Day 293: Ich Bin Sauerbraten! Teil I

Bouquet garni for the marinade:

A "few" pounds of round roast, all happy and marinade-y, for the next four days! Then, we cook!

Day 292: A Day at Bluescreek Farm

The other day we had the opportunity to delve a little deeper into the local food scene that we tried so hard to support. Bluescreek Meats, which operates out of the North Market, is one of our favorite Columbus food vendors. They recently asked customers to help their business out by completing an online survey, promising a reward upon completion. Now, I don't regularly complete such surveys, but seeing as this was a request from a local business that we frequent. I obliged. 
The reward was an invitation to an ox roast on their farm in Marysville, OH. Everyone was asked to bring a supporting dish to compliment the beef, lamb, pork, and deer chili that would be provided. We also got to tool around the farm, go on a guided tour, and take a hayride if we so desired. While we didn't take advantage of all these options, we still thoroughly enjoyed our time eating and hanging out with all the animals. Thanks for a good time guys, and we'll be buying again from you soon!


 Photogenic sheeps.

Cute little baby sheeps.

Very new trying to walk sheeps.

Hey pig!

Sleepy pig.

A chilly but beautiful day.

The cow says:

Tricksy goats.

Smiling silly goats.

For Keba.

Turkeys hangin' out near the big scary bulls.

Intimidating boar hog.


Seriously. Huge.

Heading out on a hayride.

Day 291: Seasonal Fit Bits!

Fall Fit Bits! Pumpkin with dark chocolate and pepitas! Come get ya some!

Day 290: Market on the Miami, Week 2

Week 2 offerings:
If you are serious about supporting local producers, you have to come out. Otherwise we don't succeed. We will be at it again the second Saturday in November. So get up and come see us!  

Day 289: Finished Caramels

All cut up and ready to be wrapped:

The end result. These turned out to be a really good batch!

Day 288: Caramel Beginnings!

Mise en place, ready to make sea salt cider caramels!

Day 287: Peanut Butter Popcorn!

Peanut butter caramel getting spiced up with Sriricha.  Oh love.....

 Popcorn, peanut butter caramel, peanuts, sesame seeds, Sriracha. Joy!

Day 286: Continued Labor

Large amounts of canning on a chill day results in foggy windows. All the windows.

The end result: Canned Apple Pie Filling!

Day 285: Labor

12 pounds of apples, cored, sliced, and peeled by Yours Truly. The first step in making canned apple pie filling.


Day 284: Same Dish, Different Variety

We've become a little obsessed with these little rice and egg thingies, which I blogged about here. They are just so darn easy to make, are portable, can be eaten hot or cold, and are infinitely variable, as well has being highly satiating, being so full of wholesome goodness.
I made another round of the kimchi ones, just because we liked them so much, with the addition of lentils to the rice to add some extra protein oomph. I also made a fall garden version with roasted eggdrop squash and rainbow chard from our garden. I really need to freeze a whole mess of these in different varieties.

Day 283: Great Local Product

Fermented foods are quite the rage these days, especially amongst those hipster youths. I will side with them on this one, because I love briny foods, and they are very good for the guts. 

Fab Ferments is a local company out of Cincy, and I have tried a couple varieties of their products. The current one hanging out in our fridge is the Cosmic Curry, a tasty blend of fermented raw vegetables that we love to pair with eggs and rice.  I encourage you to go out and buy a jar. I picked ours up at DLM, but it appears you can also buy direct!

Day 282: New Squash

I picked up a few of these squash at the last Market on the Miami. I was told it is a new variety, named Eggdrop, after its shape and color.
The flesh is a lovely light orange, and it has a very mild flavor, with a consistency akin to Butternut (not stringy like Acorn or Spaghetti). I plan on freezing most of it for later use. Because Winter is Coming.


Day 281: Payback

Pumpkin pie is so good!  Pumpkin guts are sooooo gross!

Day 280: Pie!

An early meal at Sam and Ethel's.  Pumpkin pie with lots of whipped stuff. A happy girl.

Day 279: Well, It Happens

Lunch. Although, they are the organic TJ's version. That makes this totally acceptable.