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Table Talk: June 11

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This week on Table Talk: A conversation about vegetables from the CSA or at the farmer's market. What are you cooking up these days? View this week's transcript below.

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 </div><div class="cilblogholder"><div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">9:37 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hello from Portland! I'll be back at the top of the hour to take your questions. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">9:57 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From redweather ]<br>hi kim!  i'm eating three ears of corn for lunch - i cooked them in the microwave at work (the interwebs said i could), and they are surprisingly good. i usually HATE microwaved anything.....  i am getting some odd looks from my coworkers, though.  :) </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">9:57 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey redweather and hello to all! How in the world can you manage 3 ears in one sitting? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">9:59 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From redweather ]<br>um, i thought everyone loved corn on the cob as much as i do?  :) </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:00 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Today, would love to steer direction of the conversation around local food -- be it via farm markets, CSAs,   veggie sharing, co-ops, your own garden -- whatever it may be.   How much is local in your diet? What does it mean to you in your day to day life? Let's TAWK. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:00 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Redweather, just give them the hairy eyeball right back when they step in to nuke their Lean Cuisines!  Kim, I could put down more than 3 in a sitting, too!  Redweather, let's meet for lunch. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:01 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;for those who don't know, Tara M. Desmond is author of new book called "Almost Meatless." Great to have you on board, Tara!   Redweather, do you eat said corn unadorned or with a special sauce? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:01 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From redweather ]<br>besides, i'm EDFing..... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:03 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Ah yes, that reminds me -- who's joining me and Redweather for the Eating Down the Fridge challenge? The fun kicks off next weekend -- June 20 -- a week-long adventure of using up what's in your freezer, fridge and pantry. <br />Check out the EDF Honor Roll to see who's participating: <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2009/06/eatingdownthefridgehonorr1.html" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2009/06/eatingdownthefridgehonorr1.html</a><br /> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:04 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>I cannot do an EDF in the summer, too many fresh goodies about </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:04 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey Hank, I think it's going to be interesting -- my goal is to offer one every quarter to compare/contrast the ups/downs during different seasons. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:05 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Well, we eat almost exclusively local. It has taken us a while to get there, but now I'd say we're about 95% local. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:06 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Patricia, where do you live?   And for how long has "local" been part of your diet? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:06 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>95% is awesome. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:06 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;It is awesome! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:06 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From redweather ]<br>i'm a big fan of good sweet corn, cooked in the husk, but naked!  my mom dared me to give up the butter and salt on my corn one summer, and i've never gone back.... it's so good on its own! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:07 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From dupontgirl ]<br>Hi Kim, longtime chat reader here!  Would love to have a recipe recommendation.  My sweetie has had a rough week, and I'd like to surprise him with a breakfast treat on Saturday morning.  I was thinking a coffee cake or something similar, but don't have a tried and true recipe.  Dairy okay.  Requirements:  Can be made Friday night, and hopefully can incorporate the cherries or blueberries I just bought at the farmers market.  Thank you! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:08 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey Dupontgirl! Thanks for stopping by. I'm thinking a buckle would do the trick! It's a cross between a cobbler and a cake. You can most def. make night before. <br /><br /><a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/savoringsummer/2006/05/onetwobucklemyberry.html" target="blank" >http://blog.washingtonpost.com/savoringsummer/2006/05/onetwobucklemyberry.html</a><br /><br />And then you'll get lotsa kisses for making something so wunderbar... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:08 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Kim, here in Philadelphia, there's been a tremendous growth spurt of farm to community commissaries, which give us access to the bounty of the Delaware Valley. If I can get something "local" I will.  I'm really impressed with 95% local, Patricia! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:10 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Tara, I'm originally from Philadelphia (grew up in Bala Cynwyd, graduated from Penn in 88), and I cannot remember one farm market while growing up. Judy Wicks at White Dog cafe was prob. first person to start talking bout these ideas. So glad it's taking off there. