spring

Early Summer Recipe

Late Spring and early Summer is the prime time to find green tomatoes at the Farmers Market. What exactly are green tomatoes? There are two types of green tomatoes, those that are green when fully ripe (generally heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Here are two recipes for a favorite dish using this seasonal fruit. Fried Green Tomatoes 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk kosher salt fresh ground black…

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Farmers Market

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market offers FREE cooking demonstrations using farm fresh ingredients from their vendors. Enjoy these recipes from our demonstration on March 4th using many ingredients available early spring. Pumpkin Bread French Toast half a loaf of pumpkin bread or zucchini bread, sliced thickly (about 6 pieces), The Wine Maker’s Pantry 3 eggs, Various Vendors ½ cup whole milk, Richardson Farms a splash of Nielsen Massey vanilla ** Cinnamon honey syrup, recipe follows Whisk the eggs, milk, and…

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Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart

Yesterday, Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Megan Lasiter conducted a fun pre-Easter class for us, “Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart.” What a refreshing breath of air for Spring! Although her recipes are tried and true, she added just a bit of pinache to keep her audience interested. Among her recipes in this demostration class were pate sucre ( translates, “sugar paste” but is actually a slightly sweetened pastry tart), whiskey pecan tart, lemon meringue tart with Italian meringue, pastry…

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