I haven’t made a whole lot of pork lately. I’ve been swooning over spice-rubbed chicken, braising all manner of cuts beef, and grilling plenty of fish. I think pork needs its due. I am a big fan, particularly of bacon and pork belly. It must be the fat. But what about the old standby favorites? … Read More Local Foods Week | Brining Two Kinds of Pork
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!
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
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