Category Archives: Local Food

Steak Salad & Maple Acorn Squash

Thank goodness there is finally a chill in the air. I echo Amy’s sentiments about Autumn — it is definitely my favorite season. Sweaters, cords, and the smell of freshly sharpened #2 pencils create a heavenly atmosphere. There are lots … Continue reading

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Market Vegetable Soup

With my window fan having been firmly in the off position for four nights in a row I think it’s safe to say my favorite season has hit.  To me Autumn has always seemed like more of a time for … Continue reading

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Local Food Challenge 2012!

In 2011 we challenged ourselves to eat locally in honor of Earth Day.  Amy was in Ohio whipping up some decadent grits, Hillary in New York creating the most luscious lavender and honey ice cream. This year we’re both in the same … Continue reading

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Spring Salad & Pan Roasted Chicken with Ramps

What a glorious Saturday it was last weekend! I awoke early and ran up the west side highway to the Union Square Farmers Market. I bought a chicken, asparagus, spring red onions, an assortment of shoots and baby greens, fingerling … Continue reading

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End of summer corn and quinoa stoup

There is a bit of a chill in the air now, fall is rapidly approaching, and farmers markets are becoming a bit more sparse… of course there is still plenty of fresh produce to be had! As quinoa is a … Continue reading

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Poached (local) Eggs over Cheesy Bacon Grits

Anyone who’s ever driven through Ohio has probably noticed the vast farms and cornfields that flank our major highways.  In fact, the state contains more than 13million acres of farmland. Funny farm related story: a parent of a close college … Continue reading

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Local Lavender Honey Ice Cream

I have a mild obsession with Meryl Streep’s character “Jane” in It’s Complicated. Also her bakery/cafe, kitchen, and garden. In about 30 years I hope to have the exact same Spanish-style ranch home in Santa Barbara. At one point in … Continue reading

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