Recipesinspired by ingredients found at The Saturday Market
How to Prepare Okra on the Grill
Spritz with olive oil and place whole okra on the grill. Okra should not need much time on the grill. Once the grill lines are visible on the sides they are ready. Sprinkle with sea salt or throw some Mike D's on them to to dial flavor up to 11! Much thanks to Brian Hollingsworth and Christine Warrington for the tip!
How to Prepare Bruschetta with Market Ingredients
Bruschetta: made with roasted vegetables from Allis Farm (zucchini, eggplant and figs), marinated feta from Prodigal Farm, and sweet pea shoots from Sweet Peas Urban Garden, all on top of Alimentaire's naturally leavened bread. Recipe: Cut thick slices of bread and generously rub with garlic cloves. Brush with extra virgin olive oil. Toast in the broiler for 2-3 minutes (watch carefully as this can burn quickly). Top with roasted vegetables and cheese of your liking and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes, again being extra careful not to burn the bruschetta. Top generously with sweet pea greens & enjoy with a glass Pinot Noir.
Activities for Children...of all ages fond of The Saturday Market
How to Play The Live Simply Fruit & Veggie Bingo Game
What You’ll Need:
The Live Simply Fruit and Veggie Bingo Game (printable) dry beans or buttons 3-5 happy participants (optional) 3 fruits and veggies for sampling
- Print The Live Simply Fruit and Veggie Bingo Game. (Optional)
- Take a bingo card to the market, produce stand or grocery store. Encourage your kids to choose three fruits or veggies (maybe ask kids to choose at least one veggie) to sample during the game. Before playing, prepare the selected produce: roast beets, dice cucumbers, slice watermelon, etc. Cut out the fruit and veggie cards and put them face-down in a pile. Cut out the 4 BINGO boards on pages 2 and 3. Pass out a handful of buttons or beans to each player. Place one button or bean on each of the 3 FREE spaces.
- One person will be the “Farmer.” They will choose one card at a time and call out the veggie or fruit. Each player places a button or bean on that veggie or fruit. The farmer continues calling out cards until one player gets 5 in a row across, up, down or diagonally. The player must shout “BINGO” to win!
- Add a delicious twist: Offer samples of the fruits and veggies.When the item is called, the players may sample the fruit or veggie.
If you play the Live Simply Fruit and Veggie Bingo Game, take a picture and include @thesaturdaymarket #livesimplyrealfood in your caption on Instagram! We can’t wait to see your little taste-testers loving fruits and vegetables.
How to Print with Fruits & Vegetables
What You’ll Need:
Paint or ink. Sponges and an old cookie tray or styrofoam tray. (its a good idea to put the paint on a sponge so that when an object is dipped into the paint, the sponge will only let off a little bit of paint ... because a little is all you need.) Paintbrushes, water and water containers. Paper A covered work area. Fruits and veggies of all kinds. No knives are needed except to cut the fruit or vegetable in half (an adult should do this part).
The basic idea is to dip fruits and vegetables into paint or printing ink and stamp them onto paper in random or ordered patterns. However, you may wish to apply paint or ink directly to the vegetables with a paintbrush.
How to Make Your Own PlayDoh
What You’ll Need:
1 cup Conditioner 2 cups Cornstarch Gel Food Coloring (optional)
Begin by adding 2 cups cornstarch to a large bowl. Then mix in 1 cup of conditioner. Stir until mixture is combined. If the dough is too sticky, add more cornstarch. If it is too stiff, squeeze in a bit more conditioner. Add coloring as desired! This dough cleans up very easily with a wet washcloth. It also revives well if it gets a little dry; just add water a few drops at a time and mix until it is the right consistency.