On a recent Sunday morning, I headed to the Green Mountain state, otherwise known as Vermont, in pursuit of cheese. Knowing that Vermont cheesemakers are considered some of the best in the country – if not the world – had me pushing the “pedal to the metal” as I drove north on Rte. 89 to… Read More In Pursuit of Cheese
On a glorious, warm Sunday with clear blue skies, I found myself walking towards Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA with one mission in mind: to make a summer sandwich with local vegetables and meat. I began my quest at the Cambridge Charles Square Farmers Market, located on the corner of Eliot and Bennett Street, outside… Read More Chorizo, Lettuce, Basil & Swiss
Every day I thank my lucky stars that I am not lactose intolerant because a life without cheese would be devastating. Lactate pills would become a mainstay of my life. My normal routine for enjoying cheese is either with crackers, a baguette, a slice of fresh fruit or even as a stand alone sample. However,… Read More feeling sheepish? not anymore…
Looking for something to spice up the fast-approaching holiday season? Interested in giving a loved one (or yourself!) the gift of a new skill? Here at Local Pickins, we’re always up for trying something new, in November, Formaggio Kitchen’s Autumn Jams + Conserves Workshop with Blue Chair Fruit Co. fit the bill perfectly. Nearly every… Read More ringing in the holiday season with a jamming class!