Market Musings Blog

Recipes from Upper Mississippi Academy’s Culinary Classroom

These recipes were created by 8th grade students at Upper Mississippi Academy. This is the students’ third year in the culinary classroom where they experience culture, history, math, and chemistry through the preparation of food. Read more …

Hoppin John for good luck in the new year

New Year’s Day in the American South is celebrated by many families with Hoppin John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the new year. As many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are cooks who make it, so use this one as a foundation for creating your own version. Read more …

Countdown Snacks for New Year’s Eve

10, 9, 8… whether you’re celebrating with a big group or keeping it low-key, you can’t go wrong with having some of these snacks handy for the count down to 2016. Read more …

Favorite Foodie Gifts

Not sure what to get your favorite foodie? Finding the right foodie gifts comes down to good taste and presentation. These pairings will not only please any serious foodie, but they will suit anyone on your list who appreciates small luxuries! Read more …

No tricks in these Halloween treats

The treats that you’ll find at the co-op have less scary ingredients than traditional Halloween candies.

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The *Good* Good Cereal

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed

-Gandhi (quoted on the homepage of Nature’s Path Foods) Read more …

A gluten- & dairy-free cake to die for

Whenever I’m asked for recipes that don’t include gluten-producing flours and/or dairy, my first impulse is to suggest looking to food cultures that don’t use these products much or at all: Read more …

Gluten free goes local

We know that food sensitivities and food allergies are a part of many people’s lives, so we are always on the lookout for high quality products that will meet these people’s needs. Read more …

Local Foods for Your Grill

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In honor of the Eat Local America Challenge this month, I am bringing you an awesome local recipe to use at your late summer barbecues! I picked up all of my local ingredients from Mississippi Market of course; Read more …

reFRESHing spritzers

We all know sodas aren’t good for us, but sometimes a fizzy, fun beverage really hits the spot.  To make a fruity spritzer with much less sugar than soda (and no caffeine), pair together fruit juices with sparkling waterRead more …