Today we bid a hearty welcome to students who have returned to Ithaca, or are arriving for the first time. This cool weather also reminds us that we can look forward to apples, persimmons, raspberries, sweet winter squash, and the other rich flavors of fall -- before we know it!

In the kitchen this week, we played with Shiso, an herb used in traditional Japanese and macrobiotic cooking. Shiso is usually pickled in salt and used as a condiment, and to be sure we're trying our hands at that. But we've also found that it makes an exquisite and unusual addition to lemonade. Try it and enjoy!

Peach season is in full swing, so of course -- peach pie! And with the season's blueberries dwindling -- blueberry coffee cake! And blueberry blondies! Our dessert display for the market is overflowing with delicious and nutritious goodness. 

As always, we thank our farmers and providers!

Rice and Beanly Yours,

The Macro Mamas

|| Menu for Saturday, August 26, 2017 || 

Brown Rice with Sweet Corn & Cardamom-Infused Dilly Beans

Chickpeas with Apricot & Orange Blossom

Roasted Vegetable Medley with Olivida

Allspice Beets

Yellow Beans with red Onion & Ume-Dill Sauce

Kale Composite Salad with Cashew Sumac Sauce

Rosemary Farinata with Caramelized Onions

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing


|| Desserts ||

German Chocolate Cake

Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake Tarts (Raw, GF)

Peach Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Summer Fruit Crisp (GF)

Almond Zucchini Cake with Chai Spice Icing (GF)

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Chamomile Cream (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

 Coconut Parfaits (GF)

Double Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)

Blueberry Blondies (GF)

Cherry Chocolate Oat Bars (GF)

Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)

Maple Almond Thumbprints

Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons (GF)

Chocolate Snickerdoodles


|| Beverages ||

Basil Lemonade - A Surprisingly Serene Herbal Infusion

Shiso Leaf Lemonade - Sweet-Tart and Refreshing

Spiced Masala Chai - Spicy and Warming, with Almond Milk