All Posts by Cara McShane

Corn Fritters with Sweet Tangy Chili Soy Sauce

Corn Fritters with Sweet Tangy Chili Soy Sauce

I rarely find the time to sit down and watch TV, but when I do, you better believe it is almost always going to be food-related.

I recently caught a re-run episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network. This particular episode was about crunchy food and featured the Indonesian Corn Fritters served with a sweet tangy chili soy sauce from E&O Trading Co. (now known as E&O Asian Kitchen) in San Francisco. They looked and sounded pretty heavenly. Since I don’t have any plans to visit San Francisco in the near future, my next step was to re-create the dish in my own kitchen.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 08/27, 2012 at 02:03 PM

Tags: recipe | summer | corn |

Cocktail Recipes from Sc’Eric Horner of Fuji & Jade Garden

Cocktail Recipes from Sc’Eric Horner of Fuji & Jade Garden

Sc’Eric Horner is a local bartender and “foodie.” He moved to State College in 1991 to attend classes at Penn State. Since graduating from the College of Communications in 1994, he has worked at many area establishments including Q’s Café / Café SerendipiTea at Encore Books, Gopper’s Pizza, Zola New World Bistro, and Webster’s Bookstore Café. He is currently the beverage manager at Fuji & Jade Garden restaurant on Westerly Parkway in State College. Sc’Eric would someday like to own his own bar and late-night coffee and tea shop.

Last week at the Learning Kitchen event, Sc’Eric shared recipes for: Sichuan Carrot Smoothie; Beetnik’s Tonic; Bee Kind Cranberry Sangria; Frozen Punch Mould. Continue reading to see the recipes!

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 07/20, 2012 at 07:00 AM

Tags: event | summer | cocktails |

Recipes from Nate Bruny of Zola New World Bistro

Recipes from Nate Bruny of Zola New World Bistro

Last week at the Learning Kitchen event, Nate Bruny, executive sous chef at Zola New World Bistro, demonstrated how to make dishes from market fresh vegetables.

Continue reading for the following recipes: Classic French Salad; Grilled Moroccan Beets with Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette; Salmon Niçoise with Red Pepper Mustard Vinaigrette.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 07/19, 2012 at 07:00 AM

Tags: event | recipe | summer | carrots | beets | potatoes | salmon |

The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market: Cocktails, Okra, and Kohlrabi

The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market: Cocktails, Okra, and Kohlrabi

On Tuesday, July 10th, a crowd gathered at the Boalsburg Farmers Market for the second Learning Kitchen event. Sc’Eric Horner, beverage manager at Fuji & Jade Garden, demonstrated how to make “cocktails from the garden.” And Nate Bruny, executive sous chef at Zola New World Bistro, showed how to make several dishes from market fresh vegetables.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 07/16, 2012 at 09:37 AM

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recipes from the last Learning Kitchen plus details about tomorrow’s event

recipes from the last Learning Kitchen plus details about tomorrow’s event

The Boalsburg Farmers Market will host its second Learning Kitchen event tomorrow, July 10th, from 2-4pm at the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

Join Sc’eric, Master Cocktailian from Fuji Jade Garden Restaurant, for “Cocktails from the Garden,” and Paul Kendeffy, Executive Chef at Zola’s New World Bistro and The Gamble Mill Restaurant, for “Farm to Fork: Fast and Flavorful.” Find out how to use market fresh ingredients to make cocktails and sangria and learn how to incorporate less common vegetables into everyday meals.

If you missed the first Learning Kitchen event, continue reading for recipes from Mark Johnson and Grace Pilato.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 07/09, 2012 at 02:01 PM

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Summer Solstice Celebration a Success

Summer Solstice Celebration a Success

Tait Farm hosted the second annual Summer Solstice Celebration of Local Farms, Food, and Art on Saturday, June 16th from 1-4pm. The event, which benefited the Centre County Farmland Trust, drew a crowd of over 500.

Attendees enjoyed live music, local food and beverage sampling, and an art exhibit presented by the Farmland Preservation Artists.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 06/27, 2012 at 08:41 AM

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The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers’ Market

The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers’ Market

The Boalsburg Farmers’ Market welcomed Mark Johnson and Grace Pilato to the new Learning Kitchen on Tuesday afternoon to showcase a variety of recipes featuring local ingredients. 

Johnson, chef at Elk Creek Café + Aleworks, and Pilato, local chef and cooking instructor, demonstrated how to use and prepare products from market vendors like radishes, garlic scapes, beets, and basil.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 06/14, 2012 at 08:41 PM

Tags: events | markets |

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