There are places around town where I am simply known as the hummus girl. Like, Hey! So glad to see you! You’ve got the hummus right?! It’s quite an odd thing to be known for and you’d swear with the feverish way people ask about it that it would actually be code for marijuana. It’s really not though – it’s just that the hummus I sell at these pop up markets is that good! (more…)
Welcome to The Solstice Table! This is the first post and it seems fitting that it’s as simple and seasonal as pickled beauty heart radishes. My passion is for local, seasonal produce and a lot of the times these are best enjoyed through simple preparation. Unfortunately winter in the Midwest doesn’t scream fresh and at this time of year we find ourselves relying heavily on the root crops dug in the fall. Beauty heart radishes are typically a bright spot in an otherwise drab world of turnips and rutabagas.
The sad thing is that I’ve never been fond of radishes. I would always greedily grab up any beauty hearts when they were in the take home bin at my work. I just love their deep pink hue! Unfortunately that’s as far as they would go – they’d end up sitting in my crisper drawer until sadly soft and then they’d be compost. (more…)