|Tip of the Week|
When you are cooking chopped garlic, never let it get brown. For the
greatest flavor (and health benefit), chop the garlic first and let it
sit for a while exposed to the air. Enjoy its aroma as you chop your other vegetables. Add it
to your sauté mix just a few minutes before you finish cooking.
|--Anne Berblinger, Gales Meadow Farm|
of the beauty of farmers' markets is that our produce changes with the
seasons. Stay current with weekly produce highlights here!
Tomatoes di Liguria
(Big 'B' Farm)
Yellow Doll Watermelon
(Deep Roots Farm)
(Peak Forest Fruit)
(Gales Meadow Farm)
|Next week will be the final market day for Sol Pops, Hot Lips Soda, and possibly Baird Family Orchards. Be sure to get your fill while you still can!|
Coming up on its third week, The Hollywood Farmers' Market's Oasis Project - a mobile market designed to address the fresh produce needs of the nearby Cully neighborhood continues to make a splash. Last Saturday, nearby residents and kids greeted the market upon set-up, and staff of the Rigler Elementary School continue to show enthusiastic support for the mobile market. The Oasis Project seeks to improve access to fresh produce in the neighborhood and also provides an
especially great opportunity for EBT customers, as there is a
dollar-to-dollar match up to five dollars for SNAP (formerly known as
food stamp) recipients. The Oasis Project, which is running every Saturday in September, is made possible by vendors, staff and volunteers from the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Hacienda CDC and a generous Pacific Village Grant from New Seasons Market.
For more information or to get
involved please send an email to the Oasis Project.
Chef Anthony Cafiero
To a crowd hushed in fascination last Saturday, Chef Anthony Cafiero of Tabla Mediterranean Bistro held a wide swatch of flattened dough up into the sunlight, explaining the translucence and texture of a well-crafted fresh pasta. Then, with a semi-technical ode to Semolina flour, Cafiero dashed, sliced and fluffed the dough into a series of photogenic Pappardelle nests. "Make a few nests like these and throw them in the freezer for another day," he tells the audience. The great ones always make things look so easy, don't they?
To take a crack at Chef Cafiero's Caponata Pasta with Whole Wheat Pappardelle make sure you are prepared with the recipe below and a pasta machine (or a rolling pin and some fantastic triceps). To try another bite made by the man himself, stop by Tabla Mediterranean Bistro at 200 NE 28th Avenue, where you can taste an "über-seasonal menu"; as one blogger explained, "Cafiero relentlessly prowls the local farmers' markets, buying what is fresh and looks good."
Last Saturday these fresh, good-looking--and indeed delicious--ingredients included eggs, eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, basil, parsley and oregano from Deep Roots Farm, Gales Meadow Farm, Hassing Farm, and Persephone Farm. Thank you to our donating vendors!
Whole Wheat Pappardelle
Anthony Cafiero Chef De Cuisine,
Tabla Mediterranean Bistro
For the Pasta:
4 whole eggs
4 egg yolks
2 cups sifted whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1. Place the sifted whole wheat flour and all purpose flour in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid mixer.
2. Make a well in the flours, then fill the well with the whole eggs and egg yolks.
3. With the dough hook attached, run the mixer for three minutes on low, slowly incorporating the eggs into the flour.
4. Turn the speed up to medium, allowing the dough to form and begin working the gluten for about two minutes.
5. Reduce the speed back to low, and knead the dough for an additional 3-4 minutes.
6. Gather all the dough together, wrap in plastic wrap tightly, and let sit for 40 minutes or until ready to roll out.
To Roll Out the Pasta:
1. After the dough has rested, divide it into four small pieces.
the pasta machine set at its widest setting, roll each ball through,
then adjust the machine to the next thinnest setting and roll each
piece through again.
3. Pair up each of the pieces, placing two pieces on top of the other two pieces.
4. Readjust the machine back to the widest setting and roll the two stacks of dough through.
5. Adjust the machine to the next thinnest setting and roll the two pieces through again. Stack one on top of the other.
the machine back to the widest setting again a final time, and then
roll the stack through, creating one piece of pasta.
rolling the pasta through the machine, adjusting the setting each time,
thinner and thinner. Dust the pasta with flour if it becomes wet and
sticky. To optimize your workspace, as the pasta goes through the machine, fold it onto itself like a ribbon.
8. If you are using an Atlas pasta roller, I would roll the pasta through the number 8 setting.
you have achieved your desired thinness, remove the pasta machine from
your work surface, and cut the sheet of pasta into eight-inch sheets.
10. Allow the sheets to dry, uncovered, until they are no longer wet and floppy.
11. Build stacks of five with your sheets, dusting each layer with semolina flour.
12. With your stacks turned so that they are lengthwise, fold them upon themselves into thirds, like folding a letter.
a long, sharp knife, cut the pasta into strips slightly smaller than the desired width,
remembering that the pasta will expand in the boiling water.
