We’re off to Minneapolis for the weekend!

I’ve gotten at least 30 different restaurant recommendations from Twin City natives, so I’m pretty excited about the food prospects. We only have one night to explore, since Saturday we’ll be heading over to Hudson, WI for a camp-site wedding of our friends Chris and Ang. It’s the summer of weddings, I’m telling you.

Anyways, this week’s basket was filled with some new treats:

Farmer's Market/CSA Series {Week 13} | Things I Made Today

But quite honestly, my plans with them are rather tame. I think this will be the week of remakes:

  • Edamame. I’m remaking this shrimp, pea, and avocado quinoa salad.
  • Amazing looking collard greens are best just wilted in butter with a little salt. Nothing fancy.
  • Cippollini onions are small and sweet. These are excellent when caramelized or even pickled. Which way to go, not sure.
  • A nice batch of radishes. I’m thinking it’s about time to rephotograph this buttered radish side dish.
  • And last but not least, bell peppers. Last week I made this awesome halloumi dish with them, but this week I’m going to remake the quinoa, red pepper, avocado and cucumber salad. Looks like we’re eating a lot of quinoa this week.

What are you making this week?

It’s not fall yet. Apple galettes were not in the plans.

But, when someone offers you free apples from their over-producing apple tree that would otherwise go to waste, plans change.

Whole Wheat Apple Galette | Things I Made Today

I picked up these little guys at a breakfast meeting on Friday morning, and by Friday afternoon they were tucked nicely inside this whole wheat galette. read the rest »

This Monday, I got to attend the Edible Startup Summit.

It’s part of a larger festival/conference here in Madison called Forward Fest, which brings together entrepreneurs from all different industries to hang out, share cool stories, and connect with new people. These types of events are always energizing for me, because this city is full of so many brilliant people working on unique projects and sharing their stories.

Halloumi with Bell Peppers, Carrots, Capers and So Much Other Good Stuff | Things I Made Today

Edible Startup Summit reinforced for me why I love the food world so much and what my focus should be for Things I Made Today as I move forward: supporting good, local makers and producers and giving my readers the off-the-beaten-path recipes that can be made with their products. With a healthy dose of ridiculous stories about Jason and I thrown in there, for good measure. read the rest »