Creative Cuisine Corner

creative-cuisineWe have been fortunate for many years to have a creative chef working right in our back yard (sometimes quite literally) who specializes in local and/or organic foods including Grain Place Foods whole grains. We can count on Fayne Petersen and her Creative Cuisine Catering business based in Marquette, Nebraska to boost the attendance at all of our Grain Place tours and other events. Watch for her tips and recipes here!


From Chez Fayne

Are you a “foodie,” a “locavore?” The dictionary definition of a foodie is “someone who has an ardent or refined interest in food.” A locavore is someone who eats food grown or produced locally or within a certain radius such as 50, 100, or 150 miles. I am a bit of both. When travelling, I always look for restaurants that provide a meal that is native to the area. There is nothing better than crayfish etouffee when in Louisiana. The wonderful softshell blue crabs that come from the Chesapeake Bay, the crab soup in Charleston, South Carolina, tasty sourdough bread from San Francisco. The great Midwestern fish boils in Wisconsin, Iowa Maytag blue cheese, Rocky Ford cantaloupe and peaches from Colorado, and more close to home, our delicious sweet corn. I encourage you to visit your local farmers market – especially those who farm organically – and create a great meal using your locally grown foods. Your taste buds will be glad you did.

Bon appetit!

Chéz Fayne

Creative cuisine corner Recipes:


Asparagus and Kamut SaladGPF Gooey Granola Barscc.mexican wheatberry salad(1)cc.fall apple quinoa saladcc.kamut mediterranean rosemary olive oil cakecc.spelt stuffed acorn squash