Culinary Insights | Dave Purpura, Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm| 4:00
I’ll be talking about tomatoes – we’ll make some sort of tomato salad, talk about growing and selecting good ones, why they’re split, what’s an heirloom and why do I want one, etc. This is the season and you’ll find lots of choices at the market. If I’m able, I’ll also be demonstrating how to prepare collard greens and see if I can make some converts!
Community Partner | Friends on the Plymouth Council of Aging | 2:30-6:30
The Friends of the Plymouth Council on Aging is a group of energetic volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors in Plymouth and in the growth of community spirit and cooperation. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 12:30 pm at The Plymouth Council on Aging located at 44 Nook Road, Plymouth, MA. This volunteer group conceives, plans, publicizes and executes major fundraising events each year. Become a member!
Music |Dan Durkee| 2:30-6:30
Special Guest | Brown Boar Farm | 2:30-6:30
Brown Boar is BACK this week! Stock up! Can’t wait! Price list here.
Special Guest | Saltwater Studio | 2:30-6:30
“This vibrant seaweed was discovered amongst a rocky ledge on Sachuest Point in Middletown, Rhode Island. Its almost shocking magenta color is true to life and on closer examination you can see mussel shells attached to a leaf. The connection between humans and nature and the concept of beauty as we become more aware of our surroundings was part of my thought process when creating this work.”
Saltwater Studio creates fine art prints are made using Ultrachrome inks and printed on Bradford White 100% cotton rag paper. Each print is signed by the artist.
Last week at the Market….
Baker & Cook Notes…
TRY THIS | Glazed Salmon featuring Simpson Spring Root Beer
1 pound Salmon – could also use Swordfish or Mahi Mahi
2 to 2.5 bottles of Simpson SpringRoot Beer
2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic crushed
Salt & Pepper
Pour Simpson Spring root beer into a small sauce pan and simmer until it has thickened and reduced by about 1 cup. Rub salmon filet with oil and rub Salt, Pepper and the crushed garlic. Grill over indirect heat, skin side down, and brush all over with the root beer sauce. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the filet, and may take 15-20 minutes. Once the fish flakes easily with a fork you will know it is ready!
TRY THIS | From Donna Peach Salsa (from Jean’s kitchen)
6 tree ripened peaches, peeled, chopped, and drained
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 jalapeños, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
Handful of strawberries chopped
1 T of honey
juice of one lime
cilantro to taste
Combine all of the ingredients above. Serve with tortilla chips.
TRY THIS | Dave’s Quick Lunch Platter
Wolf Meadow mozzarella cheese
sliced chicken breast
sliced venison salami
sliced bread from your favorite vendor
drizzled in olive oil
pickles and sauerkraut from Web of Life
Spread on platter! Quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious!
TRY THIS | Christy’s Raw Spaghetti
1 or 2 zucchini per person (depends on size of zucchini)
a couple of diced tomatoes
red bell pepper
sundried tomatoes (optional)
1 clove of garlic
oregano (fresh or dried)
basil (fresh or dried)
a pinch of salt
a pinch of back pepper
Peel the zucchini. Use a vegetable peeler to create ribbons or grate on an old fashioned grater.
OR use a spiral slicer. Cut the peeled zucchini in half or thirds and fit it into the slicer. Turn the handle and you will get angel hair pasta styled zucchini.
You can hand dice all veggies or use food processor as follows: Put tomato and red bell pepper into food processor. The red pepper will give vibrant color and will sweeten the tomato. Add sundried tomatoes dry or in olive oil. If you have dried sundried tomatoes, soak them in water before adding them. Add crushed garlic. If you use a food processor you need to crush garlic. Add herbs, oregano, and basil. Add a pinch of salt. Add olive oil to make it rich and a pinch of cayenne, black pepper. Process it and it is ready.
I also like to use onions (whatever kind you can find at the market) and local (seeded) cucumbers. You can prepare this ahead of time, and keep the zucchini separate from the sauce until you are about to serve it. Serve everything at room temperature.
TRY THIS | Simpson Spring Cream Soda Float
1 Simpson Spring Cream Soda
1 Tall Glass
1 Scoop of your favorite Vanilla Ice Cream
For each person that you want to serve, place one scoop of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Pour in enough Simpson Spring Cream Soda to fill the glass. Stir until the ice cream is half melted.
TRY THIS |Donna’s Roasted New Potatoes
1 1/2 lb of new potatoes (red or yellow skinned), cleaned, cut in half or quarters
2 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tsp fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450°F. Place potatoes in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add olive oil, rosemary, and garlic. Toss until potatoes are well coated. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a baking pan. Roast for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through and browned. Serve immediately.
TRY THIS | Lara’s Summer Treat Dessert
32 oz of your favorite local vanilla yogurt
1 jar ORANGE-CARROT-LEMON JAM
Fresh, local Blueberries (or local berried)
In a large bowl mix the yogurt with the “ORANGE-CARROT-LEMON JAM” until well blended. Pour mixture into individual bowls, then garnish with seasonal blueberries. Notes: This combination is fresh and pleasant, without being fat and sugary as a typical dessert. ORANGE-CARROT-LEMON JAM is made with whole fruits, therefore is rich in vitamins and fibers, the addition of seasonal berries makes this “dessert” even more healthy and pleasant.
TRY THIS | Ashley Kate’s Lobster in White Wine Butter Sauce
2 oz Butter
1/4 c of Olive Oil
12 cloves minced garlic
1 T Dijon Mustard
2 T Worcester Sauce
1/2 c dry white wine
1 T Fresh Lemon Juice
1-2 cups cooked lobster meat
Melt butter and oils over low heat. Add garlic and brown slightly. Wisk in mustard, Worcester and wine, simmer 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and lobster, and cook until heated. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. Serve over your choice of pasta with fresh parsley and fresh parmesan cheese.
Vendor List for August 21…
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Friend of the Market Specials