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:10 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Erin ]<br>Speaking of local and EDFing... I have raided my overstuffed freezer for some lamb loin chops for dinner. I am not familiar with this meat/cut - ideas (no grill, btw)? And, do I get double-credit for the local and EDF? Thanks, Kim! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:11 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey Erin! You're such a good egg. Yes, you get extra credit for your efforts! Lamb loin chops are begging for some grill action, yes indeed. And I'd make a quickie green sauce -- pureed of parsley, cilantro, mint, basil if you've got, plus some garlic and lime or lemon. Yowza. You'll love it. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:12 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From dupontgirl ]<br>Kim, perfect, I've never made a buckle before!  looks like a divine way to use the sweet cream butter I also bought at the market.  Quick question: does the crumbly topping melt into the buckle or stay on top like a streusel? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:12 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Dupontgirl, I've actually tweaked the streusel so that it stays on top. It may melt a little, but you should have plenty o' crumb. Have fun! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:13 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>We're lucky here in Seattle to have farmers markets almost every day of the week in the summer. Even in winter, we still have variety in vegetables. Fruit is harder, so this year we're really going to try to can/preserve more. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:13 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Patricia, I live in Seattle these days. I've been blown away from what's at markets year round. Beans, how wonderful is that! Let's meet at market one of these days! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:14 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>Erin said no grill.  You can always "pan grill" them in a heavy pan.  or broil. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:14 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Oh crap. Thanks, Hank. Typing too fast. Or roast at high heat. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:14 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Erin, lamb loin chops= mmmmm.  I was just working on a recipe this week for lamb loin with a strawberry sauce and strawberry vinaigrette.  The combination was surprisingly harmonious! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:15 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Wow, what a great idea for meat, Tara. I love the idea of using in-season strawberries this way. I love to make a blueberry 'gravy' for pork myself. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:15 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Kim, absolutely! We go to almost every market, so just shoot me a tweet. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:16 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;I shall do that, Patricia. Speaking of tweets, you can find me on twitter at: <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kimodonnel" target="blank" >www.twitter.com/kimodonnel</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:16 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Erin/Hank/Kim: for chops, I've been melting some lard at med-high heat in pan. Sear chop on all sides. Then, stand the chop up on end in a 350 oven for 10-15 min depending on thickness. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:16 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>We've got a lot that's local - all eggs, most veg, some meat - but no local dairy, chickens or grains.  In the best months we hit about 60% local but more often it's about 35%. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:16 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;And Linear, where are you based? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:16 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Kim there are something like 25 farm markets and growing in Philadelphia now.  It's amazing.  I live near the Art Museum and there is one at the end of my block every Thur in fact.  Always packed with shoppers. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:17 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;How inspiring! Say, do you know of any farm markets near West Chester? My mother is coming up short finding one. Would love some on-the-ground insight. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:18 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>The indoor farmer's market in Allentown is sick (in a good way).  It looks like it's been there forever but who knows.  Tons of Amish and Mennonite goodies </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:18 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>I'm in San Luis Obispo, Ca, on the coast about half-way between LA and San Francisco, so I've got a pretty good weather advantage for local produce. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:19 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Love to hear where people are writing in from -- and what's avail in their respective necks of woods. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:20 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Erin, actually, here's the recipe for that lamb/strawberry dish!  <a href="http://tinyurl.com/mztt8o" target="blank" >http://tinyurl.com/mztt8o</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:21 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;From Tammy, a first timer: <span><span class="commentmsgtext">Hi, first time here, just found you yesterday.  :)  I have a question about gree<a id="guestChatHideLink23599709" style="margin-left: 5px; display: none;" onclick="javascript:launchchat(23599709);return false;" href="index.php?option=comaltcaster&task=playaltcast&altcastcode=ae2495a581#" target="blank" target="blank" >[...]</a><span id="guestChatHideText23599709" style="display: inline; visibility: visible; opacity: 1;">ns from the CSA. We have been getting our CSA share for about three weeks now. We still have some left from last week and I am running out of ideas of how to fix them. Swiss Chard, Kale, Braising Greens and this last time was Spigariello liscia a leaf broccoli.