Happy Thanksgiving from Edible Columbus!
This Thanksgiving we would love to share a few favorite recipes from our archives. These are beloved recipes that turn out great and are the perfect edition to your holiday table. Enjoy!
Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna
(Adapted from an old Gourmet Magazine recipe)
3 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, andcut into ½-inch cubes (about 9 ½ cups)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups milk
When Janine Aquino purchased Camelot Cellars last year, the Short North winery received quite the makeover. Janine helped usher in a rustic and welcoming aesthetic, complete with a handsome wooden bar and floor-to-ceiling "wall of wine" flanking one side of the room. Options for enjoying wine at Camelot Cellars run the gamut from wine flights to tastings at the bar, all the way to crafting personalized wine varietals, including custom label design.
Artisan cheese and charcuterie plates can be paired with wine choices, and include wines made in-house and from around the world. Outside the winery, Camelot Cellars is available at dozens of stores around Columbus, and is being poured at a handful of area restaurants. (Find the full listing here.) Janine generously pairs a red and white wine selection from Camelot Cellars with featured menus at our evening cooking classes, currently held at MI Homes in Easton. Beyond that, she's extraordinarily busy! See the full Camelot Cellars calendar for upcoming tastings, happy hours, music events, and dinners, including some regular tastings at Celebrate Local in Easton.
What is your role?
I am the Proprietor of Camelot Cellars Winery in the Short North Arts District
How long have you been in the business?
I bought Camelot February 2011, but have been involved with wine my entire life. I’m a fourth generation wine professional.
Every five years, we have an opportunity to dramatically reshape American agriculture for the better, when Congress reauthorizes the Farm Bill, a package of federal legislation that represents the country’s farm, food and rural policy goals. The Farm Bill funds an array of federal programs, including nutrition, agricultural commodities, land conservation, rural development and organics.
Rather than seizing this opportunity to invest in a healthy America and prosperous farming community, however, Congress allowed the Farm Bill, which authorized $289 billion in spending, to expire on October 1.
On the Chopping Block: Programs that Matter to Sustainable Farmers
The topic of Farm Bill reform is complex and it’s not possible to do the full topic justice here (for more in-depth reading, click here or here). Instead, I’d like to focus on the programs that are working—programs that help to drive innovation, support the next generation of farmers, conserve our natural resources and invest in local and sustainable food systems.
The Hills Market is more than willing to talk turkey with you this year.
With five distinct varieties of bird available for ordering, all carefully sourced and delivered fresh to the market, you can find the variety that best suits your family, your meal and your holiday.
The Hills Market, located in Worthington and in the construction phases of a second location downtown, has always been a source for Bowman and Landes free-range turkeys. Last year, the market added an affordable, Amish-raised variety. And this year, they've kindled a relationship with Teahill Farm in Loudonville to provide a trio of Ohio-raised turkeys, one of which is included in the US Ark of Taste, something we recently explored in the fall issue.
Information available on the Hills Market blog outlines the varieties of turkeys, their sourcing and details about humane raising, acessible here. Orders can be placed over the phone and will be accepted up until Thanksgiving, though Hills Market Marketing Director Jill Moorhead highly recommends doing so sooner rather than later. Especially in the case of the heritage turkey, a unique and rather rare breed, numbers are going to be limited as the holiday nears.