If A Small Farm Fails, Does Anyone Notice?

This past week and especially the weekend were especially sad for the Accidental Locavore. The news was something I'd been hoping—desperately hoping—not to hear for almost six months now. When I finally got in touch with my farmer about continuing our arrangement for my weekly farm box, he said he wasn't farming anymore. The hurricane and subsequent storms from last August had wiped him out. And a farm that had been feeding people for generations is no more. ...more
It was the weather that did him in. It's the one thing no one can control. Thank you for the ... more

How Much Mustard is too Much? The Accidental Locavore Tastes Dijon

How many jars of mustard do you have? Do you think having nine is excessive, or about the right number?...more
I've added two jars since that was posted :) more

The Accidental Locavore Tries Whole Foods' 5-Step Program for Chicken

This morning the Accidental Locavore bought some chicken at Whole Foods. Yeah, so? While looking over the case for thighs to make the Indian chicken with yogurt, I noticed a 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System for the happiness of the animals....more
Thanks to blogher for featuring this. Would you pay more for meat that has has a better lifestyle? more

The Accidental Locavore's Most Hated Vegetable. Is It Yours?

The Accidental Locavore is not a fan of beets. Let me be honest here...the Accidental Locavore despises beets!...more

Don't you think most canned vegetables with the possible exception of corn, are pretty foul? ... more

Recipe for Rhubarb Ginger Chutney from the Accidental Locavore

My cousin Ellen makes a delicious rhubarb chutney which marries the rhubarb with ginger, spices and brown sugar.  It's a great accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats, sandwiches or burgers. Her favorite way to serve it is on a cracker with sharp cheddar cheese....more

I'm a big fan of Cabot! The Clothbound Cheddar is one of my favorite cheddars, and the unsalted ... more

Recipe for Rhubarb Ginger Chutney from the Accidental Locavore

My cousin Ellen makes a delicious rhubarb chutney which marries the rhubarb with ginger, spices and brown sugar.  It's a great accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats, sandwiches or burgers. Her favorite way to serve it is on a cracker with sharp cheddar cheese....more

Thanks! The chutney is great and if you're not in the mood for canning, the eat it now version ... more

Do You Rock the Leftovers?

I love food blogs. I really, really love food blogs. But there's one area where I find that food bloggers, or at least the food bloggers I read, fall short and that is leftovers and what the heck to do with them.