Thursday, November 26, 2009

MEAT(LOAF) & POTATOES W/ PEPPERS & ONIONS

On the day before Thanksgiving, you can't show up the banquet, so we went with a simple meal of meatloaf. We had some peppers pre-cut and frozen from our garden and picked up the ground sirloin, which happen to be in abundance as everyone was buying bird and pork. The market was all a buzz, and we look forward to showing you our mashed potato contribution to tomorrow's meal.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Ground Sirloin / Eckerlein Meats
Honey / Bee Haven Honey
Spices / Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice
Tomato Paste / Madison's
Brown Sugar / Madison's
Onions / Madison's
Potatoes / Simpson's Produce





Recipe from old standby "Betty Crocker".

With the days getting colder, we have definitely been enjoying the comfort foods. And with the holidays upon us, leftovers are key to getting it all done. Fresh makes it best.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Eggplant Sticks with Babaganoush and Mixed Green Salad

We typically follow the rule that if it's breaded, it's automatically going to be delicious, and also tandemly bad for our health. Well the script was flipped on this one and we broke all the rules making a fried and breaded vegetable that turned out to be both delicious and somehow good for us...yeah I know what you're thinking...the twilight zone right...too good to be true. Well our taste buds will contest that it wasn't too good to be true, and we honestly just couldn't stop ourselves from eating healthy.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Eggplant / Madison's
Mixed Greens / Madison's
Panko / Saigon Market
Eggs / Heist Seafood & Poultry
Tahini / Dean's Mediterranean
Olive Oil / Dean's
Pita / Madison's





Recipe from Grandma's kitchen.

Double eggplant (eggplant strips and baba) means double happiness. Round it out with a simple salad, game over. Fresh makes it best.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED CHICKEN W/ SCALLIONS & RICE

We've decided that almost all meats can taste amazing with the right salts and peppers. We thank Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice for this lesson. Their Washington Sea Salt is unbelievable. It's sweet. Have you ever tasted a sweet salt?

Ingredients / Vendor:

Chicken Breast / Heist
Prosciutto / Gibb's
Washington Sea Salt / Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice
Black Pepper / Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice
Scallions / Madison's
Basmati Rice / Dean's







Although the prosciutto has it's natural salty taste, a well seasoned chicken locks in a delicious juice, and the meat combo is delicious. 

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

SPICY PENNE LASAGNA CASSEROLE WITH SAUSAGE


One of my favorite dishes is Lasagna, and this dish is basically the same just without the flat noodles.  Made to satisfy the italian spice demon in our bellies that was becoming angry from lack of attention, this number quickly rose to the top of the charts muscling it's way past so many of our "lite" summer fare offerings.

  
Ingredients / Vendor:

Tomatoes / Our Garden
Sausage / Kroeger & Sons
Onion, Garlic, Basil / Madison's
Shaved Parmesan / Madison's
De Cecco Penne / Silverglade's
Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella / Gibbs Cheese
Olive Oil / Dean's Mediterranean
Crushed Red Pepper, S&P / Herbs & Spice
Egg / Heist Fish & Poultry




Modified recipe from "Food & Wine" magazine.

We actually decided to bake this glorious casserole in our toaster oven to cut back on the heat in the kitchen.  We made the red sauce a day ahead and let it sit overnight for the flavors to fully develop.  We knew that this was more of a winter dish but sometimes you cant deny classic home made stick to your ribs casseroles, especially lasagna and any of its close relatives.  What really stood out in this concoction was the ricotta.  It was the sweetest ricotta we've ever tasted with the perfect amount of sourness to it, that worked splendidly to balance out the spicy zing we added to the recipe.  It's so delicious you could eat it by the spoonful straight out of the container, oops did I do that.  Maybe when it gets closer to holiday time, the Feed Me Findlay Dynamic Duo will venture out into dessert world and put our beloved ricotta to the test in a new arena.  Yup-yup, as always fresh makes it best!

