Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. The Market opens this morning with a wide variety of products for gift giving and your holiday meals.
I want to remind you of the schedule change for this week. Ordering closes on Monday as usual but the time will be earlier in the evening giving the bakers ample time to make their products. Pick up will be Tuesday this week from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.
Ridiculous Chocolate returns from his one week vacation with chocolates, chocolate powder, coconut flour, hot chocolate mix and vegan caramel sauce.
Hightlights from our vendors this week:
From Rocky Glade Farm – This week we have some nice lettuces, Ruby Sky and Concept as well as a new braising mix, all of which would make a nice simple healthy meal during the holidays. Also back for a short time, the hinona kabu turnips.
Nuance Coffee & Tea has added 3 new coffees to their offerings this week. Papua New Guinea, Honduras, and Uganda. There are still a very limited number of single serve French Presses available as well. These make great stocking stuffers for the coffee or tea lover. Happy Holidays!
From Ben and Catherine with Flying S Farms – We would like to thank all the wonderful customers that have purchased from us this year on the Stones River Market. We are looking forward to 2015 serving you again. We will be taking New Years week off so please order from us this week for all you needs.
There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.
Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!
Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too! If you have created a dish and want to share with everyone, please send it to me.
The recipe this week is in anticipation of holiday breakfasts served the next two weeks using many of the items found on the Market. It comes from Yummly and Kalyn’s Kitchen.
Kale, Bacon, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
(Makes 4-6 servings, recipe created by Kalyn)
1 large bunch kale (8 oz. sliced kale strips)
1 T olive oil
4 slices bacon, cooked very crisp, fat blotted off with paper towel, then crumbled
(I like to use precooked bacon and crisp it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes)
3/4 cup low fat grated cheese (I used a combination of Four Cheese Mexican blend and Pizza Cheese, both of which are low in fat)
salt to taste (I like Veg-Sal in this)
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (optional but good)
Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Spray an 8" X 8" glass or crockery casserole dish with nonstick spray. Cook the bacon until it’s very crisp, blotting as much fat as you can with paper towels. (I like to use pre-cooked bacon, crisp it in the microwave, and then blot off the fat.)
Trim off kale stems, then wash the kale and spin dry or dry with paper towels. (It doesn’t have to be completely dry but shouldn’t be dripping with water.) Stack up the kale leaves and cut in thin crosswise strips. (I used small kale leaves from my garden. If you’re using a bunch of large kale leaves you might need to cut out the center rib.)
Heat the olive oil in a very large frying pan. When the oil is hot, add the kale all at once. Use a turner to turn the pile of kale until it’s all wilted, about 1-2 minutes. (If you want the kale very soft in the finished dish, cook it a minute or two more. I like the kale to be slightly chewy.)
In the sprayed casserole dish, layer kale, crumbled bacon, and cheese. Break eggs into a bowl or large glass measuring cup, season with salt, pepper, and Spike Seasoning (if using), and beat eggs well with a fork. Pour the eggs over the kale-bacon-cheese mixture, then use the fork to stir gently until eggs are well-distributed in the mixture. (It will look like you need more eggs, but trust me!)
Bake 22-25 minutes or until the casserole is set and the top is lightly browned. (Don’t worry if the center puffs up; it will settle down when the casserole cools.)
Serve hot, with a dollop of low-fat sour cream if desired. This will keep at least a week in the fridge and can be reheated in the microwave. Don’t heat more than a minute or two, or the eggs will get rubbery.