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Seneca Falls Farmer’s Market & Patti Battley .::. Episode 37

Patti Battley, Horticulture Program Educator at Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is in-studio with Jim and Marilyn Bero to talk about the Seneca Falls Farmer’s Market and other programs SCCCE offers to residents of Seneca County. Also, some great recipes to go with the fresh local produce you’ll find at the Seneca Falls Farmer’s Market this time of year.

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Recipes mentioned in this episode:

STEAMED CORN ON THE COBB

PLACE SHUCKED CORN IN A 4″ HIGH PAN: SINGLE LAYER
POUR IN 1 ” OF SALTED WATER, COVER AND BRING TO BOIL,TURN OFF HEAT
LET SIT FOR 20 MINUTES COVERED, THEN SERVE
YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS METHOD IN A MICROWAVE OVEN
USNG A CERAMIC OR GLASS DISH AND COVER WITH PLASTIC WRAP
BRING TO BOIL, LET SET FOR 20 MINUTES.
DON’T SALT THE WATER

TOMATO JAM

OVER MEDIUM HEAT 3/4 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR, 1/4 CUP OF WHITE VINEGAR, 1/4 CUP OF WAER
COOK 5 MINUTES TO DISSOLVE SUGAR
ADD 10 CUPS TOMATO [CHOPPED AND SEEDED]
1/2 TEASPOON KOSHER SALT COOK LOW HEAT 11/2 TO 2 HOURS STIRRING OCCASIONALLY
SEASON TO TASTE, LET COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE
POUR INTO SCREWED JARS, REFRIGERATE
LASTS 2 MONTHS
USEAGE: ON TOAST, ON BURGER, INSTEAD OF KETCUP, SERVED WITH GRILLED CORN,
PIZZA TOPPING, WITH CARAMELIZED ONION AND BLUE CHEESE
SPICY VERSION ADD GROUND HOT RED PEPPER

ZUCCHINI CARBONARA

SAUTE 5 SLICES OF BACON CUT INTO 1/2″ PIECES FOR 8 MINUTES
PLACE IN. PAPER TOWEL AND POUR OFF FAT
OVER MEDIUM HEAT ADD 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL, 2 TABLESPOONS MINCED SHALLOTS, COOK 1 MINUTE
ADD: 1 POUND OF ZUCCHINI SLICED IN 1/4 INCH HALF MOONS
ADD: 1 CUP OF RICOTTA, MIX WITH 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OI AND GROND PEPPER
ADD; 1 POUND LINGUINI COOKED AL DENTE, 1 CUP OF PASTA WATER, COOK 1 MINUTE
ADD; 1/2 CUP OF GRATED PARMESAN
SERVE GARNISHED WITH BASIL SLICES

PEACHES WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:
4 PEACHES , SKINNED, PITTED AND SLICED
1 PINT OF BLUEBERRIES, WASHED AND STEMS REMOVED
11/2 TEASPOONS OF LEMON ZEST
1/4 TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON
3 TABLESPOONS OF HONEY
MINT TO GARNISH
IN A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR PUREE BLUEBERRIES, LEMON, CINNAMON AND HONEY
SPOON SAUCE OVER PEACHES AND SERVE GARNISHED WITH FRESH MINT

Here Come The Tomatoes .::. Episode 36

Fresh tomatoes are hitting the area farmer’s markets and Jim and Marilyn Bero have some great recipe ideas for end of summer dinners and cookouts. Watch a demonstration of the preparation of a great no-cook fresh tomato marinara with orecchiette pasta,

NO COOK FRESH TOMATO MARINARA SAUCE WITH ORECCHIETTE

2 POUNDS OF TOMATOES CORED AND CUT INTO 1/2 INCH CUBES
1/2 CUP OLIVE OIL, 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC , 1 TEASPOON SALT, 1/4 TEASPOON PEPPER, PINCH OF RED PEPPER FLAKES ,
MINCED FRESH HERBS: 1 TABLESPOON THYME, 11/3 CUP BASIL, 1/3 CUP PARSLEY,
1 CUP PARMESAN, 1/4 CUP CHOPPED OLIVES ( KALAMATA AND GREEN)
1/4 CUP OF PESTO, 1 TEASPOON LEMON ZEST
MIX ABOVE INGREDIENTS IN A LARGE BOWL
ADD COOKED WARM ORECCHIETTE
TOSS AND SERVE

