Minimalist farm-to-table recipes created with local fresh produce paired with homemade infused oils, dressings, marinades, pestos and sauces.  By eating seasonally, we reap the benefits of good health through nutrition from fresh, unprocessed and sustainable produce.

Learn more about cooking and eating locally at Kristin’s blog The Intentional Minimalist.

This recipe is courtesy of Pat Gibson. Try it with Pat’s barbecued pork!

From her home base in Traverse City, Christina Marbury combines passions and skills to round out her unique résumé: food photographer, food blogger, digital marketer focused on local food businesses and special order baker. She also loves celebrating her Irish heritage, especially around St. Patrick’s Day, with this robust recipe for traditional Irish soda bread. Find Christina at tootsweetness.com and follow her on Instagram @tootsweetness.

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This trail is located in Lighthouse Park on the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula.

Build a Better Bird’s Nest

Chef Henry Bisson divulges the secrets that make his bird’s nest Lyonnaise the perfect salad for a delectable woodsy repast:

Our friends at Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau make the best cocktails, including this candy-inspired delight. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Mandy and Mark Moseler!

Our friends at Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau are spreading cheer with holiday cocktails. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Mandy and Mark Moseler!

This end-of-summer cocktail from The Little Fleet is perfectly refreshing.

Photo(s) by Kristin Celeste Shroeger