I love scallops

Hi Folks-

Sharon is training with a recently hired front of the house person tonight so I’m left to my own resources. I accomplished cooking and eating dinner with an embarrassment of ease. There were some large beautiful sea scallops left in the fish case from being delivered Friday, so I took about ¾ of a pound of them home. The rest will come out of the case tonight, if it isn’t sold, to make room for the new scallops that are arriving tomorrow. Though I felt a little decadent eating the scallops all by myself, it wasn’t enough to dissuade me from doing it. I simply sauteed them in olive oil over medium high heat, being careful not to overcook them. Normally I would have used a combination of butter and olive oil but just today Sharon and I started the Clean Diet which doesn’t allow dairy of any kind. The scallops were perfect – low calorie and so splendidly good. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t own a grocery store.

Sharon and I did the Clean Diet about four months ago and we lost a lot of weight, and though we haven’t gained any weight back we’d like to lose quite a bit more so hopefully the diet will give us the jump start we need.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

ten years

Hi Folks-

So Sharon and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary recently, we were together for a long time before we got married, and now it’s the 10th anniversary of our opening the store. Happy times for the most part, lots of life has passed through our doors. The Date is October 2nd and we will be holding a celebration at the store. Lots of free food and we may be reprising our barbecues we used to do out on the street. Sharon will keep us posted.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

The fish

Hi Folks-

Just finished entertaining for dinner tonight so I’m just going to give you the fish for tomorrow.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • 2+ Yellowfin Tuna
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • PEI Mussels
  • Pemaquid Oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

it’s fall damn it

Hi Folks-

So it’s time for that big Fall shift, when you’re wearing a shirt you’ve been wearing all summer but what you really want is your wool sweater which you think is in a bureau upstairs but it might still be in the trunk of your car from a soccer game last April. When you say it’s too early in the year to turn on the furnace but heck, you’re getting cold. When that lamb-roast you’ve been playing with the idea of all summer now is at the point where you have to make the call or you’re going to get caught short by the weather and not have it at all.

I’m sure things will come back to plumb and I’ll accept Fall and part with the Summer. I’m going to avoid the depression that somehow goes with this Fall shift. And we probably will decide to have the lamb-roast. And I’m going to organize my sweaters so that they’re at hand and then I’ll be all set.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Fresh water Catfish
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • PEI Mussels
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Fish tomorrow

Hi Folks-

Super quick post, it’s my day off. We will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day, always figured we are pretty much who the holiday is for :-).

Fish tomorrow:

  • Dayboat Haddock

  • King Salmon

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Yellow tail sole, dayboat

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Veggie Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

We can help

Hi Folks-

It’s feeling a little fallish out there and I love it, it’s my favorite time of year! I do honestly yearn after my sweaters and jeans about this time every August …soon!

I looked at Peter on Tuesday the 22nd and said “Hey honey, guess what, we bought this place ten years ago today!” August 22, 2007, what a long crazy run its been and we are still digging it. We didn’t open until October 2nd so that’s when we will have a birthday party at the store but the 22nd is when we made the big leap :-).

So it has come to my attention that the Montpelier food pantry is in pretty dire need at this point. Peter and I have both contributed some and I bought a couple of cases of things for them to have but they could really use all of our help so I’m asking you all to chip in too. Hungry people make my heart hurt. Here’s their website, because cash will work too Montpelier Food Pantry and here’s what they had to say about donating:

Friends, the Montpelier Food Pantry is experiencing a very high volume of folks needing food. Our stores are depleted. Please donate as generously as you are able: canned veggies, tomato products, fruit, soups, meals in a can, tuna and peanut butter.

Items may be dropped off into bins at Shaws (Montpelier & Berlin stores) and Price Chopper, or at the Food Pantry (137 Main St): Tuesdays 10-12, Wed. 10-11 & 4-6, Thurs. 10-11:30, Friday 10-11.

So do that and feel good.

We are having a wine sale, again, finally, sometimes life just gets away from me. I realized I was looking at a sign that said “spring wines” and that it was time to get it together. So Wine Sale and it’s a bunch of our favorite wines that we drink with great pricing. Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir, usually $23.99 marked down to $18.99; A Proper Claret by Bonny Doon, usually $19.79 marked down to $14.59; Berger Gruner Veltliner $15.69 to $13.69; Bieler Rose from $13.59 down to $11.59; Uncaged a California red blend from $20.89 down to $15.69. These are deals! So try them and if you order a case before the end of August I can give you another 10% off that. So see if any them appeal. We sure like ’em.

