So, my blogger friend Roger Scouton (Easy Recipes and Stuff) had this brilliant idea after a brief discussion at the International Food Bloggers Conference this year. He suggested that a few of us create the ultimate Thanksgiving feast, pooling our best recipes and posting them jointly on each of our …
The first thing you notice about the Dixon Fruit Stand is that the local produce is labeled, well, local. I really appreciate this! Too many fruit stands capitalize on the good nature of their shoppers and try to forward produce that, though may be very tasty, is nowhere near local. I like not having to ask! The produce looked good and fresh! The peaches and plums were definitely more well priced than what we are paying at Farmer’s Market though apparently not organic.
Growing up, I remember my grandmother always having apple butter in the house. It was one of those old-school items with which she always stocked her kitchen. Since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for the stuff. It’s great on toast in the morning or with grilled pork. Funny enough, you actually have to search for it in the grocery store these days. This is a shame, since apple butter is absolutely delicious, especially when it’s homemade.
Today, Caveman Food is one year old.
We started this blog as a way to share our adventures in the kitchen and beyond, imparting some of our philosophy when it comes to eating seasonal and local food products. I think we’ve stayed pretty true to that vision. We’ve strayed on occasion, but we always seem to come back to the core of our beliefs.
We are finally through the starving time of winter (I mean, how many times can you write about kale and chard?) and we’re starting to see spring veggies and fruit. We went cherry picking again a few weeks ago, and the cherries were some of the best I’ve ever had in my life. We picked nearly 40 pounds and probably ate about half of them. the rest we canned and jammed.
This week, the Tuesday-night Sonoma Farmers Market was in full swing and the stalls were bursting with all sorts of goodies. So, we are looking forward to another great year of sharing our thoughts on food and living.
About three weeks ago, I decided to run an experiment by dumping the wheat from my diet. If you know me, you may know that I LOVE bread, pasta, pizza, bagels, pastries, and just about everything else baked with wheat flour. It’s been a staple in my diet my entire life. You would think that it would be hard for me to give up all this golden brown deliciousness, but in fact, it’s been pretty easy. Especially given the fact that I feel like a new man.