Thursday, October 12, 2006

Grapevine October 15 Market

this week
- What's Coming to the Market this week?
- Cooking ideas - Pasta with Arugula and Rosemary
-Winter Schedule

What's Coming to the Market this Week?

Apples, pears and grapes will be dominant fruits at the market this week. The season for peaches and nectarines is just about over but there should still be some of both fruits available. Strawberries and melons are still available but the season for both is nearly over. Enjoy them while you can.

Lettuce, spinach, arugula, chards, kales - all the leafy greens will be in good supply this week. Other hardy vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower (choose your color - orange, white, purple) and brussel sprouts will be plentiful. As for winter squash, there will be at least 30 varieties available from sweet dumpling to Hubbards. The late summer vegetables will be plentiful too. Peppers (sweet and hot), eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes and zucchini will be readily available as well. Check the availability list for details.

Little Pots and Pans
Cuisine Mentor


Ayers Creek Farm back November 5
Blossom Vinegar back October 29
Happy Harvest back next week
Salubrious back next week
Tastebud back October 29
*Unger Farm finished for the season*
Vibrant Flavors back next week

Cooking Ideas - Pasta with Arugula and Rosemary

This recipe is adapted from a recipe in Alice Waters's Chez Panisse Vegetables. Pasta and potatoes in the same dish is overwhelming for some people. I adapted the recipe by eliminating the potatoes. This is a quick easy to make meal for the middle of the week.

Pasta with Arugula and Rosemary

1 bunch arugula, washed and coarsely chopped
one small red onion, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 lb. pasta (short tubular pasta like penne works best)
olive oil

Set a pot of water to boil for pasta. Heat some olive oil in a saute pan after the pasta begins to boil. Add the sliced onion and saute until the onion starts to become translucent, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat, add the garlic and rosemary and toss for a minute or two, then remove from heat. Drain the pasta when done then add pasta and arugula to onions. Add lemon juice, toss together, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Winter Schedule