Posts Tagged ‘Loving Local Blogathon’

Day Four (Wednesday)

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Here are today’s entries in the blogathon. (I hope to add my own tomorrow. Last night’s recipe testing needed a little tweaking!)
Betsy at A Plateful of Happiness recalls a rainy day at the Lexington Farmers Market. (She also highlighted the blogathon in a post on Monday, which we missed!)
Megan at Delicious Dishings touches on technology and her favorite market while preparing a salad with lemon-basil dressing. 

Jeremy at Basic Eating introduces readers to a nutritious plant called Lamb’s Quarters.

Kathleen of Parlez-Moi Blog proves that home-grown (or farm-grown) dyes are the best with her gorgeous family recipe for pickled eggs with red beets and onions.

Teresa of Farm Share Stories throws together a cozy, vegetable-filled corn chowder.

Suzanne of Locavore in the City uses the summer’s tomato bounty to concoct a pasta-less lasagna.

Catherine of Pursuing Domestic Goddess-ness ponders her weekly CSA share.

Hannah of Strawberries and Tomatoes recounts her excellent night in the kitchen (hint: tomatoes are involved!).

Meggin of Happy Valley Locavore muses on the changes in the weather–and the season.

Deb of The Other Woman Cooks pays tribute to her grandmother–and her garden–with stuffed eggplant.

Frances of Plate to Plate concocts some quick cherry tomato pickles, just in time for martini hour.

Kate at Village Veggies gets creative with zucchini chocolate-chip cookies.

Kimberlea at Lighter and Local uses the ingredients she has in the house to make a peach-cardamom crisp.

Betsy of Bits by Bets inspires parents and kids with an easy way to get servings of fruit. Betsy’s previous post (which we missed) helps families turn garden zucchini into … crab cakes.

Lara of Good Cook Doris! explores farmers markets and also links to some of her colorful market-inspired recipes.

Day Three (Tuesday)

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Here are today’s additions to our virtual feast:
For Monday (but we only just discovered it!), Pure Wellness Amy profiled the veggies and eggs available at Riverdale Farm & Garden and Shady Pine Farm.
For Tuesday Amy returns to sample the bread and tomatoes at Daily Bread Bakery Cafe and Shivick Farm.
Hannah from The Bitch Stopped Cooking goes a little wild with summer-squash sloppy joes.
Kel at More Cupcakes! makes Spanish tortillas from her CSA box.
Elizabeth at On Tap for Today remembers a beloved childhood book as she makes blueberry crisp. 

Happy Valley Mama talks shares a few tips she has learned at the farmers market in Northampton.

Megan at Delicious Dishings chows down on everybody’s favorite summer treat, watermelon.

Kathleen at Parlez-Moi Blog dips into green tomatoes and comes up with not one but three recipes!

Molly at Wicked Cheap in Boston lists local farmers markets and suggests ways in which readers can save money while shopping.

Jillian at (Mis)Adventures with Food raves about her all-purpose hodgepodge couscous salad.

Jeremy at Basic Eating discusses the much maligned purslane–a summer edible he can find five feet from his doo!

Catherine of Pursuing Domestic Goddess-ness shares the perfect summer way to cook her CSA cabbage.

Hannah at Strawberries and Tomatoes relishes her own homegrown tomato festival.

Day Two

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Some of these actually went up last night–but I didn’t find out about them until this morning!
Rob of Baked Orchard shares a delicious slideshow of the Copley Square Farmers Market.
Theresa of Farm Share Stories provides non-recipes for a lazy summer day courtesy of her farm share.
Jackie of Wicked Domestic recounts a visit to Greenfest 2010–and the produce stalls at Boston’s Haymarket.
Tara of Happy Valley Mama previews her MULTIPLE posts for the week.
Hannah of The Bitch Stopped Cooking discusses some of the tomato and squash dishes she may make this week–and ponders her husband’s possible reaction to them. (Hannah, go for the summer squash sloppy joes!)
Kathleen of Parlez-Moi Blog provides her recipe for a spicy, local fish stew.
Kimmy of Lighter and Local talks about her visit to the Newburyport Farmers Market–and describes what she has been doing lately with her produce. The potato and squash savory tart looks particularly tempting. 
Megan of Delicious Dishings talks about her haul from the Union Square Farmers Market in Somervile. Warning: do not read this post if you are hungry! 
Bargain Becky returns with a look at her yummy home garden. 
Disposable Aardvarks displays charming locally oriented bento lunches. (This post actually went up Sunday, but we only just saw it!) 
In Monday’s post, Disposable Aardvarks sings the praises of tomatoes and shares vegan tomato recipes
Caroline and Tim at the Kitchen Garden Journal write about the end of summer and the slower delights of the colder seasons. 

Catherine of Pursuing Domestic Goddess-ness recalls picking peaches and raspberries at Tougas Farm in Northboro.

Catherine also leads readers through the joys and terrors of large-scale tomato canning. 

Jillian of (Mis)Adventures with Food provides a colorful red cabbage recipe designed for non-cabbage fans.
The Boston Globe‘s Green Blog spreads the word about the blogathon–and about Farmers Market Week!

Diane and Laura of New England Bites visit Johnson’s Roadside Farm Market in Swansea. 

Bits by Bets provides both an overview of the week and tips for keeping kids happy while picking berries.

Welcome to the Feast

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Farmers’ Market Week has arrived–and delicous posts are already beginning to trickle into our LOVING LOCAL blogathon!
I’ll list the blogs as I learn about them each day. And of course links will also be archived on our Loving Local blog.
Remember, the blogathon raises funds for Mass Farmers Markets, a charitable non-profit organization that helps farmers markets across the Bay State. To donate, please click here.
And now (drum roll, please!)………  TODAY’S POSTS!
Helen of Beyond Salmon began the blogathon with her chilled tomato yogurt soup. (Actually, Helen posted early because she is due to have a baby this week. Talk about locally grown!)
Sheila of Pen and Plow Farm ruminates on high-fructose corn syrup, farmers markets, home gardens, and soup kitchens.
Bargain Becky provides a virtual tour of the Weymouth Farmers Market. (She really does love local–and she loves saving money, too!)
Pure Wellness Amy provides a look forward to her posts about farmers markets this week–AND later a look at the goodies she and young Peter found at a Worcester farmers market.
Kate of Village Veggies leads readers through the process of making Down and Dirty Tomato Sauce from her garden haul.

For something completely different Peter at New England Folklore tells a creepy tale about a New England barn in August 1928.