Fresh Item of the Week
Tuesday Market, January 11, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
Regardless of what happens in the NFL, it's carnival season! At the market this means fresh locally-baked king cake, including Forte Grove's gorgeous galette des rois, a traditional French king cake of delicate puff pastry filled with Kathleen Cooper's homemade almond filling. The cakes are available in two sizes ($5 and $20), and can be pre-ordered for Tuesday pick-up by emailing Bill Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the Monday prior. Please be sure to include the size(s) and quantity requested and a phone number. The Cooper's are happy to hold pre-orders until 10:30am on Tuesdays.
Thursday Market, January 13, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
This is great weather for curling up with a good book (long-time CCFM Tuesday volunteer and Octavia Books staffer Douglas's picks are posted here), a cup of tea and Georgie Myrtle's authentic English shortbread. Georgie bakes shortbread, millionaire's shortbread and scones fresh for market shoppers. She also makes freezer-to-oven scones for freshly baking at home. They're perfect for chilly winter mornings or afternoons.
Saturday Market, January 15, 2011 | 8 am - 12 pm
With all the king cake we're bound to consume in the coming weeks, we're thankful for more varieties of greens than ever available at the market right now. Looking to change things up in the kitchen this week? Forego the mustards, collards and turnips and pick up some Asian greens. The Monica's grow both boy choy and tatsoi. Throw smaller bok choy in brothy soups or stirfrys. Tatsoi, which many say taste like mild mustard greens, is delicious quickly braised with plenty of minced garlic and sesame oil.
Recipe of the Week
We like starting off chilly winter mornings with something warm, like oatmeal. We also like ending them on a similar note. These Old-fashioned Strawberry Dumplings make a warm, cozy, delicious dessert... or decadent breakfast.