Archive for September, 2009

Video Blog: How To Hold Your Knife

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Before you’ll be able to cut anything, you’ll need to be comfortable with how you hold your knife. Here’s a quick video seminar:

Local Food Month Events From PASA

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
September is Local Foods Month in Pittsburgh, and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) has a whole bunch of events planned.  Take a look at their events calendar to find something that’s happening almost every day this month!  Here’s a smattering of a few events I thought were interesting:

Friday, September 4: First Fridays Dinner at Enrico Biscotti. Also at Enrico Biscotti on Semptember 10: Meet The Farmers Dinner.

Every Sunday in September: Corn Roasts at Soergel Orchards.  A tip if you go to the corn roast and you like butter on your corn: bring your own; Soergel provides a butter substitute that just doesn’t do their great corn justice.  But I’m pretty sure it’s Pirate Corn (a buck an ear), so real butter probably doesn’t fit into the food cost at that price.

Saturday, September 12: Mushroom Foray in North Park: get tips on how to and then hunt for mushrooms; all shrooms checked for safety before you leave.  There is a fee for this one, so check the details before you go.

Sunday, September 13: Canning Workshop at Grow Pittsburgh’s Community Garden in Braddock.  Learn how to preserve Summer’s Bounty without needing a ton of freezer space.

Sunday, September 20: Art Harvest at the Co-Op.  Local food, live music, and art—what’s not to love?