After making several batches of butter this week (I keep telling you it’s really easy), I was left with several cups of buttermilk. Since I had more time yesterday morning, I made a big batch of buttermilk pancakes for Cherub. I used whole wheat flour from Flying J Farm, home churned butter, Holistic Acres eggs… Read More Real Buttermilk Pancakes
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!
Another play on a classic today, the eternal combo of fish sticks and mac and cheese. While I didn’t fry the walleye, you could. I seasoned the walleye with salt and pepper, cut a shallow slit in the top of each fillet and stuffed them with a combination of fresh herbs. Then a drizzle of olive… Read More Lake Erie Walleye with Spaetzle and Cheese
I can’t tell you how much I love short ribs. They’re cheap, they’re easy to prepare, and with a little forward planning, they’ll give you more flavor than cuts that are five times the price. Unfortunately, they’re also terribly underutilized in the home kitchen. Even if you aren’t that comfy in the kitchen, they are… Read More Dinner, Day Three: Braised Short Ribs from Flying J Farm
There’s something magical about the big, stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast I enjoyed on the weekends growing up in Texas. Demeter and Zeus really know their way around a kitchen. So breakfasts like this one are really up there in terms of comfort foods for me. How happy was I that we could find OH so many… Read More The Big Sunday Breakfast
Hades, Cherub and I headed to Johnstown this afternoon for some fun on the farm. Cherub enjoys chasing the chickens and enticing Jewel the farm dog to play fetch. Hades and I were looking forward to the organic, grass-fed beef burgers for which Farmer Jensen is famous. While once again it managed to rain… Read More Dinner, Day One: Fall Fest at Flying J Farm
One of the events that will be here before you know it, Columbus foodies, is Local Foods Week. This year’s is October 2 through 8. Part of the events this year is an Eat Local Challenge. Hades and I are already starting to think about what we’ll do for those seven days. … Read More Local Foods Week is Coming Soon