Free-form Heirloom Tomato Salad

Free Form Tomato Salad from Falmouth Farmers' Market

Non-conforming veg—too large, too small, too oddball in shape — may be rejected by large store chains, but our market has a very different perspective. We love taste! We celebrate diversity! We’re all for heirloom tomatoes with their rich colors, flavors, and free-spirited personalities. You can cut heirlooms into wedges for salad, of course. And they’ll look more like a conventional tomato. But why not slice heirlooms […]

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Pickle Juice Fridge Pickles

Pickled Carrots

Local food is so good, it makes you want to use every bit of it. Here’s a way to make a lot of a little. We had a few left-over carrots and used this fun idea from Sherri Brooks Vinton’s new book, Eat It Up! Pickle Juice Fridge Pickles You’ve finished the jar of pickles and are now left with a jar […]

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Russian salad

Russian Salad - Waste Not Recipe - Falmouth Farmers Market 2016

How come “Russian Salad” isn’t better known in the US? Variations on the theme of potatoes, carrots, peas and pickled cucumber in a creamy dressing seem to have spread around the globe, from Europe to Latin America and parts of Asia. When peas aren’t available, cut-up beans can take their place. In the Mediterranean you’ll find pickles nudged out by green olives. Sour cream (even yoghurt) […]

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Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese

Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese

Lettuces are at their peak. Delicious in salads, of course, but mysteriously good, too, kissed quickly by heat. Halve and grill them on the barbecue, on a stove-top grill pan, or even on a hot well-seasoned cast-iron pan. It only takes minutes – what you’re aiming for is a range of color and flavors, from outer char to still crisp […]

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Kale Salad with Butternut Squash

There is a t-shirt you can buy online that reads: Eat More Kale. We couldn’t agree more. (Sign of our times: the Vermont T-shirt-maker has been challenged by fast-food company Chik-fil-A. A contemporary David and Goliath story, if ever we’ve seen one.) Kale is excellent steamed, sautéed, braised—or crisped to make chips (check out these recipes). Tiny tender leaves are […]

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Mozzarella, Tomato and Green Bean Salad

It’s heirloom tomato time. Tomato heaven. Peachtree Circle Farm even has a small yellow tomato that’s fuzzy. Close your eyes and cup it in your hand; it could be an apricot. Bite into it – and it’s most definitely, assertively, a tomato. For this week’s recipe, choose a variety of tomatoes, including cherries, with an eye for different shapes, sizes, […]

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Cherry Tomato and Blueberry Salad

Redcurrants are used mostly for jelly here, but in Europe the tiny tart berries are enjoyed fresh.  Rinse them and, if they’re still attached to their stalk, strip them off, using a fork as a comb. For a nice treat, powder them with plenty confectioner’s sugar, and let them sit in the bowl, stirring occasionally, until sugar and berry juices […]

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Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese

Lettuces are at their peak. Delicious in salads, of course, but mysteriously good, too, kissed quickly by heat. Halve and grill them on the barbecue, on a stove-top grill pan, or even on a hot well-seasoned cast-iron pan. It only takes minutes – what you’re aiming for is a range of color and flavors, from outer char to still crisp […]

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Fattoush salad

Summer is waning. The autumnal equinox falls on September 22. Make salad while the sun shines. Here is an easy-going chopped vegetable and bread salad called fattoush. If you can find powdered sumac, a tart, deep-red, Middle-Eastern spice, dust it over the finished salad. Similarly if you can forage some purslane, put that in, too. Both add a refreshing, authentic […]

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Corn and Tomato Salad

It’s summertime and the cooking is easy. Less is often more: summer food at peak flavor needs very little to turn it into something that looks and tastes delicious. Like this corn and tomato salad, for instance. We tweaked it with a spoonful of Singe-Sations, a great condiment to keep in your fridge if you like a little instant jalapeno […]

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