Category Archives: To Market with Mo

Yes, Nettles Sting…

Running around, playing in the woods as a kid, nettles were something you tried to avoid at all cost. Nothing like killing the rest of your day (cue obbsessive scratching) cuz you ran bare-legged thru a patch of nettles. So … Continue reading

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A Rampstand? But of course…

Okay, unlike what seems like EVERYONE, this month, I am not really on the OMG ramps, ramps, ramps I must have NOW bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, I love their ushering in of Spring, love there oniony-garlicky flavor, but quite … Continue reading

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PSA for the Bees

I have taken the following right from SlowFoodUSA.org. Would love if you could all take the time to read, and then sign their petition to help get to the bottom of what is killing our honey bees. Bees are the … Continue reading

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Shanks & Stout

Honestly, I don’t really get the corned beef fascination when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Kinda right up there with consuming all things dyed green (ie. beer and the ever-so-irish bagel, yes that is sarcasm in my tone) but honestly, don’t … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Bread (an encore)

For some of us with Irish ancestry, one of the things we look forward to on St. Patrick’s Day is Irish soda bread and brown bread. And for others of said ancestry, Irish soda bread was just something you had … Continue reading

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‘climb every mountain…’

March. Hum, still winter in Chicago. Still three months until summer begins. And still five months before tomato season begins. I don’t know about you, but right about now I start going thru (ok, really started after I ate my … Continue reading

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Tiny but intense (encore cuz I just can’t get enough of them lately)

…clearly I am not describing myself, unless of course women who are six feet tall are suddenly deemed ‘tiny’.  No, ‘tiny but intense’ best befits micro-greens.   Let me tell you, I cannot get my fill of these petite doses … Continue reading

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Baby it’s Cold Outside…

(a repost from last year, on efete.net,  but since I was making the candied grapefruit peel this morning thought I would share with you agin this year)   …but offer me a grapefruit inside, and suddenly I am transported to … Continue reading

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Do you know your olive oil?

Well, I thought I did. Go to store. Pick up glass bottle, or when I need alot of EVOO (yeah, short for the extra virgin olive oil, and no, Rachel Ray did not invent said acronym, sorry Rach) one of … Continue reading

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Chestnuts. If not now, when?

This post originally appeared on efete.net last spring when one is not normally thinking about chestnuts.  Well guess what?  Now is the time of year we ARE thinking about this mutli-tasker: hand-warmer or tasty treat, your call… “Chestnuts roasting on … Continue reading

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