(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Gartner for the information and photos in this story.)
Acclaimed restaurateur, culinary arts instructor, and healthy cooking advocate Peter di Lorenzi gave his signature “Budget Market Meals” cooking demo at Wednesday’s Bushel Basket Market. Market shoppers gathered to learn tips and techniques from two of his recipes – “Asparagus Sauce for Pasta” and “Greens and Potatoes with Garlic.”
If you missed his demo, you’re in luck, he’ll be at the Saturday Farmers’ Market in the library parking lot off Park Street from 8-noon.
Di Lorenzi says he prefers to teach “grandmotherly and regional” recipes because the meals are healthy, nutritious, and cheap. He teaches students to be liberal with their use of olive oil (“Drano for the circulatory system”) and urges them to keep the peels on their potatoes (“Peeled potatoes are like Wonder Bread with a little potassium thrown in”).
Find many more tips and recipes on his Lo-TECH (Tasty, Easy, Cheap and Healthy) Foodways website: www.lotechfoodways.com
* Back Forty Acres – Meats/Poultry/Eggs, all raised naturally
* Beverly’s Crafts and More – Pillows, baked goods, body cream, soap, granola
* Chandra June – Jewelry and garden art
* Frog Hollar Farms – Produce, home-baked breads and cakes, crafts, cut flowers, and more
* fresh – Locally roasted coffee beans
* Greystone Farm & Creamery – Cream cheeses, Camembert style cheeses, feta, and gouda, and manchego style cheeses from the sheep’s milk.
* H & H Sugarbush – Maple syrup, maple cream, maple candy, maple nuts, popcorn
* Heim Gardens – Perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, planters, produce (vegetables, raspberries, strawberries)
* Janet’s LLC – Herbs and spices, blends and grilling rubs, flavored nuts, chocolate, jams, dolls and greeting cards
* Kapnick Orchard – Fresh fruits, from strawberries and raspberries to apples and cherries.
* La Baguette – French breads and baked goods
* Mama Mofoods – 17 varieties of hummus, 8 varieties of seitan and pesto
* Merkel Gardens & Greenhouses – Hanging baskets, flats and produce
* Myer’s Blackberry Farm – blackberries, raspberries, jams and vegetables
* Ruhlig’s Produce – Wide variety of vegetables and cut flowers
* Stone Hearth Breads and Bakery – Artisan breads, bagels, favo, pepperoni rolls, cookies
* Tantre Farm – Organic vegetables and cut flowers: Arugula, Beans (Fava, Green,Yellow) Beets (Chioggia, Red), Chard, Swiss, Collard Greens, Cucumbers (pickling and slicing), Fresh Garlic bulbs, Herbs (many kinds–peppermint, parsley, tarragon, sorrel, sage, spearmint, oregano, thyme, lemon balm, anise hyssop, savory), Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms (Oyster), Onions (green), Peas (Shelling, Snap, Snow), Raspberries (Black,Golden), Spicy Greens, Squash (summer) Zucchini (yellow & green).
* Tasty Bakery – Gluten-free baked goods
* Zatkovich Pastures – Grass fed beef, eggs, poultry
* Country Hills Pottery
* Anna’s Handmade and Homegrown – Knit goods, produce and beaded bracelets
* Bee Well – Goat’s milk soap and homemade heating pads
* Dancy’s Fancy Butter
* Flying Dragon Arts – Ribbon jewelry