Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Now on the menu at Le Pichet

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Fall but summer produce is still filling the  farmer stalls!  Celebrate the transition from late Summer to Fall at Le Pichet with dishes that reflect the end of season bounty.

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Summer Chef’s Dinner photos

The Summer 2016 Chef’s Dinner at Café Presse was last Tuesday and we had a great time! The theme for the dinner was “Summer in the Pays Basque” and the menu took its inspiration from the recent trip to the … Continue reading

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Now on the menu at Le Pichet

  Just added to the menu at Le Pichet for Summer 2016! Grilled smoked pork-garlic sausage on mixed tomatoes and Bermuda onions with warm lentil-tarragon pistou vinaigrette and Crispy chickpea falaffels on a salad of summer squashes, sweet peppers and … Continue reading

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Tomato Chutney

This recipe is a great way to use up extra tomatoes when the garden is giving more than you can use.  You can preserve the finished chutney in jars in the Fall to have chutney all year round. It is … Continue reading

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Join Le Pichet at the 1900 1st Ave Block Party

Come by and see us at the  “1900 1st Ave Block Party”, Sunday August 10 from 1 to 5pm.  We will be selling taste-sized samples of a special Market inspired dish at our curbside stand, with 100% of the price … Continue reading

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Tomatoes engineered for flavor

A friend recently forwarded me this article by Kenneth Chang in the NY Times which discusses efforts by scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute for Plant Innovation to built a better tasting tomato that can still be mass marketed.  … Continue reading

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July 2013 Corner Table Menu at Cafe Presse

What: Family-style dinner at Cafe Presse When: Tuesday July 30, 2013 6:30pm Where: The back room at Cafe Presse The menu for the June Corner Table is complete!  The next Corner Table dinner at Cafe Presse is scheduled for Tuesday … Continue reading

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Piperade

Piperade is the quintessential Basque sauce and condiment, an indispensable basic of Basque cooking.  It is essentially a slow simmered compote of sweet peppers, tomato and onions, flavored with thyme and Piment d’Espelette.  Piperade can be used in many dishes, … Continue reading

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The Fall Harvest Season Arrives at the Pike Place Market

When I think of the growing season in Seattle from the distance of the winter, I often make the mistake of associating July and August with height of the harvest.  This year especially, because of the very mild summer, spending … Continue reading

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After a really big mushroom; a 4 pound tomato.

  Check out this photo, from la République des Pyrénées , the hometown newspaper in the town of Orthez where I hope some day to retire.  The summer rains that favored the growth of the really big mushroom have evidently … Continue reading

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