Subject: BFM Sunday
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:45:35 -0400
Hi BFM Fans,
Indian Chef Demo At BFM
Rano Singh, owner of the wonderful spice store, market, cafe, and cooking school Pansaari, http://pansaari.com/ on 17th Street is our very special chef at market Sunday. She loves Keswick's yogurt and will be featuring it in a authentic lassi and raita as well as teaching us several vegetable curries and a rice dish. India has many many regions and this is your chance to learn how to cook and spice market vegetables like they do in Jaipur where Rano was born. 11-12:30.
LeDroit Chamber Players join us Sunday
Always a great musical market event. 10 am. http://https://www.facebook.com/LedroitChamberPlayers
Did You Try Matteo's Pasta and his Soup?
CUCINA AL VOLO: Our new pasta chef, Matteo, has been making pasta all day long for us. LOOK. https://www.facebook.com/BloomingdaleFarmersMarket Smoked Paprika spaghetti, Rigatoni, whole wheat Fusili, Bolognese sauce -- Daniele's mother's recipe -- she is from Bologna. The pesto is concentrated and just a tablespoon adds huge flavor.
Plus two cold soups to refresh you when it feels like 100 degrees. One of them will be the exquisite cold asparagus soup -- so simple and light and refreshing, so flavorful without a bit of butter or cream. Take it on a picnic.
Did you know they make their own Burrata? And stuff it into a thin pasta with a tomato zucchini sauce? Try the Ravioli with Swiss Chard and Ricotta, Duck Ravioli, Roasted Pecan Meadow rabbit sauce. I had the burrata ravioli last week -- it was very very light.
New or Special at the stands Sunday
- Sweet black Tartarian Cherries at Reid and Tart Pie Cherries at Mountain View
- Cherry Pie at Whisked.
- Cut Basil bunches at various stands. Goes well with strawberries.
- Baby Fennel and Baby carrots play very well together, just saying
- Candy Onions
- Radish kimchi is back at Number 1 Sons.
- Traditionally fermented curtido at Number 1 Sons
- Strawberry Season continues at Truckpatch and Reid
- Garlic Scapes
- Sugar Snap Peas and English peas too
- Kouign Amann -- ddictive and its fame inspired Damien to also create a Crois-Nut.
- Celtuce at Mountain View-- Chinese Lettuce Celery. A Vegetable you only find at farmers markets: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/celtuce_n_6330026.html
- Summer Squash in all varieties at Truck Patch, Garner and Mt View
- Last week for Asparagus at Truck Patch: the cool weather last week gave us another week but the heat brings it to a close for 2015
- *Earliglow -- small but very sweet
- *Ovation - larger berry with a bit of a tart taste
- *Jewel - Large berry with peachy tate
- *plus Cavendish, CAbot, Chandlers and Honeyore
First Summer squash and zucchini in many varieties and Bryan thinks there will be cukes as well. . Arugula, mesclun, spinach, kale, chard, beets, asparagus. Pastured pork cuts and Chicken. First the strawberries:
TRUCK PATCH MEATS: besides the tasty pork and famous bacon, chicken is back this week: whole, boneless breast, drumstick and thighs.
What is Celtuce? Asparagus lettuce. A Chinese vegetable that chefs say has a nutty flavor. You peel the skin off the stems, and chop it or prepare the inner stem into long curls of vegetable pasta with a potato peeler. Sauteed briefly, it will taste like a mixture of bok choy, celery root and water chestnut. Like kohlrabi, the tastes change with different textures. The leaves can be chopped and pureed, the smallest young leaves are good for salad. We will have lots of info at the market table.
GARNER'S PRODUCE: First of the tomatoes. Carrots. Tons of Summer Squash including my favorite: the pale green Kousas that don't get watery when you saute them.. Sugar Snaps. English Peas. Cucumbers. Radishes. Green, red and Toscano Kale (grill it and serve in a coconut sauce). Savoy cabbage --love those crinkles. Broccoli, Hakurei turnips, Swisss Chard, beets, spring onions, arugula, lettuce, Asian green mix and kohlrabi, the alien vegetable that makes the BEST slaw. Lots of plants: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, herbs, flowers. Parsley, cilantro and dill.
Do you love pupusas and curtido? http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-salvadoran-pupusas-con-curtidorecipes-from-the-kitchn-176284?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed
Bike House runs from 11-1. The EF language school is back again this week to talk about hosting exchange students for 2-6 weeks this summer.
See you Sunday
Robin Teds and Erin