Thursday, July 22, 2010

Market Day

I am finally feeling like I am settling in. Apartment-check, Running Club-check, Farmer's market-check, Church-check. I know Holly will be sad but I even found a place to drop off my compost. I refuse to lug it back to CA just for her. I love her and all but really? So instead, at the Union Square Market on Monday, Wednesday and Friday they will take your kitchen scraps. How great is that? There was even a guy who showed me his cute little bucket and told me where to get one online. Sweet. So compost dropped I perused the market for some yummies to take home. I cant wait to have a normal fridge and stove so I can do some cooking. I mean look at his stuff. Gorgeous!!

There was even a cooking demo by Louis Shafia who was delightful. She made grilled peach and corn salad and it was DELISH!!! Check out the recipe.

Grilled Peach and Corn Salad

3 firm peaches, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
5 T olive oil plus extra for brushing the corn
2 ears of corn shucked
1 shallot, thinly sliced
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
5 oz salad greens torn into bite size pieces
sea salt and pepper

Toss the peaches in 2 T olive oil and a dash of sea salt
Heat the grill over high heat and place the peaches on the grill in a single layer
Cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes then flip and cook the second side for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temp
Brush the corn lightly with olive oil and season with salt. Place the corn on the hot grill and cook for 10 minutes rotating every few minutes. Baste with olive oil 1 or 2 more times. Remove and cool to room temp.
In a large bowl, toss together the shallot, vinegar, mustard and the remaining 3 T of olive oil. Add 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Cut the peaches rounds in half and add them to the dressing. Cut the kernals from the cob and add them to the salad. Add the lettuce greens and toss to coat with the dressing. Season to taste with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Kids it was so good. Try it at home and send Louisa a shout out.

1 comment:

carmela said...

OMG an open market place. I am so jealous and the vegetables look fantastic. Your living the dream Michelle!!!