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Monday, August 31, 2009

COCONUT CURRIED CHICKEN OVER RICE & BROCCOLI

World Food Bar!  What can we say, amazingly beautiful precooked foods that really give purpose to the glass cases they're behind, because your mouth will surely water.  We definitely suggest trying any one of thier fabulous entree's and pair it with a few of your simple sides at home to create a fast high end meal.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Coconut Curried Chicken / World Food Bar
Basmati Rice / Saigon's Market
Broccoli / Madison's
Marquis Philips - Sauvignon Blanc / Market Wines







Recipe is a secret courtesy of the World Food Bar chef Joshua Steven Campbell.

We love having carryout gourmet food on tap at Findlay Market that can quickly satisfy our ethnic itch.  It's always a good idea to do a drive-by at this market house counter as they change thier offerings weekly.  Thanks for paying attention to the food presentation WFB, we at Feed Me Findlay sure do appreciate it!  Take care in your cooking and take care in your plating.

Fresh makes it best.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

LIGHTLY FRIED CHICKEN W/ TOMATO MUSHROOM SAUTE OVER FETTICINI

Fried chicken is one of our absolute favorite foods. However, it really isn't the best thing to eat as often as we would like to. So we toned it down a notch here and lightly breaded it with Panko and sauteed it in olive oil. Couple that with the tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh homemade pasta, and you won't miss Grandma's fried chicken.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Amish Chicken / Heist Fish & Poultry
Tomatoes / Madison's
Crimini mushrooms, garlic / Madison's
Olive Oil / Dean's Mediterrean
Fettucini / Anything's Pastable 



Hidden Jewel - Pinot Noir 2006/ Market Wines




No recipe.

Around the house we call this Bird in the Nest.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

SUGARED SWEET POTATOES, FRIED TILAPIA & GARDEN SALAD W/ WHISKEY SOUR

We must explain our short hiatus. We were researching for this blog, in Scandinavia.  Now although we have fish in this post, it is not the particular fish cuisine of the Baltic. We will give you just a quick sneak peak of our culinary delights there in an upcoming post. But, sailing the Baltic has certainly inspired us to keep our Captain's hat on and recall the ocean's salty air. 

Ingredients / Vendor:

Tilapia Filets / Heist Fish & Poultry
Sweet Potatoes / Ron Roth Produce
Mixed Greens / Madison's
Tomatoes / Madison's
Tarter Sauce / Heist Fish & Poultry
Sugar / Herb's & Spice & Everything Nice







Recipe from Grandmother's childhood home in the hills of West Virgina.

This is the season we live for at the Market, such abundance of choices. Watch out for a post overdose.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

PROSCIUTTO & FRUIT W/ SOFT BOILED EGGS & SALTED RYE TOAST

Sunday brunch brain food, that pretty much sums it up.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Prosciutto / Gibbs
Cantaloupe, Grapes / Madison's
Eggs & Rye Bread / Gibbs










Meat group, Fruit group, Bread group, Butter group.

Since eating an entire cantaloupe between two people is a bit much, a Mexican trick is to blend the fruit with ice and water for a light version of a smoothie.  Fresh makes it best.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

PARSLEY LEMON ZEST SOLE W/ SUGAR SNAP PEAS & BASMATI RICE

We started this culinary adventure at the farmers shed and could not possibly pass on a heaping bag of delicious sugar snap peas after sampling the raw product.  Add a couple lemons and some of our own freshly clipped parsley from the garden and voila!  Both sides of the fish were patted with the chopped parsley lemon zest mix, and then pan fried in a couple tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil for around 5 min per side depending on the thickness of the fillet.






Ingredients / Vendor:

Sole / Lukens Fish & Poultry
Sugar Snap Peas / Turner Farms (farmers shed)
Lemons / Madison's
Parsley / (our garden)
Salt & Pepper / Herb & Spice & Everything Nice








Recipe from the Modern Fast Food cookbook.

