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Best Seattle farmers market?

My hubby & I just moved to downtown Seattle & are looking for the best farmers market. Obviously, Pike Place, but I've seen so many signs for others (Fremont, Ballard, etc) which is the best?

Thanks!

Nov 06, 2008
sammyw in Pacific Northwest

The Roosevelt downtown Phx- Tomato Soup - recipe?

My hubby & I have visited The Roosevelt a couple of times now & I am in love with the grilled cheese & tomato soup! Anyone have a recipe for the tomato soup similar to the one served at The Roosevelt? We're moving out of state & I wanna make it!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-roosevelt...

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dining/a...

Thanks,
Sammyw

Nov 06, 2008
sammyw in Phoenix

How to make caramel and candy apples?

I just found these today!

http://hotgarlic.blogspot.com/2008/09...

Oct 02, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Ur best savoury dried cranberry recipes?

I found this one a while back & haven't had a chance to try it yet, but it looks super yummy!
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/ri...
Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Green Beans and Dried Cranberries
Serves 6 - 7

1 cup wild rice
1/2 cup brown rice
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 1"-long pieces
1 onion, diced
10 oz portabella, baby bella, or white mushrooms, diced into large chunks
1 cup dried cranberries
Extra cranberries for garnish
salt and pepper

for the vinaigrette:
4 Tablespoons good olive oil
2 Tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Heat the oven to 400-degrees.

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a handful of salt and the wild rice. Cook for 15 minutes and then add the brown rice. Cook the rices are chewy and tender, about 45 minutes more, adding additional hot water as needed for the rice to stay submerged. Drain the rice and return it to the pot. Cover and let sit until ready to make the salad.

Meanwhile, arrange the green beans on a sheet pan. Sprinkle with good olive oil, salt, and pepper, and turn to coat evenly. Roast in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, turning the beans after 10 minutes, until beans are shriveled and have brown spots. Set aside to cool.

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and saute until they become translucent. Add the mushrooms. Saute until the mushrooms have release all their liquid, the liquid has boiled off, and the mushrooms are golden brown.

Combine the cranberries, rice, green beans, onions, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and toss with the salad. Salt and pepper to taste.

The salad can be served hot, room temperature, or cold, though the flavor improves the longer you let the salad sit. Garnish with extra cranberries.

Oct 02, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Best Apples for Apple Pie?

I like Granny Smith the best. I find the tartness of that apple pairs perfect with sweet sugar and cinnamon!

Oct 02, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Who knew homemade tortillas were so easy (and addictive)?

I just made these a couple weeks ago & I'm so with you super easy! I'm making them again tonight for fajitas!

Thanks for this awesome recipe!

Sep 30, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Leftover canned pumpkin

Thanks so much, I'm planning on making this yummy looking bread:

http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabo...

Sep 18, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Leftover canned pumpkin

I made a pumpkin milkshake for my hubby the other day & have about a cup or so of leftover canned pumpkin. How long will this keep in the fridge?

Sep 18, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

What's the best pizza dough receipe?

I'm actually trying this recipe for the first time tonight, it looks amazing, I'll let you know how it turns out! http://ourkitchensink.wordpress.com/2...

Sep 18, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Home cooked, or assembled food/foodie gifts for Christmas, new ideas?

How about
*some homemade peppermint marshmallows with some hot cocoa mix
*Homemade fudge
*breads
*a tray of cinnamon rolls
*homemade vanilla extract (really simple from what I've read)
I think your idea of infused vinegars or olive oils would be great too!

Hope this helps,

Sep 18, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

i *want* to like sundried tomatoes....

I'm with you, I'm not a fan either. But I do adore oven roasted tomatoes. There not a strong & have much more flavor in my opinion, and they're surprising simple. My hubby made some a while back if your interested in trying: http://sammyw.wordpress.com/2008/08/1...

Sep 18, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Whole Wheat flour go bad?

I planned on making some whole wheat blueberry muffins this morning, but my flour 'sell by date' says 7-2008.

I've had this flour for a long time, stored in my pantry, does this stuff ever go bad?

Thanks,

Sep 12, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Leftover heavy cream...recipe?

I have some leftover heavy cream to use up, recommend your favorite recipe using heavy cream... thanks!

Sep 06, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Simple, Impressive, Quick Desserts

How about this with a little vanilla bean ice cream:

http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recip...

Aug 27, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking

Apple Fritter recipe?

Anyone have a good recipe for homemade apple fritters.

Thanks,

Aug 27, 2008
sammyw in Home Cooking