HEAD DOWN TO WASABI TOWN

16/08/17 7:10 AM

Healthy vegan and gluten free snacks are featured this week at Beach Biscotti such as protein balls, power bars and paleo bars for those on the go. They also have gluten-free scones and sellout (grab them quick!) muffins.

This weekend is Elizabeth Eats last day at the market for the season. Look for: Coffee Bites, Cake Bites, Mint Chocolate Bites, Strawberry Chocolate Fudge, Coconut Bacon, Coconutty Butter, Savory Nut and Seed Bread, Chocolate Cashew Milk, Turmeric Almond Milk, and Vanilla Almond Milk

Organic peanut butter training treats for the pup is a highlight this market from Give.Treat.Love. These plant-based treats contain organic peanut butter, organic oats, brewers yeast and organic coconut oil.

At Jubilee Seafood look for littleneck clams, seaside oysters, fresh-picked crabmeat, dry-pack sea scallops and more. Large hard crabs are still not as plentiful. Preorder to reserve your items; send them your request and they will let you know of fresh catches by Friday midday.

Micro Greens Virginia Beach brings marvelous micro greens, including wavy leaf mustard  a number one seller. “It has a Dijon flavor that  sneaks up on you , best described as little by little until,  bam! there it is,” says Jack. “If your daring and like it hot, well grab a little more and you will be on the border line of Wasabi Town. My personal favorites to add these little  micros to are topping off cheeseburgers, crab cakes, and my new all time  favorite tuna steaks just off the the grill.”

My Vegan Sweet a Tooth will have their award-winning cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, donut holes and more.

New Earth Farm will have salad mix, arugula, Asian pears, okra, figs, hot peppers, shishito peppers, eggs, basil, mint, eggplant, green tomatoes, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes.

NOTABLE

This Saturday (and the third Saturday of the month) visit the VB Flea. It’s held directly behind Three Ships Coffee just a half block from OBFM from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The flea features carefully curated vendors, from local and regional pickers, artists, artisans and junkers. But not that bad junk, only good junk, says organizers.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

How did the farmer fix the tear in his pants? … With a cabbage patch!

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RECIPE
PARMESAN PLUM TOMATOES 

I love plum tomatoes, also called roma tomatoes. This small, oblong fruit (yes, tomatoes are a fruit and not a vegetable) are packed with flavor and a great size in-between cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes. One of my favorite ways to use them is to top them with parmesan cheese and broil them. 

Cut them into thirds and place on top of grilled, sliced baguette and sprinkle with chopped, fresh basil for an appetizer, place two on top of some tossed and dressed mixed greens for a salad, or use as a side dish for any meal – even breakfast. Here’s how to make them:

Turn your oven on broil and cut four tomatoes in half length-wise. In a shallow dish, add 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and set aside.

Add one tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan over low heat and once melted, remove from the heat dip the cut side of the tomato in the butter, remove, and immediately press down into the parmesan cheese to coat.

Set cut-side up on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes until cheese has melted and creates a golden brown topping. Remove from oven and, while hot, sprinkle with a bit of coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, and finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley.

Recipe from Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

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VENDORS

Beach Biscotti

Bergey’s Blossoms

Brentwood Farm

The Butter Brothers

The Chilly Mermaid Food Truck

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Dave and Dee’s Homegrown Mushrooms

Elizabeth Eats

The Farm Life

Flour Child Bakery

Full Quiver Farm

Give, Treat, Love

Grace and Gratitude

The Green Cat Cafe

Iron Goddess Tea Room

It Started With A Fig

Jubilee Seafood

Lamia’s Crepes

Mattawoman Creek Farms

Micro Greens Virginia Beach

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Orchid Station

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Pendulum Fine Meats

The Prissy Pickle

Sunnysnacks

Tasha’s Own

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farms

Vy’s Pies

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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