</span></span></span> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:22 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Tammy, have you made a chard pie yet? Great with feta and chickpeas. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:22 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>I love SLO/Pismo (grew up in Fresno).  I remember strawberry picking in Atascadero as a kid and of course there are grapes everywhere </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:22 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Kim, has she been to the Phoenixville  Farm Market?  I'm doing an event for the book there this summer. Haven't been out yet, but it is supposed to be fabulous, and Liz, one of the founding farmers/managers of the market is terrific.  Check it out!  <a href="http://www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org/wp/" target="blank" >http://www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org/wp/</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:22 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;I don't think so, but I'll let her know. She's always up for a Saturday outing... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:23 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Tammy, greens are so easy! I have lots of kale recipes. But my fav is just to stir fry on med-high heat, then remove from pan, add garlic and red pepper flakes with a bit more oil, cook for 3 min, then pour over greens, add some red wine vinegar and serve. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:23 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Also, bake greens in a casserole with parmesan cheese, a bit of cream, breadcrumbs. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:23 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;One of my favorite kale discoveries this year, with curly aka lacinato kale, is kale pesto! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:23 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tammy ]<br>No, but that sounds really good, we love chickpeas and feta.  Thank you!!    All of these ideas sound so good, Thank you everyone.  My teens are going to love this. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:24 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Chard is wonderful braised with onions and throw into a tortilla for a killer quesadilla... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:24 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>Chard frittatas with carmelized onions, garlic and chevre. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:24 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Kim... pesto??? Make it just like basil pesto? Have tons of kale in the garden right now. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:24 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Is it curly kale? The other varieties are too tough. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:24 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>My favorite thing to do with Chard or Kale is "agrodolce" saute in olive oil and garlic, then finish with a sprinkle of sugar and splash of balsamic vinegar </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:25 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From John ]<br>Linear, have you checked <a href="http://www.eatwild.com/products/california.html" target="blank" >http://www.eatwild.com/products/california.html</a> for chicken? I'm surprised there's beef but no chicken. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:25 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Hey girl - SO thrilled our local farmer's market is back - Boston's Leather District is such a happy place on Tuesdays and Thursdays </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:25 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Jackie, feel free to add link to your great content! What will you be cooking from the market this week? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:25 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>I've been really surprised by the fruits I've been seeing! It's the middle of June and the melons are coming in. I just had some good watermelon, it's no Hermiston, but it kicks the pants off of anything that comes from Mexico this time of the year. Small peaches even hit the stand today, they're sweet. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:26 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Oh JonClark, CANNOT wait to sink my teeth into a local melon. Please keep tantalizing us! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:26 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>I was browsing the market this afternoon and saw some gooseberries! I was doing some reading on them and realized that a sweet or savory chutney-like concoction could be a good candidate for grilled foods. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:27 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;I saw gooseberries at local market in Madison last year. I think yes indeed a compote of sorts would be great. You can also do a tart or cobbler with other fruit. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:27 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>My favorite form of buying local has been buying an entire lamb each year (last year we got six, but it's a long story and we shared).  It's done more for my cooking skills and understanding of meat and cuts of meat than anything else.  I love that I now have recipes for lamb neck and breast of lamb and chops of every variety as well as the standard legs and shanks. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:28 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Thanks for those thoughts, Linear. I would like to start practicing this kind of eating myself. Cheers. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:28 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>love the post about the doc doing a farmers market in the parking lot of Kaiser Permanente. sent you a note about the program out here at Harvard. Smaht, as we say... