Celebrate National Salad Week Beginning Wednesday, July 25th with a Salad Making Demo By Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka in Carmel

Top Quote Save the Date! On Wednesday, July 25th join Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka in at The Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmers' Market. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) June 28, 2012 - Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Farmers' Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and is part of Natividad Medical Center's ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center's staff, patients and their families.

    Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmers' Market Every Wednesday
    FROM 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    In honor of National Salad Week, Chef Brandon Executive Chef of Mundaka tapas restaurant in Carmel will be at Natividad Medical Centers Farmers Market for a special cooking workshop! Join Chef Brandon Miller in from of building 200-Out Patient Services at 12 pm and learn how Chef Miller pulls his own mozzarella fresh daily and how to make the perfect summertime salad! Every guest will enjoy a sample and complimentary recipe card to take home.

    Stop by the Farmers Market at Natividad Medical Center, pick up some delicious heirloom tomatoes and enjoy this recipe from Chef Miller at home.

    House made Mozzarella and Heirloom Tomato Salad Mozzarella:

    2 Lbs. Mozzarella curd sliced inch thick
    2 Quarts Saline solution (33% Salt, Water)
    1 Gallon Boiling Water

    6 each Assorted Heirloom tomatoes & some cherry size for garnish
    1 Bunch Basil leaves
    cup Herb Oil (Basil, Mint, Cilantro, and Parsley)
    cup Saffron Gastrique
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    In a medium stainless steel bowl place curd and slowly add boiling water until covered. Reserve the rest of the boiling water and use as needed. With a wooden spoon begin stretching the curd until it has melted completely and formed a single mass. With your hands, continue to fold the curd into itself until you have formed a smooth ball. Pinch the bottom with your left hand while using your thumb to cut the bottom. Place the ball into saline. After 10 seconds remove from saline and roll into a cylinder with plastic wrap.
    Slice tomatoes and cheese and season with salt and pepper. Layer tomatoes and cheese with basil on serving dishes or on a platter to serve family style. Drizzle with Oil and gastrique and serve.

    At Natividad Medical Center's Certified Farmers' Market run by Everyone's Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, live plants, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center's California Certified Farmers' Market you are supporting local California growers.

    Save the date for upcoming cooking demos and activities at Natividad Medical Center
    Certified Farmer's' Market:
    August (Date TBD) it's all about kids. Enjoy arts and crafts, dancing veggies, and a smoothie demo and tasting all geared around helping kids have fun while eating healthy!
    September 26 and October 24th it's Simply About Qunice! Meet cookbook author and Chef Barbara Ghazarian! Barbara is passionate about sharing her Armenian heritage with others. She has authored two award-winning cookbooks and a collection of inspirational stories. Join the fun as Barbara prepares small dishes, called "mezze", and demonstrates how to roll Vegan Stuffed Grape Leaves, called "yalanchi" in Armenian (often called "dolmades"). Since the publication of her most recent cookbook, "Simply Quince", Barbara has become well-known as the "Queen of Quince." She is passionate about cooking with the near-forgotten fruit of her ancestry as well as resurrecting the quince to its rightful place on the table and in the garden. "Simply Quince" builds on the success of her first award-winning cookbook, "Simply Armenian: Naturally Healthy Ethnic Cooking Made Easy" (2004), now in its 4th printing.

    For more information on Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer's' Market contact :
    Everyone's Harvest
    Contact: Chris Loecher, Event Manager
    Cell Tel: 831-917-8902
    Contact: Iris Peppard, Executive Director
    Tel: (831) 384-6961
    Fax: (831) 582-9546

    For information on Natividad Medical Center contact Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455.

    About Natividad Medical Center
    Natividad Medical Center is a Monterey County owned and operated 172 bed acute care hospital providing health care services to the people of the county for more than 125 years. Natividad Medical Center offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 33,000 patient days each year and more than 42,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is ranked #1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County. Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 250 physicians, Natividad's mission is to continually improve the health status of the people of Monterey County through access to affordable, high-quality health care services. Natividad is based in Salinas, California. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit www.natividad.com

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco/Chatterbox Public Relations (831) 747-7455

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