You can’t find a fresh, ripe, beautiful red tomato here in Ohio in January. You just can’t. So how could you possibly make a bolognese in the depths of winter? Make a white bolognese. Skip the tomatoes altogether and make a very Italian specialty. In doing so, you will make my single most favorite thing… Read More Winter Kitchen | White Bolognese with Fresh Pasta
Awww. I live in the midwest! I feel happy about that! Most people confuse Ohio with Iowa. But whatever, even Ruhlman (who is from Cleveland) visited here last weekend and was, I think it’s safe to say, gobsmacked by how great it is in little ol’ Columbus. (It’s in Ohio, not Iowa, people.) So. Dinner tonight was… Read More Low Country in the Midwest | Ooh, Lah Lah Shrimp & Grits
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!
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
Did you really think Persephone would forget to include a pork dish this week? O ye of little faith. Tonight’s family dinner was a symphony of piggy-ness. The way we all like it. This pig, trotters and all, was entirely from our friends at Bluescreek Farm Meats in the North Market. Milan is the home… Read More Day Seven: Dinner, Gran Finale, Ode to a Pig
A great suggestion for one of the things you can do to participate in local foods week is eat at a “locally-minded” restaurant. So to make sure we touched as many points on the Eat Local Challenge Pledge Card as we could this week, my family visited the cheerful Caskey family at Skillet for lunch today. Even home-body Persephone… Read More “Eat at a Locally-Minded Restaurant”: Let’s go to Skillet!
I couldn’t help myself. In light of Saturday’s article in the WSJ, saying bacon is singing its swan song, I defiantly made a tasty fall salad with bacon ends from Curly Tail Farm. I can’t help it if it goes so well with fall apples from Gillogly Orchards and sharp cheddar from Ohio Farm Direct and a… Read More Weekday Apple Salad