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:28 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;Hey all. Here's a link for Kim O's <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2008/11/meatlessmondaycrazyforkale.html" target="blank" >kale pesto</a>, which I'll be making ASAP. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:30 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Aw thanks -- yes, I did a q/a with Preston Maring, a Kaiser Permanente doc who started the first farm market on hospital grounds in Oakland, in 2003. He now has 30 some markets inn 4 states. Also spearheaded efforts to incorporate local farm food into hospitals in Cali! This guy is enacting health care reform on the fly. Hang on for link </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:30 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>I've got lacinato planted. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:30 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Woo hoo! Kim C. from Culinate has posted link to recipe. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:30 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;And speaking of pesto, here's Matthew Amster-Burton's <a href="http://www.culinate.com/recipes/collections/Contributors/Matthew+Amster-Burton/cilantro-pecanpesto" target="blank" >cilantro-pecan pesto</a>. Coming up in a sec: Links for garlic-scape pesto!   </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:31 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2009/06/farm-to-hospital.html" target="blank" >http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mighty-appetite/2009/06/farm-to-hospital.html</a><br /><br />Farm to Hospital q/a. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:31 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>Hank - Local wines are one of the best aspects of eating locally in SLO :-) </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:31 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>Has anyone had cloud berries?  I ate them in Sweden with ice cream and they were heavenly, if you'll forgive the pun.  I've never even heard of them elsewhere. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:32 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;So interesting you mention cloud berries. I had some when in western Alaska last fall. Yes, quite otherworldly...can't wait for blackberries of NW and huckleberries, too! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:32 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>JonClark, gooseberries as in ground cherries (aka cape gooseberries)? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:32 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br><a href="http://jacquelinechurch.com/ldg/1760--ode-to-a-hand-mixer" target="blank" >http://jacquelinechurch.com/ldg/1760--ode-to-a-hand-mixer</a> this is my riff on a simple, simple delicious cake from Gourmet, I think it was. Good for berries coming out now. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:32 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>John - Thanks for the tip; I'll check it out.  I've heard rumors of local chickens at a North County farmers' market, but none of the markets with about 12 miles carry them.  Two beef vendors, though, lots of local fish and a friend with a sheep ranch.  This area has long been a ranching town so the beef ranches go back for generations.  The big surprise to me is the lack of local dairy. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:32 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jeters ]<br>BTW Seattleites, there is (yet another) farmers market starting up later this month - downtown in city hall plaza. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:33 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Oh Jeters, this is GREAT news. Thanks for the bulletin. Please keep us posted! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:33 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jeters ]<br>Kim - Tonnemakers should have melons starting late july at U-district farmers market - lots of varieties and delicious! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:33 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tammy ]<br>Wow, here in Oregon, we are just starting strawberry season.  I haven't seen anything else fresh from the area yet, besides the greens. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:34 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;My mom and I are headed to the coast this afternoon. Anything to eat along hwy 26? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:34 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Kim - love that Kale - here we call it Russian Kale and one of our South End markets had this great sign on the display: "I see Russian Kale from porch" </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:34 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Ooo, Jeters, thanks for the tip! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:34 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>are cloudberries like currants? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:35 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;No cloudberries look like white-ish raspberries, at least the ones I've had... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:35 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Salmonberries in Alaska yum. Best jelly ever. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:35 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Lisa ]<br>I like buying meat from the farmer's market but sometimes it is prohibitively expensive...what are some affordable but still flavorful cuts to look out for? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:35 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;More links! Dorie Greenspan's <a href="http://www.doriegreenspan.com/2009/06/i-seem-to-be-on.html" target="blank" >garlic-scape pesto with almonds</a>  and then there's Kim O's recipe with <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/savoringsummer/2006/06/myfriendthegarlicscape1.html" target="blank" >walnuts.</a>  On <a href="http://www.culinate.com/fritter" target="blank" >Fritter</a>, Liz Crain reported making it with hazelnuts. Yum. