• Cooking

    A Local Remedy: Chicken Dumpling Soup

    Food vs. Amy. Food wins. Notice the relative silence around here this week? It seems I should’ve been careful what I wish for on the “food coma” bit last week. Since late Friday I’ve been battling a nasty case of food poisoning. It cut our weekend in Wisconsin short and meant I spent most of Saturday and Sunday flat in bed. I’ll withhold the details except to say I nursed my tummy by watching Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirates always cheer me up. Through the ordeal, I just kept thinking Seriously? On the one weekend where I set aside the trusty locavore diet for a smorgasbord of food and family (2…

  • Cooking,  Local Products

    Find It Local Friday: Minnesota Thanksgiving Feast

    Tomorrow marks the beginning of my absolute favorite week of the year. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Thanksgiving. It’s the ultimate holiday for me. All the same great food. All the same great people. But without the shopping and gift wrapping. And what’s better than celebrating gratitude? I can’t wait! I’ll be helping with a few Thanksgiving meals next week by putting some local dishes on the table. If you’re in the process of planning a feast for 2 or 20, there’s no better time to support local farmers. Here’s my suggestions to have a fantastic Minnesota Thanksgiving Feast: Turkey Minnesota is the number one turkey producing state in the country.…