Buckwheat Pancakes

I have had a fixation on buckwheat pancakes for as long as I can remember but, for most of my life, buckwheat was a rare delicacy. It was just a few years ago that buckwheat became more readily available and I was able to start indulging my craving for buckwheat on a regular basis. Last year, I grew some buckwheat of my own, but ended up saving the seeds to plant again this year. Needless to … [Read more...]

004 Shine Springs Farm Podcast Episode 004

This week's episode of the Shinecast features an interview with Jen Barnett, co-owner of Freshfully, a local-foods market in Birmingham, Alabama (and beyond) with a mission to make more local food available to more people—more conveniently. Freshfully is starting to expand to other cities across the Southeast. If you're a farmer and want to sell through Freshfully or a locavore looking for … [Read more...]

Healthy Baked Catfish

Last week, I saw a tweet from Freshfully announcing the arrival of local, farm-raised Alabama catfish. It was just the dish I had in mind, so the next day I made a quick trip to the new local foods shop in Avondale and picked up a pound of catfish, a pound of wild-caught Gulf shrimp, one pattypan squash, a handful of green beans, a couple of cucumbers, and a bag of homemade granola, all … [Read more...]