Congrats to Windsor Eats on their great coverage in AOL’s travel section. Essex County is starting to be recognized as a great travel destination, especially for wine lovers.
Check out the article here:
This Sunday is the Lakeside Locavore Lunch at John R. Park Homestead. This annual event celebrates local growers and producers in a relaxed setting.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Serving at 12:30 and 1:30
Tickets are $20/person
For More Information: 519-738-2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen, the assistant curator at the Homestead, explains why there are two lunch times:
The idea of the two lunch times is to spread out the crowd and to ensure that people get a better chance to talk to local food producers (instead of all jamming up on the food stations at once). We hope that this will spread the crowd out and aid the producers in food preparation and information sharing. The site will remain open to 4pm, and you are welcome to stay until the end!
A 22 year-old dancer was left paralyzed after eating a tainted burger. It’s a scary story but it’s one that could happen again. The purpose of posting this is not to frighten the life out of you (but I’m hoping it does give you a bit of an awakening) but to reconsider your shopping choices.
The articles states:
A single portion of hamburger meat is often an amalgam of various grades of meat from different parts of cows and even from different slaughterhouses. These cuts of meat are particularly vulnerable to E. coli contamination, food experts and officials say.
When you buy from a small farmer who has raised his own beef and wants to take responsibility for what he sells (and feeds his family!) you know where your meal is coming from and that there is only the meat from that cattle being used.
Small farmers produce small orders and, if they are using a reputable packager, that is a traceable order. Small farms also tend to have healthier animals if they are pastured outdoors and requires less (or no) treatments of antibiotics.
When you make your next purchase ask yourself if you are buying a happy cow (or happy chicken, etc.). If you don’t know then you are probably buying from the wrong person.
I keep a close eye on my daughter and always know where she’s at. If I take time to do that, why would I not take that same precaution with the food that I feed her every day?
Visit the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market (or your nearest local market) this week for great produce like Freestone peaches, red currants, sweet corn and beans. Our meals lately have been amazing and the baby can’t get enough of the peaches. I’ll definitely have to stock up on more this week to freeze as well.
Here’s a great website that I used for canning apples and they have directions for peaches too:
Steven from Cheung’s Trading is looking for someone to cook with some unique ingredients.
He’s not looking for a professional chef (but feel free to contact him if you are one) but some who is just passionate about cooking and creating new dishes.
I want to hear from people who just love to cook… especially if they enjoy experimenting with new and exotic ingredients. As a matter of fact that’s what I prefer to hopefully facilitate some meaningful discussion.
Steven doesn’t want to create a traditional dish. He’s hoping to create a whole new type of cooking by creating ‘fusion’ dishes that combine Chinese herbs with different types of cooking to create healthy and delicious meals.
Steven will provide goji berries to cook with; he would love to see them combined with locally grown produce or meat. If you need some ideas, Cheung’s Trading worked with a local chef for cooking with Chinese herbs at a recent LCBO event and has recipes from that day.
Interested? If anyone has any questions they can contact Steven directly at the store (519) 252-9228 or email him at email@example.com