Recipes

Crop Spot: Beets

Beets deserve the spotlight for their funky exterior and sweet flavor alone, but add to that their superfood level nutrition, versatility in the kitchen and hearty growing characteristics and it’s easy to see that they’re a truly incredible vegetable. Past enjoying them in the kitchen, you can also use for dying fabrics and for Valentine’s […]

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Crop Spot: Rutabaga

Rutabaga is an underappreciated winter root vegetable, often just noted for its funny name. While it may not seem special compared to other winter delights like potatoes and beets, rutabaga provides some memories of spring turnips. Rutabaga is a Brassica, related to some other winter favorites like cabbage, kale, and collard greens. Until the 20th […]

Totally Doable Meal Prep Tips for 2021

When I feel a loss of control over the world around me, I long for an actionable solution to stabilize something, anything. That’s where Meal Prep comes in. It’s a time saving, cost effective, type-a satisfying solution to make your life a little bit easier. The key to starting any new habit is to start […]

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Winter 2021 Cookbook Club: Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Michigan winters are filled with perfect baking days: the cold invites you to preheat the oven, snowy days ask for warm freshly-baked bread, and sweaters allow for extra desserts. This Winter, we’ve selected the Michigan cookbook Zingerman’s Bakehouse for extra baking inspiration!  About the Author:  Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo are co-owners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, […]

Crop Spot: Potatoes

I’m a potato kind of person. Not only is the tuber ingrained in my personal heritage of a Midwestern girl with Irish ancestry, I am one to know where to get the best fry in town, and be absolutely comforted by a mashed potato ‘volcano’ with gravy spilling over the side.

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The Lesson

This post was originally published in 2019/2020 Winter Issue of The Boardman Review. You’ll find an excerpt below, with a great winter cocktail recipe and link to find the full story! “I’m a seer of things and feelings and people, I consider how it’s going to make someone feel, what connections they’ll experience, each distinct flavor they’ll taste — I don’t take that lightly.” says Barbara Saxton, […]

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Fermentation as Preservation

This year, everyone is concerned with staying healthy — and staying occupied. One way people are experimenting in the kitchen is through food preservation. Fermentation is an age-old practice of keeping food edible for longer which brings additional health benefits from bacteria, fungi and yeasts. These microbes are good for our gut microbiome (which controls […]

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Shop Local Online : Michigan Local Gift Guide

We are proud to release our annual holiday gift guide. This year, you can find delicious, useful, and of course, LOCAL, items that make for great gifts at michiganlocalgiftguide.com. Organized by categories, it’s easy to find the perfect present for anyone on your list, whether they have a sweet tooth or enjoy relaxing with a glass of Michigan […]

Indigenous Chopped Challenge : Pinto Pumpkin Cake

This year, I decided to try using traditional ingredients in new ways. I created this Pumpkin Pinto Cake recipe for the bean category in the Indigenous Chopped Challenge. As an aspiring Indigenous Chef and founder of my catering business; Makwa Niwiisin, the purpose of what I do is to bring our traditional ingredients to an all […]

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Thanksgiving – Indigenous Style

The Thanksgiving holiday has morphed with time into a great American legend that purports the coming together of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians after the tribe helped the Pilgrims harvest a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables. The story is really a fabricated history that became more popular through Norman Rockwell’s paintbrush strokes. Even though the […]

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