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Terrific BBQ Recipes

Fantastic recipes just in time for your late summer get-together!

Tequila Baby Back Ribs

2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. paprika 1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 chopped onion
1 Tbsp. salt 1 lg. handful chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp dried oregano 3-4 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp. cumin 1 bottle (fifth) tequila
1 tsp. black pepper 1 lemon, halved
1 tsp. white pepper 2 limes

Combine all the above and season 2 full slabs of ribs, each cut in half. Refrigerate 2-4 hours.  Put half of 1 slab in 1-gallon ziploc bag, layer with onion, cilantro, and garlic. Place other half on top, repeat with onion, cilantro, and garlic. Pour in half bottle tequila. Add juice of half lemon and 1 lime. Seal. Repeat with other slab. Marinate at least 4 hours. Grill with onion, cilantro, and garlic at 350 degrees until done.


Honey Mango-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

1 c. honey 4 ripe mangos, cubed
2 full racks, baby back ribs 1 tsp. pepper
1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1 Tbsp. salt

Remove ribs from packaging, rinse and pat dry. Remove membrane from backside of ribs. Place ribs in shallow pan, sprinkle salt and pepper evenly and set aside. In a small saucepan, add chipotle/adobo, mango and honey. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until cooked down and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Using the slow and low method of BBQ'ing, set temperature to 225-240 degrees. If using coals, let them burn off and move over to one side of the grill. Wrap the ribs and 2/3 of the sauce mixture in aluminum foil tightly and place on grill. Close lid. After 2 hours, flip the ribs and let cook for another 2 hours. Open the aluminum and remove ribs, place them on grill and brush on remaining sauce and let cook another 30 minutes.


Labor Day Weekend Spokane

Labor Day is fast approaching, and in the Spokane area, there are many activities and events to enjoy! Join our real estate agents in saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall with these wonderful activities happening near Spokane homes for sale.  

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Food has a wonderful way of bringing people together and breaking down barriers. That's the idea that helped guide founding members Maisa Abudayha, Ross Carper and Dan Todd to start Feast World Kitchen – a nonprofit restaurant that has been helping immigrants and refugees in the Spokane community feel welcome and achieve their fullest potential. 

It's a pursuit that strives to feed both heart and belly. The restaurant offers a rotating selection of food prepared by chefs immigrant chefs and refugees from around the world, while also helping them take steps towards removing the barriers to entry to open up their own restaurants, food trucks, catering firms and other businesses.

Carper describes the restaurant as "small business and job incubator."  Whatever money Feast World Kitchen makes at the end of the day, after expenses, goes to the chefs. This provides extra income and work experience, while delivering delicious and diverse food to the Spokane Community.

Mark Finney, the director of World Relief Spokane said that people in Spokane might not always be aware of the opportunities they have to connect to the wider world through the neighbors they have here. "Food is an important way to do that," he said. "Food is always one of the most deeply held values in any culture, and to be able to share culture in the way we share food is huge. I'm super excited for this opportunity because of the way it's going to allow folks to get to know their neighbors by getting to enjoy the food."

Melissa Blaine has been a supporter of both World Relief and Feast World Kitchen here in Spokane. Having adopted three daughters from Ethiopia and have cared for two foster youth from Guatemala, she understands the importance of providing a safe home and support for people transitioning to new cultures.

"World Relief plays an important role in providing incoming refugees support as they transition into a new culture having to adapt to new customs, new language, new food, new climates, and an entirely different way of life," she said. "People in extreme circumstances do not necessarily want to leave their home country and the culture that they are born into, but tragedy gives them no other choice."

As a nonprofit, Feast World Kitchen is always looking for volunteers and are accepting donations to help with the many needs of associated with keeping a food operation up and running. Aside from donations, sharing their message and getting people excited about the kitchen can go a long way.

Feast World Kitchen is open for takeout and dine-in, Wednesday through Sunday, while also offering catering to anyone interested.

For more information about Feast World Kitchen, visit, call 509-608-1313 or email

Join us in celebrating our Doers of Good by getting involved in one of the programs we will spotlight over the next several months.


Spokane Farmers Market

Many farmers are eager to share the fruits of their harvest with customers around our Spokane homes for sale. Rather than heading all the way out to a local farm, though, why not stop by one of Spokane's many farmers markets instead? Fresh local produce is one of the many perks of living in the Spokane area.

The markets listed below are some of the most popular in the city – and best of all, many of them offer afternoon and evening hours to make shopping even more convenient for you.

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View our comprehensive Kootenai Country real estate market report for the month of July!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.


Download the July Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 


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