by Jen Maiser, Editor
One of the dangers of communicating with other food bloggers via twitter is that it always makes me hungry. And because I work at home, I can often act on my cravings which have come from twitter suggestions. It's well known among my group that if anyone even mentions popcorn, I usually get up from my desk and go make some right away.
Sometimes the suggestions that come through are fantastic. This weekend, I was casting about for my dinner, when my friend Genie mentioned that she'd be making risotto for dinner. "That has me wondering if i have any arborio in the house," I replied. Within seconds, another tweet. This time from farmer Greg Massa at Massa Organics: "Our rice makes a fantastic risotto." It was just the reminder I needed, and within an hour, I was sitting down eating a fantastic brown rice risotto with local rice.
The same sort of thing happened with friend Stephanie of The Grub Report. She had been talking about minestrone soup for a couple days on twitter, and all of a sudden I just had to make my own. This all local minestrone was made with:Achadinha Cheese Company. It was a hearty and delicious soup, and I was able to freeze some for later in the winter.