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Covered Bridge Gardens variety of cornbreads
Covered Bridge Gardens variety of cornbreadsJennie Hardenbrook

This Saturday’s weather is calling for snow showers and 30 degrees. Brr! Sounds like a perfect day to indulge in comfort food. And if you were wondering where you could find some delicious tasting goodies, the Indoor Winter Market at Shaker Square in Shaker Heights is great place to start.

Several farmers, bakers and artisans come to the Square every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon just waiting for you to sample their goods. Products like fresh honey, cheeses, pastries, pasta, fruits and even vegetables are brought in to the market.

Ohio Honey Company has a wide selection of honey products that will brighten your day, not to mention recipe ideas to sweeten the deal. Now you need something to put that honey on; how about some delicious, hot homemade cornbread?

Covered Bridge Gardens offers a variety of cornmeals. They also offer a delicious recipe to go with the cornmeal for cornbread. WOW! Hot cornbread fresh out of the oven topped off with fresh, local honey? I’m hungry just thinking about it!

What about some fresh Chèvre from Mackenzie Creamery? It’s a fabulous addition to any hors d’oeuvres table, and especially tasty when served with crackers or possibly a fresh baguette and some fine Ohio wines. OK, now I’m really thirsty And hungry…aren’t you?

Now for the finishing touch, a real tempting creation: how about some amazing Chèvre Cheesecake from Coquette Patisserie? The Chèvre comes from Mackenzie Creamery too! This dessert represents the best products from two local companies that are regular vendors for North Union Farmers Market.

There you have it--a plan for a great morning of shopping and sampling some local delicacies that would comfort just about anybody on a cold morning!

Until next time…

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