March 1, 2018

What to cook with… Celeriac?

If you are anything like me, your winter storage vegetable selection is dwindling down and you are wondering what to do with all that celeriac. Celeriac may be…

September 6, 2017

An Excuse to Indulge: Local Harvest Restaurant Series Supports Local Farm-to-School Programming!

After winding down from a jam-packed summer of Certified Local Food Events, we are preparing for an exciting new fall event that highlights the Grand Traverse Region, and…

September 6, 2017

Austin Brother’s Beer Company Harvest Pizza

Courtesy of Ben Darga at Austin Brothers Beer Company INGREDIENTS (makes 1 pizza) -(1) 10 oz pizza dough -6 oz sweet onion/garlic sauce (3 oz caramelized onions &…

August 1, 2017

From Apples to Zucchini

Oryana has been a proponent of local food since its inception in 1973. As farmer Jim Schwantes of Sweeter Song Farm said, “Before there was a local food…

July 31, 2017

Your Crepe Escape : Flint Crepe Company

Try these three favorite menu items at the Flint Crepe Co.!

May 1, 2017

They’re Open! Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate

Yahoo! It’s May! I love May in Northern Michigan because it’s the month of promise and renewal.  Soon we’ll revel in long sunny days and nothing pairs better…

February 3, 2017

Keeping Warm with French Cassoulet from La Becasse

On Tuesdays at La Becasse we celebrate the heart-warming wintry meal that is cassoulet. Cassoulet is a white bean and tomato casserole studded with duck confit, Toulouse sausage,…

November 30, 2016

Blondes have more fun: Northern Michigan Delights at Cafe Sante

Living in Northern Michigan is a luxury and something I took for granted when I moved to Florida and then to Grand Rapids. I missed the peace and…

October 3, 2016

Experience the Nectar of the Gods at the People’s Food Co-op

Our Bumble Babies Bites are a People’s Food Co-op favorite- and for good reason! One of the ingredients that make them so irresistible is that we use pure…

October 3, 2016

Martha’s Rhubarb Pudding

What I like the most about having a restaurant in Leelanau County is the access I have to the abundant supply of fresh local food, wine, beer, and…