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Farmers' Market Recap

Amber BransonComment

This summer, I've been so proud to be a sponsor of the Tower Grove Farmers' Market! Along with being a sponsor of this great community event that happens EVERY Saturday at Tower Grove Park, I've been doing cooking demos every third Saturday of the month. My cooking demonstrations feature recipes using produce that in-season that month and Double Star Farms has been my generous sponsor, donating the vegetables I need to make the demo happen! 

The May demo was all about how to make homemade salad dressing to spruce up the abundance of greens Spring has to offer. Besides sharing recipes, I came up with a graphic showing how easy it is to make up dressings as you go, with what you have on-hand. Click here to download the image below.

June's demo showcased Cauliflower. In my house, we love using Cauliflower as a carbohydrate substitute and often use it as rice in stir-frys or sushi. For the demo I made Cauliflower "fried rice" with onions, peas, carrots and soy sauce. It was a big hit and it made me smile when I kept getting asked, "there's no rice in this?!" 

Below are the links for the recipes I shared along with a recipe that I came up with. Enjoy!

Cauliflower "fried rice"
Cheesy Cauliflower Bread Sticks
Cauliflower "Ranch" Dip

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Makes 4-6 servings

• 1 head of cauliflower
• 1/3 cup grated parmesan
• 2 tablespoon sour cream
• 2 tablespoon butter
• 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1/3 cup milk (or unsweetened almond)
• salt and pepper

1. Boil or steam cauliflower. Drain well.

2. In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the sour cream, Parmesan, butter, garlic, milk, and salt and pepper until almost smooth. 

Join me for the rest of the summer for more demos and a special giveaway on July 18th.

Hope to see you there!