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

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Wed Farmers Market signHappy, happy Tuesday! I am looking forward to a lovely day tomorrow with blue skies smilin’ at me (and you, too.) Why not join us for a delicious turkey and cheddar wrap with a nice steamy bowl of Hot & Sour soup from Nanette? Or perhaps you may enjoy a serving of crunchy egg rolls from Kandi. Jeff and Kristen will not be at either market this week, but we will see them here next week. Frankie will have mini pies and fruit breads and crunchy nut brittle – that’s, if you’re good. Natalie will be here with fresh strawberries and Mr. Houston will have yard eggs, red & green cabbages, broccoli, turnips, and greens.

Crispin Schroeder will play at the Covington Farmers Market this Saturday

Crispin Schroeder will play at the Covington Farmers Market this Saturday

Those blue skies will be smilin’ again come Saturday morning and the melodic tunes of Crispen Schroeder will shine out from the gazebo. I know most of you have tasted Dong’s scrumptious Korean pancakes (‘cause I’ve seen them floating around the market like they were Lola’s parmesan fries). Well, Dong will sample and sell Korean BBQ this coming week. Can’t wait to taste it!

Crystal (Betty Rue Gluten-Free) is now offering finishing salts. I wasn’t sure what a finishing salt was so I looked it up and found that they enhance the depth of natural flavors in your meal. “As you eat, food and salt combine—first a flash of salt… then the food… a flicker of salt and now fuller food flavors, and then a faint spark of salt catches at the richest and most complex flavors of the food. With finishing salt, the relationship of salt and food evolves with every bite. The rewards are increased intensity of flavor, greater flavor complexity, exciting new textures and even aromas, and a heightened awareness of the very process of tasting food.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Rosalie Apothecary has many different tea blends to suit your tastes. I tried one this weekend called Carob Café and found the flavors of roasted carob and cacao, dandelion root and clove very soothing. You can even make a coffee substitute by brewing this blend stronger. Try her other blends, such as Hibiscus & Spearmint, Gypsy Cold Care, or Mulling Spice. Since they are loose teas, she even has cute little muslin bags to brew with. Perfect!

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Tiger Bait Raw Whole Foods – Dehydrated Chicken Treats for Dogs & Cats

You can’t forget your little four legged buddies. Tiger Bait raw pet foods now offers dried chicken strips for your furry friend. I’m sure your pet will LOVE the raw foods they have. Hopefully, Andy and Tiffany will be back at the market this week. Right now they have their hands full as their nanny goats are beginning to have their kids. Ishmael of Mt. Hermon Pork tells me that they will have both green onion and Italian sausage available this week. He also told me of plans he has to make some gourmet type sausages which sound amazing!

I had a chance to taste some of Lena’s biscotti this past weekend; it was deeelish! She makes them with whole grains and almonds and they are crispy and perfect for dipping into a steamy cup of coffee. She also has those magnificent toasted bread rounds which are great instead of chips for dipping into Nur’s roasted red pepper or chipotle hummus or Hot Tamale Mama’s spinach artichoke dip.

Coffee Beans from Coast Roast

Coffee Beans from Coast Roast

We have lots and lots and lots of great things here at the Covington Farmers’ Market such as fabulous lip and skin balm from Michele (Sweet Home, Sweet Earth), or homemade marshmallows from Betty Rue, or a great gourmet coffee from Coast Roast, but you won’t find them if you’re not here. Come join us for a great start to your day!

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

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The English Tea Room Hosts Monty Python Night – Reserve Your Tickets Today!

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Monty Python Night ETRThe English Tea Room continues their popular themed dinner series with a Monty Python night this Friday. Playmakers Community Theater will perform a live comedy sketch, and Python themed dress is encouraged.

Experience a British Comedy Night right here at the English Tea Room, complete with entertainment, a spectacular four-course dinner, and, of course, a few pots of tea! You won’t want to miss this month’s hilarious, tasty, and highly entertaining dinner so call today at (985)-898-3988 to book your spot. The price is $30 per person.

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The English Tea Room Introduces New Logo & Branding

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The English Tea Room & EateryEveryone knows that you can go to our local tea room to find just about any tea under the sun, from traditional black teas to organic herbals. But did you know they also have a wonderful selection of breakfast and lunch items served all day? From scrumptious quiches to delicious sandwiches, to ‘Buckingham Bake’ or ‘Coronation Chicken Salad’ (based off of traditional English recipes) or go all out with a full service high tea! And don’t forget the tea-infused soup of the day!

The English Tea Room is introducing a new logo and branding, adding ‘eatery’ onto their title to remind their customers that they’re “more than tea”. At The English Tea Room & Eatery, you get the whole deal!

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Exploring the British Empire at The English Tea Room – Australia This Friday

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Exploring the British Empire with The English Tea Room - AustraliaG’day Mate! The English Tea Room’s Exploring the British Empire dinner series is heading for Australia! The port date is Friday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. Dinner includes a four course meal of Australian cuisine, tea selections as well as speaker on the history and culture of the land. $24 per person including tax and gratuity. Call now for reservations!

(985) 898-3988                            

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Experience Hong Kong – Explore the British Empire with The English Tea Room

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Exploring the British Empire - Hong Kong at The English Tea RoomAs we leave the shores from their exotic India stop, we look forward to The English Tea Room’s next port of adventure… Hong Kong!  Join them as they embrace the cuisine and culture of this ancient land, and of course highlight the teas of the region as well!  The experience begins on September 27th at 7:00 p.m.  $24 per person (inc. tax & gratuity), reserve your place today!

(985) 898-3988              

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Exploring the British Empire with The English Tea Room – Next Port: India

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Exploring the British Empire with The English Tea Room - Next Port: IndiaThe expedition continues in August with a port of call in India.  Join the English Tea Room as you experience the authentic cuisine and teas of the country along with a look at their history and a taste of their culture.  Get your passport ready and reserve your spot today!

August 22nd at 7 pm, The English Tea Room, 734 E. Rutland St., (985) 898-3988