Mercado Kitchen: Valentina's Veggie Medley

We often think that the Winter months bring us a lack of variety in the kitchen. How do we make our meals fun and interesting and into something delectable we want to eat? The answer is simple. Vegetables. California's bounty Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anna of Three Babes Bakeshop   For the pumpkin puree: 1 small sugar pumpkin, or other culinary pumpkin from Blue House Farm Heat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the stem from the pumpkin, cut in half, and scrape out Read more

Wild for Mushrooms!

  It's hard to believe it's already September and Fall is upon us! While we may notice season changes a little less here in temperate San Francisco, the agricultural world lives by the seasons and there's no denying that we Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelette)

After last week's gazpacho recipe, I thought I'd share another one of my favorite dishes I came across when I lived in Barcelona. Tortilla de patatas is a staple in Spanish households and perhaps one of the best-known Spanish dishes. Locals Read more

Sensational Holiday Party Offerings!

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Stimulate your taste buds and impress your guests with Sensational Seasonings from Lisa Vincenti. Come to your senses from the outside (with her bath salts and foot soaks), and let Sensational Seasonings nourish your insides. Give away salts, soaks and sprays as party favors, and then whip up something quick and impressive with the seasonings! Many suggestions are listed on the products themselves. Here are some more to expand your holiday parties:

  • Blend into cream cheese or soft silken tofu and serve with Arizmendi breads
  • Knead into your quiche crusts
  • Buy nuts from Winters Fruit Tree. Drizzle some olive oil and Sensational Seasonings on them and bake for a few minutes. Serve in Jeff May’s Smokin Pottery

Bon appetit!

Only 2 More Markets in 2011 – Get Your Gift Boxes!

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Get your MCM Gift Boxes w/ Dandelion Chocolate Madgascar Bars, Arizmendi: Mission granola, Rubber Ducky Soap Co., and Emmy’s Pickles and Jams ! Plus Casa Bonampak flowers and Mystic World Press storybook! All for $30. Order now mcm@missioncommunitymarket.org to pick up this Thursday or Next.

Got Drupes? Ask Phil today at MCM

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Check out Karen Leibowitz’s awesome article on almonds and conversation with Phil @ the Mission Community Market:


Active Ingredient: Almonds – The Bay Citizen

Get your almonds, veggies and gifts all on this sunny 1st of December!

Final Day! Buy Local and Support Your Community Marketplace

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Final 2011 MCM is here!

Order an MCM Gift Box, with a fun assortment from the vendors below, including Dandelion Chocolate Madgascar Bars, Arizmendi: Mission granola, Rubber Ducky Soap Co., and Emmy’s Pickles and Jams! Plus Casa Bonampak flowers and Mystic World Press storybook! All for $30. Order now mcm@missioncommunitymarket.org or at today’s market! 

Or find your own unique combination of gifts from the vendors below:

Dandelion Chocolatehttp://www.dandelionchocolate.com/
Amazing bean-to-bar chocolate. Selectively sourced, carefully crafted, locally-made. 

Emmy’s Pickles and Jams – http://emmyspicklesandjams.com/
The perfectly delectable gift, savory, sweet or both! MCM fruit jammed and veggies pickled by Emmy and Jonah!

Envie Naturals – http://www.envienaturals.com/
Natural beauty products, including lotions, body oils, sprays and bath salts for all skin types

 
Georgie Girl Designshttp://georgiegirldesign.com
Independent designer Georgia Dwyer brings her entire set up of jewelry – metal, leather earrings, glass, stone and beads – as well as woven winter wear – scarves, gloves and hats!

 

Mystic World Presshttp://mysticworldpress.com/
Amazing hand-crafted books telling magical stories

Rubber Ducky Soap Co. – www.rubberduckysoap.com
Organic soaps, limp balms, mists and body oils from locally-sourced, natural ingredients.

Smokin Potteryhttp://smokinpottery.wordpress.com/
Downright amazing locally-made pottery by Jeff May. Great vases for flowers, perfect accompaniment to salts and spices at MCM, great bowls for fruit and more!

Whistle Works
One-of-a-kind hand-made ceramic whistles! Super fun designs! Great for a variety of whistling needs.

Zia Designshttp://ziadesigns.net/
Artist-owned designer company honoring latino and indigenous designs on T-shirts, hoodies and tanks. Hand-printed in SF. Designs are the bomb!

Kale Chips: Warning….Addictive!

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You may have tried kale sauteed as a side, blended into pesto, or massaged into salad. A new and delicious way to consume this nutritious green is as chips! Yes, magically this green turns into a crispy-crunchy healthy craving with just a little seasoning and a few minutes in the oven. Caution: you may want to eat these everyday. Try making them with all the kale varieties sold at Mission Community Market. Only three weeks left in this season!

Kale Chips

1 bunch kale
olive oil to lightly coat kale
Sea salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 300°F. Rinse and dry the kale, then remove the stems and tough center ribs. Cut into large pieces, toss with olive oil in a bowl then sprinkle with salt. Arrange leaves in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp. **Watch them carefully in the last few minutes, as they turn from delicious to too dark brown in the blink of an eye!**

(Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen)