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This Week at the Farmer's Market

This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Bear Creek Road, LLC October Pie Of The Month:  Pumpkin and Spice Swirl Cheesecake with Pecan Praline

Bear Creek Road, LLC
October Pie Of The Month: Pumpkin and Spice Swirl Cheesecake with Pecan Praline

Hi, friends and a perfectly happy Tuesday to you! We’re looking at a lot of happy little suns showing on the forecast for the rest of the week so bring your happy little smiles and enjoy a great lunch with us. Kandi is sure to have pan seared salmon salad on a crunchy bed of papaya noodles – goes really great with a glass her jasmine tea. Chomper’s is back with firecracker au gratin potatoes and green beans to go along with smokey pulled pork. Put Nanette’s Mediterranean salad on your lunch list but be sure to get a cup of her creamy split pea soup for later in the week. Then indulge in a piece of decadent piece of chocolate cake with raspberry and chocolate icing for dessert. Yummee! And don’t forget your veggies!

Gal Holiday will sing us into Saturday with catchy tunes cascading from the gazebo. And on Columbia Street, the Coffee Rani Food Truck will be pulled up to the curb with lots of their specialties. So grab a spiced pumpkin latte from Coast Roast and enjoy the morning with us!

Well, there I was perusing the produce and found some lovely new things on the tables. We have lots of persimmons around and are they sweet, sweet, sweet! I found the following recipe online and it calls for 3/4 cup of sugar. It may be too sweet (can you believe I’m actually saying that?) so taste the “batter” before adding the sugar.

1 cup very ripe persimmon pulp • 3/4 cup sugar • 3 eggs (market eggs are best), beaten

1cup flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp Spicy Lady’s cake seasoning • 1 cup Mauthe’s milk

1/4 lb Mauthe’s butter, melted

Combine persimmon pulp with sugar (or hold the sugar til last). Beat in eggs. Mix in milk, then butter. Sift or stir flour with baking powder, and Spicy Lady’s cake seasoning. Mix with persimmon mixture. Pour batter into a well greased 9-inch square cake pan. Bake in a 315-325°F oven for approx 60 minutes or until knife comes out clean.  Doesn’t that sound too good (and simple) not to make? If you’re planning on doing any baking over the holidays (yes, they are right around the corner), check out the seasonings at Spicy Lady. She has Cake Seasoning, Apple Pie Seasoning, and Pumpkin Pie Seasoning.

Nick had some Silverskin peas and red crowder peas in the shell. I got some of both and decided to roast them. So with a little olive oil, a sprinkling of salt, and a dash or two of my Rub Me Tender Seasoning and a short 20 minute stint in a 350 degree oven, I had the most wonderfully crunchy snack. Of course, if you don’t want to shell beans, Eddie has some already shelled.

Lillie’s Daughter Tea Cakes made her market debut last week with delightful little rounds of shortbread that are perfect for dipping in coffee. The only problem you have now is trying to decide on the tea cakes, or Teresa’s biscotti, or Susie’s lemon squares to go with Coast Roast’s coffee of the week.

Every week I discover something delicious here at the market. I tried Norma Jean’s black bean wrap with black beans, avocado, and cheese. Oh! So good! Bear Creek has caramel pecan sticky buns that you really can’t pass up (and I really tried hard). Reed (of Rockin’ Robin fame) says he is making his sassy remoulade sauce again. It makes a great salad dressing as well as a tangy dipping sauce for shrimp.

No matter what your favorites are, I’m sure you’ll find an added bonus at the market. Game day sure would be nice with a stuffed artichoke to enjoy and a few of Tasha’s pralines wouldn’t hurt either! So let the day greet you with music and smiles, lots of good food and good friends. See you there!

