I’ve reflected on the past Local Foods Week and realized and I learned a good number of things and reaffirmed some of my core cooking beliefs. 1. Local food does not have to be expensive. Eating seasonally, even if you’re buying produce from a farmers market, can be affordable for just about any budget.
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
Some days our family goes all veg, but it’s almost always by accident. It’s not until later in the evening when we think over what we ate that day do we realize it’s done. Meals like the one we made tonight are the main reason for it. We sometimes just don’t miss the meat. Food this good will satisfy… Read More A Vegetarian Dinner to End a Vegetarian Day
I love salads for lunch. Not the dried iceberg-purple-cabbage-shredded-carrot kind. Salads with some personality: seasonal vegetables and a well paired salad dressing are the bare minimum of requirements. Today’s lunch was a take on an original recipe from Jamie Oliver. God love that man for all he’s doing to change the way people eat. Since we had… Read More Warm Local Salad for a Crisp Fall Day
Remember how I said it was really easy to make butter? It turns out that it’s also extremely easy to make cheese. Fresh ricotta can be made at home in about ten minutes. There are a ton of recipes out there: ones that call for lemon, ones that call for vinegar, some that call for… Read More Snowville Creamery Ricotta
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
Because we had a lovely filling lunch at Skillet, I couldn’t exactly bring myself to make a full on dinner. Which was fine by everyone. So for a quick, satisfying meal, I made the old fall standby, butternut squash soup. It doesn’t have to be filled to the brim with cream, it can be rich and… Read More Simple Supper