Eat Local Challenge : Honey Caramel Fried Pear and Elderberry Tart with Glass Gem Cornmeal Crust

Eat Local Challenge : October 31 : An inspiration of dessert desire and these ingredients led me to create this honey caramel fried pear and foraged elderberry tart with Glass Gem cornmeal crust – rustic! Local! Copoco’s local honey, Ela Family Farms pears, foraged elderberries from Fort Collins, I grew the beautiful Glass Gem corn…

Eat Local Challenge : Foraged Fruit Poached Pears with Lemon Verbena Creme Anglaise

What a delight to combine these lovely Ela Family Farms pears with sour Montmorency cherries, elderberries, dried Stanley plums and local honey in a poaching syrup that is rosy and inviting! And then, infuse dried lemon verbena from my own garden this summer – in raw cow’s milk from Taft Hill Dairy, thicken the custard…

Eat Local Challenge : Grilled Corn and Chevre Stuffed Poblano Chilies

Slow Food International’s Eat Local Challenge continues and I am getting caught up on my posts! Going to the Farmer’s Market down town Fort Collins, Colorado was even sweeter as I encountered this amazing mural just across the street. The autumn mood was definitely present and influencing my choices for dinner that evening. There’s a…

Day 4 : Eat Local Challenge : Pumpkin Flan with Honey Caramel and Salted Pumpkin Seeds

  No way to resist – at least for me – this light and lovely pumpkin flan! It goes down easy, very willingly! after a spicy meal. I’m on a 3 week Eat Local Challenge via Slow Food International, and this dessert featured on Day Four night in my kitchen. All who are on the…

Day Three : Eat Local Challenge : Glass Gem Cornmeal Pancakes and Elderberry Honey Syrup

Launching into Day Three of the Eat Local Challenge and the breakfast I made has brought me the most joy so far on this three week (and probably beyond) ride! These sweet stacks of silver dollar pancakes began their history in 2013, when I grew the magical Glass Gem corn in our garden on the…

Eat Local Challenge – Three Weeks of Deliciousness Began Today in My Colorado Kitchen

The last two days I’ve spent reveling in the Colorado autumn sun and gold, and singlemindedly gathering the following amazing goods, preparing my kitchen, heart and belly for three weeks (at least) of Eat Local planning, discovering, selecting, more planning, creating, cooking and eating amazing food grown in, near or very close to Fort Collins,…