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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday Specials

The Sgt. Pepper - grilled cheddar and jalapeno jack cheese with roasted cauliflower and fried onion rings

The Sicilian - turkey, pepperoni, provolone and homemade red sauce

Gazpacho

... from our friends at One Straw Farm - Beet Blue Salad - beautiful beets, both orange and red, served as with a tangerine vinaigrette on greens with blue cheese.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Specials

The Sicilian Panino - turkey, pepperoni, provolone and a sauce made with pickled Italian vegetables.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Specials & Sugar-free Raspberry Jam in just 5 Minutes!

Mediterranean Turkey Club - turkey, olive cream cheese spread, marinated artichoke hearts, bacon and mesclun on lightly toasted ciabatta....

....and of course, GAZPACHO!

You're at the farmer's market and see a whole tray of very ripe (insert your favorite fruit here) for $3 but there's no way you can use all that fruit before it goes bad. What's a girl to do?!

Make freezer jam! No hot water, no sterilizing jars, no special equipment, no processing in sweltering heat - as a matter of fact, there is no heat involved. And since the fruit has never been cooked, freezer jam generally tastes more like fresh fruit.

Take two pounds of soft, ripe fruit and mash with a potato masher. If you are working with berries that's all you need to do. For peaches or apricots you need to peel them, remove the pit and dice before mashing.

In a separate bowl combine one package of instant fruit pectin and 1 1/2 cups sugar or sugar substitute. Combine with the mashed fruit and stir for three minutes. Ladle into containers (I like the Ball® freezer jars because they are re-usable plastic, stack neatly when stored either full or empty and are very inexpensive at less than $4 for five jars). Let jam sit for 30 minutes before freezing.

So for less than $10, including the jars which will be re-used many times, I have made five 8-ounce containers of sugar-free raspberry jam. Next time you are at the grocery store check out the cost of jam (and the ingredient list!).

The Ball® freezer jars and instant pectin are available at our local Ace Hardware Store.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Specials

Sour Cherry French Toast Casserole
Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Scones
Cheddar Dill Scones

Mediterranean Turkey Club
- turkey, olive cream cheese spread, marinated artichoke hearts, bacon and mesclun on lightly toasted ciabatta.

And don't forget Charm City Craft Mafia's Pile of Craft at St John's at 27th and St Paul!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday ::pant, pant:: Specials

These are trying days. Even the most intrepid cook finds the heat in the kitchen unbearable, so I offer you a Mediterranean Turkey Club - turkey, olive cream cheese spread, marinated artichoke hearts, bacon and mesclun on lightly toasted ciabatta.

Do come in for an Iced Latte, fresh Lemonade or one of our Iced Teas - green, black, mint or sweetea.

UPDATE
Added a Lemon Dill Shrimp Salad to the menu - enjoy as a sandwich or on a bed of dressed greens. And welcome home to my friend Peta who recently introduced me to the joy of a good shrimp salad!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blame it on the heat...

I have been so negligent in posting specials! We have them. Every day.

It's one of my favorite seasons - Sour Cherry time! The big, sweet, dark cherries are lovely to eat out of hand, but that classic cherry taste associated with pies, jams and cobblers is the sour cherry. We have a Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Chutney Panini today. The season only lasts a few weeks - please enjoy it while we can! Saturday I'm pulling out the Cherry Cobbler French Toast Casserole....

Today we also have a classic Tuna Salad (also available as a Tuna Melt).















If you have the chance make a trip out to one of the pick-your-own farms for cherry picking. Larriland Farm, just off I-70, has a lovely orchard. Step into the tree - toward the truck - then turn to look out. The cherries are like drops of stained glass. It's 10° cooler out in the country away from cement and asphalt, but take a water bottle.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Specials

Michael made a beautiful Apple Berry French Toast that we are serving today. There are also Brownie Scones (what's not to like about that?!) and the special is our Spicy Jack Panini. I love that habanero cheese but availability has been spotty so enjoy it while you can!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday Specials

Eggplant Panini with Rosemary Parmesan Aoili
Roasted eggplant, artichoke hearts and grilled onion on toasted ciabatta subroll with a sweet caramelized garlic, fresh rosemary and parmesan sauce.

And we are offering Cole Slaw as an optional side with our sandwiches today.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino
turkey, habanero jack cheese, grilled red onions, and zebra sauce

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Specials

Spicy Jack Panino
turkey, habanero jack cheese, grilled red onions, and zebra sauce

Chopped Salad w/ Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chopped Salad w/ Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
mixed salad greens, roasted asparagus, yellow tomatoes, red peppers, and scallions
small or large sizes

Guiseppe's Wrap
spinach herb wrap w/ olive spread, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, sprouts, red onions, mixed greens, and swiss cheese

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Specials

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Gazpacho

Curried Parmesan Tuna Salad (as sandwich or salad)

Today is the first regular pick-up from our CSAs. I'm expecting some beautiful dark greens - maybe spinach or chard and possibly asparagus and some herbs. The farm also has some geese and there have been rumors of a few precious eggs to be had. If the stars align a fabulous golden asparagus frittata or wild mushroom and herb strata will make an appearance in the next few days...