For HOMEGROWN types, shopping at the farmers market is a given, right? It’s simple: support local farmers, get fresh produce. But for others, it’s not that obvious.
Last weekend I took two of my friends from Northeastern University to the SoWA Open Market here in Boston, which includes a farmers market, as well as food trucks and artisan vendors. We picked up some of the usual suspects: squash, tomatoes, corn, peppers, eggplant,…Continue
Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?
I've spent the year trying to eat as locally as possible (blog: Local Me). I read about sweet potato enchiladas in Farmer John's cookbook. My recipe goes in a different direction, especially with the spices.
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
10 corn tortillas
3-4 sweet potatoes, prepared for mashing (baked in oven, stove or microwave)
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, diced
Added by Jay Geneske on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments
Cross-posted on Local Me.
Autumn rustles through the maples of Manhattan, sweeping away the tomatoes, corn, zucchinis, and berries of our Indian summer. I focused on the hearty, auburn, and waxy season-transition vegetables at my farmers' market class last weekend. Indeed, this is the time for roasting, stewing, and…Continue
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…
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