Posts Tagged ‘locavore’

Braised Sichuan Grass-Fed Beef Stew

Sometimes I get stuck. I season and cook my dishes the same way every night, which, lets face it, leads to boredom. When it’s dark and cold outside on our long winter nights, boredom is a very bad thing. Enter, Sichuan, specifically hot, spicy, mouth numbing awesomeness that is hot chilis and Sichuan peppercorns. Read more ›

Fermented Corn Relish

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of presenting and cooking at our local Linden Hills Farmer’s Market as part of their Chef Guru series, produced by Kitchen in the Market.  The topic was what to do with the season’s abundance of corn, tomatoes and zucchini.  My immediate thought was lacto-fermented vegetables which require no cooking at all. Read more ›

Summercrisp Pear Infused Vodka

Last summer I got an urgent call from Molly McNeil, local produce, duck egg and yoga goddess, from Minnesota Peach Farm. “Hey, Tammy, want a case of pears? They’re about to go bad and I can’t move them. Maybe you can make cider with them or something.” I love this town. So I say “Yes, of course I want them! Come on over!” The case of Summercrisp Pears arrived on my porch, looking a little beat up, but smelling like a dream. Read more ›

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 ›

Know Your Farmer

This is the first of new series of posts on this blog called “Know Your Farmer.” Here I’ll be posting stories and profiles of the people and organizations that grow, raise, make and sell my food. From farmers and ranchers, to backyard chickens raisers, from apple orchards to beekeepers, from farmer’s markets and bakers, to the butcher down the street, this network of people make a food system that is transparent, accountable and delicious. Read more ›

Apple Sour Cherry Cider

On a lovely fall day a few weeks ago, my foodie compatriots Molly McNeil and Meighan McGuire helped me make a big batch of Apple Sour Cherry Cider.  I’ve recently become fascinated with preserving food by making booze. Read more ›

Minneapolis Midtown Farmers Market

Midtown Farmer’s Market

I’m a sucker for farmer’s markets.  Where ever I go, I look up when and where the next market is.  It’s a bit of an obsession, actually.  I haven’t travelled a lot, but I have been to farmer’s markets in Paris; Bangkok; New York City; Hollywood, Santa Monica, Read more ›

Local Motion

I love local products. And when I say local, I mean small producers making and selling quality goods near their own back yard. When I’m at home in Minneapolis and whenever I travel, I like to see what food, drink and products are made where I’m at. Read more ›