A Sweet Addition to MCM

A woman hangs out of a window, leaning over the edge to serve grits. On the other side of the window, the grits are cooked in small batches, with lots of cream, cheese, and hot sauce. That’s the vision that Read more

Shop Whole Foods Potrero and Castro to Support MCM

Thanks to Whole Foods Market, when you shop at the Potrero or Market-Castro stores, bring in your own bags for groceries and you'll have the option of receiving a 5¢ credit (per bag) or to donate the 5¢ to MCM. Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Quick Persian Pickles

If you haven't picked up cucumbers from Blue House Farms yet, now is the time. Quick pickling the cucumbers is simple and results in sweet, tangy pickles that are perfect on kabobs, in burgers, or thrown on salads. They're easy Read more

Howell Devine – Back for More!

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Miss Pete and Josh last week? Well count your devine blessings (and your apples!) The duo HowellDevine is back for another awesome live set! Get in here folks! They won’t be playing free shows for long. Today 4pm

Apple A Day!

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This week’s spotlight goes to Hale’s Apple Farm. Dave, the (apple)-Jack-of-All-Trades, is bringing 10 varieties to you tomorrow. Ten! Here are some teasers: Sleeping Beauty, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and Pippin. Come taste all their tart and sweet glory at MCM. Once you have chosen your favorite, stock up: local apple season does not last forever. Of course they are delicious fresh (try them diced with a dash of lime, salt, pepper, or chili powder), but what to do with your extras once you’ve followed “Doctor’s orders” and eaten your daily dose? Here are some great recipes that freeze well. Prepare now for the holidays!

APPLE PIE: TASTY & SIMPLE:

(For decades this recipe has made everyone in my huge family happy. Turns out it’s vegan!)

Mom’s Oil Pastry

2 c. flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. oil
5 (or 6) T. cold water

Sift flour and salt together. Mix in oil and water
all at once with fork. Shape two balls. Roll between
2 (12 inch) squares of wax paper. Dampen table to
keep wax paper stationary. Makes 2 (9 inch) pie
crusts. (Recipe by “Little Lil” from Zell, MO Cook Book)

Filling Apple Filling

2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. EACH cinnamon & nutmeg
3 c. sliced apples

Mix dry ingredients lightly with apples. Put in pie
pan lined with crust.

Cover with top crust. Cover crust EDGE loosely with
aluminum foil so edge doesn’t burn. Put on a cookie
sheet to catch any overflow.

Bake in 350-375 degree oven for 50-60 minutes. Be patient if you can and let cool for a bit. (Nouveau twist: add a pinch of crushed rosemary or basil to apples or crust.)

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CURRY APPLE SOUP (from VeganChef)1 cup shallots, finely diced
2 T. oil
1 T. curry powder
2 t. ginger, minced
1/4 cup sherry
3 lbs. cooking apples of choice, peeled, cored, and diced
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup apple juice
1 cup milk or soy milk
1-2 T. lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot, saute the shallots in oil for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the curry powder and ginger, and saute an additional minute. Add the sherry, and stir well to deglaze the pot. Add the diced apples, vegetable stock, and apple juice, and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the apples are tender. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. In a food processor or blender, in batches, puree the soup until smooth, and return the soup to the pot. Whisk in the soy/milk, a little of the lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, add additional curry powder, apple juice, or lemon juice to the soup to adjust the sweetness or spicy flavor of the soup to your own personal taste. Serve hot or cold.
Serves 6-8
http://www.veganchef.com/curriedapple.htm

Klick Back at MCM

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Welcome back Klick the case to MCM! Klick the Case is a San Francisco/Istanbul based sleeve company. They design fun, unique yet simple sleeves for laptops, tablets like iPad and netbooks. Check them out this Thursday!

MCM 10/6: Rain? What rain?

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We all can’t deny the fact the weather hasn’t really been playing fair lately, but it looks like yesterday we were able to catch a break (and a few photos as well!). We’d like to thank Bob Thayer and Joe Lewis as well as Bryant Denison from the Beehavers for coming out and rolling out some good tunes! There’s new food to be seen and it was the perfect day to showcase these offerings at their prime! Come check it all of on our new Facebook Album:

MCM 10/6: Not a drop in sight!

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This week we are treated to a preview of Bob Thayer with Joe Lewis, in the run up to their October 16 show at the Make-Out Room, put on by Seaweed Sway. Bob is influenced by lounge, Toshio Hirano, jazz and beatnik poetry. He plays in multiple bands, including Rad Cloud & Dresses, & continues to explore various collaborations with friends.

Also, this week, Bryant Denison!  Bryant is the instigator of a gypsy voodooo folk rock collective called the Beehavers. Listen to them here and hear Bryant live at MCM this week! Beehavers CD release party is 9PM Friday, October 10/21 at Amnesia.