Friday, July 27, 2012

Beat the Heat with Durham Farmers' Market

Wow, it is hot. Mindbendingly hot. When it is this hot outside, Durham Farmers' Market recommends finding food to cook that won't heat up the kitchen. Corn and tomato salad is a cold and refreshing dish that does not require the stove. The following is a recipe for a corn and tomato salad - vary the quantities to your taste. If you like tomatoes, add more tomatoes; if you like it less spicy, use less jalapeno; etc.

Corn and Tomato Salad
4-5 ears of corn, cut off the cob
2-3 tomatoes or a pint of cherry tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces
1 jalapeno - finely chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
light vinaigrette (3 parts olive oil, 1 part vinegar)
Mix everything together and let sit for a couple of hours before enjoying.  This is a good side dish for a meal or with eggs and toast for breakfast.

Fresh this Week
VEGETABLES: RED PEPPERS,  Arugula, Beets, Beans (Green, Yellow, Roma, Filet, Longbeans), Butterbeans, Cherry Tomatoes, Corn, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Edamame, Field Peas, Fresh Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Parsley),  Green Onions, Garlic, Gourds, Kale, Lettuce, Leeks, Peppers (Sweet, Hot, Yummy, and Padron), Potatoes, Okra (Red and Green), Onions (Red, Yellow, Cippolini), Pea Shoots, Purple Hull Peas, Salad Mix, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Summer Squash, Tomatoes - Field Grown & Heirloom! Tomatillos, Turnips, Zucchini
FRUITS: GRAPES, FIGS, Apples, Pears, Watermelon, Cantaloupe,   Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Ground Cherries
MEATS AND EGGS: Beef, Bison, Chicken, Duck, Goat/Chevon, Lamb, Pork, Duck Eggs & Chicken Eggs
CHEESES: Fresh and aged cow and goats milk cheeses.
FLOWERS & PLANTS: Tuberrose, Lilies, Lisianthus, Gladiolus, Sunflowers, Zinnias,  Black-Eyed Susan, Strawflower, Mixed Bouquets, Vegetable & Herb Seedlings, Landscaping Plants, House Plants
SPECIALTY ITEMS:  FLOUR, RAW HONEY, Pecans, Cornmeal, Grits, Baked Goods including Pies, Pasta, Breads, Cookies, Pastries, Beer, Wine, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Preserves, Wool
CRAFTS: Pottery, Jewelry, Stained Glass Art, Handmade Baskets,  Woodwork, Photographs, Hand-dyed Clothing and other items, Handmade Clothing, Soaps, Yarn, Roving, and much more...

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