Category Archives: Recipes

Recipes I’d like to share

Short cake for grownups

When I was a kid, my mom always ruined strawberries by getting them home, slicing them up and then adding sugar. Only when I was an adult did I learn that the fancy french word for this is ‘macerating’ and … Continue reading

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How to use your jam — a short illustrated lesson

So last weekend at the Market I seemed to have a lot of conversations that started with “how would you use that?” as bewildered customers looked at a jar of chutney. A large number of questions centered around the pomegranate … Continue reading

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Marmalade Cocktail?

A recent blog entry on ways to use your marmlade includes a referrence to a recipe for a marmalade cocktail. It’s just whisky, water and sweetened with a tad of marmalade. It reminds me of a Manhatten and if I … Continue reading

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Kumquat Chutney and a shout-out.

Well, Tigress, whom I greatly admire, posted about a chutney made of kumquats. I was intrigued for a few different reasons — the spicing was different than I usually use, it used kumquats, and it introduced the sichuan pepper. The sichuan pepper turns … Continue reading

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How do I get my ideas?

  I’m often asked at the market “where do you get your ideas?’.  I’m going to try to ‘splain’ it to you, as this week was typical. Let’s start with the fact that late winter isn’t a great time to … Continue reading

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Northwest Mincemeat

Mincemeat is not popular anymore, even if it ever was. If you look in the supermarket, you’re lucky to find a dusty bottle at the bottom of a shelf. I haven’t seen any ‘gourmet’ mincemeat advertised, either. Me, I’ve always … Continue reading

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Fruit Shrub? Pickle Juice?

I was using my great cranberries from Rainier Cranberry company and getting to the bottom when I saw this recipe for pickle cranberries from Serious Eats. I made a batch, and probably won’t be making them again for the stall … Continue reading

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East meets West in a game of chicken

I regret not getting the camera out when I started, but I hope to add a picture of the finished product. The story is that on a whim, I asked Jennifer at Crown S. Ranch if they had any chicken … Continue reading

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Finally, hot enough!

Every week at the market, some customer says, “do you have any really hot jelly?” and I’m forced to say no. So on Saturday, I’m next to Alvarez Organic Farms and they have this beautiful display of peppers and I … Continue reading

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Impulse shopping at the Farmers Market

  I often spend time a the farmers markets impulse buying, sometimes trading, sometimes thinking I’m stocking up. I’ll end up with a box of groceries, and being who I am, they often don’t make sense. So, after a weekend … Continue reading

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