No Macro Mamas this Tuesday, May 22!

Hi friends! Unfortunately we will not be attending the Tuesday market tomorrow due to inclement weather. We've got our fingers crossed for future sunny Tuesdays!

See you next week!

Menu for Saturday, May 19, 2018

Menu for Saturday, May 19, 2018

|| Menu for Satuday, May 19, 2018 ||

Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Parsley, & Spring Onion with Creamy Chive Dressing

Greek-Style Chickpeas

Asparagus with Roasted Garlic & Lemon Zest

Roasted Carrots with Cumin Vinaigrette & Shiitake Buttons

Nishime Beets with Allspice & Toasted Walnuts

Pressed Cabbage, Jicama, & Kohlrabi Salad with Dill & Pink Radish

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Cashew Cheesecakes with Cherry-Hibiscus Glaze (GF)

Vanilla Cake with Blueberry Compote & Lemon Curd

Apple Caramel Tart with Walnut Crust (GF)

Rhubarb-Fig Crisp with Candied Ginger (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Carrot Muffins with Oat Crumble Topping

Lemon Bars (GF)

Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons (GF)

May Showers, May Flowers // Menu for Saturday, May 12

May Showers, May Flowers // Menu for Saturday, May 12

This week we are celebrating the little-known but all-important holiday that falls on May 14: the last average frost date for Ithaca, NY! The weather may be chilly, but we know this fickle spring is almost over. In the meantime, we'll have a meal with warm flavors to keep you toasty down at Steamboat Landing on Saturday. 

Oh, of course, there's another holiday to celebrate this weekend -- Mother's Day!

In honor of these spring holidays, we're serving asparagus in a spring-green sauce; a bright, crunchy pressed cabbage salad incorporating tangy sorrel and refreshing mint from our garden; and several other delectable dishes. 

We'll also have a full array of desserts if you want to treat your mother to something nourishing and delicious, including a tangerine upside-down cake with orange glaze...cardamom tiramisu trifles...and (gluten-free) hazelnut-coconut brownies with chocolate ganache. Delicious!

See you tomorrow, rain or shine!

|| Menu for Saturday, May 12, 2018 ||

Rice & Freekeh with Shallots, Turmeric, & Peas

Cinnamon-Scented Black Lentils

Asparagus with a Tangy Green Cashew Dressing

Pan-Seared Cauliflower with Mustard Seed

Sautéed Kale with Ginger

Pressed Cabbage & Apple Salad with Fresh Sorrel & Mint

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter-Chocolate Icing & Coconut Caramel (GF)

Avocado-Lime Tartlets with Pistachio-Poppyseed Crust

Tangerine Upside-Down Cake

Apple-Mulberry Crisp with Orange & Cloves (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Coconut / Cherry / Chia Pudding Parfaits (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Cardamom Tiramisu Trifle

Carrot Cupcakes with Candied Walnuts

Hazelnut Brownies with Chocolate Ganache (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Cashew-Lime Sandies (GF)

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons (GF)

Menu for Saturday, May 5, 2018

Menu for Saturday, May 5, 2018

This thunderstorm has been brewing all week, and it's such a relief to see the clouds break and feel the breeze come blowing in. The trees need the rain, and maybe it will also speed along the wild ramps and sluggish spring flowers that we long to welcome.

Though it's raining now, we expect clear skies and beautiful weather tomorrow at Steamboat Landing. We look forward to sharing this delicious meal and some exciting new desserts with you. This prolonged in-between season, where none of our fruits are truly in season yet, brings us to creative and fun combinations. Luckily we saved a great deal of the summer's bounty in our freezers and dehydrators this year, so we have blueberries and sweet cherries aplenty.

Enjoy!

|| Menu for Saturday, May 5, 2018 ||

Brown Rice with Garlic Greens & Cumin Seed

Smoky Black Beans with Rhubarb-Hatch Salsa

Cumin-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Lime Zest

Roasted Broccoli

Raw Crunchy Salad of Jicama, Kohlrabi, Fennel, & Apple with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Pressed Cabbage Salad with Fresh Mint

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Towering Carrot Cake – A Macro Mamas Classic!

Cashew Cheesecakes with Sweet Cherry Glaze (GF)

Salted Chocolate Tart with Almond Crust (GF)

Apple-Sweet Cherry Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Coconut / Blueberry / Chia Pudding Parfaits (GF)

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse (GF)

Plum Crumble with Coconut Cream (GF)

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Icing

Cashew Chocolate Truffles (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Cookies (GF)

Menu for Saturday, April 28, 2018

In the garden, daffodils are blooming -- in the woods, it's bloodroot and coltsfoot. Spring is here, and we are ready to meet you down at the Ithaca Farmers Market! Here is our menu for this weekend. See you tomorrow!

 

|| Menu for Saturday, April 28, 2018 ||

 

Sprouted Brown Rice with Wild Mushroom & Fennel Ragu

Tarragon Lentils Du Puy

Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Rutabagas, and Red Onion with Saffron-Pickled Ramps

Brussels Sprouts & Artichoke Gratin with Cauliflower-Leek Sauce

Blanched Kale & Red Cabbage with Avocado-Cucumber Dressing

Pressed Cabbage & Apple Salad with Dill & Sorrel

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

German Chocolate Cake – A Macro Mamas Classic!

Lemon Tart (GF)

Apple-Fig Crisp (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Coconut Parfaits with Rhubarb & Sweet Cherry (GF)

Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake (GF)

Cardamom-Rose Cupcakes

Cashew Chocolate Truffles (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Candied Ginger (GF)

Golden Milk Pedas (GF)

Spring, Late in Coming // Back at the Market!

