After nights of pierogies and mounds of mashed potatoes and roast chicken, I yearn for something light. Almost ethereal. This dinner is the lightest of light. Nary a protein to be found. Strictly vegetables. And a bit of white chocolate. What? Tonight’s dinner took the oh-so-seasonal cauliflower and transformed that single veg into both a… Read More Aggressively Vegetarian | Cauliflower “Steaks”
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!
I love local businesses. I love local produce and groceries. I love this idea. Green B.E.A.N. Delivery (the BEAN stands for Biodiversity, Education, Agriculture and Nutrition) is a grocery delivery company that serves Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. I truly admire their dedication to support local farmers and artisans in the area. Their produce bins are… Read More Things I Like | Green B.E.A.N. Delivery
Food trends come and go. And ideas, ingredients, or dishes that you might think aren’t exactly cool, always seem to have a way of coming back around. Being thrifty and using offal and off cuts is fashionable. It’s hip to garden again. The values of my Gran are suddenly in vogue. How charming! My friend… Read More An Ohio Casserole Classic | Johnny Marzetti
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
Honestly in the summer I can’t be bothered with much. Dinner of a meat and a veg. Perhaps a second veg. If it doesn’t require cooking. And if Cherub loves it. Only then. So if you’re like me and don’t feel up to much, stop by the farmers’ market in your town on Saturday morning… Read More Simplicity from the Farmers’ Market | On the Grill