Monday, December 31, 2007

Slow Food in 2008

SF Maumee Valley members will be meeting this week to plan for the New Year. If you're not a member yet, there is still time to be a part of this planning group; you can join on line or, if you'd rather join at the planning meeting, send a message to and we'll provide all details.

All members and friends are invited to our
January Soup Supper, Monday January 14th from 6-8; bring soup, bread, or dessert to share. We'll provide plates, bowls, and utensils. Our hosts at Flying Rhino will provide plenty of counter space and outlets for crockpots. Let us know you're coming - - or just show up, soup in hand.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Good, Clean, and Fair in 2008

The new year brings new opportunities for Maumee Valley slow fooders to enjoy food that is good, clean, and fair. It also offers us the challenge of sharing the Slow Food approach and expanding the Slow Food network by sponsoring events that are educational as well as convivial.

Members are invited to a planning meeting on January 3rd to sketch out our 2008 calendar. Current members will receive the details by e-mail; new members or those who want to join at the door should contact us: to learn more.

All members and friends are encouraged to get out the soup pots (or the bread bowls, or the wine bottles) and plan to attend our January Soup Supper on Monday the 14th - Flying Rhino Coffee will host, and, again, if you haven't already, rsvp at .

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Slow Holidays with SF Member Patrice Powers-Barker

Here is the photo of some of the produce I used for the recipes for frozen dishes as a Christmas gift for my parents and my sister. The main reason I took the photo was to show that Hubbard squash! Here were the recipes that freeze well. 11 out of 14 include some local foods. All of the peppers and basil were from our garden. All of the root veggies, apples & cider and fresh spinach came from the Toledo Farmers' Market ... veggie quiche in a bag, cheesy smashed potatoes with crab, nut balls (vegetarian "meat" balls), baked pasta with veggies, cabbage roll casserole, sweet potatoes with pineapple & cranberry, spinach & chick pea casserole, 2 different bean dips, squash soup & split pea soup, muffins (including apple), pesto and 1/2 gal cider. Mmmm - I can't wait to share it with them! :)

Eat It To Save It

Fuji and Yataka. Pink Lady and Arkansas Black. Honeycrisp and Criterion. No, they're not names from some fanciful adventure story, they're apples! And they're all available from Witt's Orchard at the Toledo Farmers Winter Market every Saturday morning.

By supporting local growers who offer products not on the supermarket short list, we can help slow the rate at which heritage fruits and vegetables are disappearing. That's what Slow Food's Ark of Taste is about. Check out the
list of apples that have made it on to the SF Ark .