Cooking at the Market: April 2017 – Aug 2017

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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

Breakfast Wellness Faire with Cost Plus World Market

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“A huge THANK YOU for making Cost Plus’ Healthy Heart, Happy You Event so interesting, informative and savor-ishly aromatic yesterday! Your presence played important role in making the event a success! We heard lots of positive comments from employees who enjoyed your charisma and kitchen tips. We look forward to working with you again in… continue reading

Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat with PHI

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Two 30 minute classes today with the Public Health Institute in Oakland – EZ Seasoning and Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat. Among the recipes we did was Sriracha Glazed Beef and Tofu (adapted for a lower sodium result). We also did a Mushroom Powder Taste Test ( an umami punch with no added sodium)…. continue reading

Holiday Appetizers at Portola Valley Farmers Market

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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

Fall Cook Class with CUESA

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CUESA is the world-class nonprofit that runs the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers Market, and sponsors weekly cooking classes held at the market taught by local chefs. We did two dishes in class today, including Pomegranate Molasses Sparkler. A combination of ingredients such as fresh pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses, vodka and sparkling water. The second… continue reading