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Meet the Vegetable Butcher


vegetable butcher

Cara Mangini was one of the first ‘vegetable butchers’ at Eataly in New York City. (Fun fact- she married a Jeni’s Ice Cream guy and he convinced her to move to Columbus, Ohio!) She is now the owner and executive chef of Little Eater, a produce-inspired restaurant, and Little Eater Produce and Provisions, selling local and artisan foods in Columbus at the North Market.

She will teach us some of her butchery secrets, plus show us how to cook some of her favorite recipes from her bestselling cookbook The Vegetable Butcher.

Some seats are still available, so register online to save your spot at this fun class!



Mircogreens for the Home Cook


Waterfields Microgreens Image

Restaurants have been using microgreens for years. They add a pop of color, texture, and particular finishing taste for beautifully composed dishes. Notoriously delicate, home cooks would have to grow their own in order to use them. I am excited to announce DLM now carries microgreens from a local Cincinnati company called Waterfields. I am so excited!

These guys are smart —  they took away a lot of the stress of a super short refrigerated shelf life by creating a friendly package where you can “harvest” as needed! Their neat packaging concept has a long refrigerator shelf life which helps the home cook use them up before they start to wilt and fall apart. We are currently carrying 4 varieties in our Produce departments.

Here are the types and ideas for use:

Beautifully colored Red Rambo Radish are fun to top fatty dishes like short ribs, osso buco, or even pulled pork. The spicy radish flavor clears the sinuses and helps balance out the flavor of finished dishes.

Spicy Mix is a blend of contrasting green and red mustard greens with a hot wasabi punch! I love it with bland things like chicken salad, classic potato salad, or deviled eggs.

Sunflower is perfect for lettuce-based salads. These succulent greens have a nutty, earthy flavor that is fun to use in soups, salads, or with baked casseroles.

Tendril Peas are a  classic “not cooked” vegetable/garnish that is perfect with fish! It adds crunch and texture, plus the fresh flavor of sweet garden fresh peas. I love it with butter or dairy rich sauces. Try it on top of risotto!


Chef Carrie Walters
DLM Culinary Director

Late Summer Favorites



When the “dog days of summer” hit, sometimes it’s hard to even think about heating up your kitchen or grill. Forgo the stress and join the rest of us in the air conditioning! Pick out some of our well-seasoned, prepared foods for an easy meal without any undo stress or effort. With lots of Love Local and gluten free options, a DLM dinner can be yours tonight!

Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Have you tried these yet? They sell fast and here’s why — garden fresh zucchini, lemon zest, and ricotta cheese that we shape by hand and flash fry for the ultimate summer fritter. I serve them as a side dish at home but they make a great canapé topped with crème fraîche and smoked salmon or trout. Simple, light, and luscious and perfect with grilled fish or chicken,

Grilled Vegetables

Take a short cut and avoid the heat and humidity by picking out your favorite perfectly grilled vegetables right here! These are handy to have around. Try layering them on a sandwich slathered with DLM Hummus, throw them in our DLM Original Marinara Sauce, or toss them with a little balsamic vinegar topped with fresh goat cheese. So many delicious options that can help answer the constant question — what’s there to eat?

Black Pepper Marinated Half Chicken

We marinate and roast off Ed Hill’s local chicken in a delicious black pepper marinade. Take this home and serve hot or cold — it’s moist, tender, and ready to eat. Reheat briefly and serve it with locally grown corn on the cob. I like to pull it off the bone and use it for cold Chinese chicken salads.


Chef Carrie Walters
DLM Culinary Director

Fresh & Local Flavor



Come in and taste what our local farmers and DLM chefs can do! We’ve got everyone’s favorites back this season including a couple new recipes you just have to try!

New! Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

I grew up with my mom making this salad all summer long. I love it ice cold, right out of the fridge. We are now making this fresh for my DLM family with local cucumbers, fresh dill, sour cream, and sweet onion. YUM!

Homegrown Tomato Salad

Only available for a short time! We pick the best local varieties of ripe tomatoes and lightly dress them with a citrus and herb vinaigrette.

Ed’s Fresh Corn Salad

Our best-selling summer salad is back using sweet local corn. We shuck each ear by hand every day and can barely keep up with the demand. I think it’s so popular because it just tastes like summer. Fresh, simple, and delicious!

BLPeach Sandwich

If you like BLT sandwiches, you’ve gotta try this one! I think it may be the perfect summer sandwich. Our delicious bacon, lush ripe peaches, and peppery arugula all slathered with basil mayo and piled on top of our toasted Farmhouse Bread.


Chef Carrie Walters
DLM Culinary Director