. Food and nonalcoholic beverages are included.

Vets eat free

Cousins' Restaurant in Pasco will honor veterans Nov. 11 with a free lunch. Active and retired military, with ID, can eat free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dessert blogs

Next time you're stumped for dinner or need something special for dessert, go to one of these websites recommended by Saveur magazine.

Oh, Ladycakes is a food blog written by Denver-based vegan baker Ashlae Warner. She shares her recipes for classic, indulgent desserts made without eggs or dairy at www.ohladycakes.com.

Honey & Jam is written by Georgia native Hannah Queen. At www.honeyandjam.com, she shares her passion for cooking, baking and the simple things of life.

Scarletta Bakes is the creation of Meagan Micozzi of Arizona. She includes seasonal, border-crossing recipes featuring the flavors of the Southwest at scarlettabakes.com.

Wine auction

The 32nd Walla Walla Wine Auction, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, will be Friday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla.

Tickets are $90 and available by calling Mark Lee, 866-904-7721 ext. 8016.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes wine tasting, food and the opportunity to bid in a live and silent auction.

For more information, go to thewineauctionwallawalla.com.

New read

The book: Whole-Grain Mornings by Megan Gordon.

Cost: $22

Best for: The author has gathered 65 recipes featuring sweet and savory whole-grain breakfasts for busy weekdays, laid back Sundays and celebration brunches. Gordon has also included a guide to the most commonly used whole grains as well as grains like amaranth, farro and barley.

-- Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com. To receive a recipe via email each Tuesday, register at tricityherald.com and click on newsletters. If you already are registered, click on edit account and newsletters to select Recipe of the Week. This exclusive recipe does not appear in the newspaper.

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