• Cooking,  Local Products

    ELC Day #6 & #7- Slow-Cooker Chunky Salsa

    It was a small victory for the kitchen partner and I when we discovered a local tortilla chip.  I am a crunchy food fanatic, and he has a distaste for potato chips and popcorn. Corn tortilla chips are our middle ground. Whole Grain Milling in Welcome, MN makes a Hi-Lysine, Non-GMO corn tortilla chip (in yellow and blue corn) that I can’t get enough of. Did I mention they are certified organic?  And have a hearty crunch that screams top with salsa. Delicioso. Today I’m posting a summertime family tradition at our house, my mother-in-law’s chunky salsa. It’s an easy slow-cooker recipe you can toss together and ignore while you’re…

  • Cooking,  Local Products

    Find It Local Friday: Flour

    Beginning this Friday, I’m going to add a weekly spot on a product that I commonly get asked about sourcing locally. Although most of what we eat comes from the farmers market, I have found some locally grown pantry items that are worth substituting in your cart. Find that your grocery store or co-op doesn’t carry them? My number one suggestion: ask. I’ve had great responses to carry products from store managers who understand that putting local products on the shelves can be very profitable. More often than not they are simply unaware a local option exists. This week’s Find it Local handles a question I’ve been asked about a…