Crop Spot: Garlic

What is related to onions, leeks and lilies, keeps mythical creatures at bay, enhances the flavor of many dishes, and has antimicrobial properties? If you guessed Allium sativum (aka garlic), then you are correct! Hailing from Central Asia and Northern Iran, records show garlic has been cultivated and used for culinary and medicinal purposes for […]

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Gourmet Glamping: One Pan Steak Dinner

What food do you bring with you while camping? Hot dogs and a s’mores kit? Dehydrated meals? With the ease of car camping at any of Michigan’s State parks, meals don’t have to be completely utilitarian. Using an ice-filled cooler, a two-burner propane stove, and some planning ahead, I was able to make a delicious steak […]

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Austin Brother’s Beer Company Harvest Pizza

Courtesy of Ben Darga at Austin Brothers Beer Company INGREDIENTS (makes 1 pizza) -(1) 10 oz pizza dough -6 oz sweet onion/garlic sauce (3 oz caramelized onions & 3 oz roasted garlic cloves, pureed till smooth) -1 C. shredded mozzarella -2 C. starchy potatoes, sliced very thinly (we recommend Presque Isle Farm’s Huckleberry Golds) -2 […]

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Fermentation Station: Adventures in Kimchi

Kimchi is traditionally a salted, fermented cabbage used as a condiment in many Korean dishes. What occurs in kimchi is known as lactofermentation. Through an anaerobic process (meaning without oxygen), our friendly neighborhood bacteria, lactobacillus, (named such because it was originally found in milk cultures), flourishes.

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Heartwarming Winter Root Soup

Did you know that parsnip is derived from the Latin word “pastus” which means food? Today, the poor parsnips are often overlooked as they literally pale in comparison to their (often) orange cousins, carrots. These unsung heroes are great roasted, mashed, or used to flavor stocks.Traditionally, parsnips had several common uses, from sweetening baked goods […]

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