Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The pavilions are looking better all the time. The new cupolas are in place - they not only look terrific but will vent the attic resulting, we hope, in a cooler space this summer. And the new shingles are on. Kudos to the city for making a special place even better.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Winter Market

With the arrival of spring, we have more vendors and more customers coming to Winter Market. Above, at Sunny Lane Farms it looks like everyone wants beef and chicken! Below, Darryl and Bob are bringing their spring flowers as well as plants.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Honey This Friday

Amos Apiaries will be at the Winter Market this Friday (March 20) with their local honey. (Having honey outside in cold weather causes it to sugar, so Resa only brings her honey to the Winter Market when frigid weather doesn’t threaten its quality).

The Winter Market will be set up in its temporary open-air location just west of the Kneeling Miner from 11 am to 2 pm.

The market bakers will be there with pies, cakes, cookies, and specialty breads. The ranchers have beef, buffalo, elk, chicken and pork and Fair Haven Gardens are bringing pecans, jams and jellies.

Isadora’s Wonderful Things will serve avocado sandwiches and lentil and split pea soup with Jerusalem artichokes. They will also have garlic hummus with walking onions, nuts over peachy granola, macadamia nut carrot cake, and blueberry waffles for eating at home. They’ll have a soup recipe for folks buying Jerusalem artichokes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cooking with Carol

One of the problems with amateurs on tv is glitches. Carol Parker is usually able to make me look good, but when the cooking spot today ran out of time I was still yakking away. (There's only so much Carol can do to save me from myself!) Oh well, you never know what's going to happen on live tv.

But the deviled eggs were great:

8 hard boiled and peeled eggs
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 Teaspoon white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut eggs length-ways in half. Separate cooked egg yolks into a mixing bowl. Mash thoroughly with a fork. Blend in remaining ingredients until very smooth. Adjust to taste and correct consistency.

Place filling into hollows of egg whites. Garnish with paprika, parsley or sliced olives if desired.

Note: Do not use fresh eggs for boiling. Eggs that are too fresh are very difficult to peel because the white membrane remains tight on the shell until it ages for several days. And looking at the sell by date at the store doesn't always help since the box can contain eggs laid on different days. The surest way to know is to talk to the egg vendor at the market - or place a special order for less fresh eggs with the vendor - or buy ahead and store in your fridge till you're ready.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

We're Organized!

Applications for new vendors will be avaible between 10 and 11 am on Saturday, March 7th, at the Webb City public library, 101 South Liberty. Plan to arrive either at 10 or 10:30 so you can watch a short, but very good video on selling at the market.

If you cannot attend Saturday, email eileennichols@sbcglobal.net to have an application emailed to you. Spaces at the market are becoming limited, so quick submission is helpful.

Thanks to the 2009 market board for agreeing to serve:

Nancy Rasmussen - President (Sunny Lane Farm)
Hector Troyer - Vice President (Troyers Vegetables)
Eileen Nichols - Secretary/Treasurer (market manager)
Steve McLaughlin (Hazel's Bakery)
Joe Palmer (Fairhaven Berries & Produce)