By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Colder nights create excuses to make meals that warm the soul. If you’re looking for ideas, check out some of the cookbooks that farmers and volunteers with the Saratoga Farmers’ Market use. These books offer instructions and ideas for bringing out the finest flavors of our local foods and insights into […]
By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Marcie Place, owner of The Chocolate Spoon, fills her stall at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market throughout the year with festive treats: tahini-dark chocolate chip cookies, Turkish coffee shortbreads, saffron and citrus teacakes, and ma‘amoul, a rosewater infused shortbread style cookie with a filling of walnuts and cinnamon sugar. Baked into these […]
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By Himanee Gupta-Carlson Do you know … What the term “bolting” means? Many customers asked our Friends of the Market volunteers at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market what the term meant after spotting our food fact on bolting Swiss chard. I like to think of bolting as running amok. In gardening terms, bolting is sort of […]
Did you know … that corn cobs are worth more than mere compost? After removing the kernels from fresh ears of sweet corn, save the cobs. They make a deliciously sweet golden broth that can replace vegetable or chicken broths that many soup and risotto recipes call for. My first introduction to corn cob broth […]
Before tomatoes come into season, before eggplant is ready to be sliced up, brushed with olive oil and tossed on the grill, it’s worth visiting the produce vendors at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market for Hakurei turnips. These small, golf-ball sized turnips also are known as white turnips, Japanese turnips, and salad turnips. They can be […]
MUSIC: Running the River