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Quote of the Week Word of the Week

Word and Quote of the Week

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remorse – 1. a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongdoings;  self-reproach  2.  obs:  compassion;  sympathetic consciousness of other’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it.

late M.E.: from Old French remors, from medieval Latin remorsus, from Latin remordere ‘vex’, re- (expressing intensive force) + mordere ‘to bite’.

“Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” 

― Arthur Schopenhauer

The Last Quarter Moon is Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Farmers Market Recipes Local Events This Week at the Farmer's Market

Saturday Farmer’s Market Preview

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Let the aroma of Papa D’s freshly popped kettle corn draw you to the market as Cassie Krebbs’ lovely voice dances out from the gazebo. A steamy cup of coffee (or a cup of iced tea) and a hearty “Hello” to Ed will get your morning off to a great start! Now you’re ready for a stroll around the market.
I found this lovely recipe for roasted carrots which seems very similar to the recipe for sweet potatoes two weeks ago.  For the sauce you’ll need 4 tbsp butter (or olive oil), 4 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper (I don’t personally know anyone who actually measures salt & pepper), 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan (or nutritional yeast) and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. The best part of this recipe is just melt butter in a small saucepan, add the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and which until combined. Pour over carrots or mushrooms or cauliflower or broccoli or radishes, toss to coat, spread on a baking sheet and roast at 425F until tender.(20-25 minutes). I think it would be just as delicious to sauté your greens in this “sauce”. It’s great with or without the Parmesan. Another great idea is to change up the seasoning with perhaps a Mexican or Mediterranean or Greek or…let that imagination run wild. 
The strawberries are amazing! I’d find a recipe but you just can’t beat them right out of the container! And the tomatoes!! No matter where your stroll begins, you’l find a treasure as you make your way around the market. Things like Kim’s tasty vegan foods or Nancy’s incredible kefir and kombucha, lovely sourdough bread from Bear Creek Road not to mention her breakfasts that travel with you.. 
Pumpernickel, Mutli-Seed, and Soft Honey Wheat Sourdough…that’s what sweet meals are made of. You’ll find that and more goodies at Happy Flour Bakery. Windfield Farms famous baguettes are still to be had plus French Batard and oh-so-good muffins. It is Mardi Gras season and all of our precious bakers have KING CAKE! They are all fabulous!
The days are just racing by and with the weather so mild, it may just be time to get into that garden and start planning for Spring. I believe our faithful LSU Ag Team will be with us this week and that’s a great place to start. Dennis has a divine selection of patio and yard trees and shrubs that are unique as well as beautiful. Right now, Alton & Sandra have lots of aromatic, culinary herbs for planting and soon will have starter plants for spring. No worries, though, since you’ll need to get the soil ready and one of the best ways (other than a good soil test) is to add Double K’s garden gold from the Double K hens. It has been composting for about a year so it can go into your soil immediately. 
Raw honey, pralines, cookies, prepared foods and more —with all this deliciosity at the market, you can’t possibly be thinking of sleeping in!?!? Set your  clocks to delicious. You don’t want to miss out!
Lots of love,
Charlene LeJeune
Abundant Life Kitchen
The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit