Recipes

Cooking with Kids: Cheesy Cauliflower Mash

Grab your favorite sous chef and prepare cheesy cauliflower mash along with Maddi, Maura, and Eleanor! This delicious side dish is like putting vegetables in disguise — the whole family will enjoy this one! Cheesy Cauliflower Mash INGREDIENTS 1 head of cauliflower 2 Tbsp heavy cream ( replace with full fat yogurt for a healthy […]

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Cooking with Kids: Curried Chickpea Wraps

Cook along with Pete, George, and Ramona as they prepare some Curried Chickpea Wraps! These gluten-free wraps were an unexpected kid-favorite so don’t be deterred by the big, leafy greens. Curried Chickpea Wraps INGREDIENTS 1 ripe avocado 2 15-ounce cans (1 1/2 cups) chickpeas, drained 1 medium stalk celery, diced 1/2 large bell pepper, diced […]

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A Guide to Apple Varieties

Fall is here! And with that comes the endless varieties of apples! According to Cultivate Michigan, the Mitten state is the third largest producer of apples, after Washington and New York! As one of our most valuable crops, we produce nearly $500,000,000 worth of apples annually. A Few Favorite Varieties Honeycrisp One of the most […]

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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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