Recipes

Chamomile Pickled Carrots

“I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! “One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime.” –Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter Here’s a quick recipe to put your carrots to bed with some […]

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Cold Cocktails for a Hot Summer

During a summer like the one we’re experiencing right now, it seems like the temperatures go from hot to hotter. Combat the 90-degree weather with these cold, colder or coldest cocktails using local spirits and Northwoods Sodas!  Cold: Garden Mojito This drink is incredibly beautiful, with a bright pink ombre in the glass, and garnished […]

Campfire Kohlrabi

Michigan is all about the seasons, and two of my favorite happening right now are 1) kohlrabi season and 2) camping (and campfire!) season. You too? Grab your grilling tongs and use this simple recipe for an easy campfire meal to take in both fresh air and fresh produce.  Ingredients:  Kohlrabi:  4-5 small-to-medium kohlrabi bulbs […]

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Pittsfield Township Farmers Market Virtual Cooking Demo Series

The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market is hosting a virtual cooking demo series! Local chefs will perform a seasonal cooking demonstration through Facebook live videos each month. By going virtual, all are welcome to view these demos safely from their homes and encouraged to stock up at the Pittsfield Township Farmers Market or their local market. […]

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Crop Spot: Snap Peas

Snap peas are a legume which means they are in the family of incredible plants that can “fix” nitrogen gas from the atmosphere into a usable form in the soil for other plants to access. Similar to snow peas (edible pod, flat) and English garden/shelling peas (inedible pod, round full appearance), snap peas (edible pod, […]

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Asparagus Frico

Asparagus season is here! And here is a simple asparagus season recipe to create elevation to any soup, salad or pasta dish with a delicious garnish: an asparagus lattice frico.  A frico is essentially a cheese crisp, and the addition of asparagus feels natural. To keep your garnish from becoming soggy, make sure to draw […]

Strawberry Gazpacho

This week, I was given the gift of a field-fresh strawberry. It was sitting in the sun, a pop of red amidst a miniature jungle of large green leaves, and (with permission, of course), I grabbed my treasure and headed back. I announced to the world that I had found the perfect strawberry and I […]

in Claire Butler, Eat Local, Local Ingredients, Recipes, Spring

NoMi Snack Board: Upgrade Your Grazing Game

Want to upgrade your summer snacking? You can’t do much better than local food, and it’s easy to bring a Northern Michigan grazing board together using Taste the Local Difference’s resources.  Taste the Local Difference (TLD) not only publishes a yearly Local Food Guide, but we also have an online directory that can help you […]