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Homemade Apple Pie!

Our famous homemade, hand sliced Apple Pie is only $8.99. Order by phone - 586.469.2525 or just stop in and grab one! Great with vanilla ice cream!

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Recipe of the Week

Perfect Mustard Vinaigrette-

With spring trying to make its way to Michigan, our tastes begin to move away from the heavy meals of winter and we begin to look to lighter fare. This recipe for a simple mustard vinaigrette is just the thing for a freshly tossed salad.

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3 Salad Tips -

• Fresh Ingredients Matter: With a dish that's so completely dependent on one or two ingredients (lettuce or greens), the kind of lettuce you're buying matters a great deal. While the packaged lettuces are convenient, they're often frozen and transported to your local grocery store, so they'll never taste as fresh and delicious as a local bunch of lettuce. Take a little extra time with the washing and chopping — it'll pay off in flavor.

• Break out the Mandoline: I always hate recommending that readers buy a new piece of kitchen equipment, but if you don't yet have a mandoline, they work wonders for making an inspired, delicious salad. Mandolines allow you to very thinly slice vegetables like carrots and radishes, adding visual interest to your salads and allowing you to add many different vegetables without weighing down the greens. If you don't have a mandoline, you can certainly thinly slice these vegetables on your own — it just takes more time and patience, obviously.

• Experiment with Unexpected Ingredients: It's easy to reach for chopped mushrooms, sliced tomatoes or olives for your everyday salad. Maybe you like to scatter in a few sunflower seeds, soft cheeses, or croutons. But what about toasted hazelnuts? Gogi berries? Perserved lemon and capers? How about adding in cooked whole grains like couscous or quinoa for more of a complete meal? Starting to push the envelope on which ingredients belong in a salad can be quite liberating, will help you use up leftovers in the refrigerator, and will likely lead to new favorite salads.


 

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Leg of Lamb 101 -

There are few meals as impressive as a roasted bone-in leg of lamb. Even though it is surprisingly easy to prepare, many home cooks find it a challenge: There's the pressure of achieving the right degree of medium-rare doneness, and then of performing the iconic task (a right of passage, really) of carving it into a perfectly pink array of fanned slices. Relax. We're here to demystify the techniques that ensure a succession of slice with the ideal balance of crisp skin; the juicy, barely well-done meat just below; and the rarer, fine textured meat close to the bone.

Follow the recipe below for a perfectly roasted leg of lamb!

Roast Leg of Lamb

A classic and perfect for Easter Dinner - Roasted Leg of Lamb.

Cook's Note: Please be sure and pre-order your leg of lamb from our butcher.

All of us from the Farmer's Market wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

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Tea Sandwiches!

Whether it is nibbled with sherry or Darjeeling or a glass of cold milk, there is something Proustian about the tea sandwich. For some people, it evokes warm memories of church socials, showers, Mom's bridge-club luncheons, and similar white-gloved occasions. Other devotees bask in the sandwich's noble lineage as the proper accompaniment to afternoon tea - a ritual launched by a clever English duchess as a way of recharging her energy between lunch and dinner.

Tea Sandwiches


In fact, this delicious finger food tastes delicious at any hour and can be improvised from whatever ingredients you like - whether you prefer classic cream cheese on date-nut bread or exotic pestos or curried salads on buttery brioche. The only constants are a moist spread to preserve freshness and trimmed crusts that give you guests a preview of what's inside.

When busy schedules preclude elaborate entertaining, why not set out a tray of these tiny sandwiches? Even just two or three kinds make a wonderful menu. Tea - and raised pinkies - is entirely optional!

Try this recipe for Grated Vegetables with Herb Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches!