Recipes

All Things Local: Yooper Jambalaya

During a normal year, the Marquette Food Co-op regularly hosts food demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes. However, this year, they are hosting these events virtually with an area chef, dietitian, or staff member. Their latest virtual cooking class featured Alex Palzewicz, the Market Manager for the Upper Peninsula Food Exchange and TLD’s own Sales Coordinator, […]

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Welcome to our Cookbook Club!

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the official Taste the Local Difference Cookbook Club! Each season, we will introduce a great cookbook we’re reading that highlights essential ways to use local ingredients. Join in on the fun, learn a new recipe, and take advantage of Michigan’s seasons with us!  Cookbook Club, Fall 2020: TASTES by Taste […]

Compound Butter for All Occasions

There’s a reason French food is famed: locality, seasonality, and of course, butter. My favorite form of fat, butter, is a fabulous way to bring beautiful flavor to so many proteins, vegetables, and baked goods. To quote Julia Child, “with enough butter, anything is good.” 

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Table Four2 at Home with Mawby

For the second season running, Mawby offers Table Four2, an intimate tasting experience for two guests at their beautiful Leelanau winery. Guests enjoy four wines paired with four small plates as they overlook the rolling vineyards. This personal offering is incredibly popular, even during the pandemic, and the experience is booked through the end of September. […]

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Summer Staycation Idea: Camping Recipes & Yoga Practice

Around this time of year, Cat Stenberg (200-ERYT, 500-ERYT, YACEP) of Dandelion Yoga, hosts an off-grid yoga retreat on Grand Island in the Upper Peninsula. Located just outside Munising, Grand Island is a National Recreation Area that boasts beaches, dunes, bike trails, hiking, camping and cabins.  With no cars allowed on the island, yogis pack […]

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Crop Spot: Fennel

A member of the Umbelliferae family, fennel is a cooler season vegetable crop related to carrots, dill, parsley, and cilantro. It has a mild, sweet licorice (or anise) flavor with broad appeal, even among black licorice avoiders. In the Garden: Fennel, a native to Mediterranean climates, prefers full sun and well drained soil for growing. […]

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Chamomile Pickled Carrots

“I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! “One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime.” –Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter Here’s a quick recipe to put your carrots to bed with some […]

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Cold Cocktails for a Hot Summer

During a summer like the one we’re experiencing right now, it seems like the temperatures go from hot to hotter. Combat the 90-degree weather with these cold, colder or coldest cocktails using local spirits and Northwoods Sodas!  Cold: Garden Mojito This drink is incredibly beautiful, with a bright pink ombre in the glass, and garnished […]

Campfire Kohlrabi

Michigan is all about the seasons, and two of my favorite happening right now are 1) kohlrabi season and 2) camping (and campfire!) season. You too? Grab your grilling tongs and use this simple recipe for an easy campfire meal to take in both fresh air and fresh produce.  Ingredients:  Kohlrabi:  4-5 small-to-medium kohlrabi bulbs […]

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