Once Upon a Pasty

If you’ve been to the Upper Peninsula, you have probably had a pasty. In the 1800s, many Cornish migrants came to the US, particularly the UP, to work in the iron mines. With them, they brought Cornish pasties. These hearty hand pies are traditionally packed with beef, onions, potatoes, and rutabagas. Today, they remain wildly […]

Beyond the Pasty

Rutabaga (also called swede) is a Brassica family (think kale, cabbage, turnips, broccoli, etc.) root vegetable commonly known to Michiganders as a pasty ingredient. Beyond the pasty, this humble cabbage and turnip cross shines in many dishes and packs a nutritional punch.

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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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99% Michigan Local Quiche

Quiche is one of those things that is harder to mess up than it is to make. Plus, it feeds a crowd, is totally versatile to what you have in your fridge. Basically, you can sub in any vegetables, herbs, cheeses, or spices you would like.

in Emma Beauchamp, Find Local Food, Recipes

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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