Farm-to-Fork in Indiana

We braved the unfriendly skies to visit my family in Indiana over the holidays, and while we were there we had the opportunity to visit part of the Joseph Decuis empire of farm-to-table enterprises.  Situated in the tiny and picturesque town of Roanoke, Indiana, the “Joseph Decuis Experience” includes a fine dining restaurant, a casual […]

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Shrimp Egg Foo Young

I hope you all really enjoy egg recipes, because the girls have all started laying and we are awash in the lovely little orbs.  Going out to the nest boxes each morning is pretty thrilling, and while I am sure that thrill will pass we are sure having fun with it right now.   Check out […]

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Denver International Wine Festival

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Denver International Wine Festival as a brand ambassador for Maple Leaf Farms.  The was the 10th year of the festival, which spans three days and brings together dozens of wineries for tastings, as well as food pairings from local chefs.  Maple Leaf Farms sponsored my trip, […]

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Almond Butter Buckeyes

Buckeyes are a traditional holiday candy in the Midwest, and growing up they were one of my favorite candies.  Resembling an amped-up peanut butter cup, the peanut butter filling is partially dipped into chocolate to look like the nuts of the buckeye tree.  I have always found them to be irresistible, but the traditional recipes […]

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50 Gluten-free Holiday Appetizer Recipes

I am in total disbelief that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  This one is just sneaking right up on me, folks.  Normally by now I would have posted a few real-food holiday recipes, but due to an extremely busy semester and the ongoing chicken learning curve (I have spent more than a little […]

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Leek and Celery Root Soup

Celery root is a glorious and seriously under-appreciated fall vegetable.  I rarely see them available in groceries, and they are scarce even at the farmers’ market.  Also known as celeriac, this homely root vegetable has a surprisingly mellow and complex flavor that will remind you of celery crossed with herbal and earthy notes.  Because I […]

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