Recipes

Sip a Moment of Peace in the Kitchen

During stressful times, turning to the kitchen might be a helpful tool in reducing stress. Cooking sparks creativity, forces one to be mindful in the moment, and evokes all the senses. Touching the ingredients. Looking at the ingredients as they transform. Hearing a sizzle in a pan. Smelling the aromas of what’s cooking. Tasting all […]

in Agriculture, Find Local Food, Food Waste, Recipes

A Local Foodie’s Guide to COVID-19

Have you washed your hands lately? If not, take a moment to do so. If yes, do it again. The news is inundated with information about the global spread of Coronavirus and the uncertainty this infection is causing. Local, small businesses are disproportionately affected during uncertain times like these. Here are some ideas how you […]

in Agriculture, Economy, Environment, Health, Recipes

Cozy Winter Meals: Boosting Nutrition in Winter

Michigan winter can feel long and grey. While there may be less variety in food grown around the state, what is grown makes for some excellent comfort food. Potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and swiss chard, combine with other ingredients to create fabulous nutrient-dense dishes.  Check out some of the dishes below that incorporate winter seasonal ingredients. […]

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Dressing Winter Greens

As temperatures drop and snow flies, I crave colorful food. A favorite source this time of year is frost kissed, tender, baby greens. Their bright leaves are a welcome relief on grey days and their candy-like sweetness keeps me wanting to eat my vegetables. Usually, I eat these winter treats unencumbered with seasonings or dressings […]

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Apple Pie with Modern Bird Bakery

Modern Bird Bakery is a husband and wife team out of Traverse City, MI. They produce a variety of delicious scones, breads, morning buns, and of course, pies! We joined with The Four to give some tips for holiday baking (Here’s the clip). Don’t forget to pre-order your Thanksgiving pie from them at modernbirdbakery.com!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

We love Thanksgiving. Over the years, we’ve shared so many recipes that are perfect for this food-centric holiday, it seemed like it was time to put them all in one spot. Check out some of our tried & true seasonal recipes.

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