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Posted on 01/02/10 in Past Events, 1 Comment

December in Chicago marks the end of the Harvest season. During Thanksgiving we ate everything in sight. You can't deny it anymore, winter is coming. It takes some planning and creativity to plan a 200 mile dinner in December, but I accepted the challenge with gusto and reached out to some farmers to put together the final meal of the year. From Vicki at Genesis Growers, I sourced the majority of the produce including cabbage, carrots, watermelon radish, beets, lettuce, and brussel sprouts. I had some lamb and pork in the freezer just waiting for a night like this.  My blueberries and pears came from Seedling, and my dairy and eggs all from local growers. In the end my only non-local ingredients were 4 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and some cumin, clove, and oregano which I used to spice the lamb. Everything else came from a source from within a 200 mile radius of the City. The whole night was a blast, cooking in a brand new spot, hanging out with some friends, and feasting on some lamb stew. It definitely kicked off the holidays for me.

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  1. By Dinner at the Toy Factory « Green Horn on 12.01.2009 at 11:01 AM

    […] sustainably-raised ingredients from the Midwest.” On December 12th, they are hosting their final event this year at the Toy Factory in Roscoe Village. I wonder what they’ll serve. It can’t […]

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