This dish took a total of 20 min to throw together (with 2 people working).  The fish was delicious and very soft and juicy.  The mild taste of this whitefish took well to the simple flavors of the rub and added its own sweet buttery taste.  I think we're going to be ramping up our seafood consumption here over the summer after having this fine catch.  Fresh makes it best.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Onion, Garlic & Herb Saute over Handmade Garlic Linguini

Calorie counters, look away. This pasta made by "Ohio City Pasta" at the Cleveland Farmer's Market and distributed by "Anything's Pastable" at Findlay Market is to die for. The freshness and natural flavors of the pasta need not need anything fancy to accompany it; yet I am sure many options abound from pesto to marinara to clam sauce. You really can't mess this one up.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Linguini / Anything's Pastable - Bouchard's
Olive Oil / Dean's Mediterranean
Onion & Garlic / Madison's
Fresh Herbs / (Our Garden)






No recipe, just chop, saute and serve.

It must be noted that there is a wide variety of pastas available, from angel hair to linguini and spinach flavored to plain. We're not sure that we can ever go back to Bertoli.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

OKRA WITH TOMATOES (BAMIEH) OVER BASMATI RICE

As we head into the summer there is an amazing display of new fresh vegetables at the market.  It truly is a shoppers delight to see.  This middle eastern vegetarian dish is simple in content but packed with flavor.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Okra / Madison's
Olive Oil / Deans Mediterranean
Lemon, Garlic, Tomatoes / Madison's
Coriander, Salt, Pepper / Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice
Basmati Rice / Saigon Market





Recipe from "Sahtein" the Middle East Cookbook.

Okra is unique in its form and flavor.  This is a one pot dish, that simmers all ingredients together in the same pot, thus it's super easy to make and you can get it right every time.  Did we mention that it's delicious. Fresh makes it best.>>Support your local businesses and farmers. Support Findlay Market.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MERGUEZ & LEEK PIZZA w/ GARLIC BASIL OLIVE OIL & PILSNER

Ah, grill season. We were so glad when the temperatures finally opened the grill. Our favorite grill session is grilled pizzas. If you haven't tried this it is a must. Not only is it so fresh and delicious, but it is really fast. Just prep your ingredients, roll out the dough, grill for 5 minutes and you're done.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Pizza Dough / Angelina's
Merguez Sausage / Kroeger & Sons
Onion, Garlic, Basil / Madison's
Leek's / Madison's
Shaved Parmesan / Krause's

Konig Pilsner / Market Wines




No recipe required, just top with what you like.

One of these days, when we need a break from Architecture, we'll go into the pizza business!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES W/ MIXED GREENS & PEAR SALAD & EGGS MADE TO ORDER


Sunday we had a few friends over for brunch, nothing too extravagant...just some potatoes, greens and eggs.  What made the potatoes special was the mixed variety, and of course the curve ball rutabaga thrown in there for an extra zip.  We've never eaten rutabaga before, but it was quite nice, adding a sort of tart twist to the otherwise sweet and savory blend.  All we can say at this point is that homemade strawberry jam is a must, at least once in a lifetime and since it's so easy we suggest a few more than that.  It turned out to be especially delicious over bagels and cream cheese.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Fingerling & Sweet Potatoes / Madison's
Rutabaga & Spring Mix Greens / Madison's
Eggs / Busch's Country Corner
Strawberries / Gaudio Produce
Cardamon / Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice











Modified recipe from Cooking Light magazine

The Jam was the highlight of this brunch, almost too simple to taste so good, but then again its full of delicious sugar and there is nothing wrong with that. Fresh makes it best.>>Support your local businesses and farmers. Support Findlay Market.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

SRING FRESH FEAST

It was our good friend's birthday and he loves his birthday almost as much as he loves food, so we were up for a challenge.  This meal was inspired by all things spring, and Findlay offered us the freshest selections to create this 4 course celebration. 


















