(Originally published May 12, 2013) Back in March I had a yen for some fresh spring greens, and though I had some overwintered spinach and collard greens in my own garden, I thought it would be more fun to visit the winter farmers’ market in Columbia. Since my daughter happened to be home from college […]
(Originally published May 18, 2013) You may have already noticed that I’m kind of fixated on greens. Part of that is the time of the year—leafy greens just rule in spring. They love cooler temperatures and grow quickly, so they’re abundant in farmers’ markets in spring, fall, even in winter if you’re lucky enough to […]
(Originally published November 20, 2013) In this cooking video, the eighth of the MO Deep Roots series, Vera Gelder of Walk-About Acres in Columbia, Missouri, shows me how to make three dishes featuring the specialty of her farm: honey. Each of the recipes is very simple to make, requiring few ingredients, and all of them […]
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(Originally published October 10, 2013) This wonderfully satisfying grilled carrot salad was created by Craig Cyr, co-owner and executive chef at the award-winning Wine Cellar and Bistro in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Chef Craig and his lovely wife Sarah—who also happens to be the sommelier at the Wine Cellar—invited me into their home early this summer […]
(Originally published March 2, 2014) March is coming in like a lion here in the Midwest, so once again it’s time to put on your sweater, brew a hot cup of tea, and make a big pot of soup. Here’s a recipe I’ve been saving for just this sort of day, my friend Brian Mahieu’s subtle, […]
(Originally published March 2, 2014) Here we are again, just a few weeks before spring is supposed to officially begin, once again covered in a coating of ice, just waiting for the snow to follow. It feels like we’ve been living in black and white for the past few months, and I’m tired of […]