Get Trendy It has become trendy to grow your own food.  However, if you do not have enough space and still want to get in on the fashionable trend of knowing where your food comes from there are options!  There are many benefits including greater participation in your community, supporting your local economy and even being "Green".  Click on the link above to learn more!...more

A Sunday Road Trip to a Farm Reminds Us Why We Choose Local

No recipe today, just a story that will live in our hearts and memories for a long time to come. On Sunday afternoon, our family took a road trip to WIndcrest Dairy, a farm located about 45 minutes outside of downtown St. Louis....more

A Sweet Secret for your Sweet Potato Fries

I'm an Oklahoma local cook through and through.  Tonight I made locally grown sweet potato fries to go with our teriyaki grilled beef and cucumber salad. ...more
I never got into sweet potatoes...but I'm going to try because this looks very delicious...   Cindymore

Perfect Pairing For Your Bunch: Apple and Rosemary Pork Roulade

Recently, on a gorgeous fall day, my family and I took a trip to a local orchard to pick apples. We had so much fun taking a hayride to the back of the property, then hopping off at the destination to start scouting out the apple variety that we wanted to pick....more
@EatingLocalintheLou You're welcome -- it's a great recipe!more

Enjoying the Homestead Harvest with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Pepper, and Sungold Tomato Pizza

“Don’t look for others to change, start by changing yourself. Ask yourself, “What can I do, because change begins with me’” (Jules Dervaes)...more

My Little Victory Garden: All...Day...Long

I'm inviting you to visit me at my "Red Dirt Kelly" site. Just posted a new Little Victory Garden piece and of course, any who share my garden make me smile.  See you there...RDK...more

Meddling Mother-In-Law Learns An Expensive Lesson

Dear Tazi: My husband and I are of the belief that a healthy diet composed of fresh, local foods and limited preservatives is the key to a healthy lifestyle. We buy locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables; organic meats and dairy products; and limit the amounts of what we buy to what we can eat within a few days. We don’t mind going to the grocery and the farmer’s markets three times a week; in fact, we enjoy it. My problem is that I cannot convince my mother-in-law of this. ...more

Locavore Living...One Pizza at a TIme

Once upon a time, all human beings were locavores, and everything we ate was a gift of the earth.   We only ate what was grown or produced with in a small radius of where we lived and worked.  Somehow, over the last few years the word Locavore has re-ignited a food revolution of sorts in Middle America.  I don't think that chef Jessica Prentice knew in 2005 that she coined a phrase that brings with it so many questions and so much skepticism. ...more

When to Be or Not to Be a Locavore: Aroma Cucina

When to Be or Not to Be a Locavore: Aroma Cucina We live in an era of efficient shipping, and that makes for some good eats in unlikely places.  Don't fight it, embrace it and choose wisely. ...more