Farm to Table w/ RGE RD & Nature’s Green Acres

KevinBeef, Cooking w/ Fire, From Local Farms, From Local Farms - The Series, Grilling w/ Fire, Nature's Green Acres, Nature's Green Acres, Nature's Green Acres, Pork, Poultry, Regional Food, Veg11 Comments

Farm-to-table dining, while commonplace elsewhere, is still an extremely progressive concept in our restaurant scene. When one of the most well-respected chefs in the city, Blair Lebsack, mentioned he was going to tackle serving a multi-course dinner to 30-40 guests out in the cow pasture at Nature’s Green Acres, I wanted to be there. I find in the food service … Read More

Dry Stacked Wood Fired Oven & Grill

KevinBaking with Fire, Cooking w/ Fire, Dry Stacked Oven, Grilling w/ Fire, Smoking w/ Fire, Wood Fired Oven Project15 Comments

I think I’m going to be sore tomorrow morning. This morning, inspired by my recent temp masonry grill setup which still pleased me greatly, I thought ‘how could I use the masonry I have been collecting to build a temp oven‘. If you ever have that thought, just know in advance that if you act on it, you will be … Read More

4 Wines & A Plate – Riesling

Kevin4 Wines and A Plate, Cooking w/ Fire, From the Garden, Grilling w/ Fire, Summer, Vegetables, WineLeave a Comment

This was the first time we gave Riesling a go, and my expectations were high. I like Riesling. It was a hot summer day. I had a funky garden salad topped with wood-fire-grilled salmon topped with a puree of 4 varieties of chive an onion, topped with stir fried garlic scapes. Good company. But one can’t win them all. Execution … Read More

Poultry-nomics: Peck & Berry Acres vs. Hutterite supply

KevinCooking w/ Fire, From Local Farms, Grilling w/ Fire, Peck N' Berry Acres, Poultry6 Comments

I have, by most standards where I live anyway, an unusual meat supply. I’m not trying to be special or exclusive. I’m just trying to be sensible. Wine tasting my butt off for a few years taught me two important lessons that I now apply to meats: ‘Quality/Price’ ratio, and ‘love thy small producer’. So I choose a small local … Read More