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
With all the work that will go into a lavish Thanksgiving meal, the last thing you want to think about is the salad course. I have a simple recipe for you. I scored a couple of Pom Wonderful Pomegranates from my friend Rachel at Hounds in the Kitchen in exchange for a ride home from… Read More The Thanksgiving Salad Course | Pomegranate Arils, Goat Feta, Mesclun
If you have friends or family coming over for an unexpected Sunday dinner at your house, don’t be alarmed. You may already have what you need and have to look no further than your front porch. I couldn’t bear to just let the beautiful green Hokkaido pumpkin go to waste that we brought home from Rennick’s Family… Read More Sunday Dinner, Porch to Table | Roasted Pumpkin with Italian Sausage
Those local strawberries from Crum Strawberry Farm are all gone. The same goes for the beautiful arugula and salad mix from Honeyrun Farm. They both went quickly this week between Hades and I into this surprisingly seasonal salad that also features Blue Jacket Dairy‘s Gretna, a Halloumi-style cheese (so local! so delicious!). Blue Jacket recommends that you… Read More Locavore | Gretna and Strawberry Salad
Some of the most available (and storable) vegetables for the winter season are the root vegetables. They’re versatile and relatively easy to find grown locally. They’re really good for you and they’re really tasty. Which brings me to the lowly, oft maligned turnip. I think it’s kind of sad. (Voice cracking just a little bit.) It’s… Read More Root Vegetable 101 | Turnip Soup
Really, I am almost beside myself when I’ve got the ingredients for this one. I can’t take credit for the perfection of a pairing that is a cumin vinaigrette, roasted beets and carrots, crisp tortilla and French cheese. Look to the amazing Hugh Acheson of 5&10 in Athens, Georgia for that. Look to him… Read More My Favorite Take Along Salad | Roasted Carrot and Beetroot
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!