My assignment was to write about how I do or try to "eat local" - locally grown produce, locally raised meats, etc. I think often people talk about a special project when they want to talk about eating locally - a once per year 150 mile challenge, or a special locavore dinner party. I wanted to examine my day-to-day, real life cooking habits. What's in my larder? What did a random, unplanned week look like? What did that week look like in March, one of the bleakest months in northern hem Read More
A few weekends ago, I snuck out to my neighborhood farmers market. Why was I sneaking? Well, I was taking advantage of my son's naptime - a golden opportunity for some "me time." Without Zach in tow, I could casually stroll the entire market, stop and talk to growers, take in some yummy samples and mull over what I wanted to bring home for a week of home-cooked meals.
When he was born a year and a half ago, a close friend said to me, "Zach is such a lucky boy to have a foodie Read More
"And these are the turkeys I'm raising for a Grand Central Bakery special!" announced Mark Anderson, proud owner of Champoeg Farms, during a festive Plate & Pitchfork tour this past August. I turned to GCB Commissary Manager, Morgan Lundquist, with an inquiring look on my face and she offered with a smile, "Oh, those turkeys are for Yolanda's Torta!"Read More