Padron peppers from Armstrong Valley Farm the best easy appetizer you can make

Padron peppers from Armstrong Valley Farm
the best easy appetizer you can make

Summer time  and the first padron peppers are at the market.  The world’s best, easy and fast appetizer.  And not too bad for you either.    Armstrong Valley Farm is at the Wednesday and Saturday market.    Local Spicery has sea salt and other specialty salts.  Stonehouse Olive Oil locally produced olive oils.

Recipe from honest cooking

he Best Way to Enjoy Padron Peppers

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Padron peppers are best enjoyed as an appetizer prepared in the most simple way by cooking in a hot olive oil coated frying pan and sprinkled with sea salt before serving.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 generous cups of Padron peppers
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a hot frying pan, when the oil is hot and shimmering add the peppers.
  2. Cook and stir the peppers until the skin is brown and blistered.
  3. Remove the peppers from the pan, place on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
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The Patch  Heirloom tomatoes  Wed Thurs and Sat markets

The Patch Heirloom tomatoes Wed Thurs and Sat markets

Summer tomatoes are here.  Big time and earlier than usual.    Once you’ve had the first BLT, then what….  Speaking of BLT’s — you can get tomatoes and bacon at the Thursday market opening today at Coddingtown.  The Patch and Dreamcatcher Ranch are both at the Thursday market.

The easiest tomato recipe we’ve found (besides just eating them right out of your hand) is grilling thick slices so fire up the grill or heat up your grill pan

Charred Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients

  • 4 large firm heirloom tomatoes (about 10 ounces each), cored, cut horizontally in half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 5 tablespoons (about) extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Preparation

  • Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then 1 1/2 tablespoons each oregano and thyme leaves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill rack with oil. Place tomatoes, cut side up, on rack. Cook until bottoms are charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn tomatoes over and grill just to sear, about 1 minute. Turn cut side up onto platter. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon each oregano and thyme, then drizzle with more oil, if desired. Serve warm.  You can use a grill pan on a stove top for the same results.

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The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market opens its tiny Thursday market for the summer.

The teeny, tiny but very special Thursday market returns tomorrow July 11 to it’s spot near Coddingtown Mall.    Although this market is  specially for WIC* recipients it is of course open to the public.    Fruit and vegetables are emphasized but it’s got the best of everything

Special Summer Market at the WIC Parking Lot (across from the side door of JC Penney’s in Coddingtown)   1450 Guerneville Road

*The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

This year The Dreamcatcher Ranch joins the Thursday line-up with their locally raised meat.

Vendors

The Patch
EGB Farms
Dreamcatcher Ranch
Hectors Honey
GaGa Café

 

Easy in and out.  Plenty of parking and of course lots of great fruits and vegetables

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The Wednesday vendors

Hectors Honey
Armstrong Valley Farm
Parsons HomeGrown
EGB Farms
The Patch
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Penny Royal Farm
Navarro Vineyard
Ridgeview Farm
The Beet Generation
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Farm Sinclair
Leap Frog Greens
Dreamcatcher Ranch
Full Circle Bakery
Gaga Cafe
Waterhorse Ridge
Willow Designs
Beach House Candles
Live A Lot Food
My Comfort Zone
Viki Kemp
Mi Fiesta Catering
Edgeworks Sharpening Services
The Garden Wild
Green Grocer
Penang Kitchen

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Jul

05

2013

Saturday July 6th vendor list

Neve Roses Everything is grown in Petaluma

Neve Roses
Everything is grown in Petaluma

 

Neve Roses started last week one of the hottest days of the year and everything looked still looked fresh=picked.  Located in Petaluma, they grow everything they sell.

It’s going to be a very beautiful day to shop at the market.

Our absolutely fabulous vendors

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bellwether Farm

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Canvas Ranch

Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!

DeSantis Farms

EGB  Farms

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

Island Breezes

John Ford Ranch

Laguna Farm

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Napa Valley Botanicals

Natures Spirits Garden

Neve Roses II

Offerings of the Land

Oz Family Farm

Parsons Homegrown

Pepper Ranch

Saint Benoit Creamery

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

Stokes Family Farm

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Weirauch Ranch

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

X-oticals

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Parish Café

Rosso’s Pizzeria

Ultimate Souvlaki

Non-Agricultural

Almas Oilclothes

Architectural Ceramics

Beach House Candles

Bumble Bee Seafood

California Coops

Costeaux French Bakery

Damselfly Designs

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Hilltop Honey

Hue de Laroque

Live A Lot Food

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Pure Puer Tea

Quillfully Yours

Raymond’s Bakery

Royal Hare

Run Around Brew

Scott Wilson Pottery

Shooting Star Designs

Sia Baskets

Sonoma Garden Design

Soulstice Spa

Starting from Scratch

Stonehouse Olive Oil

Varda Rose

Vicki Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

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Jul

04

2013

Happy 4th of July

Hope you have a great 4th of July  we are happy to be a part of so many July 4th parties

Here are some safe and sane fireworks – Xoticals develops new dalhias  this is the Bakeman Starburst phases one and two.  It opens one color and develops into something else.                                     The top photo is phase one 1018121519-001

Bakeman Starburst phase two

Bakeman Starburst phase two

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Get ready for a fabulous 4th at the Wednesday market

Making a special Wednesday appearance  Franco’s One World Sausage — all your grilling needs and check out this meatloaf –Napolitano style meat loaf made with beef, pork, parmigiano, provolone, mortadella and proscuitto cotto.   Not your momma’s meat loaf.

Penny Royal Farm is new to the Wednesday market they have wonderful goat and sheep cheeses including an amazing blue.  They also carry vinegars and verjus made from their own wine grapes.  Ver jus is the juice of unripened wine grapes.

Ridgeview Farm is here with beautiful seasonal bouquets not too mention beautiful summer produce.

The Firecracker Line-up

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

Parsons HomeGrown

EGB Farms

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Penny Royal Farm

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

The Garden Wild

Willow Designs

Beach House Candles

Live A Lot Food

My Comfort Zone

Viki Kemp

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausages

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

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It’s unusually hot here – we felt like Palm Springs on Saturday, Jim Wilder Mr Fog (And Savita’s husband) set up cooling stations with misters.    Maureen took a break from shopping to relax and cool-off.

Behind her  is the nearly empty west side parking lot.    The market is served by two parking lots – the one you see in front of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and  a second lot accessed by a road at the south end of the market.    There is no waiting in the west side parking lot ever.DSC00137

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