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

Spring into Spring Produce at Harker School Wellness Faire

“Thank you so much Laura! You were amazing as always.” – Filice Insurance.   Back to Harker School in San Jose for their wellness faire – Spring into Wellness. We did three recipes using produce in, or coming into season. Watermelon Radish Rollups 1 watermelon radish 1 container hummus Black olives 1 head frisee lettuce… continue reading

Breakfast Wellness Faire with Cost Plus World Market

“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

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

Eat More Vegetables

Eat More Vegetables teaches how to quick cook veggies with an EZ Seasoning system which encourages creativity while freeing the cook from recipes. EZ Seasonings are combinations that go together quickly. Call it salt and pepper with a college education! Use any seasoning with any vegetable you have on hand, or whatever you just bought… continue reading

Appy Hour with Portola Valley Schools

Portola Valley Unified brought us in for 2 hands on Appy Hour classes, a chance for teachers and administrators to get together and have fun. Both classes had 3 hands-on stations. Here’s the photos from class #1   People enjoyed assembling & grilling their own masterpieces.   And the results were delicious! Standing Devils with… continue reading