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!
Although summer corn here in Ohio is some of the sweetest and loveliest I’ve ever eaten, I still can’t help but occasionally add to an already great thing. Gilding the already golden lily, if you will. This is an easy, flavorful recipe that I’ve made countless times this summer, because it seems to go with… Read More My Favorite Summer Corn | Maque Choux
Photo credit: Bethia Woolf I visited Easton Farmer’s Market this afternoon with friend, fellow foodie and owner of Columbus Food Aventures, Bethia. We were both so pleased to see so many vendors and such a comprehensive market for something so new. In only its second week, it was a veritable grocery store in the parking… Read More About Town | Easton Farmer’s Market
I am so happy to have a friend who is raising beautiful chickens. Her name is Mylene, and her urban “farm” in a North San Antonio neighborhood produces all manner of vegetables and flowers, and as of November, the little jewels that star in this dish. Upon arrival, I found her chickens happily pecking around Mackey Farms, softly clucking their… Read More South Texas Locavore | Mushrooms on Toast, Poached Backyard Egg
South Texas has a long growing season, plentiful meats, feathered and furred game, and lots of space to grow and roam. Why has it been so hard to find it? I had an opportunity to meet CIA-trained Chef Steve McHugh after a demo at the Pearl Farmer’s Market. He may be planting the flag for San Antonio’s late-… Read More Dining Out | Lunch at Lüke
“Back when I was growing up, there were no farmer’s markets in San Antonio.” This should be said using your grumpiest old person’s voice. For my recent visit I wanted to know: where can you get local produce? Is there a Slow Food chapter? What restaurants are doing local sourcing? Where can a food nerd… Read More Pearl Farmer’s Market | San Antonio
This morning we drove out to Oakvale Farmstead for their holiday open house. We were greeted exuberantly by Greta, a golden lab farm dog. I could tell, it was going to be a delightful morning. Instantly, Cherub was off and running, enticing Greta to follow her around, which she did without hesitation. I met with Dena… Read More Open House at Oakvale Farmstead Cheese