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

Summer days, true love and home grown tomatoes

Hi Folks-

Late post tonight. As part of our celebration of being open for ten years (expect a party in October) I decided that Peter and I needed to take some time off during the summer. Don’t get me wrong, we usually eek out a week or so but this summer we will have had two partial weeks and three or four long weekends!! Today was one of those and it was great. I really love my husband and it’s so fun just to hang out with him and not worry about business. But back to business :-)!

Steph ordered fish for tomorrow and the list is below. 1000 Stone Farm is keeping up with the Cherry tomatoes, greens and oyster mushrooms. Elmore Roots is keeping us in blue berries and I have hopes that we will have berries from Butterfield Beef and Berry soon as well.

Peter will be doing the post on Thursday, probably, so if I don’t see you in the store by Friday, Bye! I’ll see you after attending a major medieval encampment in PA with my sister and daughter. I’m going to bring food, my chemise and a “learn all about” attitude! I betcha I have fun!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Trout

  • Wild Coho salmon

  • Dayboat Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Yellow tail sole, dayboat

  • PEI Mussels

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

  • Pemaquid Oysters

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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the maurauding viking

Hi Folks-

So Sharon is going to a Medieval event, a reenactment of a Medieval society by the SCA, the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group Sharon’s sister Maggie has been involved in for years. Basically, 12,000 people are gathering in Pensic, Pennsylvania, recreating the dress and the activities and the culture of people in Medieval times.

She has her garb ready, more or less, and is planning on the food she’s going to bring. She’s going with Chelsea and she’s excited about the range of activities that will be open to her. There will be many craftsmen who demonstrate how they work, and many battles to watch, both individual and group. There’s going to be a dance pavilion open at all times where you can learn the dances of the period. And Sharon is looking forward to the food offerings, vendors who will be set up to sell their wares. She’s hoping to be able to buy a meat pie whenever she feels like it.

I’m just hoping that she doesn’t meet and fall for some marauding Viking who is a good dancer. And who tips well when he buys her a meat pie.

We have two new beers at the store, one made by Frost Beerworks in Hinesburg. It’s a bomber, 220z. bottle and it’s called Lush Double IPA. The name gives its own description of what the beer is. The other addition is made by Hermit Thrush Brewery, in Brattleboro. It’s a Belgian inspired ale. It’s called Party Guy, a “sour session ale” that comes in a 4-pack of hot pink cans.

We have Alaskan King Salmon tomorrow, such a treat. And we have littleneck clams and Pemaquid oysters.

Fish arriving tomorrow:

  • Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
  • Alaskan King Salmon
  • 2+ Yellowfin tuna
  • Dayboat yellow tail sole
  • Sustainable Shetland Salmon
  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • littleneck clams
  • PEI Mussels
  • 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

Anchovies as defense

Hi Folks-

So here we are on a rather grim Monday, thank goodness the weekend was beautiful! As usual we ate pretty well, including a fall off the wagon into the Mad Taco, pretty healthy though and I just couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. It hits me like that sometimes, after being on a deep cooking run for weeks, it’s just over, I don’t want to cook.

I’m grumbling my way back into it today. One thing about crappy weather is that cooking is a comfort, so there’s that. There was also Halibut at the market, another good thing. I’m either going to cook broccoli with a zippy little anchovy pepper sauce or a broccoli rice with the same ingredients, maybe with some 1000 stone farm cherry tomatoes for color and taste. I think I need the anchovies to zap me back into the game. I’ll let you know how it works out.

Just a head’s up The Uncommon Market will be closed from noon on August 13th for our STAFF PARTY!!! I love our staff and I love hosting them at our house and making terrific food and telling them all how much I appreciate them!

So we have local mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, greens and blueberries. All organic!

And we have anchovies.

Fish tomorrow:

  • Dayboat Haddock
  • Icelandic Arctic Char
  • Coho Salmon
  • 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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