August 10, 2012
It’s the time of year where just about anything your heart desires is available fresh and local here in Ohio. Farmer’s market tables groan under the weight of melons, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches. Oh the loveliness.
Local Matters (whose mission is to transform the food system in central Ohio to be more secure, prosperous, just and delicious) hosts Local Foods Week every year. This year they have so many events from tastings to picnics to special local foods week tours. It’s kind of a party with produce all week. Which is awesome.
Cooking with local produce is my personal favorite thing to do this week.
But it’s summer, too, and if you ask me, that means cooking should be just barely above a simmer. If you’re in the house, lightly sauteed or not cooked at all are methods I can stand behind.
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September 7, 2011
Something has been stirring in me to make some more ricotta. It’s so easy, you know every ingredient that goes in it (milk, salt, lemon), and there’s such satisfaction in making your own cheese. I have, however, been distressed every time I’ve made it that I have so much whey left over after the curds separate out. I mean honestly. The cows at Snowville are such beautiful productive girls, how could I carelessly dump half of that milk down the drain?
I happily came across this great recipe for whey crêpes that are the most delicious ones I’ve ever had that weren’t made by a French person. They are staggeringly good.
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