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
It’s a classic. Make it extra sexy by using local eggs and Ohio-grazed buffalo. Saute a Roma tomato from Wishwell Farm, and add slice of ten grain toast from Daily Bread slathered with fresh made butter from Snowville. Girl, please. Seared Vista Grand Ranch Buffalo Tenderloin with Manchester Hill Farm Eggs Preheat the over to 400˚. Season… Read More Steak & Eggs
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
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
Cherub likes a good breakfast. This morning, since it’s gotten a little chilly, I served her some hot cereal. I couldn’t find local oatmeal, so rolled spelt, from Stutzman Farm made an even exchange. You can find Stutzman products at the Greener Grocer. It cooks pretty much like oatmeal, two parts liquid (milk, local apple cider, water, etc.) to… Read More Apple-licious Breakfast
Sunday dinner with the family is important to me. It’s a time when the extended family is invited (tonight it was Cronus and Rhea) and everyone partakes of a leisurely meal. It’s a great thing for Cherub, who is three: she gets to practice her table manners and eat something the whole family is enjoying. For Local… Read More Dinner, Day Two: Needmore Chicken