Archive for July, 2011
Our Farmer’s Market is in full swing!
Yippedy do da!
The way I look at it, in this day and age of salmonella and botulism, etc., etc., I really like the idea of knowing the person who grows the food I put in my body.
I used to grow all of my own vegetables and freeze or can the overflow for the winter, but it’s really hard to do that up here on my mountain. The growing season is about 20 minutes long and the deer and elk think anything I plant is their own personal salad bar….
I have a good friend who grows a huge garden and I help him in return for all the vegetables a girl can eat which helps me feel like I am somewhat sustainable. He doesn’t, however, grow cows or lambs or chickens or make cheese or bread and there are so many talented local artisans and farmers who produce wonderful products and need our support.
The other thing that I absolutely adore about the Farmer’s Market is how slow it is. I run into the local supermarket and grab a few things on my way home from work, in and out in 10 minutes. But the “farmers” of my local farmer’s market won’t stand for such shenanigans. They insist on telling me all about their produce or products and well, there is nothing on this earth that this girl likes better than talking about food! Except, of course, talking about wine……
sweet family honey operation http://taylorhoney.com/
Award winning local cheese, I love their “Barely Buzzed” – it’s coated in espresso grounds http://beehivecheese.com/
Dogs rule in Park City!
I usually grab a sandwich here, they have great food! http://spencerssmokinggrill.com/
I love their lamb, buy it every chance I get! http://morganvalleylamb.com/
Anyhoo, I am so excited about my local Farmer’s Market, that I want to do a quick little giveaway!
Leave a comment on your opinion of your local Farmer’s Market and it will enter you in the contest. The winner will be chosen at random a week from Monday, August 8 and receive this cute little “Farmer’s Market Kit” that I made all by myself just for you!!
Sometimes, I amaze myself!
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This post is in honor of the letter “O” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more omnipresent “O” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
After spending a few weeks on the west coast and a few days in New Orleans, it’s time to pay the piper and address the issue of my jeans and how they don’t quite fit anymore! I ate (and drank) my way from Oregon to California and pretty much all the way around New Orleans and I have to face the fact that it’s time to cut back for a little while.
So, I decided to make some cookies! Not just any cookies mind you, healthy cookies from the Skinny Girl website – cookies with banana and oats in them. I’m not going to claim that these are the best tasting cookies I’ve ever made, but they are probably the healthiest and I really need a little help in that department right now. Here’s how to make them:
1 1/2 cups oat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 t canola oil
1/3 cup soy milk (I used 2% cow’s milk)
1/2 cup banana puree
1 t vanilla extract
First I made my own oat flour since I didn’t have any lying around. I just pulsed 1 1/2 cups of oats in the blender until they were more flour-like. It doesn’t matter if they are perfectly ground since you are also adding oats later in the recipe.
Combine the oat flour with the baking powder, baking soda & salt in a large bowl
add the oats
and chocolate chips
in another bowl, mix the milk, canola oil, banana puree and vanilla
add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix thoroughly. Drop with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes (depending on the size of your ice cream scoop).
What I liked about these was that even though they are lower in fat and calories, they don’t have any strange artificial ingredients in them. Again, they weren’t the best cookies I’ve ever made, but they were satisfying and helped tame my sweet tooth while I’m trying to be good for a few weeks. Given the fact that one of the new kitchen items I had shipped from New Orleans was an ice cream maker (what? You haven’t heard of Cajun ice cream?), don’t expect this healthy lifestyle of mine to last forever! Just until my jeans fit again…
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I can’t begin to describe how wonderful the food was. I ate in a different restaurant for every meal so I could fit in as much variety as possible. Hands down, this guy’s restaurant was my favorite.
I spent an hour or two in here (hey, it was hot out!)
Alligator! This was the first time I’d ever tried it, even though I lived in Florida for years. It was good, but pretty much anything is good deep fried and served with garlic aioli.
Emeril’s place – the food here was absolutely amazing! I had etouffee and bread pudding. It was wonderful, but I still think K Paul has him beat…
the mighty Mississippi
I would highly recommend the New Orleans Food & Wine festival for anyone who obsesses over food and wine (like me). I learned so much and had such a good time. I’ll definitely come back, maybe not next year, but sometime again in the next few years for this amazing festival!
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