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Oak Harbor, Washington

Known for Deception Pass and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor was settled by Dutch farmers, and still retains much of that small town heritage. Though made more suburban by the influx of the naval community, much of Oak Harbor is still surrounded by farms, and there are a surprising number of roadside produce and fruit stands available during the summer. Deception Pass State Park, situated at the very north end of the island, is the largest tourist attraction in the area, with more than 2 million visitors per year. The views from the park and the bridge are quite extraordinary, and well worth the traffic in summertime.The local Dutch heritage creates a strange mix with the Naval Air Station—one local park features both a windmill and a navy jet. At the yearly “Holland Happening” festival, the navy’s presence is felt through some of the international cuisine available, as lumpia and adobo from the Philippines can be found alongside Dutch cookies such as stroopwafels and speculaas.

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Living In: Oak Harbor, Washington, USA
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I grew up within a large family- Granparents', aunts, uncles, cousins, my brothers and my parents... We all cook and when we have a family gathering it isn't just one person cooking, we all chip in and help. I have been taught to enjoy cooking, and to experiment with the boundaries in the kitchen.. nothing is too complicated.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2014 by Noah Fernandez   view full review
Five stars. 'Nuff said.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2014 by Jedidiah   view full review

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2014 by Noel   view full review
Honestly, I ate about half the dip with a spoon before I remembered I was supposed to, you...

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