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Wallace, West Virginia
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Posted at 11:38 AM on November 18, 2008 by April Luginbuhl (2 Comments)
This week is the first of two Holiday Fresh pick ups. Our CSA has pick ups right before Thanksgiving and December holidays. I cannot wait for the veggies! This last month without a weekly infusion of fresh veggies has gotten me down.
I did successfully pickle some cucumbers and have recently started eating them. We did a refrigerator pickle recipe that I sort of made up. It involved both cider vinegar and dill, but the end result was nice. The experiment with pickles, along with our current poor storage arrangement of root veggies has renewed our desires to utilize our basement for food storage. I think sorting out bulk food storage will be a good post-holiday project for us. Food storage, like the garden, is just going to have to be a long-term goal. But once we get it in place our local food consumption can be high in the fall and winter, just like in summer!
Since this winter will be a time of planing for us, do any of you have unique or clever food storage techniques to share?
(Sorry for posting here--for some reason I was unable to post in response to your post from last month.) I miss the sausages of Cleveland! Whenever I get back to Cleveland I hope my family takes me along to Raddell's Sausage Shop, http://raddellssausage.com/. Part of it is the quality of the meats; part of it is the experience of supporting a local, family-owned shop that makes stuff the old fashioned way. You're right. Making one's own sausage is a thing of pride in C-town. Also, ever since I saw Cleveland featured on Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations," I've wanted to check out The Sausage Shoppe: http://sausageshoppe.com/ . Another Cleveland favorite: "smokies". Bon appetit!
Posted by MStewart | November 19, 2008 10:32 PM
We love the sausage shoppe! It was the first meat shop we found on moving here since it is on my husband's way home from work. That was our induction to meat the Cleveland way, and that was the end of our mainly vegetarian diet! We haven't tried Raddell's yet. I'll add it to the list of food sites we want to get to!
Posted by april | November 21, 2008 4:45 PM