Melissa@Market

Melissa’s series that takes fresh finds and ingredients from the farmer’s markets and shows you how to create simple, healthy recipes in your kitchen for a nutritious meal.

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Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

| February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

Oh, lord, this is a rough time of year. Yes, yes, I know I spent my last M@M post complaining about winter, but this precipice where the weather is just barely clinging to cold and appears thisclose to tipping over into spring leaves me clawing towards the light. It seems I can’t wish sunny days […]

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Winter Stars: Melissa@Market

| December 13, 2011 | 4 Comments
Winter Stars: Melissa@Market

Melissa @ Market is feeling a little blue. It happens every year around this time when the farmer’s market starts to wind down for the season, the sun begins to set before I even feel I’ve finished lunch, and you can’t step outside without a scarf and mittens anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line. When […]

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The Thanksgiving Blues: Melissa@Market

| November 15, 2011 | 6 Comments
The Thanksgiving Blues: Melissa@Market

The secrets I harbor aren’t typically of the “you’ll never run for office” variety. They wouldn’t lead to jail time (well, at least not longer than a temporary holding cell). They probably wouldn’t cost me too many friends. You might be shocked by one of my first employers or surprised by some work place practices […]

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Turned Topsy-Turvy: Melissa@Market

| October 11, 2011 | 4 Comments
Turned Topsy-Turvy: Melissa@Market

About a month ago, the Huffington Post published an article that claimed 28% of Americans “can’t cook”. The article (based on a online survey of 1,087 individuals of mixed demographics done by a kitchen appliance manufacturer in April 2011) went on to detail other reasons Americans are hesitant to tie on apron and head to […]

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Slow Down, Save Up: Melissa@Market

| September 20, 2011 | 2 Comments
Slow Down, Save Up: Melissa@Market

Most Americans cringe when they hear the word “slow”.  To call someone slow is pejorative. To be moving slowly sounds like an apology. To take things slow implies a woundedness, a reason to allow time for healing.  Yes, fast is where it’s at here in the U.S.A. We’ve come to think if something can’t be […]

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For the Overzealous Market Goer: Melissa@Market

| September 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
For the Overzealous Market Goer: Melissa@Market

Plums, peaches, corn, tomatoes, bok choi, arugula, apples, pears, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant, radishes, beets, shallots.  Oh my! It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Farmer’s Market. If you’re like me, you may go to the market with a list in mind, but then get a wee bit overcome by the […]

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Babies on the Brain (Sort of): Melissa@Market

| August 23, 2011 | 8 Comments
Babies on the Brain (Sort of): Melissa@Market

I’ve been thinking about babies this week.  No, no, I don’t have any news for you. I haven’t been thinking about babies in the personal sense but more the universal one.  And I’ve specifically been thinking of my own infancy since this NPR article came out.  In it, the researcher speculates on how baby’s food […]

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Eat the Freaking Cake: Melissa@Market

| August 16, 2011 | 10 Comments
Eat the Freaking Cake: Melissa@Market

By now, you are aware I love my fruits and vegetables. (Oh gosh, I love kale and chard more than any vegetables have a right to be loved.)  However, as my fried zucchini, rhubarb muffin and dessert recipes indicate, I’m not sanctimonious about a sugar-free, fat-free, or really *anything*-free eating plan. As long as the […]

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Say What? : Melissa@Market

| August 9, 2011 | 6 Comments
Say What? : Melissa@Market

Have you been perched at your laptop poised to read this week’s M@M and see how LolaDog:FridgeRaider fared this week?  That’s as I thought.  Everyone loves a sequel.  Well, dear reader, after ten days of a normal schedule and no abnormal activity, I settled back into the rhythm of life as I know it.  As […]

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LolaDog:Fridge Raider, Melissa@Market

| August 2, 2011 | 6 Comments
LolaDog:Fridge Raider, Melissa@Market

My dog learned to open the refrigerator this week.  No, I’m actually NOT kidding.  And, no, it wasn’t because she’s the canine star of a new beer commercial.  (In fact, beer and wine are pretty much the only things she *doesn’t* touch in her fridge raids. A pint of buttermilk and 1/2 a can of […]

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