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Using Frozen Blueberries
To prevent a bluish tinge in baked goods, toss defrosted berries in a small amount of flour called for in the recipe before adding them to the batter.
-Marie Riley, Riley & Sons Blueberries
From all of us here at the Hollywood Farmers' Market, have a safe and happy July 4th holiday!
Keep the celebration going by joining us this Saturday for the musical musings of Nicole Sangsuree and whimsical entertainment of Wiggles the Clown.
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Grilled veggies make a great appetizer, entrée or side dish and are a
great excuse to experiment with vegetables you haven't tried before. The trick
is to know how thick or thin to cut each vegetable and to find a good cooking
temperature to avoid burning them.
Try grilling one of these veggies or experiment with another of your
choice: zucchini, summer squash, fennel or onions (cut in 1/2" slices);
mushrooms (cut in half); peppers (halve, seed and flatten on grill); romaine or
radicchio (small heads, halved); beets (cubed); sweet corn; broccoli (separate
into florets and steam for 5 minutes before grilling)
Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the vegetables with
olive or grape seed oil. The cooking time varies depending on the size and type
of vegetable (e.g. peppers will cook more quickly than beets) and the
temperature. Keep an eye on your vegetables to prevent them from burning. When
the vegetables are half-cooked, flip them over and add salt and pepper. If you
are feeling adventurous, try experimenting with herbs, but know that a little
often goes a long way.
- From Sasha Kaplan, 2006 Cooking Demonstration Chef
|Featured Vendor: The Village Crepery
"We see opportunity for
crepe creativity all around the market," state Meg Vogt and Deb Bridges, owners of The Village Crepery. "Last year when we applied to make
crepes at the market, I just thought it would be fun. I had no idea the bonds
that would form and the education I would glean from the farmers."
Each Saturday you'll find
Meg and Deb creating tasty crepes with ingredients found in the market that
day. Beautiful basil from Winter Green Farm accents the egg, mozzarella,
spinach, and crème fraîche in their 'Sunrise'
crepe. Strawberries, also from Wintergreen, can be enjoyed with a
dollop of homemade whipped cream and are the best selling crepe on a sunny day. Eggs, from THINK
happy hens, are used in their savory creations and customers are treated to a complimentary crepe if a double-yoked egg
appears. DeMartini Family Farms has
recently supplied mouth-watering peaches and the latest berries for sweet
New additions this year
include two fun and entertaining employees, Syd and Eileen, and two more crepe
irons to limit the wait time. The
Village Crepery also features compostable potato plates and flatware from
Trellis Earth Products on NE 6th and Couch in Portland.
In addition to being at the
HFM, The Village Crepery has a mobile cart in Holladay Park
north of the Lloyd Center MAX line during the week. They will be launching their website (www.villagecrepery.com) soon.
|For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market