Cooking at the Market May – September 2018

Cooking at the Market inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying seasonal local foods, with an emphasis on eating more vegetables 🙂 Come learn new cooking techniques and try new foods, thanks to support from the Town of Portola Valley, and our illustrious, local business sponsors. Stop by on Thursday for a shop and… continue reading

Salad Making Class at Diablo Farmers Market

We’re back at Diablo Market with the California Farmers Market Association for a DIY cook class. In 20 minutes, shoppers learned the basics of a good dressing, and how to enhance the classic vinaigrette of lemon and olive oil into dressings of many types. People got into it. We taught why oil and vinegar don’t… continue reading

Cooking at the Market Nov 2017 – April 2018

Cooking at the Market, a project of Portola Valley Farmers Market, inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we make great meals, and a great difference! See the posts for September 2016 – March 2017 here…. continue reading

CUESA 2017

Back at the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture’s Saturday chef program. I’m joined by Channy Laux of Angkor Foods. Angkor brings traditional Cambodian products to market.  Channy makes a traditional tofu and lemongrass stirfry with her homemade saute sauce. And Laura uses the same sauce to introduce EZ Seasoning technique. Buon appetito and… continue reading

Cooking at the Market: April 2017 – Sept 2017

Cooking at the Market, a project of Portola Valley Farmers Market, inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we make great meals, and a great difference! See the posts for September 2016 – March 2017 here…. continue reading

Cooking at the Market 2016-2017

We’ve started a NEW program at the Portola Valley Farmers Market! The Portola Valley Farmers’ Market now offers live cooking demos onsite. Cooking at the Market inspires shoppers to try new ways of preparing and enjoying, seasonal local foods. With the help of market sponsors; businesses interested in supporting this tasty, educational effort, we can make… continue reading

CUESA 2016

Back in the CUESA (Center for Education of Sustainable Agriculture) Classroom for this year’s seasonal cook class. Today we make gluten free Sage Pumpkin Galette with Spiced Pepitas and Vegan Jerky Assemble the baked Kabocha squash on rolled out gluten free dough topped with seasoned ricotta Add caramelized onions Fold in the sides and add… continue reading

Holiday Appetizers at Portola Valley Farmers Market

Join us for holidays at the market where we created easy appetizers to serve at your upcoming party. Lettuce cups with seasonal veggies, Old Dog spiced walnuts and Padron Pepper Sauce and a Nut n’ Bean Curry Almond Sauce. Local sausage with Fuyu Persimmon Esther’s German Bakery bread with smoked salmon, cucumber and market Sauerkraut…. continue reading