Oh Live Healthy!

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Gina of O'live Healthy
Originally from Greece, Gina and Georgio and the O’Live Healthy family of California Olive Oil have been o’living for generations. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as is: freshly pressed from the fruit. This means its full of the vitamins, mono-unsaturated fats, and antioxidants that protect against heart disease, lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol. No other oil competes. California Olive Oil’s farm in Corning is home to several olive varieties, aiding in cross pollination and producing the bounty they bring to MCM every week! Check out their olives, olive oils, vinegar and honey!

Cage Free Music

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Cage Free Trio at MCM 2010
Remember the Cage Free Trio last year? Fully embracing MCM’s cage-free eggs (Tomatero Farms), the local jazz trio got their name right on Bartlett last year. Andrew has been playing music in SF ever since he was born. Sam teaches at Horace Mann just down the street.  Please welcome back the all-time tip-earning champions of MCM! Help’em best their record!

Tonight: 5:30pm

Simple Recipe! Delicious Artichoke

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How about those yummy baby artichokes? Blue House Farm is full of them for the season! Not sure how to get the most out of them? Start by turning a sharp knife against the outer leaves of the artichoke and cut away the tough outer leaves exposing the more tender leaves. Next, go ahead and cut about an inch off the top (or half of the artichoke’s length from the base), peel the stem, and cut the whole artichoke in half. With a spoon scrape out the choke, the hairy fibers, while leaving the leaf structure in tact. Blanch in a pot of boiling salted water until easily pierced with a fork. Drain, and serve as, with a little salt, or salad dressing, or try one of our favorite ways of eating artichokes. Sauté the artichokes in some late harvest California Olive Oil with some chopped garlic and sliced chiles (or chile flakes) until nicely browned. Add a squeeze of lemon and some salt and you’ve got a delicious side dish or first course!

Artichokes are also a great source of folate! For women, taking folic acid everyday 3-12 months before pregnancy can lower the risk spina bifida, anencephaly and other neural birth defects by 70%. It may also lower the chance of pre-term labor and low infant birth weights. Remember to check your vitamins for 400mcg of folic acid B9! To see if you’re getting 400 mcg from your food, there’s a cool App available for iPhone from vitatrack that will help calculate your intake. You can start by eating artichokes from MCM! More info at Go Folic .

Spring Berries are Here!

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Remember the joy of summer? Luscious fruit, juicy, sweet and full of sunshine? Consider it done! Today=summer! It’s beautiful outside and MCM is bursting with raspberries, strawberries, cherries and the season’s first peaches! This week check out Yerena’s raspberries and strawberries (albion and seascapes). 2 baskets for $5 special (any kind) when you mention this ad.

Congratulations Arizmendi and La Cocina!

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Congratulations to Arizmendi Bakery and to La Cocina on their small business awards from the SF Bay Guardian. Come get Arizmendi yummies and Chaac Moolin the La Cocina cart every Thursday at MCM!