Meet Jeff, a pasture raised meat farmer. I spend a few hours talking with him about his farm and the animals that he loves and then i have the pleasure of actually tasting one!!Read More
Spring is here and the flowers are blooming. I love a lemon yellow daffodil. Here is the perfect cake to pair with your bouquet! Lemon-Almond Butter cake!Read More
Salted caramel, Milk Caramel- so many caramels to choose from. Check out my pretty pictures. Find out where i suggest sourcing your local Milk Caramel. If you are adventurous, you can even make your own. It's quick, easy and super delicious!Read More
Oh, it's the new year again! Gosh, I've seen a lot of these, but I never get tired of celebrating the chance to say goodbye to the old and to wholeheartedly welcome the new! The New Year to me is starting again on a new slate. And who doesn't like that? Who doesn't want to forget about the mistakes, the roads not taken, the regrets, the goals not met. It isn't that I want to berate myself, I don't. I just simply look forward to a clean plate. I mean slate. Well, really I mean a full plate!Read More
White Truffle Cheese pizza. Of course you need truffles, and not the chocolate ones! Easy and delicious to make. Recipe right here!!Read More
giving away some secrets...Read More
French peasant beets for and american patriot on the beginning of the 4th of July holiday! Yummy.Read More
CSA's are such an amazing way to get our produce. There are about 30 active farms in our region and so many varieties available. Want a vegetable CSA? check out MLUI's list online. Want a milk CSA? or cheese? those are available too. Everything grows abudantly in our lovely region, grapes, hops, tomatoes, kale, carrots, squash, pumpkins, flowers- the list goes on and on. In Grand Traverse Area there are veg CSA's, milk, cheese, flower csa's, wineries, breweries...It's enough to make your stomach growl.
One of my favorite events, one that i look forward to every year is the annual Harvest Dinner at our CSA from Meadowlark Farms in Leelanau Penninsula. John and Jenny always have fresh pressed cider and the members of their CSA and friends, bring dishes to pass and share. Since we all love fresh food, our dishes are usually comprised of the wonderful food that we get every week from Meadowlark.