14. After your cut your pasta, unfold it and dust the noodles again with semolina flour to keep them from sticking to each other.
all the pasta has been cut, group the noodles into loose bundles, about
2oz each, and place on a semolina coated sheet pan and allow to dry until you are ready to drop them into the boiling water.
this point you can cook them, allow them to dry over night (to be used within the
next few days), or place the bundles into ziploc bags and freeze for
For the Caponata:
1 eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/4" slices
2 red peppers, cored and seeded, with ribs removed, and diced. A red bell pepper and a sweet/hot pepper work well together.
2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
1/4 bunch parsley, leaves only, chopped
1 T capers, rinsed and chopped
1/2 cups tomatoes, seeded and chopped, or 1/2 C cherry tomatoes, halved.
2 anchovy filets, oil packed, rinsed and chopped
2 T fresh oregano leaves, picked and chopped
1/2 cup white wine
2 T lemon juice
1 T sugar
salt and pepper
extra-virgin olive oil
1. Sprinkle salt on both sides of the eggplant slices, and allow to drain for 10 minutes.
combine the chopped capers, oregano, anchovy and parsley with a little olive oil until incorporated and season to taste in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Rinse the eggplant slices, squeeze dry with a towel, and cut into 1/4" dice.
4. Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat.
5. Add 3 T olive oil to the saute pan, then add the eggplant, tossing slightly, until the eggplant starts to brown.
6. Add the diced peppers, allowing them to cook for about 2 minutes.
7. Add the garlic and tomatoes, allowing it to cook for just a minute, then deglaze with the white wine.
8. Add the lemon juice, caper/parsley mixture, and sugar. Remove from heat.
9. In a pot of salted boiling water, add the pappardelle pasta noodles, allowing them to cook until al dente.
10. Strain the noodles, allowing a little pasta water to drip into the caponata, creating an emulsification.
11. Add the pasta to the caponata and toss until incorporated.
12. Arrange the pasta on 6 plates, garnishing with fresh oregano, bread crumbs, or a bit of grated Parmigiano, serve.
|Faces of the Market: Ari Rosner, Volunteer
HFM: When did you start coming to the market?Ari: I
started coming to the market immediately after moving to Portland last
spring, in 2008. It was maybe a week or two after I moved. I think I
was there for opening day that year. The market was just down the
street from where I moved to and I thought volunteering would be a good way
to get to know the neighborhood and connect with people. I've been to
almost every market since I started volunteering. I missed one market
day in 2008 and one day this season. I was out of town for both of
HFM: What do you do at the market?
used to volunteer as a greeter but I think my niche is in the info
booth now. The most common questions we get are "Where can I buy
tokens?" (answer: Right here at the info booth.), and "Do you have
water?" (answer: yes, water is free, help yourself. We also take
donations to cover the cost of cups and filters). That's usually
about 90% of the questions we get. The rest of the questions have to
do with where to find specific produce, what types of produce are just
coming into the
market, where favorite vendors are located and volunteer inquiries.
Ari: The people; it's a good group of people. I like spending time with them.
HFM: What's your favorite part of volunteering?
Ari: Just be reliable and confident. I think that's all I did. And maybe stick around to help with break down.
HFM: I heard you were Volunteer of the Year last year.
Ari: That's what they tell me.
HFM: Do you have any advice for aspiring Volunteers of the Year?
HFM: What do you splurge on at the Market?
HFM: What's your most common purchase at the market?
Ari: Oh gosh, probably something boring. Well, I get a Nourishment burrito almost every market.
I don't splurge. I probably spend less than $10 at every market. Oh,
maybe I buy Wandering Aengus cider or some cheeses as gifts. But for
myself--the bare essentials, mostly just vegetables.
Pumpkin Pie Contest. It's the event that gets the customers together
in a way that most directly relates to the market, and highlights the
market bringing seasonal produce to customers. I remember last year we
were dreaming of having a pie contest every month, to reflect the produce of each month. And you know, everyone loves pie.
HFM: What is your favorite special event at the market?
Learn more about the organizations tabling at the market each week in our community booth column.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is a nonprofit
educational institution dedicated to advancing health care and the art
of healing. Founded in 1983 in Portland, Oregon, OCOM was one of the
first Oriental medicine colleges in the United States to provide
master's-level instruction. In 2005, OCOM became the first college in
the nation to graduate doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
OCOM will be at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday
performing demonstration acupuncture treatments. The public is welcome
to participate so please stop by!
Heifer International Portland
Ending hunger and caring for the earth.
Heifer International Portland is a grassroots volunteer group in the
Portland Oregon and Southwest Washington area, with a common goal of
fulfilling Heifer International's basic mission - "To end hunger and save the earth by passing on the gift to others."
We are an extension of Heifer International and together we are
improving our world and the lives of resource-poor families while
building the foundation for a peaceful world in practical,
Check out their booth at the Hollywood Farmers' Market this Saturday to learn more!
|The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays, May through October from 8am - 1pm and November 7, 14, and 21 from 9am - 1pm. We are located on NE Hancock Street between 44th and 45th Avenues (one block South of Sandy Blvd).
For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market