Surprisingly delicious. I clearly have been frequenting too many average Thai spots in Chicago. They only use vegetable oil for cooking and no MSG. I had the spicy noodle (Khee Mao). The vegetables were crispy and flavorful and the noodles tasted fresh. Great find in my book!
Archive for October, 2010
I’d imagine that mediterranean flavors like olives and lemons would bring out the flavor of sunchoke…hopefully without overpowering it.
Marty and Kris own and run their organic, sustainable farm with great passion and ambition. They supply restaurant chefs in Chicago and head up many community education initiatives. I would volunteer again in a heartbeat. The day was sunny and 80 degrees, the work was novel and the company was fun.
http://www.350.org hosted the event to focus on climate change. I joined the group through a Slow Food Chicago newsletter.
Cranberry chutney, turkey, cream cheese tea sandwich, yum! When I saw fresh cranberries for cheap at yesterday’s farmers market, I became super happy. Not taking cranberry too far from home, I decided to make a traditional chutney with a surprise, juniper berries. I was introduced to juniper berries at a spice shop several weeks ago. While reading the label and then giving them a sniff, I learned that they are what flavors gin! Cool! They should be good in meat sauces and marmalades.
For the traditional chutney base, I used the recipe below. I added a few juniper berries to the spice mix.
For more info on Juniper berries:
Most major cities have a food co-operative that commits to buying wholesale from local distributors and then passes that savings on to a community of buyers, us! Chicago’s coop is too far from where I live, but I recommend it to those who live in Wicker Park!