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com Monday
June 21, 2010

CONTACT US Features Editor Lori Timmer • (616) 546-4262 •

Market basket
in-season items to look for at the
Holland Farmers Market this week
▼ The Holland Farmers Market in downtown Holland is in full swing with a bounty of items to
choose from. Hours of the market are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. For more informa-
tion about the market, visit Here are some reci-
MULVEY pes using ingredients available this week. — Krista Babbitt


Sunset Series
WHEN: Gates open 6 p.m., concert at 7:30
Sugar snaps are a natural substitution
When Michigan strawberries are in season,
it reminds you how superior these little
jewels are to the ones you get in the super-
p.m. for snow peas in Asian dishes, espe-
market. Fruit that good deserves to be showcased. This
WHERE: Camp Blodgett, 10451 Lakeshore cially stir fry, so why not take that Asian influ-
recipe does just that: puts the strawberries in the spot-
Drive, West Olive ence to the salad bowl?
light and dresses them in luxury.
INFO: (616) 949-0780 www.campblodgett. SALAD 3 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
org 1/2 pound sugar 1 cup sugar
snap peas, 10 egg yolks
THE CRITTER BARN ANIMAL ADVEN- trimmed 1 cup champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wine
TURES 1 English Rinse berries, drain and hull. Place equal portions in small serving
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:30 cucumber, dishes.
p.m. halved Whisk together sugar and egg yolks in a bowl placed on top of a pan of simmering
WHERE: 9275 Adams St., Zeeland water. Stir in champagne. Whisk constantly until mixture becomes thick and foamy.
1 pound rad- Pour sauce over berries, and serve.
COST: $25 per student
INFO: (616) 748-1110 or www.critterbarn. 1/4 cup sesame
org seeds, toasted 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons rice
NEW Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large heavy-
Submit information in written form via
2 t. vegetable oil POTATOES
Because they’re so small, new
bottomed pot. Add the whole potatoes, salt, and
pepper and toss well. Cover the pot tightly and
1 t. sesame oil cook over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, until the
e-mail to Salt and pepper to taste potatoes make a wonderful side potatoes are just tender when tested with a small
com or fax to (616) 393-6710. No Cook sugar snap peas in a pan of boiling salted dish for a dinner for two. And thanks to their knife. From time to time, shake the pot without
changes by phone. water, about 30 seconds, or just until they turn size, they cook quickly in this method without removing the lid to prevent the
bright green. Drain and plunge into cold water any boiling water. bottom potatoes from burn-
to stop cooking. Drain. HERBED NEW POTATOES ing. Turn off the heat and
Cut cucumber and radishes cross-wise into 1/4- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter allow the potatoes to
inch thick slices. 2 1/2 pounds small new potatoes, scrubbed steam for another 5
Toss peas, cucumber, radishes and sesame seeds but not peeled

Smoked salmon
minutes. Toss with the
with vinegar and oils. Season with salt and pep- 2 teaspoons kosher salt herbs, and serve hot.
per to taste. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper — From Food Network’s
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

best in simple
— “Barefoot Contessa.”
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


preparations There are tons of baby zucchini and summer squash
available this week. Both make an excellent salad —
just shave thin ribbons with a vegetable peeler,
When fresh basil is abundant, you might
be inclined to pair it with fresh mozzarella and
tomatoes for a caprese salad. That’s a great idea, but making a
sprinkle on grated parmesan and dress with big batch of pesto, some to use right away and some to freeze,
EVERYDAY FOOD a garlic vinaigrette. But if you keep your is like summer in your blender. This is best eaten over pasta with very little
eyes open, you might be lucky enough adornment — maybe just some frozen peas or a little grilled chicken.
The best-known kind of smoked salmon to find tiny squash with the blossoms PESTO
is cold-smoked; this technique turns the still attached. If you do, this is the
3 cloves garlic, cut into pieces
fish silky and translucent. Often labeled recipe to try. 2 cups solidly packed fresh basil leaves (or 1 cup solidly packed basil leaves
“Nova” or “Scottish,” it’s served in thin slic- FRIED SQUASH and 1 cup solidly packed parsley)
es. Although BLOSSOMS 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
some call 10 to 12 small zucchini with blos- freshly ground pepper
s m o k e d soms intact 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salmon “lox,” 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/3 cup pine nuts
real lox is 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4 cup Parmigiano Regiano
salt-cured, 3/4 c. shredded Monterey Jack/cheddar mix 2 tablespoons softened (room tem-
not smoked. 1/2 c. grated Romano cheese perature) unsalted butter
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon softened butter (for
Flakier hot-
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil serving with the pasta)
smoked (“kip- A few grinds of black pepper In a blender, place all the ingre-
pered”) salm- 1 large egg, lightly beaten dients except the cheese and the
on is served in Approximately 1 1/2 c. flour butter. Blend to a smooth puree
thicker pieces. Mix the garlic, salt, cheese, herbs and pepper together in a bowl. (don’t overblend). Transfer to a
All smoked Remove the pistils from the blossoms and stuff them with the bowl, add the parmigiano and beat
salmon is a mixture. Twist the tops to hold them closed. Heat about 1/2 inch of the cheese in using a wooden spoon.
good source of omega-3s. olive oil in a heavy frying pan. Dip the zucchini and blossoms one at Add the butter and beat the mixture
Look for cold-smoked salmon in special- a time into the beaten egg and then into the flour. Fry them three until it is smooth. Cover and set aside.
ty stores or near the seafood department or four at a time, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown. Refrigerate the pesto and it will keep for at
Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon. least a week, or freeze it for 3 months.
See SALMON, Xx — Adapted from The Joy of Cooking —

Strawberry season is in full swing

BY CONNIE PAGE tival this past weekend and Chas- jucier, and have a taste that no in the freezer for about an hour,
sell will hold their Copper Country store-bought California or Florida transfer berries to gallon plastic
(616) 546-4260 Strawberry Festival July 9 and 10. berry can match. bags, then put back in the freezer.
The strawberry is available Strawberries are easy to freeze. They will not stick together if fro-
Strawberry season is in full almost year round, but there is Just wash, hull and place on cookie zen like this.
swing in Michigan. Bellville just something different about home- sheets so they don’t touch each
held their annual Strawberry Fes- grown berries. They are sweeter, other. Place in the cookie sheets See STRAWBERRIES, xx

EXTRA Stewart picks fourth

’Twilight’ movie ending
says she knows exactly where the
fourth movie should end: With
Bella having just given birth and
Stewart said she’s looking forward
to her character’s development in
the final two films, the first of which
Edward being forced to change is set for release Nov. 18, 2011.
LOS ANGELES | The stars of her into a vampire to save her life. “It’s such a crazy concept though,” Got an event to promote?

“Twilight” are already looking for- “I feel like it’s so obvious where she said. “I’m going to be playing a Looking for something to do?
ward to the final two installments you break it up. It’s as soon as she wife and a mother and a vampire. I Check out our online commu-
in the vampire franchise. turns,” Stewart told AP Television haven’t read the scripts ... but I don’t nity calen-
Author Stephenie Meyer’s fourth at a weekend publicity event for see where else it could split other dar at
and final “Twilight” book, “Break- the third “Twilight” film, “Eclipse,” than when she turns. ... I’m really holland
ing Dawn,” is splitting into two opening June 30. “Gosh, you open curious as to what I’m going to be sentinel.
parts, and while scripts are still your eyes to this different world, doing in the next six months.” eviesays.
being written, star Kristen Stewart right? That would be amazing.” — The Associated Press com.