Even though it has been open for a few weeks, this Saturday marks the offcial grand opening of Local D'Lish, the Warehouse District store stacked with products and goodies from local producers. I happened to pop in the other day and found some good stuff to quell the hunger.
ice cream: From an organic farm in Osseo, I scored some molasses chocolate chip ice cream. Super smooth and dreamy, with just a trailing of the molasses, which let the perfectly creamy flavor come through.
Renaissance Farm lemon basil pesto: What a sweet little pot of bright green love. It sits in your freezer until you need spoonful here or there. Imagine in the depths of January, being able to pull out a little scoop of summer. In theory, that would have been my plan, but I've already used it up on salmon and risotto. And then I cleaned out the jar with a hunk of bread. Clean.
She Cook's whole grain pizza dough mix: If I can sneak whole grain in there somewhere, slathered with garlic sauce and cheese and piled with sausage and pepperoni, that counts as being a good mom, right?
Swear, they didn't even notice, and my "the crust is browner than normal because it's been toasted" fib seemed plausible to the hungry monsters.
Eichten's bison patties: What's your hang-up with bison? It's nothing like that chewy, gamey venison steak your uncle forced you to eat when you were little. Get over it.
Laura's Candy handmade whiskey marshmallows: No, I can't share these marshmallows with you, they're Mommy's special marshmallows, only for adults. Now go get me some of your graham crackers and dark chocolate while I get this fire going.
Winter Bounty! Local D'Lish will host many of the vendors from the MCFM during their Winter Market held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- Nov. 15
- Dec. 20
- Jan. 17
- Feb. 21
- Mar. 21
- Apr. 18
(Doesn't the spring seem right around the corner when you look at it this way?)