All week I have been snacking on this fabulous looking Ohio grown fruit pictured above that that came from a great little place on the side of the road in Shawnee Hills, Ohio called “The Village Market” not more than five miles from my house. They are open every day but Wednesday and have a wide variety of fruits, veggies, meats and dairy products. All of the produce is clearly marked to let the customer’s where it’s coming from and the owners tell me everything marked “Ohio” comes from one of the handful of local farmers that they work with.
I love to shop at places like these and farmer’s markets where I can often find the freshest local ingredients at great prices. When I stopped by yesterday, after telling the owners about the “Going Local” challenge, they pointed to perhaps the best “local” find this week – Humphrey’s Popcorn Kernals!
Going Local Again: Liz’s Day 6
For breakfast I was in a rush so I just grabbed some fruit on the way out the door. Lunch was a salad with lots of veggies and shredded raw cheddar over the top.
When I got home in the afternoon, I snacked on that big bowl of popcorn pictured above. There is really no need to buy those microwave bags, it’s such a waste and so much cheaper to buy the kernels by the bag or even in bulk. To pop without a fancy popper, just put some oil (I like to use coconut oil) in a big pot with a few kernels over medium heat and cover. When those kernels start to pop, toss in the rest (about 1 cup) and continue to pop, covered, until popping slows and then remove from the heat and let rest until the popping stops. Toss with salt and your favorite toppings.
Dinner was leftover Tamale Pie with a side salad. More popcorn for dessert!