Thursday Tidbits: Fougasse and Organic Beer

Courtesy of Jessie Konopa, The Hungry Mouse

Alexandra Dimodica
Fresh, local cooking just got easier
At Ledge Kitchen & Drinks, local produce has taken on a whole new meaning. The Dorchester restaurant brings the source home and plants a 2,000-square-foot rooftop garden.
Chefs, meet your new favorite bread
The Hungry Mouse blogger, Jessie, shares an artful recipe for fougasse – not to be mistaken with foie gras or Fugazi, the late 80’s American punk band. It’s “a traditional Provençal bread that’s studded with olives and fresh herbs.” Healthier. No question.
Mix it up, Powisset Farm style
Tod Dimmick creates beautiful bites inspired by his CSA share at Powisset Farm. Grilled fresh herb pizza or warm & cool salad with beets, carmalized onions & fresh mozzarella, anyone? Also, don’t forget to read PRK’s monthly posts by Powisset’s Farm Manager, Meryl LaTronica. Meryl’s newest is slated for Tuesday, July 20th.

Seaside Recipes
From the Maine currents to your home, At Sea and at Home blogger, Anne Mahle shares a lobster mushroom spinach risotto recipe whose bright colors will liven up your meal.
Feeling Blue?
Cheer up with blueberry delights on July 17th at Verrill Farm’s Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and Blueberry Pie Eating Contest.

Burlington Brews
On July 16th and July 17th, Vermont Brewers Festival in Burlington, VT, will feature 37 craft brewers from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Delaware. The countdown has begun.
We all scream for ice cream!
And now you can learn to make it at home. Visit Billings Farm in Woodstock, VT, on July 18th to sample and create this summertime dessert.
Local brewers meet local venues
Tap into local culture at an Organic Beer Dinner with the owner of Peak Organic Brewing Company being held at Nourish, in Lexington Center, on July 20th.

Cheesemaking and goats galore
On July 24th, Living with Goats writers present Basic Home Cheesemaking at Ten Apple Farm.
Ahoy for Oysters!
The East Dennis Oyster Farm in Cape Cod provides visitors with oysters and dynamic recipes, too!
Drink up! It’s good for you.
Daily Candy shares six beverages that are good for your health.
Craving lobster?
Try these local lobster recipes that come straight from the sea. No nets, boats or buoys included.
Summer reading for the country-loving city-dweller
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Eric Knutzen provides the ins and outs of sustainable city living.

One thought on “Thursday Tidbits: Fougasse and Organic Beer

  1. Sasha @ Global Table Adventure

    My mom is in town visiting from Boston and showed me this picture of fougasse … if that wasn’t torture enough, the listing of food and events in old, much loved locations, near and dear to my heart, is enough to make me come back to Boston when she leaves. Sigh.