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Healing With Local Foods: Tracy Singleton of the Birchwood Cafe

This is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Live Green Twin Cities. To read the entire article, click here.

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Next Simple, Good, and Tasty Meal 7/29 at the Red Stag is COMPLETELY FULL

The next Simple, Good, and Tasty local food dinner, on July 29 at the Red Stag Supper Club (that's head chef Brian Hauke in the above picture, left) in northeast Minneapolis, is completely full. For the lucky 50 people who signed up first, here are the details:

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Local Foods to Find and Love: Kohlrabi and Garlic scapes

This is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Live Green Twin Cities. To read the entire article, click here.

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What's at the Movie Theater This Summer? Food!

You might think, on the heels of the recent Minneapolis debut of the documentaries "Fresh" by ana Sofia joanes, and "Food Inc," (expertly reviewed by Kristen at Food Renegade this week), that we've had our fill of food at the cinema this summer. Even James Bond only releases one movie each year, right? Wrong! Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the most intelligent movie-going summer in recorded history.

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We're Up!

Stephen, Molly, and I launching the site htis morning.

The new site is up - welcome! Please take a look around and let us know what you think. Happy 4th of July!

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Launching the New Simple, Good, and Tasty

I couldn't be more excited to let you know that Simple, Good and Tasty is relaunching this weekend. Why? I'm glad you asked. Here goes:

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This Week’s Farmshare Bounty - Just in Time!

How is it that we ran out of nearly everything this week? I'll admit that the amaranth wilted before we had a chance to try it (entirely our fault), but we enjoyed all sorts of salads, veggie skewers, and other fine meals this week (my wife added chard, breadcrumbs, and locally-raised bacon to our pasta tonight and it was fantastic), even eating our way through our entire fruit share.

In any case, we're thrilled that this week's box of fresh foods comes today, partly because our refrigerator is bare, and partly because my mom and step-dad are in town from Florida, and I've been talking up Harmony Valley's CSA. (I've frozen some rhubarb, and cobbler definitely is on the menu.) Here's what we're getting with a photo, descriptions, and ideas for preparation directly from the good folks at Harmony Valley Farm:

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The Onions are All Right

With apologies to Pete Townsend, I was very happy to check in on the onions we planted in May with the Birchwood Cafe and Common Roots at Riverbend Farm recently. Greg Reynolds told me that the hoe had just come through, and things were looking good. I agree.

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