All posts tagged: farmer’s market

Not your Grandmother’s Waldorf Salad

  Waldorf salad, originally created at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, has been a classic in homes for generations.  We updated the classic by giving it a new look.  Walnuts, raisins, apples, and celery with a strawberry mayonnaise dressing.  The dressing is made with a little walnut oil, crème fraîche and pepper flakes as well.   Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

Beet salad

  Heirloom beets drizzled with rosewater then topped with Saint Andre french cheese, broccoli sprouts, cilantro flowers, rose petals, and a french vinaigrette dressing.  It’s amazing what you can make after a visit to the local farmer’s market.   Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

Making homemade wine vinegar

  I know it sounds unbelievable, but we often have wine leftover.  We also have a difficult time finding a decent wine vinegar, so I had the idea of making it out of the leftover wine.  After all, how hard can it be?  Actually, unlike other projects, this one turned out to be really easy!  All you need is a live vinegar “mother”, add it to the wine in a wide mouth jar and put a cheese cloth over the top so mom can breath.  Put it in a dark place, and wait a couple of months.  Then filter, bottle and refrigerate it when it’s ready.  That’s it.  (note: The mother came from a couple of tablespoons of Bragg apple cider vinegar that has a live mother.) Tip:  We also wanted to keep track of the identity of the wine we made it from, so I made these cute little tags by taking a picture of the wine label and then printing it to put on the tab – perfect!  Cute enough to be gifts. Photos …

Melon dessert balls

I really want to be able to have dessert, even when I am trying to eat healthy.  It doesn’t have to be ooey gooey, but it does have to look good and taste really good.  These melon balls with just a touch of mint simple syrup were elegant and delicious.  A little mint from the herb garden made the syrup easy, and the cantaloupe  from the farmer’s market were fantastic.  Proving that a dessert doesn’t have to have a ton of calories to be a hit. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD COMMERCIAL USE.  

Cookies in a Jar – Oatmeal walnut

It’s not hard to make your own cookie mix, and you can use any of your favorite recipes.  Just mix the dry ingredients together ahead of time.  Then later add the butter, eggs and vanilla, and bake. Tip:  The cookie mix makes a really cute gift when you package it in a jar with a ribbon and label… and, of course, instructions. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

Updated carrot salad

After a trip to the farmer’s market, we made old fashioned carrot salad, but gave it an update.  The homemade mayonnaise with lime and ginger gave it an asian flair, so instead of raisins we topped it with poppy seeds, which looked perfect with the spaghetti cut on the carrots. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD COMMERCIAL USE.