We cranked out quite a lot, team!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Argus Farm Stop was worth the wait. With the clear mission of selling goods of local farmers, they knocked it out of the park! The vibe is fun. The service friendly. The merchandise selection is very wide, with heirloom and specialty items that chefs might be looking for.
Check it out at Argus Farm Stop or stop by 325 West Liberty.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Dropped in Biercamp today for a sausage craving, and stumbled upon this new-to-me goodie, a house made pancake mix. The ingredients were just as if I would have made it myself, flour, leavening, sugar & salt. But convenient because it's all portioned out. It's really quite genius for a sausage store to throw in a bag of pancake mix.
I turned it into a fantastic waffle foundation by following the recipe on the back- except for two changes. I separated the eggs, whisking the whites to semi soft peaks to fold in at the end while combining the yolks with the buttermilk. I also added two Michigan zucchini, grated and squeezed to rid extra liquid, and a little bit of ground cumin, chili and black pepper.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Sunday, September 07, 2014
I suppose getting the least exciting breakfast station for the first week of live service means that it's now out of the way: sandwiches, smoothies, quiche, salad & fruit. However, my team used the opportunity to get to know each other better and bang out some pretty wonderful little bites to accompany the more traditional breakfast items.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
An heirloom variety that has a mouth tingling balance of sweet and tart, the green zebra is ripe when green. It makes a fantastic jam, seen below with an Indian influence -cumin, cayenne, garlic, & ginger.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
We hit Acadia national park so hard this week, biking & hiking, that Mama ate as much crab as she wanted. And what spectacular local Bar Harbor crab it was! It beat the lobster, which I wasn't expecting. It was finely shredded and succulent, and perfect in cakes, curried salad, grilled crab sammies. We have been driving all day, are away from the great ocean and back in the land of the lakes. At least I have Monahan's. Right?!
Here were a few highlights.
First lobster roll of the week at RedBarn in Augusta.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
I don't normally do negative blog posts. It's not my style. But this stuff is terribly atrocious!! DO NOT buy it. It bites your tongue and throat with an awful nail polish poisonous water flavor, with the added benefit of an aspartame aftertaste.
A complete Waste of money and swallows. I took one sip and poured the rest down the drain, violently. I normally don't fall for the skinny girl rigamarole, but the end cap at Meijer suckered me. Damn!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sometimes I get the urge to cook an extravaganza. I'm always happy when it lines up with someone's birthday- because then I'm honestly grateful that I get the excuse to cook for a couple hours uninterrupted for someone I love. Last night's meal was no exception:
Maryland crabbies: with spicy mayo and smoked paprika tartar
Michigan garden flatbreads (rubbed with kale pesto topped with charred corn salad and homegrown sweet pea sprouts)
Passion fruit key lime bars were the sweet course, but it looks like theygot eaten before they were photo-ed.
Monday, July 28, 2014
live at Sonic lunch last Thursday
Don't ever drive by this fishery in Ludington, MI thinking it's just a shack. Oh man, will you be sorry.
or dipped lightly in crumbs & flash fried.
Then you can take it across the street to Bortell's landing and watch Lake Michigan's clear waters as you enjoy. Warning: bring your own ketchup. And ask for extra salt!