~No, this post isn't about a farmer's market, but rather an interesting festival I attended today. VeggieFest celebrates vegetarians, vegan, raw/paleo, organic, and gluten-free food and the lifestyle that encompasses it. Hundreds of people, including myself, battled through the heat and humidity to sample a unique variety of vegetarian foods, watch cooking demos, and listen… Continue reading VeggieFest 2016
~Kohlrabi made its farmer's market debut a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't until a few days ago when I finally tried it. I've seen it sold in bunches at other markets, but I didn't want to buy a whole bunch in case I didn't like it. It wasn't until I went to the Joliet… Continue reading Kohlrabi
Rustic Roasted Veggies
~Traveling from farmer's market to farmer's market has started to become exhausting, both physically and financially. And all the produce I've been buying has taken up fridge space. In an attempt to clear out my fridge and show off my cooking skills, I decided I would roast some vegetables. Seems pretty easy, right? It was damn near fool-proof! And… Continue reading Rustic Roasted Veggies
You Shallot Pass!
*I just had to throw a little Lord of the Rings in there, how could you not?!* ~Shallots are pretty tasty. They are the mild-mannered members of the onion family, with some subtle garlic notes. It's almost as if an onion and garlic had a baby. And the shallot was on my ever growing list… Continue reading You Shallot Pass!
~Ah peas, the usual accomplice to carrots. But they aren't just enjoyed with carrots: they are a great accompaniment in a stir-fry or as is for a healthy snack. I love them in the 3 ways I just mentioned, but I'm sure there are more outlets for peas. When I visited the Downers Grove market… Continue reading Ap-peas-ing veggies