Join us the first Friday of the month, for Cooking Day. Today we’ll feature the vas array of winter and summer squash. Chef Jen will cook a recipe 3 times during the Market at 10, 11 and noon. There will be a random drawing each time among participants and the winner will take home a[…]
This is the last Cooking Day for the season. We’ll be cooking winter squash today for Squashtober. There are so many different varieties and they are great keepers so you can enjoy eating them all winter. Samples are available and donations are appreciated.
October at the Farmers Market opens with Squashtober on October 4 during regular Market hours, 9am to 1pm. Market vendors will prepare their favorite squash and it will be available to sample. There are hundreds of varieties of summer and winter squashes. The Market offers tastings to encourage the public to try fruits and vegetables[…]
In addition to Cooking day, we also had a winter squash tasting. We cooked them very simply to let the flavor of the squash come out. The basic recipe is just to slice them in half, scoop out the seeds( save them for roasting!) and place them cut side down in a dish with about[…]
This wonderful recipe is from the Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit, https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/hasselback-butternut-squash-with-bay-leaves INGREDIENTS 1 large fairy buttercup squash or other sweet moist squash (about 3 pounds total) 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced, or dried red pepper to taste ¼ cup pure maple syrup, preferably grade B,[…]
Be sure to come out for the last cooking day with Chef Jen this season! Recipes from the last cooking day are here We are highlighting squash for Squashtober but she’ll be cooking whatever strikes her fancy at the Market. We’ll also have our first ever squash tasting at the Market. Here’s your chance to try[…]
Jen and Suzanne started the day by spiralizing squash. Spiralized squash makes a really delicious pasta substitute. We tried it out on Kim Moxley’s culinary arts students and they were ALL pleasantly surprised. You can buy one online or locally at Walmart. They are about $15 for the counter top version, much less for this[…]
Chef Jen Cooks August 5th:
Hand mince the onion and rinse in cold water.( rinse anytime to you plan to eat an onion raw) Chop garlic and hot pepper in a food processor until fine. Add tomatoes and cucumbers and pulse until chunky or desired consistency. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, minced parsley and basil.
Squash with tomatoes and shiitake powder:
Saute sliced squash, chopped onions and minced garlic in a blend of butter and olive oil until squash is tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add chopped tomato and a tablespoon of shiitake powder from Baywood Organics. It adds flavor and thickens the sauce.
Pico de gallo:
Hand chop and rinse onion. You want ½ to 1 cup onion. Chop 2 cups of tomatoes and 3 Tablespoons minced hot peppers. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro and salt to taste. […]