Those not on the South Beach Diet will be happy to hear that a new vendor will be coming to our market. The Tommy Boys Farm will bring 20 different kinds of organic potatoes.
According to Randy Johnson of the Johnson Family Farms in the Fresno area, we should watch the ground temperature carefully. As soon as the ground warms up to 60 degrees, asparagus will shoot up and be in the market the following Friday through probably mid to late February.
I approached this recipe with trepidation. In my early Detroit life, cauliflower was steamed for about 3 hours then covered with a cold Velveeta "cheese" sauce (with pimentos if we had company.)
Paul Reidinger, the food writer for the San Francisco Bay Guardian who gave our market a great review in a July 2003 issue, offers this recipe. I tried it and can honestly say it was fantastic.
Half the recipe was just enough for two.
Garnish with diced tomatoes and chopped fresh cilantro, or diced avocado and grated jack/cheddar cheese, or diced tomatoes and chopped fresh oregano.