hello readers! we are continuing on our local food journey...there is so much available in late summer in Ohio! Delicious peaches and raspberries...local watermelon! Sweet corn and zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! Hope everyone is enjoying the local delicacies while they are around! Plus, I've had so much fun this summer talking with the farmers at the farmers market. Nothing beats being able to have a conversation with the people who grow/harvest/ raise your food directly! They are always so passionate and interested in discussing what they grow and how they grow it! Try that at Giant Eagle! Last weekend I had a great discussion with the roaster for Crooked River Coffee company... such great cold-pressed iced coffee! I commented on its delicious caramel flavor, and he let me smell another variety that had a hint of blueberry in it. Imagine, blueberry flavor naturally roasted in a coffee! The excitement and pride of these farmers and purveyors in their products (I hesitate to even call them that...) is contagious!