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    ELC Day #27 & 28 -Eggplant Parmesan

    If you’re headed out to the State Fair this weekend be sure to stop out for these local food events: Sunday August 28: Be sure to stop in at the outdoor stage in Carousel Park for Minnesota Cooks Day. Every hour from 9AM to 4PM there will be cooking demonstrations, discussions about local food, and skill demonstrations by the students of Le Cordon Bleu. Network with local farmers and take home a recipe or two. Sunday August 28 & Monday August 29: Eat Healthy Local Food will be the theme of the State Fair parade both days at 2 pm. Stop along your state fair visit to see the vegetable…

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    ELC Day #23 Ratatouille Bruschetta

    I’ve always thought eggplant was exotic and cool; not quite vegetable, not exactly fruit. It can blend into the background of dishes or stand out as the star.  It grows a deep purple color of royalty and class.  It’s just all-around cool to see eggplant growing in the garden. Honestly, I feel the same way about most things grown in Minnesota.  It’s impressive to me what we are able to produce in our region.  We may not have king crab or pineapples, but we have wheat.  Imagine what it’s like to be a Florida Locavore where wheat is not on the menu. No fresh warm bread.  No taco shells. No…