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 […]

in CoVID-19, Drinks, Learn More, Recipes

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 […]

in Find Local Food, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Finding Strength in Seeds

I’d like to preface this article with a land acknowledgment.  We stand here on the stolen land of the Anishanaabe people, the original and current stewards of Waawiyaataanong (the Detroit area).  In November of 2015, I landed in Detroit with nothing more than a piece of carry-on luggage and a few loose seeds. At the […]

in Agriculture, Detroit, Eat Local, Stories

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup : 2020 Edition

We love Thanksgiving – but this year is going to look completely different due to Covid-19. The meal will be smaller and no longer can you justify that 6th trip to the store on the day of Thanksgiving or rely on one of your dozen dinner guests to bring that necessary onion or bottle of […]

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