Tuesday, September 21, 2010
When you are lucky enough to be invited for lunch at restaurateur Erin Wade’s Farmhouse in Nambe, New Mexico, expect vistas, charming tablescapes, and glorious food. Erin owns Vinaigrette, a two-year old restaurant in the heart of Santa Fe that specializes in salads - amazing, luscious salads that make you wonder why anyone would want to eat anything else. And all the salad fixn’s are grown on her three-acre Nambe farm where members of Slow Food got to take a tour and have a memorable lunch under Erin’s lovely portal.
Her gardens are filled with flowers, herbs, scads of tomato vairieties, and gorgeous, leafy, succulent greens...
Lunch began with Hibiscus water and small bites...
Radishes and cucumbers napped with a beautiful dressing of mint, basil, buttermilk, sour cream and mayonaise.
The farm kitty
We had a choice of chicken or artichoke salad. The chicken was etherial and the artichokes were pan fried and so full of flavor you wanted to cry they were so amazing. The arugula, just nipped from the garden, was perfect!
And the sweet ending for this lovely day?
Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream. It is her Grandmother's recipe!
Posted by C. Whitney-Ward at 6:35 AM
Friday, September 17, 2010
I'VE MOVED BACK TO SANTA FE....BUT WILL BE CONTINUING MY MARKET JOURNEY IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. THIS WEEKEND I'LL BE TOURING ERIN WADE'S WONDERFUL FARM IN NAMBE, NM AS PART OF A SLOW FOOD EVENT. ERIN OWNS THE AMAZING RESTAURANT - VINAIGRETTE IN SANTA FE - AND GROWS ALL THE PRODUCE SHOWCASED ON HER DELICIOUS MENU.
Posted by C. Whitney-Ward at 9:46 AM
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
EACH WEEK I HAVE SUCH RESOLVE TO INTERVIEW VENDORS, TAKE ONLY A FEW PHOTOS AND THEN SHOP. BUT THE VISUAL PULL OF THE MARKET IS IRRESISTABLE AND I SNAP MY WAY AROUND THE SQUARE, RUN HOME, DOWNLOAD , PHOTOSHOP, AND THEN POST THE AMAZING VISUAL BOUNTY ON THIS BLOG. ENLJOY!
AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE...
AH BITTER MELON. YES, THE TASTE IS BITTER. BUT IF YOU SLICE OR DICE THEM UP, SLIP THEM INTO A POT OF SOUP, THE TASTE GETS MORE MELLOW. THEY'RE ALSO WONDERFUL IN STIR FRY.
AND LOVELY EGGPLANT
THIS KOHLRABI IS A HYBRID. IF IT WERE POLISHED
AND A FEW HOLES WERE DRILLED JUST SO...IT WOULD MAKE A DANDY BOWLING BALL.
A BUTTERSCOTCH MELON IS DIMINUTIVE. THE TASTE IS SWEET AND IT IS WONDERFUL CUT IN HALF AND FILLED WITH A LUSCIOUS SORBET...
AND I LOVED THE CONTRAST OF THIS DELICATE BOUQUET WITH THE DEMOSTRATIVE SUNFLOWERS!
Posted by C. Whitney-Ward at 10:55 AM