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What’s cooking at the Sixth Avenue Farmers Market today

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 1, 2010 at 12:05 am | 1 Comment »
May 28, 2010 6:15 pm

Today is the opening of the Sixth Avenue Farmers Market in Tacoma. The market, located on North Pine Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, will run from 3:30-7:30 p.m. today.

On the agenda: a cooking demo by Jasmine Beirnacki, a pesonal chef who also works for Snuffins Catering in Gig Harbor.

What’s cooking today? A salad of baby greens with strawberries, blue cheese and honey balsamic vinaigrette. Click “more” for the recipe.

Salad of Baby Greens, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
6 ounces baby greens (arugula, mixed greens, baby lettuces)
1 pint strawberries
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper to taste

Wash and gently dry greens and berries. Hull, then slice or quarter your berries. Divide the greens, then the berries and blue cheese onto six salad plates. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and balsamic vinegar with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly and adding enough olive oil to form a solid emulsion. Dress each salad lightly and serve immediately. Great additions to this salad would be toasted pine nuts or candied citron.

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