Passover is probably my favorite Jewish Holiday. The photo is the lull before the cacophony of clattering dishes, noisy guests and general frenzy. I love the weeks before it starts with the scouring through my favorite Jewish cookbooks, apps and Pinterest for new recipes and discussing options with my daughter (and then always end up with the classics) You can check out some of my earlier ramblings and recipes. I love the list making and schedules..
It seems like forever since I've last written anything here... chalk it up to a short but intense stint working, lots of colds, some travel... and pure laziness. Not that there is any excuse for not sharing my local market joys, some great cookbooks, and a taste of recipes. I haven't been totally silent. I have shared three cookbooks and quite a few recipes from them just to whet your appetites. And now that I've got my blogging mojo back, I promise to write more frequently. But this post is really about comfort food and a flashback to my childhood.
I'm most often found writing about two of my favorite intertwining topics... food and local sources. Typically, though, it's about the ingredients, the producers of said ingredients, the season they are harvested and, naturally some recipes to go with them. This time, I take a slightly different tack. Still local, still flavorful, but this time it's about an evening out - late dinner following a book launch... Seasoned Recipes and Essays from The Spiceman, Costas Halavrezos
Monday was a teachers' PD at my grandsons' school and since it was a beautiful day, my daughter invited me to join them on a farm outing. Another gorgeous drive to "The Valley". A visit to not JUST a farm, but a farm with tons of benefits. Welcome to our trip to Noggins Corner Farm. That's Boaz beside Winnie the Pooh Pumpkin and his Honey Pot
I do love this time of year....leaves changing colors...cool enough weather to actually use the stove without the need of fans or air conditioners ....tons of fantastic local produce for making batches of preserves ... my "why I love Autumn" list is endless so I thought I'd share some of the beauty of Nova Scotia and how we've spent a recent weekend...along with recipes, of course.
I love supporting local farmers and purveyors of all things delicious so I was intrigued by the Brown Bag Challenge presented by the folks atEast Coast Organic Milk Coop and Just US! Coffee. But as often as I am tempted by foodie challenges...I've never actually entered one...until now, that is.