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FEATURED RECIPE: Swiss Chard Rolls
1/2 cup Orzo (rice shaped pasta)
1 large bunch Swiss Chard (1.25 pounds)
3 large carrots (1 shredded, 2 diced)
1 medium sized onion (diced)
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
Butter, Salt, Dried Marjoram Leaves
1. Cook Orzo or Rice, set aside.
2. Trim stems of chard, removing hard sections. Set aside 8 leaves, trimming the ribs very thinly. Coarsely chop remaining leaves and stems.
3. In a 12" skillet over medium heat, melt 2T butter, then add onions. Sweat for a minute, then add shredded carrots, sauté an additional 2 minutes, then add greens and cook, stirring regularly, until tender, about 10 minutes.
4. Let cool, then mix vegetables in a large bowl with the orzo, 1t salt, 1/2t marjoram and uncooked ground beef or turkey.
5. On the center of each large chard leaf, place 1/8th of the meat mixture. Fold the left and right sides of the leaves around the meat towards the center, then take the side closest to you and roll up into a tight package.
6. In the skillet, add the bouillon and 1 cup hot water and stir until bouillon is dissolved. Place rolls seam-side down in the liquid. Raise heat to high until the braising liquid boils, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
7. When rolls are done, remove with slotted spoon and place in a covered dish. Reserve braising liquid.
8. In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, in 1T butter, cook diced carrots until tender. Whisk in flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp marjoram until a roux is formed. Gradually whisk in half-and-half and reserved braising liquid, then cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and is smooth.
9. Put rolls on plates and spoon sauce over rolls. Makes 4 main-dish servings, about 655 calories per serving.
This recipe was shared by Community Greenhouse Partners. Origin unknown.
“Produce Perks” accepted: EBT users will receive “Produce Perks,” a dollar for dollar bonus (up to $10) to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce Perks are available at area farmers markets while supplies last. Please stop by the information table for more information or to use your card.
EBT, WIC, senior coupons and debit cards are accepted.
Are you interested in becoming a vendor at DFM? Emaildowntownclevelandmarket@gmail.
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Here's our complete list of vendors for the 2012 season:
- Por-Bar Farms: Heirloom and organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs
- Community Greenhouse Partners: Organic vegetables and greens grown just a few blocks east of downtown
- Harvest in Christ: Heirloom produce grown using sustainable methods
- Lucia's Fresh Produce: Hard neck garlic grown in Old Brooklyn
- Maggie's Farm: An urban farm located in The Stockyards
- Ohio Farm Direct: Organic, grassfed cheese
- Crystal Moon Acres: Goats milk fudge and baked goods
- Judy’s Oasis: Middle Eastern Cuisine, including hoomus, meat pies, falafel and prepared foods for lunch
- Peddler Bread: Artisan bread bakery
- Ohio City Pasta: Hand-crafted pasta
- Rising Star Coffee Roasters: Small batch coffee roasters located in Ohio City
- Blaze Gourmet: Exotic hot sauce and salsas
- SPICEHOUND: High quality spices, herbs, chillies, and natural salts
- No Whey Chocolates: Vegan, whey-free chocolate candies and chocolate-covered fruit
- The Tea and Honey Company: Locally made teas, honeys, and other aromatherapy items
- Kernels by Chrissie: hand-crafted, gourmet popcorn from Ohio grown corn
- A' Cups Mini Cakes: Signature cupcakes in a variety of flavors
- BONJOUR Crepes: French crepes using locally grown and organic ingredients
- In Forno Pizza: Wood-fired authentic neopolitan pizza
- Pig Lickin' Good BBQ: Hot-off-the-grill BBQ, bottled sauces and salad dressings
- The Nosh Box: A mix of midwestern comfort food with a Tex/Mex kick
- Mad Mouth Gyros: Authentic Greek and Mediterranean goods on the go
- Hodge Podge: Chris Hodgson's famous food truck
- Renee Amber: Hand-crafted body cosmetics
- Publish Ohio: Cleveland-area prints, postcards and photos
Come hungry and enjoy a delicious lunch from one of our prepared food vendors. Just make sure you save enough time during lunch to visit all of your favorite vendors, enjoy the fresh air, listen to the live music, and maybe even picnic in the grass!