FIRST COURSE: CRAB CAKES

Ingredients / Vendor:

New England Crab Meat / Luken's
Cream Cheese / Gibb's Cheese and Sausage
Parmesan / Silverglade's
Eggs / Busch's 
Sour Cream & Butter/ Gibb's Cheese and Sausage
Orange & lemon peel / Madison's
Chives / Madison's
Salt & Cayenne Pepper / Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice
Panko / Saigon Market





SECOND COURSE: GREEN PEA SOUP WITH TARRAGON

Ingredients / Vendor:

Peas / Madison's
Olive oil / Dean's Mediterranean
Shallots / Madison's
Vegetable Broth  / Madison's
Tarragon / Madison's
Homemade Yogurt / Dean's Mediterranean









THIRD COURSE: SALMON, ASPARAGUS & NEW POTATO SALAD WITH CHIVE VINAIGRETTE AND FRIED CAPERS

Ingredients / Vendor:

Chives, Shallots / Madison's
Rice Vinegar / Saigon Market
Honey / Gibb's Cheese & Sausage
Asparagus, Spring Mix / Madison's
Baby Red Potatoes / Madison's
Olive Oil, Capers, Dijon Mustard / Dean's Mediterranean
Radishes / Madison's
Eggs / Busch's
Salmon / (Not Findlay - flown in from Alaska as gift)






















FOURTH COURSE: HALIBUT ON MASHED FAVA BEANS WITH MINT

Ingredients / Vendor:

Fava Beans / Dean's Mediterranean
Mint / Madison's
Lemon Peel / Madison's
Kosher Salt / Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice
Crushed Red Pepper/ Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice
Halibut / Luken's Fish & Poultry
Olive Oil /  Dean's Mediterranean
Flour / Madison's





Recipes compliments of bon appetit Magazine, April 2009.

Some days are better than others, and this was one of those better days. Each bite of this extraordinary meal was a conversation amongst us. We are wondering if a week is long enough to wait to make it again.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shitake & Olive Medley White Pizza

If you like good bread and fresh cheese, that pretty much means you love pizza.  You can basically dial in a pizza however you wish...loaded with ingredients or light, red or white sauce, all meat all veggie or mixed, whatever you dream up is pretty much possible.  Our dream consisted of a white pizza using olive oil as the sauce and topped with shitake mushrooms and a medley of olives.

Ingredients / Vendor:

Pizza Dough Ball / Angelina's
Olive oil / Deans Mediterranean
Shitake Mushroom Caps / Madison's
Mixed Olives / Silverglade's
Shredded Mozzarella / Gibbs Cheese & Meats






Recipe from: Up our sleeve.

Hot, bubbly cheese and delicious ingredients.  This turned out to be a home run recipe which will definitely stay in our pizza Rolodex.  We like big slices, NY-Style, so we sliced the pie into four, just for the two of us.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL W/ CREAM & EARL GREY TEA

Here it is the end of March, and we woke up to a cold rainy day. We thought the oatmeal was retired for the year, so we had to spruce it up with a fresh spring apple. However, it did require a coat an umbrella to run over to the market for the apple. 


Ingredients / Vendor:

Oatmeal / Madison's
Apple / Ron Roth Produce
Snow Hill Creamery Cream/ Madison's
Cinnamon / Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice 
Earl Grey Tea / Dean's Mediterranean







The Quakers have a great craft from architecture to agriculture. We think they would be satisfied with our use of their oats.

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POBLANOS RELLENOS W/ BASMATI RICE, GROUND TURKEY AND TOMATOES

There are very many ways to make this dish with the variety of peppers and stuffings available. We went with what we had on hand, and took this towards a south of the border flavored meal.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Poblanos / Madison's
Tomatoes / Madison's
Basmati Rice / Saigon Market
Ground Turkey / Eckerlin Meats
Green Chili Salsa / Madison's
Ancho chili spice / Herbs & Spice and Everything Nice







 
This did not turn out to be our favorite of all meals. We cooked it in the crock pot because we knew we would be home late after attending the streetcar fundraising event. It seems we got home too late.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

WILY WONTON SOUP

Since we were out of town over the weekend and the Market is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (but soon to be open on Tuesday we are happy to report), we are a bit low on goods. Luckily we had some frozen wontons and enough other random ingredients to make a very non-traditional but delightful wonton soup.


Ingredients / Vendor:

Pork dumplings / Saigon Market
Seasame Oil / Dean's Mediterranean
Onions & Celery / Simpson Produce
Beef Broth / Madison's









Iprovisation is often in order.

With Spring upon us, our soup days are becoming less frequent. These rainy days are a perfect day to cash in.

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