Columbus Food Lovers Meetup Group

I started a meetup group so that local food bloggers/lovers could get together and pursue foodie-type interests. I’ve set up the first meeting for Sunday afternoon two weeks from now at Stauf’s in Grandview. I’d love to meet you all face to face, so please check the meetup group out, feel free to join, so […]

GYO #3: Pico de Gallo

For the Grow Your Own #3 blogging event, I’m contributing pico de gallo that I made with the last of the Roma tomatoes of the summer, which were grown on my back deck. The other ingredients (onions, garlic, additional tomatoes, poblanos, jalapenos, cilantro) are also local, with only the lime juice and salt being not […]

German Birthday Feast

Friday was my husband’s 40th birthday, and we made a German “feast”, so to speak, of some of his favorite foods along with other German dishes. It wasn’t until after he left for work on Friday that I even put the menu together, so we had to take some shortcuts, as you’ll see below. One […]

Manestra (Meat with Orzo)

Manestra is one of my favorite Greek dishes. I didn’t even know it existed until I went to Anna’s a few years ago and Anna herself whipped a batch made with beef, especially for me (her normal manestra has lamb, which I wasn’t fond of at the time). I loved it so much that I […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

There’s a fairly new food blogging event called Homegrown Gourmet, that celebrates foods that represent your home area in some way, whether it be local food, a traditional dish from your area, or whatever. And the theme this month is soup. So we decided to make it “local” in two different ways. First, the dish […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 10/20/07

It was still dark out when I woke up at 7:30 to head to the market this morning. More than even summer or winter, I love these transitional seasons like spring and autumn. The temperature is comfortable, the scenery is beautiful, everything changes from day to day. However, I hate the lack of light when […]

Beef Braised in Barolo

One of my favorite flavor combinations in the world is beef and wine. Bring me a good Beef Bourguignon and I’m in absolute heaven. So when I saw this recipe while flipping through the Fall Entertaining edition of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, it goes without saying that I was going to make it. One small issue. […]