Local Organic Pasta

KevinFrom Local Farms, Gold Forest Grains, Grains9 Comments

Bias disclaimer. I think John and his farm are fantastic. There, I’ve said it. If you want to formulate your own opinion on him and his farm, watch the From Local Farms episode about their farm. Yesterday was the FIRST time their farm attended a farmer’s market EVER. Which marked the first time their organic local flours were available on … Read More

BBQ Oven Action

KevinBaking, Baking with Fire, Cooking w/ Fire, From Local Farms, Grains, Irvings Farm Fresh, Kevin TV, Nature's Green Acres, Pizza, Pork, Poultry5 Comments

I’ve posted about this setup before. But then in all my wisdom, I nearly deleted all of my new wordpress blog-post-blogger-transition. I don’t recommend it. So some of the content from that post, well, died. Permanently. No matter. I had a good friend coming over for lunch today as I live close to his new City TV gig downtown, and … Read More

From Local Farms Project Update

KevinBeef, Dairy, From Local Farms, Grains, Pork, Poultry, Smoky Valley Goat Cheese3 Comments

This project is getting pretty big pretty fast, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Starting in September, I’m going to have a blog-doc-short episode featuring each of the following biggest and brightest talents in local artisan food production – and the list is growing daily: Sunworks Farm, Nature’s Green Acres,  Smoky Valley Goat Cheese, En Santé Winery, Serben Free Range, … Read More

Dinner Party Menu

KevinAntelope, Baking, Big Game, Cheese, Fish, From The Wild, Pork, Sweet StuffLeave a Comment

A breakdown of the menu for some new friends that came by for dinner last night. Excluding the first course – a salad from the garden…forgot the photo. The first three courses were paired with an alsatian riesling, the following 3 with a right-bank bordeaux. Overall, a lovely night: berkshire tenderloin on white bean purée, crispy sage pickled whitefish, dill … Read More

Foccacia di Vernazza

KevinBaking, RecipesLeave a Comment

Yep. Bread. Again. This time 1/4 whole wheat, and a quadruple batch. I will find out how many kilos of bread my oven can bake at once one of these days. Fortunately, not all of it ended up in bread loaves. Not sure what to make for supper, I stole some of the dough, and made a quick foccacia. Man … Read More

Amended Bread Gig

KevinBakingLeave a Comment

Long ago, I posted about my ‘usual’ bread recipe. It’s the kind of recipe I’ve made so often I have the numbers in my head. But today I realized that for some time, I’ve making the same modifications to it. So why follow the same recipe all the time if I end up tweaking it anyway? Yeah…no good answer there, … Read More