Spring, Late in Coming // Back at the Market!

Dear friends, 

The sky is gray today, but I don't mind the rain -- it seems to suggest that Spring is here to stay this time. It's been a long time coming. Reflecting on our early frosts last fall (some of us had our first frost in August!) and the freezing nights that persisted until just this weekend, we realized that it's been one of the longest winters in our recent memory. Remember that bitter cold spell in January? Can you believe that was just this year?

It's finally over, though, and we're going to be celebrating at the Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing THIS SATURDAY! Yes. Our first market will be this Saturday, April 28th. We can't wait to see you there!

In the past few weeks, we've been staving off cabin fever with some intense spring cleaning. We've cleaned every inch of our kitchen and even added some new inches to it, with a newly renovated prep room and a brand new walk-in cooler. It's very exciting and centering, starting the season with plenty of clean, uncluttered space.

The spring cleaning doesn't stop at the floors and the cupboards, though. Spring cleaning can happen within, too, as we turn away from heavy winter foods and toward lighter, more refreshing spring fare. Spring's flavor is sour in Macrobiotic philosophy, and sourness stimulates the liver, helping to release toxins. Only one hitch -- we're all ready for the bright, sour, cleansing flavors of spring, but the lingering cold has all the spring plants laying low. No ramps, no sorrel, no fiddleheads, no nettles. Not yet! But soon! Until then, we'll make do and make delicious with what we have, the plentiful roots and generous cold-weather brassicas our farmers can provide. And in the meantime, try including some turmeric in your diet, as well, as it's been shown to reduce liver stress (along with a host of other benefits). We're experimenting today with recipes to bring more nourishing, antioxidant turmeric into our diets in fun and delicious ways. Come visit us on Saturday to see what we've come up with!

We hope you've all passed the winter in good health and good spirits, and we look forward to seeing our Farmers Market family this weekend. 

Rice and Beanly Yours,

The Macro Mamas

 

 

We're hiring!

We're hiring!

Macro Mamas is hiring for 2018! Come join our team & help make it all happen!

Our last market for the year!

Our last market for the year!

We've come to the end of another season, another year of cooking and playing. From all of us here at Macro Mamas to you and yours...we thank you! Thank you for sticking with us! Thank you for making our work possible! Thank you for supporting our vision! Thank you for letting us feed you!

We'll be back at Steamboat Landing next year with more! In the meantime, you can still find Macro Mamas goodness around town. We will be closed for business from December 20th through January 20th. From January 20th onward, we'll have Peanut Lime Noodles available at all of our locations around Ithaca -- Greenstar locations, Temple of Zeus, Manndible Cafe, Good to Go! Trumansburg, and Collegetown Bagels -- and Macro Meals available at Greenstar locations and Good to Go! in Trumansburg. However, this is your last chance to get bottled peanut lime sauce and lemon poppyseed dressing until next April. Don't miss it!

Again, we thank you so much for all that you do and make. Bundle up, come on out tomorrow, and say adieu until next year. We'll be down at the market until 2 PM.

Warm wishes for the winter season,

Macro Mamas

|| Menu for Saturday, December 09, 2017 ||

Chestnut Rice

Pumpkin & Apple Butter Baked Beans

Saffron Roasted Vegetable Medley: Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Delicata Squash, Parsnips

Sautéed Tender Kale & Spinach with Shiitake Mushrooms

Fresh Nappa Cabbage Salad with Ginger Carrots & Yacon

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Macro Mamas Classic Carrot Cake!

Lime Tart with Coconut-Almond Crust (GF)

Apple Crisp with Plum, Fig, and Cranberry (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Hibiscus & Lemon Parfaits (GF)

“Hot Mamas” Dark Chocolate Parfaits (GF)

Pistachio-Studded Brownies (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Cinnamon Almond Drops (GF)

Winter warmth // Menu for Saturday, December 02, 2017

Winter warmth // Menu for Saturday, December 02, 2017

Can you believe it's already December? We've only got a few more Saturday markets before our winter break. We'll be down at the market tomorrow, December 2, and the following week is our last one! 

I repeat: December 9 will be our last market of the season at Steamboat Landing!

We'll miss you all, and we'll be back down at the market sometime in April. In the meantime, we have a great menu planned for tomorrow. We'll be serving a delicious buckwheat polenta with a rich, savory mushroom sauce, as well as lentils du Puy, roasted kohlrabi, and some tender little squash tartlets. 

Buckwheat is a wonderful winter food, imparting a deep warmth you can feel in your bones. Perfect for blustery days.

|| Menu for Saturday, December 02, 2017 ||

Buckwheat Polenta with a Savory Cauliflower-Mushroom Sauce

Lentils du Puy with Caramelized Fennel, Lemon Verbena, & Orange Blossom

Roasted Kohlrabi & Purple Radish Salad

Brussels Sprouts & Leek Gratin

Kale & Pickled Cabbage Salad with Ume-Chervil Dressing

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

 

|| Desserts ||

Chai Spice Cake with Lemon & Orange Filling

Paw Paw Mousse Cake (GF)

Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake (GF)

Apple Crisp with Mulberries and Sour Cherry (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Hibiscus & Lemon Parfaits (GF)

Almond, Chocolate & Coconut Cream Parfaits (GF)

Blueberry-Walnut Scones (GF)

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Chocolate Almond Thumbprints

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons (GF)