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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market by Charlene LeJeune

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Wed Farmers Market signHappy Tuesday, friends! We’re looking forward to a great day tomorrow full of music and fresh veggies and good food.  Mr. Houston’s garden has been bloomin’ with cucumbers (eatin’ and picklin’), green potatoes, squash, bell peppers, and he may even have some tomatoes and eggplant. Come and join us for a relaxing lunch. Kandi’s pan seared salmon salad and a glass of sweet jasmine tea make a perfect lunch. Bring home dinner with a pound of Jeff’s pulled pork, cole slaw, Mac N Cheese, and baked beans. Or try Nanette’s refreshing cucumber yogurt soup which will go very nicely with her summery Mediterranean salad. A Honduran hot tamale (they are pretty big), salsa and chips and you have lunch for Thursday or even Friday. And, of course, you can’t be without dessert and Frankie’s gotcha covered with strawberry dream pie or her incredible Marguerita pie. Ooh my!

Make plans to come out on Saturday and enjoy the toe-tappin’ melodies of Chris Talley coming from the gazebo. So grab your coffee or one of Sacred Earth’s new caffeine bars and enjoy the music while you do your shopping. Oh, you heard me right. Enough caffeine for a full cup of coffee, balanced with fresh herbs and oats in a scrumptious breakfast bar. Then, get ready for some barbecue because VooDoo Foods will have their rig parked on Columbia Street, ready to dish out some great BBQ. They will also have homemade Worcestershire Sauce and Twangy sauce. Not sure what Twangy sauce is but it does sound tasty doesn’t it?

Summer Squash from GROW.farm

Summer Squash from GROW.farm

I took a slow walk around the market last week and it surely has blossomed this past week. I guess it’s all the rain we’ve been having. But even a quick stroll around will reveal a treasure trove of veggies. Eddie’s Veggies table was filled with golden wax beans, Maxibell green beans, yellow zukes and banana peppers (soooo good sautéed with onions and Italian sausage and served over spaghetti – easy peasey). The Clecklers not only had tomatoes but peaches as well. I cut up a peach to add to my tea for a flavor boast. Mr. Houston told me he would have tomatoes and possibly eggplant for this week along with squash and. J.R. said he will have cherry tomatoes, potatoes, rattlesnake snap beans, zucchini, yellow & white squash, and cucumbers.  John promised bell peppers, eggplant, red and Yukon Gold potatoes, great juicing carrots, and , if you get there early, some heirloom tomatoes.

Carrots from Bartlett Farm at the Covington Farmer's Market

Carrots from Bartlett Farm at the Covington Farmer’s Market

Don’t forget about grilling! We’ve got a smorgasbord of meats and veggies that are ready and waiting for a few grill marks. Marinate your chicken in Bechac’s Roasted Garlic & Tomato Dressing for an hour or so before grilling for tender tasty chicken. YUM! Careful, a dab of goat cheese in the middle of your burgers will have you crowned Master Griller and you will be in charge of the pit from then on.

I had a chance to try Spicy Lady’s Wasabe Seasoning on Saturday and I’ll admit to a bit of trepidation since I always associated wasabe with lots of heat. It was delicious, not too hot, and I thought that it would be really great mixed with a little of Cheryl’s oils and tossed on grilled veggies, potatoes, mushrooms, shrimp, or what have you.

Breads love it on the grill. Suzie will have Spinach Feta this week which probably won’t work too well on the pit but her Health Grain bread or French baguettes toast up wonderfully, especially with a little of Vincent & Mauricio’s Skordalia spread over it. Lena’s home ground wheat breads just dying to get toasted and Crystal’s gluten free sourdough breads are sure to please even those who are not concerned about gluten. Spread some of Bear Creek’s garlic and herb butter on several slices and pop those babies on the grill. Or just toast ‘em plain and add a little Meaux Mustard for a jazzy sandwich. With four flavors – Local Honey, Creole, Green Heat, or Blueberry – you may have a tough time choosing.

Bear Creek Road Pie of the Month: Dark Chocolate Strawberry Pâté Tart with Lavender Meringue

Bear Creek Road Pie of the Month: Dark Chocolate Strawberry Pâté Tart with Lavender Meringue

You won’t want to stop there. After all, Lolly Marie is boasting those yummy caramels, white ginger truffles, and chocolate raspberry truffles plus caramel apples. There’s so much more out here – a beautiful spring breeze, delightful music, great food. What more can you ask for?

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 www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org