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Janine MacLachlan is a farm groupie and local food advocate with a passion for small farms, where food is produced by people who care for the earth. A few food highlights: Volunteered on behalf of Slow Food and Chicago's Green City Market, American Farmland Trust. Enjoyed award-winning … Read More
When I was traveling to research Farmers' Markets of the Heartland, I fell in love with tomatoes all over again. As a child, late summer meant toasted mayo-smeared tomato sandwiches on Spatz Bread, the Saginaw, Michigan bakery that is still around, and still so local that it doesn't have a website. … Read More
August marks the home stretch of summer and, for me, a headlong rush to squeeze in every flip-flop wearing, campfire s'mores roasting, U-pick berry farm visiting that I can pack in before Labor Day. Because even though the calendar says that summer lasts until late September, August is the month to … Read More
My friend Dorie Greenspan is a wonder. She writes these big, comprehensive, fun, delicious cookbooks, collaborates with the likes of Pierre Hermes and Daniel Bouloud and knows how to tie a scarf so she is right at home in Paris. Yes, Paris. Dorie was smart enough to figure out how to split her … Read More
I was invited to participate in Paris in July. Actually, I may have invited myself, because who doesn't want to fantasize about Paris? In July! Or any time really. First I spotted it spotted it on Nichole's blog, then I met Tamara of Thyme for Tea. And more kindred spirits who will get to Paris … Read More