Recipe from June Potluck – Spanish Potato Salad

June 16th, 2013 by Stacey Blaschke

There were so many incredible tasting dishes at the potluck so thought I would share one of the recipes for
anyone who wants to try it at home. Linda Elbert provided this recipe.

Spanish Potato Salad
Makes 8 servings

1 lb Fingerling potatoes, different colors are fun
1 tablespoon salt, for cooking water
olive oil, for cooking
8 oz. chorizo, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced, you can substitute soy based chorizo to make it vegetarian – it taste really good but don’t slice it, crumble it
½ cup sundried tomatoes, drained and sliced
lemon, zest and juice
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and coarsely ground black pepper
2 handfuls arugula
5 oz. anchego cheese, shaved curls

Put potatoes in a large sauce pan and cover with water by 2 inches. Add salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. They are done when a sharp knife pokes the potatoes without resistance. Drain and leave to cool completely then cut into 1/4 inch slices. Transfer to a large bowl.

Heat a skillet lightly coat with oil and add the chorizo and sauté until crisp. Remove and add to potatoes along with sun dried tomatoes, lemon zest and onion.

Whisk together the minced garlic, olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper and pour over salad. Toss gently. You can do all up to this point ahead of time.

Right before serving toss in the shaved manchego and arugula. Taste for season and adjust immediately before serving.

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Spring Celebration May 15th at Newport Beach Farmers’ Market

May 3rd, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

One of OC’s newer farmers’ markets,the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market,,  is holding is holding a spring celebration on Sunday May 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The days events and festivities will include:

  • Cooking demos
  • Kid zone
  • Live jazz band
  • Raffles
  • Give aways
  • Yummy samples

Vendors at the market during various times of the year include: Arnett Farms *, Beyond Bok Choy *, Ha’s Apple Farm, Hopkins AG, Lynne’s Honey, Maldonado Flowers, Menos Farms, McGrath Farms *, Pudwill Farms *, Sahu Subtropicals *, Tenerelli Farms *, Valley Center Growers and Winchester Orchids.


The market is located at Lido Marina Village 3400 Via Oporto in Newport Beach.

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Slow Food OC Annual BBQ Tickets Now on Sale

April 25th, 2011 by Stacey Blaschke

Welcome to Bommer CanyonSlow Food Orange County invites Slow Food members and nonmembers alike to its third annual summer BBQ featuring a barbecue chicken dinner, live music by 5 Star Band, opportunity drawing, and guest speaker A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Bommer Canyon was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.

A.G. Kurasawa, Former California Secretary of Agriculture

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille in Laguna Beach and Slow Food Orange County volunteers.

The menu for the evening includes:

Local Tomato & Sweet Onion Salad
Warm Heirloom Potato Green BeanSalad
Grilled Corn, Bell Pepper andSummer Squash Succotash
Barbequed Citrus Marinated Mary’s Free Range Chicken
Irvine Strawberries & Shortcake

Purchase Tickets
Ticket must be purchased in advance and there will be no on-site ticket sales. Tickets prices are Adults: $50, Children 12 & under: $20

Please see our calendar for additional info about this event.

We would like to thank our official sponsors and donors of this event which include Whole Foods, Sorrento Grille, Mary’s Free Range Chicken, Quivira, Stone Brewing Co. and Nika Purified Water.

Download PDF of official BBQ 2011 poster.

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