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:37 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey Lisa, for beef, I'd look for tri-tip or flat iron. For pork , consider the shoulder and butt.   Lamb, I'll all about the shanks. What else, folks? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:37 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Thanks, Kim! We should have a scape pesto cook-off! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:37 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Shannon Henry ]<br>Hey Kim! Just tuning in and am thrilled to read you here. Today's the first CSA delivery day for us in Madison--asparagus, rhubarb & cilantro are expected. My lettuce and dill are going strong in the garden. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:38 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Shannon! Welcome. Shannon Henry has a terrific Web site called <a href="http://cookingwithfriendsclub.com" target="blank" >cookingwithfriendsclub.com</a>. She's based in Madison, Wis., home to the fab Dane Co. Farm market. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:38 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>oh Llisa - go for braising cuts like brisket </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:38 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tammy ]<br>Kim, there should be loads of strawberries along your route.  Are you taking 26 all the way to Seaside/Cannon Beach?  If so, there is a market on the left before you get to Vernonia, I think it is about 10 miles or so from the Beaverton area, give or take. It's been a while since I've been out there. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:38 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Yes, we are. Staying in Arch Cape for the nite. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:38 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>Kim, Helvetia Tavern makes a good greasy burger (Shute/Helvetia Road exit, take a right).  After that I usually had south on Route 6 to Tillamook so I don't know.  The coast is kind of a culinary wasteland unfortunately </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:39 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Thanks Oregon peeps! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:39 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;<p>Kim, it's not on Hwy, 26, but a great place to eat if you ever drive over to Lincoln City is the Otis Cafe. Love thier pie.  </p> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:39 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Love that bean dip Shannon - looks great. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:39 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>I'm not sure about the different names yet. It seems that there is some confusion between what is even wild or feral in Europe because they were spread far and near. I do know that they are a large green berry that has small spines on it. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:40 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Let's pledge to getting to the bottom of the cloudberry mystery! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:40 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Cloudberries.  Learned about them for the first time after I saw a cloudberry jam at SaraBeth's in NYC. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:40 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From John ]<br>We actually grilled some garlic scapes along side some asparagus. Tasty with a hint of char. Insides get a nice mashed consistency. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:41 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Kim, didn't you say you grilled scapes this week and fell in love? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:41 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Here's that Harvard Med School Program: <a href="http://chge.med.harvard.edu/programs/food/index.html" target="blank" >http://chge.med.harvard.edu/programs/food/index.html</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:41 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Thanks, Jackie. Can't wait to take a look at this. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:41 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tammy ]<br>Jim Dandy Farm Market I think is the one.  <a href="http://www.tricountyfarm.org/farms/jim-dandy-farm-market" target="blank" >http://www.tricountyfarm.org/farms/jim-dandy-farm-market</a>   This Tri County Map is for the Portland Metro area and is great! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:41 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;<p>Oh man, yes. I can't wait to get my hands on more scapes. Just cut them into 2-in or so lengths and roasted them (tossed in EVOO) for 15 min at about 400F (I think).  </p> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;oh this is awesome. My mom is so tickled by your kindness... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Shannon Henry ]<br>Thanks, Jackie--it's easy and one of the healthiest dips that also tastes incredible. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From LisaMary ]<br>Kim Not just strawberries-Hoods!  Must stop at Camp 18 on the way out and then hike off your very lumberjackish  breakfast on the coast! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>Also there is a Rogue brewpub in North Plains (there is a sign off of 26 - Glencoe Road I think).  Meh food but great beer. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Have you seen Purslane is getting play again. Yay! <a href="http://jacquelinechurch.com/diversions/676-the-weed-that-might-save-the-world-purslane" target="blank" >http://jacquelinechurch.com/diversions/676-the-weed-that-might-save-the-world-purslane</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:42 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim C.</strong>: &nbsp;As for cloudberries: We had cloudberry liquor years ago on a trip to Finland. It is the most beautiful salmon pink color.   </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:43 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Oh, I'm a big fan of purslane. Love it in potato salad. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:43 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Pork Shoulder is my favorite. Also called "Boston Butt" which refers to the butt of the barrels they were transported in..not the part of the pig. