OLS Week 4: Local Italian Feast

One of the great things about eating local is that it doesn’t always need to be a major production – we have tons of locally produced convenience items. For this week’s edition of One Local Summer, by pairing convenience items with a salad made with romaine from my garden, we had a nice, filling and […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 6/20/09

Wow, this past week just flew by. And I thought I had already uploaded this entry last Sunday. My apologies in getting this to you the day before the next week’s farmers market. Have you guys had enough of this sweltering muggy weather yet? I know I sure have! And it got really hot last […]

OLS Week 3: BLT Bonanza

This week’s One Local Summer meal(s) were inspired by the beautiful Crispino iceberg lettuce I bought from Wayward Seed Farm at the farmers market last Saturday. With lettuce so fresh and crisp, it was just begging for me to make a BLT with mostly local ingredients. The bacon was from Thurn’s, the tomatoes from WishWell […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 6/19/09

Even though I usually don’t attend any weekday farmers markets, today I went to the Pearl Alley Farmers Market on a whim. My reason for going was twofold – I was desperate for local strawberries after running out a couple of days ago and eating some commercial ones that tasted horrible, and because I’ve been […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 6/13/09

Well, I got an early last Saturday morning, but got sidetracked at Taste of Belgium, so really set my schedule behind about a half hour or so. I didn’t leave the North Market until almost 9am. But one of the benefits to sticking around the North Market later than usual is that all of the […]

OLS Week 2: A Comedy of Errors

It’s the second week of One Local Summer, and despite many attempts at making a local meal this week, I’m lucky I have anything at all to post. Murphy was living in my kitchen this week, because anything that could go wrong absolutely did. I had the best laid plans. I was going to make […]

Review: Louie’s Grill

It’s inevitable that Louie’s Grill, the fairly new Tex-Mex/Cuban fusion bistro in Hilliard, gets compared to Starliner Diner – they share quite a few things – many menu items are identical, they’re both located on Cemetary Road, and Louie, the chef/owner, was Starliner Diner’s head chef for 12 years. But that’s where the similarities end. […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 6/6/09

I got a little bit later start than usual this past Saturday, not leaving the house until 7:30ish, and not getting to the North Market until almost 8am. The added benefit of actually showing up on time instead of extra early is that I got to taste some Liege waffles and crepes with salted caramel […]

Feburary 2009 Roundup

A little bit closer to getting caught up – only 3 months behind now. In savory recipes, Chicken and Basmati Pilaf with Saffron, Pistachios and Peas from 5 Second Rule, Ma’s Lion Heads from A Daily Obsession, Turkish Red Lentil Soup from A Pot of Tea and a Biscuit, Baked Top Hat Pork Chops from […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 5/30/09

I think last weekend (May 30th) was the first “real” farmers market for me. The first couple are always dominated by early spring veggies (greens, asparagus, etc.) but the true start of market for me comes with the strawberry sightings. My first stop is always the North Market (barring an event that closes the roads […]