Vibrant Asian Greens for your spring table

The Ithaca Farmer’s market has so many beautiful green available this time of year and young garlic. This recipe includes them all. Just pick what you like and follow this simple recipe. Ingredients 11 -14 ounces mixed greens. I used kale, pac choy, and…

Top your homemade bagels with prepared foods from market!

Bagels are the perfect blank canvas for the many ready made products available at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market. May I suggest the fresh made Ithaca Hummus, locally made jams, honey, cheese and maple syrup. Or whip up some fresh eggs, bacon and ham.  Anyway…

Crowd pleasin’ rhubarb cherry crisp!

Rhubarb Cherry Crisp, a crowd pleaser! 6 cups chopped Rhubarb (3/4″ pieces) 1 cup dried cherries 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon Crumble topping 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cups old fashioned oats 1 1/2…

The BEST way to cook fresh market asparagus

Asparagus is hitting the Ithaca Farmers Market this week. Come on down and gather the goodness. There’s nothing tastier than fresh roasted asparagus. Grab some homemade pasta, some fresh meat, herbs, and flowers to compose a lovely spring dinner. To roast the asparagus, wash…

Maple Popcorn is a local snack that everyone will enjoy

When I think of Spring, I think of maple syrup. It’s so much better than sugar and and perfectly sweet, nature’s candy. Here’s a recipe for a delicious and easy treat to make at home. You can pick up the ingredients at the Ithaca…

Sweet Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons cold butter 1/4 cup brown sugar Directions: 1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking dish with aluminum foil. 2. Generously spread the softened…

Pesto Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 onion, sliced 1 cup kale, stems removed and leaves chopped 4 white mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon olive oil 2…

Ground cherry pie ( Husk cherry)

There are a lot of  ground cherries, or husk cherries, available at the farmer’s market these days.  Here’s a nice way to use them. 2 1/2 cups ground cherries 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons water 1 (9 inch)…

Sauteed Hakurei Turnips and Greens

2 bunches hakurei turnips with greens 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup white wine Instructions: Rinse the turnips and greens well. Cut the greens from the turnips and chop into 2-inch pieces. Trim any roots from…

Fried Cabbage

1       sm           Onion, finely chopped 6       tb           Oil 1       lg           Tomato, sliced 1/2   ts          …