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:43 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;forgot to mention that importat detail, Jackie! Thanks. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:43 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Lisa, I sincerely don't mean for this to turn into a shameless plug moment, but instead a consumer-to-consumer tip: my cookbook, co-authored with Joy Manning, Almost Meatless is filled with recipes that use smaller amounts of meat.  One of our goals is to encourage folks to spend more on the quality meat (from farm markets) and stretch it out by cooking this way. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:44 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>Speaking of dill I just tried a white sauce with dill in it. It was perfect for dipping bread into. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:44 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Hey JonClark, was it yogurt based? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:44 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>Aren't real strawberries just the best?  We get them from a local farmer but we also live in the heart of mass-produced giant flavorless strawberries that get shipped to supermarkets around the country.  Those farmers sell at farmers' markets, too, and I'm always surprised that anyone buys them when they've got better ones to choose from. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:45 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Local berries are the best, oh gosh yes. Greens clipped right from the ground. We can nourish ourselves so easily when we grow ourselves or have access to others who do. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:45 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From LisaMary ]<br>OOOh Otis cafe!  Get some of their brown bread and a Marionberry pie for the road! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:45 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;The rte 26 tips are overflowing! Thank you, thank you. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:46 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>Otis Cafe is the best!  I forgot about that place.  On Rte 18.  Gets super crowded on weekends. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:46 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Purslane the best veg you've never had: <a href="http://gourmetfood.suite101.com/article.cfm/purslanethebestvegetableyouveneverhad" target="blank" >http://gourmetfood.suite101.com/article.cfm/purslanethebestvegetableyouveneverhad</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:46 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>The cloud berries I had were slightly cooked in a sauce and appeared sort of yellow-pink-white-ish.  Never got to see the whole fruit. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:46 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;That sounds about right, Linear. I ate straight off the tundra! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:47 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>No, milk </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:47 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;thickened with a roux? Did you use it for fish or potatoes? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:47 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Erin ]<br>Thank you, all, for the wonderful suggestions! Being in Central PA, I have found many local resources for meats, cheeses, other dairy, and even fish (trout and AK salmon!) right in my neighborhood. The markets have hit an all-time high in popularity, now with two of them being year-round. CSAs are popping up everywhere, and there is a fantastic local food week culminating in farm tours in August: <a href="http://www.buylocalpa.org/centre" target="blank" >http://www.buylocalpa.org/centre</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:48 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Erin, I may be going to a wedding in Williamsport, Pa in Sept. Is that close to you? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:48 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Patricia/Cook Local ]<br>Tara, we just bought your cookbook. We love flavoring with meat but not having a lot of it. Most of the recipes we've looked at so far look like we can adapt them to be almost totally local. A big win in our lives. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:48 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Hank Sawtelle ]<br>Kim O are you lunching in pdx? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:49 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Trying to decide whether to do that or eat along the way... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:49 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jeters ]<br>Linear - the ones I'm growing are alpine strawberries, about the size of the tip of your little finger! intensely flavored but I don't think we can do anything with them other than eat. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:49 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>I once asked a young man in the butcher dept in a white coat if he had a Boston Butt. He blushed, thinking I was Mrs Robinson or something. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:49 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Had to tell him it was a cut of meat.  White coat does not a butcher make. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:50 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>I just made a strawberry lime ricotta ice cream this week. So easy. No custard-tempering or anything.  Give it a try guys. <a href="http://crumbsonmykeyboard.com" target="blank" >http://crumbsonmykeyboard.com</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:50 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Tara, that sounds incredible. I've been hankering to make some ice cream, partic. with my husband's bday coming up next week. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:50 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Lisa ]<br>Tara - not a shameless plug at all! Using less meat is definitely the way to go. A little can go a long way. