farmers market

to market: fruit leather

fruit leather

September 26th, 2012

Remember when I wrote about buying too much at the farmer’s market? And how roasting is a great way to use all that gorgeous produce that’s now sitting in your kitchen? Well – I did it again. Except this time with fruit. Specifically, peaches. To me, a peak-of-season peach is one of the most satisfying […]

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to market: an embarrassment of riches

oven roasted tomatoes

September 4th, 2012

Did I ever tell you that I am a CSA dropout? It’s true – this avid cook, lover of good food, champion of feeding my children well – joined a CSA, hated pretty much every minute of it, and vowed to never do it again (whew – it felt good getting that off my chest). […]

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to market: less is more

peach basil and red onion salad

August 7th, 2012

Today’s post is short and sweet – just like the recipe. Just a few ingredients, and ready in less than 10 minutes. A delicious mix of sweet and savory, and a perfectly pretty accompaniment to any grilled protein. Go! Peach, Basil and Red Onion Salad adapted from Martha Stewart Living 3 peaches, sliced 1/2″ thick 1/4 […]

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to market: simply, the best

bacon and kale frittata

July 22nd, 2012

One of the best things about having a farmer’s market right in your town is the relationships you develop with the vendors. Whether they grow the produce, bake the brownies or make the cheese, you get the unique chance to actually connect with the people who create the food you’re going to eat. And so, […]

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to market: fried zucchini blossoms

fried zucchini blossoms

July 9th, 2012

This, my friends, is one of my very favorite treats: I don’t remember where or when I first sampled fried zucchini blossoms but it was definitely a game-changer. I love them stuffed with ricotta cheese, dusted with confectioner’s sugar, or plain and simple – like I made them here. I was lucky enough to be […]

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to market: cherry brown butter bars

to market: cherry brown butter bars

June 26th, 2012

I’m so thrilled that our local farmer’s market has returned to its outdoor location for the summer (yes, we are lucky enough to  host a market that comes to us year round!). And I’m equally thrilled to bring back my “to market” feature. Like last year, I hope to challenge myself with new ingredients, or at […]

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summer’s over, part two: gazpacho

summer's over, part two: gazpacho

September 7th, 2011

If panzanella is summer on a plate, then gazpacho must be summer “in a bowl” – don’t you agree? I hadn’t made this recipe in years, and had forgotten all about it. But as I was strolling through the farmers market last week the array of produce – heirloom tomatoes next to bright green cucumbers next to technicolor […]

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to market: panzanella

to market: panzanella

August 7th, 2011

Panzanella is an Italian salad that can take on many forms, but  almost always contains these 2 ingredients – ripe tomatoes  and baked or sauteed bread cubes. From there you can pretty much add whatever you like – a mixture of  in-season vegetables, some fresh herbs and occasionally a salty/briny component such as olives or capers. It’s […]

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to market: fish tacos

to market: fish tacos

July 24th, 2011

Okay, I know I’ve gone on and on about my local farmer’s market – but it really is so great. Although not very large, it is well edited, and the vendors are of the highest quality. From biodynamic, organic produce to artisanal “street food”, we have a truly outstanding selection of fresh, delicious and seasonal offerings to choose from each week. […]

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to market: chopped salad

to market: chopped salad

July 18th, 2011

One of the things I’ve loved most about working for my local farmers market has been getting to know our market manager. Pascale is a woman I admire as much for her hard work and amazing vision as I do her fabulous style and eloquent writing. One of my responsibilities is the posting of a weekly recipe that […]

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