Friday, October 02, 2020

My Gourdness and Pumpkins at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: Markets & More 

Date: October 1, 2020 at 7:02:35 PM EDT
Subject: My Gourdness and Pumpkins at BFM



 mini pumpkin and gourds
Let's start cooking them....

Hi BFM fans,

Happy October! It was delightfully chilly this am- I needed a long sleeve shirt! I am ready to welcome the season of pumpkins (but I am not keen on pumpkin spice!) and warm stews. I look forward to hardy hot food to warm us and our hearts. First up for love are delicata squash: Read what Heidi Swanson says about her favorite squash and peruse her best 17 recipes for them: Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash, Sesame Roasted Maple Chipotle Delicata Squash, Twice Baked Delicata Squash with Za'atar roasted chickpeas are just three of them.

"Delicata squash is one of my favorite seasonal vegetables. The name describes it well, the skin is delicate and regardless of being baked, fried or steamed, does not have to be removed to be eaten. Delicata is native to the Americas, but despite that long history, it apparently fell out of favor in the 1930s due to lack of availability due to crop disease. It wasn't until the early 2000s that a disease-resistant varietal became popular and today it's again relatively easy to find."

"You ready? This is the time of year to start rolling out your best delicata squash recipes. If you're a long-time reader, you know how much I love this scalloped varietal. Partly because it's delicious, but also because it's a breeze to prepare. Not only can you eat the flesh, you can also go for the peel, and it's arguably the best part. You know where it gets golden and deeply toasted at the edges? Yeah, that's hard to beat. Here are seventeen delicata squash recipes to inspire, and get you through the cold months. Enjoy!"
Shenandoah Seasonal:  Ali says: "This week we will have arugula, lettuce mix, peashoots, bok choi, Tokyo bekana, scallions, carrots, zephyr squash, eggplant, bell peppers, pink Chinese celery, cilantro, parsley, fennel, Swiss chard, head lettuce, chery belle radishes, Roma and h

Robin says: I used the pink celery all week long in salads and salmon cakes and mushroom soup and stirfries. It has a wonderful flavor. Puts green celery to shame.

Whisked says: It is Pie weather!
Andre says: 6 Pack Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Snickerdoodle, Pretzel Cowboy, Assorted, Flourless Mexican Chocolate (GF), VEGAN: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Blackout.   

Prime Pie Time: Cherry, Apple Crumble, Salted Apple, Chocolate Chess, Strawberry Rhubarb, Key Lime..
Garners: Last call for Lima beans. First of the black eyed peas.  Can Their fabulous Cranberry beans be far behind? Sweet Potatoes. Salad mix.  Green beans a Butternut Squash. kobocha, spaghetti, delicata, honey nut. Yay. Corn. Peppers in various shapes and heat and colors, eggplants.  cherry tomatoes. Okra. Swiss chard, kales, various types of squash and zucchini, collard, tomatoes, loose onions, stir fry greens, Salad mix, lettuce mix, cabbages, cukes, garlic. Stone ground grits and cornmeal, hot pepper jelly.  Hot sauces. Some herb plants. blackberries. New potatoes. basil. Melons

Robin says: Did you know that Luffa sponges are grown on land not in the sea?

Cucina Al Volo: It's really pasta weather and isn't it great that you can go from freezer to table in less than 10 minutes? Unless you are heating up the lasagne. More than a dozen different freshly dried pasta, ravioli, and great sauces: pesto, lamb ragu, beef bolognese, cherry tomato, wild mushrooms, eggplant norma.

Or make your own sauce for a last minute pasta: "People were really pleased with Heidi Swanson's 
Pasta with Creamy Crushed Walnut Sauce. Try Creamy Delicata Squash with Crispy Sage . Cool enough to heat up their lasagne and eggplant parm too.

Pasta and Cheese lovers Recipe: Try
 Skillet baked pasta with five cheeses.

Reids Orchard and Winery: Cider makes it Fall! UV processed Apple and Apple Grape cider to preserve the flavor. Honey Crisp cider. Pasturized Apple and Apple Cherry ciders. UV processed grape juice; seedless grape, concord grapes and so glad to see this week’s choice of apples:

Honey Crisp, Gala, Courtland, Early Fuji, SnowSweet, Jonathan, Crimson Crisp, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Autumn Crisp, Mutsu Crispin, Northern Spy.

Hosui Asian pears. Red Bartletts. Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers in all colors, white potatoes, red potatoes. Small pumpkins, cooking pumpkins. Plant some of their fresh herbs to keep you going through the Fall. Honey. No sugar Apple butter. Pumpkin butter. No sugar Applesauce.

Swirly Girl Creamery: Goat Feta started last week. Did you get any? It is wonderful.Mark says their mixed milk 'camembert" is at its peak flavor because the cows have been on summer grass for a long time and the milk is very creamy. The slighly acidic goat's milk is a great marriage to the creamy cow mil and voilà! a great camembert. Have you tried their mixed milk Romano style - slyly called Onamor cheese?

We have been eating the superb camembert, the Mooster and or the Morbier and their cheddar as part of our lunch every day with Reid's green grapes The Tommy Goat is made in a young parmesan style. Morbier is mixed milk marvel -- that caused a French diplomat to throw a basket of Morbier at Market at another market. It is a great condiment cheese sprinkled on just about everything. Try the funkier Firetruck and Cowttin. Firetruck is a salty grater and Cowttin is like a French triple cream.
Robin's Tip: We take the cheese we want to eat out of the fridge at least two hours in advance. Cheese needs to be at room temperature so you can taste all the flavors. This is particularly important for the camembert.

Groff's Content: lots of beef cuts, sausages, pork, chicken this week for your grill. And yes, they do have suckling pig.

King Mushrooms: Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portobello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut and oysters. In orther words, lots of choices. Don't forget that Hungarian mushroom soup-- for a great after market lunch.

Number 1 Sons: Everything Fermented! Kimchi: Kicky and Sons. Pickles (cucumber kind): Half Sours, Crispy Koshers, Super Sours,  Gin Ginger, Sunny Dills, Honey Habaneros, Giardiniera, Cider Masala Beets, Golden Beets, Kombuchas: Fruit Punch,Turmeric Tang, Original Ginger, Lavender Fizz. And the fabulous Salsa So Verde and hot hot hot Pickled Jalapenos. Clean Kraut and Golden beets. Szechuan Spears.

TIP: Have you grilled a kimcheese sandwich yet?
Panorama Bakery: French style bread and breakfast pastries. Demi french baguette, traditional artisanal baguette, Petit Rustique, challah, sourdough, walnut raisin sourdough, multigrain loaf, Honey-Wheat w/Oats, Walnut-cherry baguette, walnut-cranberry baguette, olive baguette, multigrain baguette, and pumpernickel boule. Croissants: butter, chocolate and raisins.

CHINESE STREET MARKET POPUP (AKA Those DUMPLINGS) Pre Order here by THURSDAY 10 PM for your East Asian handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more.  Ted is very keen on the beef and celery dumplings. Text at 202 596 6985 or email at Ask about their Dan Dan Noodles kit.

See you Sunday,

Robin and Ted

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