But yes, the last of the local strawberries were at the Worthington Farmers Market this morning. I snagged a quart, from Crum Strawberry Farm, along with some turnips and an arugula and lettuce mix from Honey Run and some of the bacon I love from Curly Tail. Pure fall happiness! Be on the lookout for these… Read More Local Strawberries?!? It’s Practically November!
There’s been something appealing about trying difficult recipes lately. Some days – well let’s be honest, a lot of days – all I want to cook is something familiar and easy (i.e., Japanese noodles and salmon). And tonight’s recipe seemed, at first, to fit into the difficult category. Although, as it turned out, it wasn’t hard, just slightly… Read More Butternut Squash “Pasta” and Stuffed Squab
A soufflé? On a Wednesday? Why yes! Of course. You know why? Shhhh. Because there were leftovers. Yesterday’s roasted Hubbard squash risotto meant that there was a whole half (ha!) of a squash leftover, which amounted to about 2/3 of a cup of pulp. I had every intention of fixing something else entirely for dinner tonight, but at… Read More Kitchen Magic: Local Squash Soufflé and a Steak
So the Week of Gourd continues. They’re all over your grocery store, in season, inexpensive, but perhaps a bit of a mystery. One of the many varieties to check out is the pretty blue Hubbard squash. I’ve been told they can grow to enormous sizes, but mine was around three pounds (only?) and I used half for… Read More The Week of Gourd: Hubbard Squash Risotto
I see why Upper Arlington folks are so loyal to the Tremont Goodie Shop. We stopped in this afternoon for a slice of birthday cake (free today!) for cherub and took home a box of Goodies. The shop has a tremendous variety of cookies and cakes (never frozen), as well as Crimson Cup coffee and fresh-baked… Read More Happy Re-Birthday, Goodie Shop!
Sunday I (well, mostly Cherub) gathered some locally-grown pumpkins and squashes at a nearby u-pick farm. Since nearly everyone has a gourd or two lying around this time of year, I thought I’d give you some ideas about how you might use them. One minute they’re seasonal decorations on your front porch and the next you’re serving them to… Read More Party Snack: Posh Squash