Despite a tornado warning, a couple of dozen local food lovers braved the elements last night, September 17, in order to share their enthusiasm for eating local at a potluck meeting of Calvert Eats Local. The group was started about 10 years ago by Greg Bowen, executive director of the American Chestnut Land Trust and… Continue reading Calvert Eats Local
All the advice I've read about marketing your first book cautions that you can drive yourself crazy looking at Amazon rankings, because no one really knows how the algorithm works that feeds them. Still, you just kinda can't help it, especially in this pre-launch phase when there is little else to go on to let… Continue reading Woohoo! I’m Number One . . . For the Moment
Kudos to Fair Farms Maryland for this great video that features some of my favorite Maryland farmers, Jack and Beckie Gurley of Calvert's Gift Farm. Not only are they mentors to many of the farmers populating farmers markets today, but they started Chesapeake Farm to Table, a smart, efficient and transparent way to connect Baltimore-area farmers like… Continue reading Chesapeake Farm to Table
Here's a sneak peek at one of the recipes that end each chapter of The Chesapeake Table. I make this dish a lot during this time of year!
Here's what can happen when your neighbor says: "I know a guy who raises pigs - want to split one?" Even though all of us involved in this caper had purchased whole animals before, none of us had ever had to complete the butchering ourselves! In fact, when Sean went to pick it up, he… Continue reading “I Know a Guy With a Pig”
from The Chesapeake Table, coming in September 2018 Greek-style Moussaka It’s misleading to talk about “farm-to-table” cuisine. Farm-to-table is a way of cooking, relying on locally sourced and mostly seasonal ingredients, that can support any cuisine. Sometimes the ingredients for particular types of cuisines may not be readily available locally, but remember, every little bit… Continue reading Moussaka
It can be challenging to find delicious non-alcoholic things to drink with any local ingredients, beyond fruit ciders. I drink a lot of (non-local) tea every day, but I don’t like kombucha and I’m not afraid to admit it. The idea of fermented ginger beer was new to me, but after trying Sweet Farm Ginger… Continue reading Fermented Ginger Beer