Tuesday, June 14, 2011

farm to table

It's been way too long since I've done a food-related post so here goes...

farm to table

B's been craving wings lately, but hormone-pumped chicken gives us the heebie-jeebies, so when we saw fresh, free-range chicken wings from EcoFriendly Foods at the Arlington Farmers' Market the other day, we had to try them. We made two kinds of wings because B likes spicy and I prefer garlic.

For the spicy wings:
  8-9 chicken wings
  1/2 Italian salad dressing (we use Trader Joe's Tuscan Italian)
  1/4 cup hot sauce
  1/2 tsp cumin

Combine all ingredients in tupperware, shake vigorously and allow to marinate for 1 hr or more.

Grill and enjoy!

For the garlic wings:
  8-9 chicken wings
  1 stick of butter, cut into cubes
  4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  garlic powder
  Tony Chachere's (or any cajun seasoning)

Season wings liberally with Tony Chachere's and garlic powder.

Place butter, garlic, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder in microwave-safe dish. Heat until butter is melted.

Grill chicken wings, basting liberally with garlic butter mixture until crisp and slightly charred.

farm to table

We also stocked up on a large variety of veggies. Cabbage is in season so this seemed like the perfect meal to pair with coleslaw. Since mayo generally creeps me out, I prefer a vinegar-based coleslaw, but B says it tastes just as good.

Farmer's Market Coleslaw
  1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  1 tbsp dijon mustard
  1 tsp mayonnaise
  2 tsp sugar
  1 tsp celery salt
  salt and freshly ground pepper
  1 garlic scape, finely chopped
  1 head of cabbage, finely sliced
  1 cup grated carrots
  1 cup spring onions, thinly sliced

Combine vinegar, mustard, mayo, sugar, celery salt, garlic, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Toss with cabbage, carrots, and onions. Taste and reseason if necessary. Let marinate, refrigerated, for at least one hour (I usually think it tastes the best after it sits overnight) and enjoy!

farm to 

PS The chicken was off the hook due in part to the amazing flavor and freshness of the meat that we got from EcoFriendly Foods - I'm totally sold!


  1. I adore chicken, so I must do this recipe. Thank you!

    I agree with you about taking care where one buys the chicken. My boyfriend and I have already scouted out places to find our meat when we move to Oklahoma (a couple more weeks now). There's a surprisingly large slow food and organic/small farming movement there. This promises lots of great meals such as the one you've featured here.

    Yum, yum. I adore good food.

  2. I hate that it's 1am & my mouth is watering right now! that all sounds & looks so yummy! x

  3. I amm sold on the spicy chicken wings. Yummy, yummy...I will try your slaw recipe. I think it's funny mayo creeps you out. Because it's slimy? I can be heard chiming, "Lotsa mayo," as soon as the asparagus or artichokes come up.

  4. Looks so delicious specially if it comes from free-range chickens. I am hungry now!

  5. YUM. I'm definitely going to be trying this slaw recipe. Store-bought slaw creeps me out. So does mayo, actually.

  6. I feel the same about mayo but that coleslaw looks delish - I think I may have to try that recipe this weekend!

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  7. Those sound great. Out Farmers Market always has the best meat.

  8. Now I'm hungry....Coleslaw and Chicken Wings go together better than PB&J :)

  9. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!


  10. I always thought wings were more of an appetizer than an actual meal, but these look delish and paired with the salad make a great meal!

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  11. The chicken looks so good.

  12. OMG!!! Yum. Thanks for sharing. Greg and I have to try this recipe.

    We shop at our local farmer's market on Sundays too. Can't do processed food.


  13. Yum! Definitely have to try these out soon.

  14. yummy!! That looks so yummy! I'm going to have visit this market.