A lot of fun changes have happened in the Foundry kitchen in the last month! First off we are very excited to welcome Cord Such as our new Culinarian! Having Cord around has been great! We are able to go the extra mile in the kitchen and give our clients an even better experience. Also another awesome thing that happened in our kitchen is our amazing new partnership with Hayden Fresh Farms!
Hayden Fresh Farm is a local chicken, beef, and pork farm that is located in Hayden Colorado about 35 miles away from the Foundry. As some of us know locally sourced ingredients (especially meats) are way better in many ways. Not only are the ingredients fresher and oftentimes more quality, but buying locally is also more sustainable for our earth! I also find it really cool to know exactly where your food is coming from and have a good relationship with the people that grow your food!
It is all too easy to get caught up in our daily lives and forget about things that really matter. Like that our food is grown somewhere and not just produced in a factory. Many things in our lives are produced by some big corporation, and a lot of the food found in many grocery stores also unfortunately comes from big corporations. Oftentimes people say “the food industry” and it is just known what they are talking about, but years ago no one would have any idea why you would say food and industry in the same phrase. Food used to be something people worked for either by growing it themselves or by killing it themselves. Now we just get everything in plastic bags at the grocery store.
Is it likely or realistic that people will be growing or killing all of the food that they eat in our modern civilization? Probably not, but the closer that we can get to the origins of our food the better.
Greenhouse and garden Update!
Our greenhouse is getting taller! We have a cherry blossom tree inside of the greenhouse! That’s right, a tree inside! Why do we like our greenhouse so much? The greenhouse is more than just a big place with plants in it. It is quickly becoming a great place for people to gather and share with others. Oftentimes clients will seek out the greenhouse as a place to talk to staff or other clients about things they are dealing with.
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This month I thought it would be interesting to share a conceptual recipe with everybody! “All About Salads” is my attempt at getting more people to eat salads. A Lot of people get intimidated by “salads” or they think that there needs to be ranch dressing drizzled on a salad otherwise they can’t eat it. As you will read, salads are nothing more than ingredients put together so why not make those ingredients the very best ingredients!
All About Salads
What do I put in my salad?
Great question! Salads are a great way to eat a ton of your favorite foods! That’s right I did say your favorite foods! Just think of foods that you really love to eat; bacon, chicken thighs, grilled veggies, croutons, any of the best cheeses, dried fruits, fresh fruits, roasted nuts, fresh herbs, and so much more! My favorite way to make a salad is to just put any of my favorite foods on top of mixed greens.
Good things to add into your salad
While adding your favorite foods to mixed greens is a great start to your salad, here are some good ideas to get you started;
- Grilled zucchini
- Aged cheddar cheese
- Bacon bits
- Grilled chicken breast
- Smoked salmon
- Cherry tomatoes
- Olive oil, salt and pepper
- Pickled beets
- Roasted carrots
- Grains; Farrow, quinoa, or couscous
Alright now that you have some ideas for a salad, just try it out! Start with maybe one or two of the items from the list above to see how it is! Eventually you will learn what your favorite salad toppings are and you can keep building off of that. Keep it simple at first and use your favorite salad dressings from the store (ranch, blue cheese, 1000 island, vinaigrettes etc.). All you really have to do is keep trying different salads!
As always, have a safe and clean month!
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