22 November 2013

Mashed Potatoes & Stuffing

Everyone worries about the turkey, but if you get the mashed potatoes and stuffing right, no one will even notice if a turkey is on the table. Add a good pumpkin pie and rich coffee and you’ve pretty much stuck the landing.

King and PSU are both in session this weekend to help take the worry out of the holiday production. First PSU 9-2 on Saturday:DSC_0045

  • Happy campers gluten free bread; gluten free stuffing.
  • Pearl Bakery – recently named one of the 10 best bakeries in the US, will have bread for stuffing.
  • Natural Valley Poultry – stock for better stuffing. Broth? No, you want stock, hearty, a building block for better foods. Ditto for eggs.
  • Corn meal stuffing. Gee Creek has corn meal. Cooking tip – baking powder become less effective over time, make sure your canister is less than 6 months old.
  • Brussels sprouts, those wee cabbages of love – all over the market.
  • Potatoes. Prairie Creek has lovely golden potatoes, which are the best for mashing (opinions may vary). Art at La Terra Vita has a great selection for roasting, mashing or baking.
  • PSU has mushrooms, vegs for roasting, sugar pumpkins for pie-ing. Butter, bacon and cheese for making everything just a bit better. Heidi ho is bringing the vegan, live cultured Chevre. 2 for $10.
  • Freddy Guys has wild rice and filberts for the NW take on Pecan Pie. DSC_0043
  • Eagle Organics, cranberries.

Sunday is the last market of the year at King on NE 7th & Wygant. We have a few more reasons to shop at King:

  • Weather – cold but dry.
  • Happy Campers on hand.
  • Unbound pickling.
  • Apples from Kiyokawa and the Draper Girls.
  • Picture perfect veg from Mudjoy & Groundworks.
  • Night Owl Roasters.
  • Troutdale Sprouts, which are much like Brussels sprouts only without the Euro attitude, from Winters farms.

Join us this weekend – make your Thanksgiving a little more local. Our markets are great places to show off Portland to visitors, guests and people you need to get out of the house for awhile.