Farmers’ Market

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Tender: A Cookbook Review

March 28, 2011

What do you get when you combine fresh farm-grown food, a commitment to supporting that food, and women with passion? You get Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, a newly-published cookbook alive […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Whole Wheat Flour & Orange Juice

February 19, 2011

Organic Whole Wheat Flour Can you cook a complete meal from the Sacramento farmers’ market? Absolutely! What about baking an entire recipe? Yes, indeed! Our market has butter, milk, and […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market: Walnut Oil

February 18, 2011

Walnut Oil Glashoff Farms is quickly becoming one of the most innovative spots at the downtown Sacramento farmers’ market. This summer, they delighted us with spicy homemade pickles nearly the size […]

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New at the Farmers’ Market!

February 14, 2011

California farmers make living la vida locavore easy. And it just keeps getting easier. In fact, the Sacramento farmers’ market is practically a complete grocery experience. We’ve had tortillas, bread, […]

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Tastes of Santa Cruz

February 1, 2011

Santa Cruz, known for its beaches and surfing, also offers a wave of delicious eats. In two short days, I tasted the creatures from its seas, unique ales brewed under […]

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Seasonal Finds at Farmers Market: Pickles, Cactus, & Cutting Celery

September 6, 2010

Dill pickles, a new seasonal treat at the Sacramento market.   If you don’t slow down, you can miss a lot at the downtown Sacramento farmers market. It’s a bustling […]

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Sacramento Leads Nation in Farmers’ Markets & Farm Stands

July 30, 2010

Sacramento loves its farmers! And it shows. Yesterday marked the second week of a new Capitol farmers’ market at 6th Street and Capitol Mall. This market is just one more example […]

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Crawfish Boil

June 22, 2010

You don’t have to go to New Orleans to have a Crawfish Boil. You can do it with freshly-caught crawfish right here in Sacramento. I love seafood. I love trying […]

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Showing Off!: Pretty Dyed Quail Eggs

April 3, 2010

This pretty dish isn’t filled with chocolates. These are quail eggs! I dyed them like an Easter egg in hot water, vinegar, and food coloring. In fact, I tried some […]

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Roasted Garlic Egg Salad: Revising a Classic

March 31, 2010

When it comes to egg salad, most people don’t want you messing with their momma’s recipe. If Mom made hers with pickle relish, then by golly, all good egg salad […]

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Quail Egg Appetizer on Blini with Grapefruit Zest and Dill Sauce

March 4, 2010

Want an easy way to impress your party guests? Try these! They’re tiny, cute, and tasty to boot. You can find fresh quail eggs for a mere $1 at the […]

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Complete Farmers’ Market Meal: Double Jack Quesadillas with Honey & Seasonal Fruit Salsa

February 16, 2010

Utter delight awaits with this flavor-packed, blissfully fresh meal. Intensely delicious, bursting passionately with wet, bright aromas, this dish will have you licking your fingers and mumbling sweet nothings under […]

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Chocolate Waffles with Chunky Strawberry Sauce & Whipped Cream

February 14, 2010

Strawberries and chocolate are almost mandatory ingredients to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. Chocolate has an historical reputation as an aphrodisiac. Because it contains small amounts of caffeine and plenty of […]

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Tips on Making a Complete Meal from the Farmers’ Market

February 10, 2010

I recently attended an event on sustainable food. A supporter of the movement told me, “My problem with farmers’ markets is that you can’t make a whole meal from shopping […]

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Cilantro Pesto Dip

February 4, 2010

Just in time for The Big Football Game, here’s a seasonal dip fresh from the garden that the toughest of guys will love. My giant, 6’4″ husband loves it! There’s […]

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December 15, 2009

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Living Christmas Trees at the Farmers’ Market

December 8, 2009

Looking for a living Christmas tree? You’ve got to check out the local Sunday farmers’ market here in Sac. Read my full story: http://sacrag.com/2009/12/christmas-at-the-farmers%e2%80%99-market/.

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Farmers’ Market Supper: Veggie-Smothered Cheese Enchiladas

October 14, 2009

Fast suppers don’t have to skimp on freshness. This meal was prepared almost entirely with farmers’ market ingredients. The extra groceries came directly from those I usually keep on stock […]

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Farmers’ Market Brunch

September 24, 2009

Today’s menu: light, fluffy scrambled eggs hidden under a thin layer of gooey cheese and a fire-alarm salsa. Salsa made of tangy, crisp cactus, rich heirloom tomatoes, blazing red and […]

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Basil Guacamole

July 15, 2009

  Sacramento summers are too hot for cilantro. Mine grows beautifully all winter long, but past spring, it wilts and fizzles in our heat. Basil, the wonderful, spicy herb that […]

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My Main Squeeze: Making My Own Orange Juice

August 5, 2008

Most folks jump-start their mornings with a jolt of liquid caffeine. I was once among the coffee addicts of the world. When I quit, cold turkey, it was orange juice […]

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Garden Pizza

August 2, 2008

This pizza was created by my garden. I walked out, checked the plants, picked what was ripe, and started to cook. It’s inspiring to let the garden-fresh ingredients lead the […]

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Cucumber Cake

July 30, 2008

  My garden is bursting with cucumbers! I needed to find some fresh ways to use them, and of course, I immediately wanted to put them into cake. This recipe […]

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