Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Great Weather is in the Forecast! Hang on to it before it's just a memory!

Looks like another beautiful day in Lauraville!
Join us at the Tuesday Market
for Farms, Food, Artisan products & fun.

Music tonight is provided, in part, by 
City Neighbors Charter School

City Council President Jack Young
dropped by to learn more about the Tuesday Market in Lauraville

Jack Young learned about very local honey from
Argonne Valley Apiary.

Great food keeps coming our way!


Max Bent & friends brought Beat Boxing to the market last week.

Bring fresh veggies home from the market and 

treat yourself to a lovely dinner.

Eggplant-Pepper Tomato Sauce Recipe

Packed with the flavors of summer, this sauce slow-cooks eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes together until the veggies break down and the flavors meld. Finish it with fresh basil and parsley. Serve it over pasta, on top of poached eggs, with garlic bread, or baked over polenta for a quick, satisfying gratin.

  • 1 pound eggplant (about 1 medium eggplant)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 medium red, yellow, or orange bell peppers
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  1. Trim and cut the eggplant into medium dice; place in a colander in the sink. Generously salt the eggplant and toss to coat. Weight it down with a bowl (the bowl should be pressing on the diced eggplant without crushing it) and let drain for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the remaining vegetables: Core and seed the bell peppers, then cut them into medium dice. Place in a large bowl. Cut the onion into medium dice and add it to the bowl. Finely chop the garlic cloves and add them to the bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  3. When the eggplant is ready, lightly blot it with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Heat 6 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large straight-sided skillet or frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the eggplant in an even layer and let it sit, undisturbed, until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant begins to brown, about 8 minutes more. Remove the eggplant to a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and heat until shimmering. Add the reserved bell peppers, onion, and garlic and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add the browned eggplant, canned tomatoes, vegetable broth or water, and oregano and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in the basil and parsley. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
Recipe courtesy of:   http://www.chow.com/recipes/10960-eggplant-pepper-tomato-sauce

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Open for Business

Rain or shine, it's on!

A&J's Kitchen - Fresh English Muffins
Get 'em before they're gone!

Phil's Dills
Dejon Vineyard
Chef Mac 
Fresh baked bread from Hamilton Bakery

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The Weather at the Tuesday Market in Lauraville 
was just perfect!

Fruits & vegetables are in & lookin' good.

Hamilton Gallery provided a water color & crayon activity

Healthy Neighborhoods
Project Manager, Pam Wallace, worked with
Roger Hughes, to promote the
 Front Porch Garden Contest
"The Rewards of Gardening"
sponsored by D. E. Hughes Realty Company.
Roger Hughes presented gift cards from Home Depot
to the winning contestants.  Garden photos are below.
Mr. D.E.Hughes, Roger Hughes, pose with winners Sarah & Charlene
(left to right)
Rewards of Gardening
1st, 2nd & 3rd place winning gardens
Sarah's 1st Place Garden
2nd Place Garden
3rd Place Garden
 Thank You to 
D.E.Hughes Realty Company
for sponsoring this fun summer contest!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The sun is shining today!

The Sun is Shining
with the promise of 
beautiful weather all day.

The Market is on!

Chef Mac, The Green Bowl &
The Green Onion
will be preparing dinner tonight!
Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine

The Green Bowl with David Chapman

The Green Onion
Keepin' in local with totally fresh meat from Genuine Food

Read more about Genuine Food here:

Tuesday Market in Lauraville
4500 Harford Road

Support your local businesses,
your local farmers &
 your local Tuesday Market in Lauraville!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The sun is shining .... somewhere!

Another rain date
threatens the market today!

Well, the crops need the rain, so we will close down today & look forward to next week!

See you on August 19, 2014
at the Tuesday Market in Lauraville
5500 Harford Road