Sitting on your counter top, that is. What did you think I meant? Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a mini-vacation to New York City. In honor of this (okay really due to tomato overload) I have made Manhattan Clam Chowder, the other clam chowder, which actually did finish off all my ugly tomatoes.
Local potatoes are back! It’s a moment that every potato-loving locavore waits for. Herbs are also gracing my CSA boxes, so I decided to indulge in fingerling potatoes with parsley butter. And for any vegan readers, I can attest that this is delicious with olive oil as well! The weather here has been cool and wet this summer and even … Continue reading
Last weekend I made Potatoes Anna for dinner. And just for fun, I decided to do it in three spring colors–without any dye or coloring. You see I was the lucky owner of organic potatoes in purple, pink and yellow! It all started when I did my last buying club order. Perusing the available produce, I saw that, in addition … Continue reading
This morning the world was dusted with snow. This first sign of winter is always magical, reminding us that sugar plums and reindeer will soon grace our world. Homemade soup is a perfect transitional food and one of our favorites is Spinach Potato Leek Soup. Made with some of the final CSA box contents it is a great local option. … Continue reading
This summer is one for the record books. With extremes of heat and drought across the country, the living is anything but easy. I am happy to be living in Wisconsin where things are less brutal, but I do have one serious concern. I am addicted to cooking–and cooking heats up the house. I have been developing adaptations on an ongoing … Continue reading
I spotted this recipe while blog browsing. I was in search of one final potato recipe for the last of 2010’s harvest and this looked so inviting. It came with the far more romantic name of Pommes à la Dauphinoise (which I will never remember, even after writing about it), and caught my eye for its simplicity and distinction. The … Continue reading
Earlier this week we were blessed with a five inch snowfall—beautiful, but a clear reminder of the deep state of winter. My dwindling pantry provides further evidence of the season; eating local has taken a definite toll on our supplies. While prior winters left me with an abundance of squash and sweet potatoes…, cabbage and carrots…, this winter has provided … Continue reading
With Wisconsin’s CSA season winding down, I am beginning to transition my food procurement methods. While long term storage is great for things that freeze, can, or keep at cool temperatures (e.g. squash, onions), it doesn’t work well for cauliflower, pears and other fresh items. One of my key winter resources for fresh produce is a buying club that delivers … Continue reading