Great weekend for grilling, no tornadoes in sight! Check out the fish and the meat case.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • East Coast Halibut
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • PEI Mussels
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Day at the races and a recipe!!

Hi Folks-

Well that was fun! Saratoga rocks. The weather was great, the horses fast and the family was there! Most of my family is pretty dang good at handicapping; taking a plethora of minute details such as track type, training speeds, dam, sires, jockeys etc and coming up with an opinion. I’ve done it, it’s tricky and I, superstitious person that I am, I’m not convinced it’s the way to go.

I read through the details, look for names that tug me (jockey, horse, sire or dam, a fly on the page 🙂 And bet that way. Not my most winning bet ($66.90 thank you) but my favorite was seeing the name Caviar Czar, click, Sire Medaglia D’ora Dam Lemonade Goddess. This was a horse that tugged and made sense to my foodie within. He won and I got 37 dollars, made my day. Every body laughed, as they should, when somebody who hasn’t a clue gets lucky. Day two at the races somebody pointed out to me that he was owned by Bobby Flay so yes, Mom, confirmed foodie horse.

Hey here’s the link for the Provencal tomato and squash gratin aka tomato pie, several people have asked for it. You get a complimentary look I believe but if you can’t open it let me know, I’ll copy and paste

Fish tomorrow:

  • Dayboat Haddock

  • 2+ Tuna

  • King Salmon

  • Bluefish

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Yellow tail sole, dayboat

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The Store Worth Walking To

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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Going to the races

Hi Folks-

My Friday :-). Once again this summer we are having a long weekend, this time with all of our kids and the Saratoga Race track. We leave tomorrow at 8:00, to give us enough time to handicap the first day’s races. We are going to have so much fun. I’ll tell you all about going to a medieval festival with 10k people who are totally into it soon. Right now I’m busy :-)!

So the Provencal tomato tart recipe we’ve been eating and raving about is here Peter’s tomato Pie. Do it, now is the time, everything is so ripe.

The store is filled with berries and produce and fresh fish and great wines. Have a party. Pick a simple recipe and win, just because all food tastes good right now.

Have a great weekend!

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Fresh water Catfish, grill it in packets, make towering sandwiches…
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • PEI Mussels

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

Sharon home from the war

Hi Folks-

So Sharon just got back today, Chelsea’s car having broken down last night, and she is glad to be home. She has plenty of stories but I’ll let her tell them. She was happy to see me, which is all I care about. She and I sort of just want to hang out, so this post is necessarily brief.

We have wild Alaskan King Salmon coming in tomorrow, as well as east coast halibut. The days of being able to grill outside are declining so enjoy while you can.

We’re counting on the weather being good on Sunday, as we have our staff party scheduled. Lobsters and beef tenderloin for everyone, also the tomato pie I’ve been raving about. We always have a lot of fun at these. The store will close at Noon Sunday for the party.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • 2+ Yellowfin tuna
  • East Coast Halibut
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

beef barley soup

Hi Folks-

Sharon and I aren’t used to being apart for five days. We spend almost all our time together. Who’s going to encourage me all the time? Who’s going to tell me I look really sexy in my new glasses? I’m at a loss, and don’t know just what to do. I think I’ll find some friends to play golf. Even though I hate golf, the friends part is good. I’ll also call on Katy and Alec to see if they want to spend time with the old man. I don’t seem to have any trouble that I’m itching to get into, so scratch getting into a situation at Charlie O’s. Maybe I’ll cook beef barley soup. So good. Anyway, I have to get my cell phone fixed so I can confer with Sharon while she’s in the middle of her war.

Good price on halibut tomorrow – high prices on King salmon were prohibitive. Don’t know why. Native corn at a good price. Still Pennsylvania peaches. And blueberries from Elmore Roots.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • 2+ Yellowfin tuna
  • East Coast Halibut
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
  • 10/20 Dry Scallops
  • Pemaquid oysters

See you at the Store!

The Uncommon Market

The store worth walking to.”

802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net