Saturday, June 13, 2009


Sunday brunch brain food, that pretty much sums it up.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Prosciutto / Gibbs
Cantaloupe, Grapes / Madison's
Eggs & Rye Bread / Gibbs

Meat group, Fruit group, Bread group, Butter group.

Since eating an entire cantaloupe between two people is a bit much, a Mexican trick is to blend the fruit with ice and water for a light version of a smoothie.  Fresh makes it best.

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Friday, June 12, 2009


We started this culinary adventure at the farmers shed and could not possibly pass on a heaping bag of delicious sugar snap peas after sampling the raw product.  Add a couple lemons and some of our own freshly clipped parsley from the garden and voila!  Both sides of the fish were patted with the chopped parsley lemon zest mix, and then pan fried in a couple tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil for around 5 min per side depending on the thickness of the fillet.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Sole / Lukens Fish & Poultry
Sugar Snap Peas / Turner Farms (farmers shed)
Lemons / Madison's
Parsley / (our garden)
Salt & Pepper / Herb & Spice & Everything Nice

Recipe from the Modern Fast Food cookbook.

This dish took a total of 20 min to throw together (with 2 people working).  The fish was delicious and very soft and juicy.  The mild taste of this whitefish took well to the simple flavors of the rub and added its own sweet buttery taste.  I think we're going to be ramping up our seafood consumption here over the summer after having this fine catch.  Fresh makes it best.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Onion, Garlic & Herb Saute over Handmade Garlic Linguini

Calorie counters, look away. This pasta made by "Ohio City Pasta" at the Cleveland Farmer's Market and distributed by "Anything's Pastable" at Findlay Market is to die for. The freshness and natural flavors of the pasta need not need anything fancy to accompany it; yet I am sure many options abound from pesto to marinara to clam sauce. You really can't mess this one up.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Linguini / Anything's Pastable - Bouchard's
Olive Oil / Dean's Mediterranean
Onion & Garlic / Madison's
Fresh Herbs / (Our Garden)

No recipe, just chop, saute and serve.

It must be noted that there is a wide variety of pastas available, from angel hair to linguini and spinach flavored to plain. We're not sure that we can ever go back to Bertoli.

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