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The First Farmers Market

The hallmark of summer in Birmingham, Michigan is the opening of its farmers market. Since its beginnings, ten years ago, the market has become one of the most festive in the Detroit area with special events, fresh food, organic produce, flowers and live music. As I entered the market last Sunday, the welcoming notes of… Continue reading The First Farmers Market

Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy–in Michigan!

In May, 2010, I released my cookbook, Vegetarian Traditions. The following 10 months, I traveled from San Diego to Michigan a number of times for events, book signings and cooking demonstrations–short trips which barely gave me time to catch my breath.  My wife, Sara, and I decided to spend the summer of 2011 in the… Continue reading Summertime, and the Livin’ is Easy–in Michigan!

Farm Tour in the Michigan Thumb

One knows a native Michigander immediately when they use their hand to indicate an area in the state.  This is natural considering the oven-mitt shape of Michigan.  Last month at the Birmingham Farmers Market, Lee Chaput of Blue Water Organics invited me to a certified organic Amish farm in Brown City, the middle of the… Continue reading Farm Tour in the Michigan Thumb

Michigan Book Tour, The First Part

  Thursday Night:  I was full of anticipation as my evening flight from San Diego landed in Detroit.  A week of touring and catching up with old friends and family lay ahead.   As the plane taxied, I was thinking of the many ways one can benefit from my cookbook, Vegetarian Traditions, and the best way… Continue reading Michigan Book Tour, The First Part

A visit to the Birmingham Farmers Market

  My book signing and homecoming tour in Michigan was a great success.  After the dry desert air of California, it was nice to be back in verdant land with the soft, humid Midwestern breezes.  It was also inspiring to reunite with old friends and see many of them working to make Michigan a better… Continue reading A visit to the Birmingham Farmers Market