I’m excited! It’s Local Foods Week again. Coordinated by the wonderful Local Matters, the week is designed to heighten awareness about the benefits of eating local foods (it tastes better! it has more nutrients! it’s benefits small businesses!). All week long there are fun events and activities for the whole family. To encourage participation in… Read More Hooray! It’s Local Foods Week!
Every so often you run across a recipe that begs to be made just as is, such as Spanish maestro José Andrés’s recipe for gazpacho. Not a more perfect dish than this can be found to send summer off into its nine month hiatus. Celebrate all that we are losing before the clock strikes 5:05… Read More Farewell, Summer Garden | Gazpacho
Food trends come and go. And ideas, ingredients, or dishes that you might think aren’t exactly cool, always seem to have a way of coming back around. Being thrifty and using offal and off cuts is fashionable. It’s hip to garden again. The values of my Gran are suddenly in vogue. How charming! My friend… Read More An Ohio Casserole Classic | Johnny Marzetti
My sister-in-law can bake. These blondies are her latest creation and chock-full of wonderful, local-to-Columbus ingredients from Krema Nut. They’re perfect for back to school snack and equally great for the beginning of football season. These will be devoured almost instantaneously at any tailgate you bring them to, I daresay even a Michigan one. These… Read More My New Favorite Dessert | Krema Buckeye Blondies
The quick and dirty version of a Saturday dinner: Because I made a veal stock today (with lovely bones from Bluescreek Farm Meats), it meant that there was quite a bit of tasty meat left on the bones after the stock was all said and done. It was dropped into the quick tomato sauce, that… Read More Extra Time on Saturday | Pasta and Focaccia
Although summer corn here in Ohio is some of the sweetest and loveliest I’ve ever eaten, I still can’t help but occasionally add to an already great thing. Gilding the already golden lily, if you will. This is an easy, flavorful recipe that I’ve made countless times this summer, because it seems to go with… Read More My Favorite Summer Corn | Maque Choux
I have, admittedly, had trouble baking bread. After a couple of missed attempts, I now tend towards simple recipes that are somewhat fail proof. I am grateful to Dave, my new friend who is quite the talented baker (and thinker, improver and eater) for offering me a lesson. So this past Saturday morning, he opened… Read More New Friends, New Endeavors | Baking Brioche