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Deliciously Unique Uses for Fresh Parsley

July 30, 2014 4:02 pm

Fresh parsley is a very versatile herb, and it’s also one of the most common in any at-home herb garden. If you love the bright, fresh taste of parsley but you’re growing tired of your usual recipes, all it takes is a bit of inspiration to come up with brand new dishes. Here are three unique uses for parsley.

Parsley Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce
Instead of the traditional Italian ravioli, why not spice things up with the decadent flavors of brown butter, ricotta cheese, and parsley. These homemade raviolis are made using won ton wrappers instead of pasta, and the robust taste of flat-leaf parsley really shines against the creamy flavor of the brown butter sauce.

Cucumber, Onion and Parsley Salad with Feta Cheese
This fast and easy salad is perfect for a quick lunch at home. The cucumber and onion make a crisp, crunchy base, while the lemon juice and olive oil blend to create a healthy dressing. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and crumbled feta cheese across the top before serving.

This Argentinean sauce is similar to traditional pesto, but the addition of chili pepper gives it a bit of added spice. Fresh parsley, oregano, garlic, and olive oil create a lovely deep green color throughout the oil-based sauce. Argentineans use chimichurri as everything from a steak marinade to a pasta sauce.

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Farmer’s Market in Downtown Pleasanton

July 25, 2014 1:14 pm

Don’t forget about the popular farmers’ market in downtown Pleasanton. The Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday regardless of weather from 9 AM – 1 PM.

The downtown Pleasanton’s Farmer’s Market is organized and managed by the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. You can find a variety of seasonal fruits, farm fresh vegetables, greens and nuts in addition to freshly baked breads and pastries, delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers and much more.

For more information, visit Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association website at http://www.pcfma.com/.

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Cafe Orozco: A Dublin Standard

July 23, 2014 4:02 pm

Thirty years in Dublin serving tasty food and refreshing beverages in a vibrant setting has made Café Orozco a fixture on the local restaurant scene.

Visit and you can start by ordering a Margarita, beer or glass of wine and settle in with an appetizer like Shrimp Cocktail Veracruz, Guacamole & Chips, Bean Dip, or an order of Nachos with cheese, beans, salsa & guacamole.

Specialty entrees include a Chimichanga with shredded beef, chicken & chile verde, Steak Ranchero with top sirloin, salsa ranchera & sliced onions, and Carne Asada with charbroiled top sirloin, guacamole, sour cream & pico de gallo. Enchiladas, Tacos and Burritos are also on the menu. The kid’s menu offers the little ones flavorful options like a Burrito, Enchilada, Quesadilla or Hamburger Sliders.

Cafe Orozco is open every day.

Cafe Orozco
7995 Amador Valley Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-5464

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