We love beets! Beets taste of the soil in which they were grown and they are our icon, our mascot. Beets were also a major staple in the kitchen when the three of us starting cooking and working together – so we are and always will be fond of beets.
Our writing often focuses on seasonality and this beet-based cocktail is certainly one that will fit the bill for this immediate season – Halloween night.
As most of you know, the Jonathans are the creative culinary force behind OurLocaltopia. They are each extremely talented cooks, with divergent styles that inform and strengthen each other. Occasionally their differences come out in epic Iron chef style duels, like the one detailed below. I was lucky enough to experience this duel in person, and while I could never pick a decisive winner, the process was educational and, of course, delicious! Read on for details on two seemingly similar dishes, Continue reading “The Great Squash Soup Duel: Davis vs. Dye”
Pumpkins, winter squash, and gourds are inseparable from the autumn season. They fill our pies, form the foundation of our soups, and adorn our tables as the days get shorter and the holidays approach. In this gallery you’ll find cucurbits (the general term for these fruits of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants) for all purposes. With a little hunting, you should be able to purchase all of these at local markets and grocers… Continue reading “A Gourmet’s Guide to Gourds, Pumpkins & Squash”
As the days become shorter and the nights become longer… OurLocaltopia is excited by the new season and all of the great ways we can celebrate it. We’re absolutely crazy for fall. We love how fall brings a change in the air, the light, what’s in our gardens, and what’s on our stoves and in our ovens. Seasonality is a complete inspiration for us, therefore we have decided to issue several posts over the coming weeks devoted to Fall Baking and Cooking. Continue reading “Fall Baking Begins NOW with Nutella Cinnamon Buns: Recipe and Gallery!”