Posts Tagged ‘eat local’

August Farm Dinner

We are driving down the blacktop through the Minnesota country side, rolling past corn fields, red barns and pastures full of cows.  Clouds are threatening a little rain, but I’m hoping they will pass.  I’m looking up ahead for the road to the farm.  We finally turnoff onto a quiet dirt road, then pull into a grassy parking lot next to an old farm house and a very modern row of greenhouses.  Read more ›

Dried Strawberries

Strawberry season is in full swing!  Well, not in Minnesota.  My strawberry plants are still sleeping under six inches of snow.   But strawberries are plentiful in Florida, Louisiana and California right now.  And while we do have to truck them into the state, the season makes them fresh and affordable.  Read more ›

Rendering Pastured Pork Lard

Rendering your own lard is a snap.  Lard does wonderful things to food, making pastries flakey, deep fried foods crispy and sautés profoundly flavorful.  But the most important component of good tasting lard is the source of the pork fat.  Read more ›