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:50 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>The fruit looks like a salmonberry. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:51 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Yes, I know -- and now we need to find out if they're one and the same...! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:51 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From LisaMary ]<br>SakeOne has a tasting room  in Forest Grove not far off 26, too.  A bit of a departure from the normal (wonderful) wine tasting. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:51 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From redweather ]<br>i got some lovely empire apples last weekend at the farmer's market - about half have been crisp and delicious, and the other half pretty mealy - any tips on how to pick out only the good ones next time? </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:52 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;hey redweather, they're prob. from last season. you should have more consistent selex as summer wears on... </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:52 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>That's the odd thing: I was eating lunch in a village where I teach every Thursday and a bowl of it came to the table. I felt like it was really random but people dug in with their spoons and also dipped their bread in it.  It was thickened with a roux that was not browned at all. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:53 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;JonClark, you sure do have your share of interesting gastronomical experiences. Please continue to share your tales with us! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:53 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Erin ]<br>Really!? not quite an hour and a half!  I'll ride out with my clan to give you a big hug! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:53 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;We'll TAWK, figure something out. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:53 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Linear Girl ]<br>Hee hee - I made a salad from the garden purslane and the wild arugula that volunteered this Spring and called it Weed Salad.  I consider myself lucky to have a guy willing to eat weeds with me. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:54 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jennifer ]<br>Kim,  A shout out for your garlic scape pesto.  I used it with ziti, fresh smoked mozzarella and asparagus ( from the Falls Church farmers market) and some leftover chicken and it was amazing! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Yay, Jennifer! I made two batches of the stuff this week -- one for a group of volunteers at a Seattle food bank garden. Cooked dinner for them -- and for may the scape pesto was a first. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>i do have a really good easy apple cake recipe - </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jeters ]<br>redweather - this time of year is not kind to apples as they have been in storage all winter and nearing the end - personally just go for some other seasonal fruit and return to it in septemberish </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Mrs Fishers Apple Torte: <a href="http://gourmetfood.suite101.com/article.cfm/happybirthdayjoyofcooking" target="blank" >http://gourmetfood.suite101.com/article.cfm/happybirthdayjoyofcooking</a> </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>Rubus chamaemorus: cloud berry. Rubus spectabilis: salmonberry.  They're related. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:55 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>Jackie (Mrs. Robinson) I just laughed out loud re: Boston Butt. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:56 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>MMMM, fresh strawberry ice cream.  Or a favorite of mine is when I made chocolate chip cookie dough with the tiny chocolate chips and firmed them up and cut them into chunks for my chocolate ice cream. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:56 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Okay going to look for garlic scapes today - maybe theres some early ones </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:57 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;June/early July is the time -- and then they're gone til next year. Run! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:58 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Next week, you wanna talk about the solstice and the foods that make us howl at the moon? (otherwise known as the best of the early summer local produce?) </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:59 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From JonClark ]<br>I like that idea! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">10:59 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Tara Mataraza Desmond ]<br>It was nice having lunch with you all! Have a great week. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">11:00 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Erin ]<br>Solstice soul food. Heck yes. </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilviewertextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">11:00 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilviewertext">[Comment From Jackie ]<br>Same here - great group! </td></tr></table></div>
<div class="cilchatmsg" ><table><tr valign="top"><td class="cilmsgtime cilhosttextcolor" nowrap style="width: 45px;">11:01 </td><td class="cilmsgtext cilhosttext"><strong>Kim ODonnel</strong>: &nbsp;Alrighty! We're out of time. Great hour, everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back, and tell all your friends/family how much fun we have every week in this here space. And please let me know what you'd like to see in upcoming chats. thanks again for the great travel tips to Oreg.   coast, and I'll talk to y'll next week. Bye! </td></tr></table></div>
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