local food

Butt Crack at Breakfast
I was enjoying French toast at one of my favorite spots, looked up, and this is what I was met with.  This is not the first time, won't be the last. Meal ruined. This is not a young kid with low pants, this is a grown man. We were close enough to the door to feel a breeze, and believe me, …
My Visit to the Deerfield Fair [VIDEO]
Talents of all kinds were showcased at the Deerfield Fair. I saw some gorgeous art, quilts, embroidery, lovely ladies spinning wool yarn, home made baked goods and of course, music!
There were pony rides...
and camel rides...
Awesome Corn Husking Hack! [VIDEO]
The tradition of husking corn outside has been passed down from my father, from his father before him, from the father before that and so on and so forth. After generations of meticulously trying to get the silk off the cob and then suffering a boiling pot of water in the summer heat to cook it, I k…
Farmer’s Market Beet Salad
It's time to follow up on my Portland Farmer's Market Local Produce Experiment! This week I picked up some gorgeous Golden Beets from Andy at Freedom Farm. I roasted them to create a salad. I thought it was delicious, but let's get another opinion...
Portland Farmer’s Market Find!
This is Andy. He went to school with Brian James and now sells delicious organic produce from Freedom Farm at the Portland Farmer's Market on Wednesdays. He turned me on to these amazing looking beets. What do you do with them? How do you cook them...
Portland Farmer’s Market Follow-Up [VIDEO]
These adorable, bright fairy tale eggplant were my pick this week at the Portland Farmer's Market. I called them zuchinni, but they are eggplant! Facebook me with recipe suggestions.  I've never cooked with them before, here's how it went...