Farm Fresh and Local Produce 5/29/2010

I’m pretty good about getting up early on Saturdays – and am also pretty good about getting out of here early enough to get to the North Market before 8am – that is, unless P. is getting up and going with me. He’s the only person I know who can stretch out taking 2 pills […]

A Trio of Pasta Salads

As much as I prefer to cook practically everything from scratch, let’s just put it out there that I’m a realist. I am not immune to the call of convenience products, even if I don’t prefer to eat them in their native state. I’m also not immune to the call of the checkout line, and […]

Event: 14th Annual North Market Apron Gala

Last Saturday marked the 14th installment of the North Market’s annual fundraiser, the Apron Gala, where the market opens up after hours and each of the vendors prepare dishes that showcase their offerings. In many cases, they make dishes that they don’t usually offer during normal business hours, which allows their creativity to shine through […]

Roadside Ohio: Hann Farms

May is definitely my favorite month for Ohio produce, because it means both morels and strawberries are in season – the one (morels) are quite difficult to come by, but strawberries – they are quite plentiful. So plentiful, indeed, that there are several options for pick your own strawberries. My favorite, hands down, is Hann […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 5/22/2010

I thought the old saying was “April showers bring May flowers”? I think someone missed the memo, because this May has been crazy rainy. This past week has been so wet that every time I even thought about planting in my gardening, a couple minutes later the clouds rolled in and I never got the […]

Event: Taste of Dublin

While there are a ton of foodie events that happen in May (Taste of Dine Originals, North Market Apron Gala, etc) one of the more affordable options is the Taste of Dublin, which will be held tomorrow evening at the Atrium II Building in Dublin. While there are quite a few chain restaurants there, additionally […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce 5/15/2010

It’s hard to believe, after running around like a madwoman all day, that I had almost skipped going to the farmers markets all together today. This weekend was Komen’s Race for the Cure, and for the past 2 years I forgot all about it and ended up going to the North Market and getting stuck […]

Event: Taste of Dine Originals 2010

Even though it’s been a tough year financially, I was fortunate enough to still be able to attend the Taste of Dine Originals this year as a guest of Dine Originals Columbus. I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time now, and have greatly enjoyed attending their yearly fundraiser, Taste of the Independents […]