Each Month

Chef Mimi, a novice at slow cookin, will choose 1 ingredient (meat/veggie/fruit/herb) to be thrown in the crock. Chef Tiffany, an experienced slow cookin specialist, will then post a recipe featuring the ingredient of the week, challenging Mimi to learn new moves in the kitchen.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Challenges: Where to find fresh Rosemary?

Goodbye Pickin' Kind! Hello Pickin' Rosemary!
With all the recent news and documentaries about eating locally grown and organic food, I prefer to use the freshest ingredients possible.  My boyfriend is always researching ways he and I can become more self sustained; for example we have our own garden and experiment with different growing methods like Aquaponics.  Unfortunately, we are not growing rosemary. I know the local grocery store sells packaged herbs, but I wanted fresh!  So, you can imagine my surprise when I happened to stumble upon a bushel of fresh rosemary right in my neighborhood.    

Almost every Tuesday night we head to Malony's Oyster Bar on Canal Street for Irish Night with Pickin' Kind.   This past Tuesday was the last time Pickin' Kind would be playing as one of the members is starting fresh in Colorado with his lady.  As I was leaving, I discovered a huge rosemary bush, growing right out front of Malony's Oyster Bar.  I asked the owner, Jim, if I could take some for the upcoming crock recipe.  He begged me to take as much as I could, and said I could come back anytime for a beer & a  branch!

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Good luck Matt & Janessa!

- Chef Mimi

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