Cross-posted from Local Me.
No local food journey would be complete without preserving the harvest. Freezing, drying, pickling, and...canning. I grew up with dusty glass jars shelved like aged books below the basement steps, each lid personally labeled by my mom or an aunt.
I recently ordered canning equipment through Amazon.com and set aside time on a Saturday to can…
In between water sports and downhill skiing, I get my outdoors fix with some crisp, scenic hikes during the fall season. As the leaves turn and the air cools, it’s the perfect time of year to lace up those boots, fill a daypack and hit the trails!
Added by Caroline Malcolm on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
While I do try to think locally when I shop for food, clothing, and entertainment, factors like price, convenience, and quality always rear their heads as I approach the cash register. I sometimes feel guilt when I buy strawberries from California in the winter, or when I purchase organic arugula at a local store, instead of hitting up the neighborhood Farmers’ Market. But more often than not, the largest portion of my day-to-day purchases are local and/or sustainably produced goods. I…Continue
As the summer winds down (nooooooooo!), my herb garden is overflowing and in need of some trimming. I can't bear to compost all of the lovely flavor that's been growing, so here's my solution. I chose to combine thyme, rosemary and sage for a handy store of herb butter to smear on a whole chicken for roasting. Come January, February and March, won't it be nice to revisit summer…Continue
Added by Cornelia on August 26, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
Students returning to campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will have a fitting alternative to the usual fast-food destinations. Their classmates in the organic crop production program are serving up a fresh market with food and entertainment planned through mid-October.
Students can shop the UT Market without having to…
Added by Flour Sack Mama on August 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
A while ago, I read a lot about post carbon.
Which led me to read about peak oil, through the lens of our suburban life in the outskirts of Montreal.
Which led me to read about british-born…Continue
Roasted beet salad, fresh local spinach and scallions sound like menu details from an upscale restaurant. They're what's new this spring at the cafeteria of Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville, Tennessee. Chef Mary Goldman is excited to include some fresh, local produce for the first time this…Continue
Added by Flour Sack Mama on May 31, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments
|Finished jars now they only need to ferment for 5 to 7 days.|
As Spring is fast approaching (I swear....), I can't help but reflect on all of the men and women connecting people to local food, decreasing our use of carbon, and all this on wheels.
Today we're lucky to have Kate Storey, Michigan Mama author, guest blogging for us!
I only consider myself to be “moderately crunchy.”
Sure, I’ll look for more natural ways of living, but I’m not completely ready to live off
the land and give up every modern convenience. I…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
There's a newish movement in Jewish (Kosher) cuisine: getting back to the roots. I don't mean Eastern Europe, but trends in Kashrut point to a rise in consumer interest in healthy, organic, sustainable products. If you keep kosher, and you haven't noticed, most of the foods you'll find in the kosher…Continue
Added by Monica Gebell on April 25, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? I'm having some friends over for a mostly-local dinner. Just returned from a trip to Union Square greenmarket to pick up some last-minute ingredients.
Here's what's on the menu:…
Happy Earth Day Everyone!
If you really stop and think about it, all the ways that we interact with our food (growing, raising, packaging, distributing, cooking, consuming, composting, digesting, landfilling, and more) have a huge collective impact on our planet. Over the decades since the first Earth Day…
Added by Cara Rosaen on April 22, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments
Alright, it's just wishful thinking that raspberries are in season here in Michigan. Even though they aren't really in season at the moment, by freezing summer treats like raspberries, you can enjoy them year round!