Archive for ‘Local’

November 28, 2011

Better Than Yesterday

While turkey is good on Thanksgiving, I much prefer it as a leftover.  Turkey salad to be exact.  And seeing that we’re four days out from turkey day, it’s about time for just that.


Plus, I can’t get enough of my Pequa Vally Farm maple yogurt (made in Ronks, PA, but sadly does not have a website).  It’s pure sweet, tangy, and creamy deliciousness.

So of course I combined it with turkey.  I mean really, it’s the obvious thing to do!  Smile with tongue out

And I plopped it all on a potato stuffing “pancake” that was heated on a cast iron skillet.  Really people, what else would I do?


It’s the ultimate pile of leftovers, topped with tomato and lettuce, and eaten as an open face sandwich.


It’s got everything you could want in a meal.  A warm soft base.  A cool crunchy top.  A burst of flavor in the middle.


Don’t believe me?  Oh you just try it!

Maple Cranberry Turkey Salad

  • 3 cups turkey, chopped
  • 4 heaping tablespoons maple yogurt
          • (I can’t vouch for anything, but Pequa)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayo
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (to pump the maple flavor up!)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • grinds of salt and pepper to your taste


Eat it on crackers, a salad, a sandwich, or just right out of the bowl.  When you love this, I promise I won’t say…I told ya’ so! Open-mouthed smile

What’s your favorite way to used leftovers?


October 13, 2011

Lovin’ the Local

We did a blind taste test in our house tonight!  Nerds?  Most definitely, but I had a blast.

A few months ago I went to the store to buy milk.  I went to the fridge with the store brand, but there was none left!  I moved on to the only slightly more expensive milk from the local dairy, Rutter’s.  I love to support local, but it just didn’t occur to me to buy the local milk.  But this day I had to.


I brought it home and poured myself a glass.  Holy cow (no pun intended)!  This is delicious!  I was hooked.  Rutter’s milk it was from then on.

I’ve also noticed that it lasts longer.  Store brand milk smells rancid on the exact sell by date, if not a day before.  Rutter’s has been delicious up to and one or two days beyond the sell by date…as it should!  I’m in love.  Red heart


However, since then, I’ve been wanting to prove to myself that the local actually does taste better.  What better way than a blind taste test!?

I poured and labeled two glasses, recruited Steve’s help, and tied my blind fold.  He switched up the glasses and I started sipping.  I kept my blindfold on just in case I could see the difference.


The first sip I took I was already pretty sure it was store brand.  I sipped it a few times and then moved onto the second glass.  Now I was really sure this glass was Rutter’s.  It actually tasted more like milk.  It was thicker too.  And overall just more delicious.  Ding ding ding!  I win!  Right on.


Next up, Steve’s taste buds.  He won too!  It’s true, the local milk tastes better and lasts longer.  I’m so happy this turned out the way I had hoped!

Rock on local!

Are you local or bust?