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Fava Leaves
Open Face Fava Leaf Sandwiches, and Fava Leaf Ramen
Apparently, fava leaves are the new "it" ingredient. And you can be hip too, when you pick some up at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. I got this bunch from Singing Frogs Farm, a new vendor based in Sebastopol at the market. Fava is often planted as a cover crop to help restore nitrogen to the soil, but the leaves are quite delicious. And they are a heck of a lot easier to use than fava beans. This week, since the bunch of fava leaves I got was so huge, I made two recipes for the price of one!   Open Face Fava Leaf Sandwiches 4 thin slices pancetta (italian bacon) 2 slices multigrain bread 1/3 cup ricotta cheese 2 radishes, srubbed and thinly sliced 10 fava leaves, chopped or left whole freshly ground pepper   Cook the pancetta slices in a pan over medium heat until cripsy, turning to cook both sides (this will not take long, so keep a close eye on them). Drain pancetta slices on a paper towel. Toast or do not toast the bread, according to your preference. Top each slice of bread with half of the ricotta cheese. Place two slices of pancetta ...
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Green Garlic
Roasted Green Garlic Quesadillas
Green Garlic is garlic that has been harvested before the garlic bulbs have time to mature. It is definitely a spring time only treat, and can be used however you use garlic. Find them all over the place right now at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. I roasted these puppies and put them in simple quesadillas.   Roasted Green Garlic Quesadillas 1 bunch green garlic, rinsed and trimmed olive oil for drizzling salt and pepper 8 tortillas 4 ounces of your favorite mild cheese salsa (optional)   Place green garlic on a foil lined baking pan, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in a 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes, turning green garlic once during roasting time. Roughly chop roasted green garlic. Heat 1 tortilla in a pan over medium heat, sprinkling one ounce of cheese over the top of the tortilla. Top with some roasted green garlic and a second tortilla. Once cheese has melted, flip quesadilla over to heat the other side. Turn out onto a plate and cut into quarters. Repeat with more tortillas, cheese, and roasted green garlic. Serve as is, or with a side of ...
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Broccoli au Gratin
Even if President George H. W. Bush is not a fan of broccoli, I am pretty sure he would not turn his nose up at this delicious dish I made with fresh broccoli from the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market.   Broccoli au Gratin 1 1/2 pounds broccoli 3 tblsp butter 3 tblsp flour 1/2 tsp salt a dash or two of Worchestershire sauce (optional) 1 1/2 cups warm milk 2/3 cup shredded cheese (any kind you prefer) 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs) butter for greasing the casserole dish   Rinse and cut broccoli into flowerets, using stems as well. Trim off stems, peel them with a veggie peeler, and then cut them into disks. Set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and salt, and stir, cooking flour and butter together for about 3 minutes. Slowly stir in warm milk to flour butter mixture. Add Worchestershire sauce if you want to, or omit. Stir until thickened. Add 2/3 cup of your favorite cheese, grated into the mixture. Stir until melted. In a pot with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of salted water to a boil. Add disks first, then flowerets. Cover pot ...
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Taco Seasoning
Southwestern Shepherd's Pie
One of the newest vendors at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market is Jane from The Handmade Pantry. Jane makes awesome seasoning mixes, salad dressing mixes, granolas, and more. These are made without weird chemicals that big food companies often put in their convenience foods. No MSG here! I used the Taco Seasoning mix to make my take on Shepherd's Pie. Yum!   Southwestern Shepherd's Pie 4 ounces chopped cooked steak, or chicken, or leftover taco meat 2 tsp Taco Seasoning Mix from The Handmade Pantry ½ cup diced carrots ¼ cup diced parsnips 2 cloves minced garlic 2 chopped green onions 1 tblsp butter ¼ cup diced red bell pepper 6 diced crimini mushrooms 1 tblsp butter 1 tblsp flour ½ cup milk 1 ½ tsp Taco Seasoning Mix from The Handmade Pantry ¼ cup mashed potatoes additional milk (if needed) butter sprinkling of Taco Seasoning Mix from The Handmade Pantry   Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop up steak (or use cooked chicken, or leftover cooked taco meat). Sprinkle a bit of Taco Seasoning Mix onto meat and toss to coat. Put meat into two separate 6 oz size ramekins. Cook carrots, parsnips, garlic, and green onions in ...
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Rainbow Chard
Pasta with Rainbow Chard
Beautiful rainbow chard is a wonderful, low-calorie source of vitamins K, A, and C. And it tastes great braised, steamed or sauteed. This simple vegetarian meal can literally be made in about 15 to 20 minutes.   Pasta with Rainbow Chard 1 bunch rainbow chard 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 ounces dry pasta (I used penne) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons of sundried tomato (in oil), minced 3 ounces of fresh mozzarella, chopped into pieces pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)   Rinse and trim the chard leaves, leaving about 3 inches of the stem. Remove the stems from the leaves, and then chop stems into small dice. Roll leaves and cut into strips. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. While pasta cooks, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chard stems, cooking for about 3 minutes. Add chard leaves and garlic. Cook until leaves have wilted. Add sun dried tomatoes and cheese. Cook just until cheese is melting. Add drained hot pasta to the pan and toss to combine. You can add a small pinch of red pepper flakes if you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2 ...
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ABC Sandwich (Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese)
I love spring! And the first spring veggie is now at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market: asparagus! Whether you like thick spears or thin ones, grab a bunch or two and roast them in the oven for an amazing side dish/appetizer. I used roasted asparagus in this simple sandwich. I was trying to come up with a catchy name for it, like BLT, and my sister suggested ABC (for Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese)! Yum!   ABC Sandwich (Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese) 1 bunch asparagus olive oil for drizzling salt and pepper 1 tablespoon prepared pesto 2 tablespoons prepared mayonnaise 2 mini baguettes, or two 6-inch sections from a baguette 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked until crispy 2 slices of provolone cheese (2 oz total) arugula leaves (optional)   Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare asparagus by holding each spear and bending it until it breaks naturally. Discard the lower portion of the spear. Place the spears on a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 10 to 12 minutes until spears are done. While spears are roasting, combine pesto and mayo. Slice bread lengthwise and spread pesto-mayo ...
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