Monthly Archives: May 2010

Spontaneous Poached Salmon

I was reminded of a poached salmon dish that spontaneously came about when Simon Sampson, Yakima tribal fisherman and market vendor, brought over a sparkling-fresh salmon steak for me to cook.  A market shopper who had seen the demo in … Continue reading

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Sage Culinary Advice at the Market This Weekend…

Saturday, May 29 – Visit Lake Oswego Farmers Market & Portland Farmers Market for more Springwater Farm mushrooms than you can shake a stick at – I’m making that stick a wooden spoon and stirring those mushrooms into Miso Mushroom … Continue reading

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Market Recipes – Wednesday, May 26

Double market Wednesday was time and inspiration for a number of rainy-day spring dishes!  I spent the morning at Portland Farmers Market in downtown’s Shemanski Park.  As hundreds of school children on a market outing milled between the vendor’s booths, … Continue reading

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Morel Mushrooms – Poached, Creamed, Risotto, & Spring Vegetable and Mushroom Soup – Springwater Farm Mushroom Recipes from Saturday, May 22nd & Sunday, May 23rd

Thank you, Farmers Market shoppers, for your enthusiastic requests for recipes from this past weekend’s markets. The abundance of spring morel mushrooms, the tender seasonal vegetables, and the unseasonably cold and rainy weather prompted the following.  Thanks for enjoying the samples at … Continue reading

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Sage Culinary Advice at the Market this weekend…

Saturday, May 22 – Portland regresses to winter weather, but the strawberries and peas forge ahead!  Rick Steffen of Rick Steffen Farm will have shelling peas.  “We’ve planted a thousand foot row,” he said at the Wednesday market, “we’ll have … Continue reading

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Elder Flowers

Leave it to Euell Gibbons to wax poetic about the culinary loveliness of elder flowers…then refer to them as elder blow.  Good one, Euell – that conjures up a lovely image. Roger Konka, forager and farmer of Springwater Farm in St. Helens, … Continue reading

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King Market Menu – Sunday May 16th

I had forgotten how quaint the Sunday King Farmers Market can be.  Early morning light rain, then shoppers dappled in, as did the sunshine.  There was a relaxed, unharried feel.  People stopped by to chat with the chef as I prepped … Continue reading

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