This Sunday, the Cochon555 Tour is heading to LA. Five heritage pigs, five chefs, five winemakers – all coming together to raise money and awareness for heritage breed pigs and family farming. And we are giving away two VIP tickets to this one of a kind event, value $200 each! Continue Reading…
Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Our pets are a big part of our family so I don’t mind spoiling them when I can. I’ve never made my own dog treats, but I thought this would be a fun baking project and a way to give our Lab, Zoe, some homemade, healthy dog treats. Continue Reading…
Head on over to Orcutt Ranch for their annual community grapefruit picking this weekend. Orcutt Ranch is located in West Hills, in LA county. If you’ve never been to one of their picks, it’s a super fun community event, perfect for kids, and the price can’t be beat.
It doesn’t get more locavore then Chef Jesse Griffiths restaurant Dai Due in Austin, Texas. Jesse, and his wife Tamara, had a clear vision when they opened their butcher shop/restaurant in 2006: use only ingredients available in their region, thereby supporting local farmers, ranchers, and local culinary traditions.
What would happen if you decided to go without any processed food for just one month? Do you think you could? It seems almost strange to think that would be a hard thing to do, but you might be relying on more canned and prepackaged foods then you realize.
Andrew at the Eating Rules food blog, has been running his October Unprocessed challenge since 2010 and it’s participates grow year after year. I think people are hungry for change. (Pardon the pun.) The site is full of information and recipes to get you started and I’m happy to announce that one of my recipes is being featured in the challenge today: my Savory Cranberry Jam. Perfect for the upcoming holidays.
The October Unprocessed challenge can be started any time. If you haven’t started but want to give it ago, there’s nothing wrong with November Unprocessed , December Unprocessed … or even 2017 Unprocessed!
You may have walked right past these in your local market, because, well, what the heck? Usually packaged in plastic clam shells and placed next to the other berries, these green globes (about the size of a strawberry) are fairly new in commercial markets and totally worth going back to the produce section and picking up.
If you like Hatch chile’s, August and September are the only months you’ll find them in stores. And most of the stores have Hatch chile roasting events, so you don’t have to roast them yourselves! Continue Reading…
My daughter and I recently took a road trip to Fresno, California to visit some of the farms on the Fruit Trail. Although the drought has taken a toll on the farms here, there is still an extraordinary variety of produce for the taking.