Saturday, August 5, 2017
You asked for more great music on Saturdays and we’re delivering. Last week’s Sabor & the Afro-latineers rocked, and we have another all-star ensemble to present to you this weekend…. Anchor and the Men! As usual, bring a beach blanket and enjoy the tunes.
Al Fresco Dining
Let Them Eat Pita: Hummus, Falafel and Sabich sandwiches or bowls, with a side of pickled jalapenos, fried onions and pita.
This Saturday’s Family Fun
Family Market Crafts. 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Create a Market-inspired project to take home at one of the tents on Library Green. Don’t forget to visit the Family Garden Experience in the yard behind the children’s room (drop-in activities involving fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs from 11:00 – 1:00!)
Summer Fresh Produce Recipe Idea
Water Sauteed Greens with Tahini Dressing (courtesy of Sonia Urban, Sweet Wishes Catering)
Courtesy of Sonia Urban (owner of Sweet Wishes Catering and Grand Market Cooking Demo chef). This dish takes just minutes to prep and can be eaten as either a side or maybe even as a light lunch if accompanied with a hearty slice of crusty bread from Journeyman Bakery and some nice cheese.
1-2 bunches of collard greens
(1 bunch will make a small serving, 2 will make a large one)
1/4-1/2 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of umeboshi vinegar (Umboshi vinegar is a plum vinegar available for purchase at New Rochelle downtown’s Only Mart or lemon juice
Remove the leaves from the stems of the greens and rinse in a bowl of cold water until completely free of dirt and sand. Roughly chop the greens. In a sauté pan, heat the water until boiling. Add the chopped greens and cover. Cook until tender, adding more water if necessary to prevent burning. Stir occasionally, and then add umeboshi or lemon juice. (If you make 2 bunches, you may have to cook them in 2 batches.). Serve with the tahini sauce, recipe below, or a dressing of your choice.
Tahini Dressing (Makes 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
pinch of cayenne (to taste)
Directions: Briskly whisk together the tahini and water until combined. (It will look separated at first, but just keep whisking!) Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined. Adjust flavors to your taste. Add additional water if you want it thinner.
Liked this recipe? Learn more from Sonia in person when she appears at the market August 19th and August 26th for additional cooking demos. And don’t forget, we roll out an old fashioned library cart *every week* stocked with farmers market, community-supported agriculture, vegetarian, vegan and healthy eating cookbooks. See a recipe you like? Snap a pic!
This week’s vendors:
Artisan NR: Handmade treasures from local Sound Shore artisans. This week leather beaded jewelry by BL Designed and crocheted critters, bags, jewelry and more by Rita Rizzo.
Dutch’s Spirits: New York distillery and farm producing classic spirits, cocktail bitters, etc.
Farm EATS: Local NY 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken.
Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library: Used books for sale, on Library Green and in the Library’s lobby.
Journeyman Bakery: Best of Westchester-winner selling variety of artisanal breads: German rye, pain de mie, oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, pain au levain, cranberry and walnut and more.
Let Them Eat Pita: mobile food cart serving delicious falafel sandwiches and hummus bowls at local farmers markets
Migliorelli Farm: Fresh fruit, vegetables and greens straight from Dutchess County. Fresh-pressed cider and other goodies (donuts, bloody mary mix) also occasionally available.
Pickle Me Pete: Fresh and both old-fashioned and inventive flavored pickles barrel-cured the traditional way in Brooklyn. Also olives and pickled vegetables.
Provisions Bake Shop: Family-owned-and-operated bake shop producing award-winning, made-from scratch, cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.
R&R Produce: Wall Street Journal featured farm offering fresh produce and herbs from Orange County’s fertile black dirt region.
Sweet Things and Wild Thyme: NY State honey and bee products, including honeycomb and pollen.
The Only Mart: Bubble Tea, Kombucha, Organic fresh-pressed juice and other healthy snacks
Walter’s Food Truck: Hot dogs, curly fries, and a handful of ice cream treats