Market Recipe: Cinnamon Roasted Squash

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Market Recipe: Pumpkin Seeds

This is the perfect weekend to pick up a pumpkin and start carving!
Stop by Saturday and enter our pumpkin carving contest.
Show us your best work and be entered to win market prizes and bragging rights.

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Take home your seeds and try one of these delicious recipes
or pick up your favorite spice blends from Carefree Spice Company or RA Seasonings for an easy and delicious season treat!

Sweet & Salted Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from ForkKnifeSwoon.com (pictured above)

Maple Pumpkin Fall Trail Mix by SlimPickinsKitchen.com

Drunken Pumpkin Seeds at SweetCDesigns.com

Classic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on TheLemonBowl.com

Market Recipe: Orzo Salad

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Keep life simple.  Cook this easy market meal at home.  Simple ingredients + freshest flavors

Shopping List:
Orzo Pasta – find it at Decio Pasta stand
Tomatoes
Radish
Onion
Lemon
Mint (Or any herbs that look enticing)
Salt – try something special from Fallen Wood
Pepper
Olive Oil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the orzo al dente according to package directions (about 9 minutes). Drain the pasta, let cool for a couple of minutes, and toss with the olive oil.

Chop all fresh ingredients, zest lemon, and season with salt. Spice it up and grate some cheese from Fiscalini for added flavor or add sausage from Proper Beast.

ENJOY!

Pichuberry Recipe

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While these berries may look small, they boast great nutritional value.  A great source of vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin P, and the B-complex vitamins B1, B6, and B12. By eating only 3 ounces of this power fruit, you’ll meet 37 percent of your daily required vitamin A, 13 percent of your required niacin, 18 percent of your recommended vitamin C, and 39 percent of your vitamin D requirement. .

Pichuberries grow inside husks that assimilate small lanterns, as tomatillos do. Native to Peru, the Pichuberry is being grown here in Arizona.  In fact, the company is in collaboration with the University of Arizona, doing research on the crop.  Pichuberries are great in a variety of recipes from sweet to savory.  In fact, you may have already enjoyed Los Muertos Pichuberry Salsa or Iconic Cocktail’s Pichuberry mixer.

Carolina shares one of her favorite dinner recipes using this superfood.  Say hi to her Saturdays at the market and discover more recipes she’s cooking up at home.

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Belinda’s Pickle Spread

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We all love Belinda’s Pickles and this week Belinda shared a delicious and easy recipe to whip up this weekend.

1 – 8ox block of Cream Cheese
8 – Belinda’s Pickles Chopped
1 – Pickled Red Fresno Chile (from Spicy Pickle jar)
1/3 Cup – Chopped Walnuts
1/3 Cup – Chopped Green Onion

Blend ingredients until smooth, add pickle juice to help create a spreadable texture.
Let Belinda’s Pickle Spread sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Serving Suggestions: Spread it on a bagel with smoked lox, serve on tortilla rolls sliced into bite sized pieces or enjoy it with some of your favorite crackers.

Did you know Belinda’s Pickles has been a vendor at the Phoenix Public Market for 11-years!

Recipe Of The Week

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We love this recipe by Maebell’s Farmers Market Fritters

Hearty cornmeal base with finely chopped yellow squash, thinly sliced okra, green onions spices and of course, cheddar cheese. These have the perfect balance of flavor. A little smokiness from the smoked paprika, a kick from the green onions and a bit of crunch from the okra. It is everything you want in an easy Summer dish!

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This Week… Watermelon Juice

The watermelon from the market is so sweet and fresh! It’s a great salad addition, frozen snack and refreshing drink. We found this recipe for watermelon juice in anEdible Phoenix from 2009.

This week challenge yourself to making watermelon juice for the house. Add different herbs like mint or basil for extra flavor. Or try this delicious cocktail from Scaling Back Blog.

Share your favorite market recipes and we’ll post them on our blog!  We love to get inspired by different dishes.

 

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Crop of the Week: Cantaloupe

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It’s summer and we’re enjoying all of the summer melons at the market lately.

A personal favorite: Cantaloupe

Not only is cantaloupe a guilt free sweet treat.
We love thinking of all of the health benefits it gives us as well.
Did you know…
1. It is a great source of antioxidants a & c
2. Contains anti-inflammatory properties
3. May help prevent heart disease
4. Boosts immunity
5. Is a great source of electrolyte potassium
6. Protects eye health
7. Is good for digestion
8. Restores the body’s ph levels

Stuff the center with yogurt and granola for a great breakfast or try grilling it and enjoy it after dinner. We loved Luci Morsels recipe from her blog.

Sweet + Spicy Grilled Cantaloupe

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Adobo Dragon’s Fish Ceviche with Aji Amarillo Sauce

Did you miss last week’s Cooking Demonstration?
Read More to get the full recipe and make this easy and delicious summer dish.

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