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Roundup: Winners, food tips, tomatoes

August 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · local food, recipes, Roundup

It was a rough week for me, but I’ve finally caught my breath enough to offer a roundup with updates, opinion and information that’s good to know.


gp-dishScattered sushi recipe. Anyone who was around for the Japanese cooking demonstration at the Lawrence Farmers Market in June and who wondered how to make chirashi zushi (scattered sushi) can now find the answer at the Global Partners for Local Organic Foods web site. Here’s the chirashi zushi recipe, converted to American terms.

T-shirt winner. Despite my inadequate efforts to develop and promote a Food for Change Challenge, I nevertheless am awarding the prize, the cool t-shirt donated by Local Burger, to Jocelyn, assuming she sends me her mailing address. If she doesn’t it, I’ll see if I can come up with a better promotion for giving away the shirt.

We’re No. 5! And darned pleased about it. The Lawrence Farmers Market wound up getting fifth place among large markets in the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest. The voting is brisker, though, and the stakes are higher in the Love Your Farmers Market contest, which has prizes including $5,000 to the winning market. Click here or on the red badge in the sidebar on this page to vote!

Good to know

plumtomatoesJealous of my tomato sauce? Follow Meryl’s lead and get “seconds” from Pendleton’s. (My Bit of Earth)

Picking winners. K-State’s Extension office provides tips for choosing your fresh local produce this time of year. Tomatoes, anyone? (KSU)

Wild things. Lawrence writer Tom King, quoting Lawrence botanist Kelly Kindscher, offers ideas and suggestions if you’d like to supplement your diet with a little wild food. (Mother Earth News)

Drying to save. Mary Pepitone writes a detailed article featuring Ann Allegre about using a dehydrator for preserving food. It includes recipes and tips. (KC Star)

Go-to gazpacho. Speaking of tomatoes, gazpacho is a great way to use them—and you don’t have to be precise about it! (Rolling in the Dough)


Let them eat (taxed) cake. Larry Marsh suggests that if you “want to smoke like a fiend, drink yourself into a stupor and eat Ho-Hos and Ding-Dongs like there’s no tomorrow” you might ought to pay more for you bad habits, such as by paying an added tax on junk food. (KC Star)

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