GREEN TOMATO CASSEROLE

2 SWEET ONIONS SLICED, 2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL, 8 GREEN TOMATOES CUT INTO 1/2 INCH SLICES
1 TEASPOON OF SALT, 1 TEASPOON OF CURRY POWDER, 1/4 TEASPOON OF PEPPER. 1CUP BROWN SUGAR
1/2 CUP OF WATER OR CHICKEN BROTH. BREAD CRUMBS, PARMESAN CHEESE

COOKING:
IN A LARGE SKILLET HEAT OIL OVER MEDIUM HEAT
ADD ONIONS, COOK UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWN ABOUT 5 MINUTES
ADD SALT, CURRY POWDER, PEPPER, SUGAR, AND WATER, SIMMER FOR 5 MINUTES
PREHAT OVEN TO 300 DEGREES
IN A 2 QUART BAKING CASSEROLE, PLACE A LAYER OF TOMATOES, LAYER OF ONION,
REPEAT UNTIL ALL TOMATOES AND ONIONS ARE USED
TOP WITH BREAD CRUMBS TO COVER
SPRINKLE WITH CHEESE
BAKE UNTIL BROWN, ABOUT 45 MINUTES AND SERVE

OVEN DRIED TOMATOES

INGREDIENTS , 24 PLUM TOMATOES, 4 TABLESPOONS OF OLIVE OIL, 6 CLOVES OF FINELY MINCED GARLIC, SALT( SEA SALT OR KOSHER)
TURN OVEN TO 175 DGREES,
CUTT TOMATOES IN HALF, PLACE IN A BAKING PAN CUT SIDE UP
BRUSH WITH OLIVE OIL, SPRINKLE WITH SALT AND GARLIC, ADD FRESH CHOPPED HERBS SUCH AS BASIL, OREGANO AND THYME, BRUSH WITH MORE OLIVE OIL
BAKE 6 TO 8 HOURS
DONE WHEN TOMATOES AR DRIED AND SHRIVELED
PLACE IN A JAR WITH A SCREW TYPE LID AND PLACE IN THE REFRIGERATOR

TOMATOES GLAZED WITH VINEGAR

INGREDIENTS:
11/2 POUNDS TOMATOES, CORED AND CUT INTO WEDGES, 2 TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER, 3 TABLESPOONS OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR, 1 MINCED SHALLOT, SALT AND PEEPER TO TASTE

COOKING :

HEAT THE BUTTER,
ADD THE TOMATOES , COOK OVER HIGH HEAT FOR 3 MINUTES
ADD VINEGAR AND SHALLOT, SHAKE PAN BACK AND FORTH
COOK UNTIL SAUCE IS THICK

Marilyn’s Fresh Tomato Marinara .::. Episode 14

It’s tomato season and Jim and Marilyn have the best recipes that highlight fresh, in-season tomatoes, including Marilyn’s family marinara sauce. Also, some great new products to look out for next time you are at the supermarket.



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PORK AND PORTOBELLO

Mix :   1 lb. italian Sausage, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, pinch of salt

4 portobello mushrooms,
scrape the gills, drizzle with oil,sprinkle with salt and pepper
Press meat mixture into the hollow of the portobello
Grill meat side down for 4 minutes , turn and grill 6 to 8 minutes
Temp 145 degrees
Serve on a bun

“TARALLI”
TOMATO BREAD SALAD

Mix:  3 tomatoes, preferably heirloom, cut into cubes, 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions. 1 tablespoon dry oregano, 2 tablespoons  fresh basil (chiffonade)
1/2 cup of feta or cheve cheese, crumbled, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, salt and pepper to taste
Place a cup of taralli or Sauder’s seasoned oyster crackers in a plastic bag and pound into large pieces

Mix , let set for 15 minutes and serve

FRESH TOMATO MARINARA SAUCE

Saute in oil olive 2 shallots 3 cloves of garlic , thinly sliced, and a pinch of hot pepper until light brown
Brown 2  tablespoons of tomato paste, cook for 3 minutes
Cut up at least 6 large heirloom tomatoes
Add to paste mixture

Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until some of the juice is reduced
Add  1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley,  1/2 cup chopped  fresh basil and 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives ,
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Check to see if it needs a pinch of sugar