All the contracts are signed and everything is ready to go for our 2012 Market Season and it looks to be the best year yet. New Special Events planned, vendors added and lots of yummy products.
I had lunch at a new Pearland restaurant yesterday that is supposedly embracing the "Go Local" movement. I was so disappointed when I was served chicken bouillon broth for an amuse bouche, a pot pie made with the same bouillon and what was probably boxed potatoes to thicken it and my dining companion had lasagna with several layers of pepperoni on top that made the entire portion swim in orange grease. YUCK - not local at all!!!
I can't wait for the market this weekend when I can get a local whole chicken from Georgia's, boil it to make real stock and make a roux from that to thicken my pot pie. I am sure the community garden will have fresh veggies I can toss in the pie as well - I love going local!!!
I can get some chevre from Proverb's Farm and toss in a fresh salad with heirloom tomatoes. Doesn't that sound better than bouillon and processed potato flakes and orange grease!
See you at the market TOMORROW! Let's all go local!
New school year, new way to nourish your kids!
There is no fast food that is fresh, healthy, preservative-free or financially worth the health impact.
Go to the farmers market and get all the food you need to give your kids the snacks and meals they need to have a successful school year!
Fresh vegetables from the community gardens
Fresh fruit from Froberg's Farm
Organic meats from Georgia's Market
Wholesome cheese from Proverbs Farms
Healthy beef jerky from Sebastian's Beef Jerky
Nutritious breads and kolaches from La Petit Croissant Bakery
Tasty tamales from Grand Tamale
Quick flat breads and chutneys from Nisha's EZ Indian Food
and finally get Mom and Dad some coffee from Pearland Coffee Roasters - they're going to need it for the school year!
Fast food is fast because it doesn't take long to heat up processed parts. A little planning and organization (which the kids can help with) and you've got healthy, nutritious meals for everybody.
The market is this Saturday - bring the kids and let them help pick out and plan their nutrition for the week! See you at the market!
Saturday's Market bounty became Sunday night dinner!
Proverbs Farm Garlic & Herb chevre
Le Petit Croissant garlic bread
Taste of Asia spicy tomato dip
Spice Up Your Life garlic salt
homemade pasta sauce with heirloom tomatoes
spring mix lettuces
yuzu citrus vinaigrette
homemade butter (used Way Back When Dairy cream)
Dinner was fabulous - I mixed homemade pasta sauce with a little of the spicy tomato dip and then added the chevre to make it creamy. Then stirred the cooked gnocchi. Perfect!
I sliced the garlic bread, spread on homemade butter and sprinkled with the garlic salt and then toasted. Outstanding!
I mixed yuzu puree, dijon mustard, Texas olive oil and Murray river salt for a tasty vinaigrette.
Sunday night supper was healthy, delicious and very local! Almost everything was picked or made within the last week.
Life is full and delicious! Get out there and taste it!
It's Easter Bunny Time! This year we are going to try to dye our Easter Eggs with Vegetables and Fruit using beets to dye our eggs Pink and Spinach leaves to dye them Green. I am using this website as a guide (Chemistry.about.com) I will let everyone know how our experiment turns out and if you have tried it, please feel free to post your tips and results!
Happy Easter Everyone!
Good Morning! It's Market week and we are excited. Allen's Farm's will be returning this weekend with their patio vegetable plants. The Pearland Library will be out at the market and have a craft available for children from 10am-12pm and Sundanc eYoga will be hosting a free Yoga class at 10am, so don't forget your beach towel or mat!