Tag: Tasty Tuesdays

Confessions of an Unchef-y Chef: Melissa@Market

| May 9, 2011 | 12 Comments
Confessions of an Unchef-y Chef: Melissa@Market




This week marked my first demonstration of the season for the farmer’s market. As with most of the classes I teach, my employers and I haggled over my “title”. I like monikers such as “food educator” or even “cooking instructor. They tend to like “chef”. And, you see, I’m not really a chef. To me, […]

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Food for the Long Haul: Melissa@Market

| May 3, 2011 | 10 Comments
Food for the Long Haul: Melissa@Market




Like most Americans, I was once a sprinter. I like things done fast for an immediate result. I mean this both literally and metaphorically. As I’ve matured, I’ve found that I’ve evolved in both domains. Running-wise, once a short sprinter in my youth, this weekend I completed my ninth half-marathon. Quick and immediate have been […]

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Easy Secrets to Dressing Salad: Melissa@Market

| April 18, 2011 | 10 Comments
Easy Secrets to Dressing Salad: Melissa@Market




“Would you care for a salad with that?” Um…Yes, Please!!! I’ve started and re-started this article about ten times as I try to rein in my lust for a plate of cool, crisp, green stuff drizzled with something pungent and puckery producing a uniquely different flavor combination in my mouth with every bite. The one […]

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A Welcome to Melissa@Market

| April 12, 2011 | 20 Comments
A Welcome to Melissa@Market




One year ago this week, I was terribly unhappy. Then, the Farmer’s Market changed my life. Hyperbole, you say? (Congratulations on your extensive vocabulary, incidentally). I say, truth. (My vocabulary *is* smaller than yours). After a very depressing winter, an unclear career direction, and a severe case of the blahs, I made a decision. The […]

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Advanced Superfood: Vanilla Chia (Pet) Pudding Recipe

| April 3, 2011 | 26 Comments
Advanced Superfood: Vanilla Chia (Pet) Pudding Recipe




You will either love it or hate it. Either way you will probably joke and sing a ditty about it. And it’s not like it’s new or anything. Why, Oprah has already proclaimed it a “superfood.” But, hey, it’s new to me (thanks, Ruhiyyih!) and, boy, am I excited about it—in large part because I’m […]

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