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Good Food Good Life Shrimp and Peaches??

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This weeks Good Food Good Life recipe of the week is one that will take you a few minutes to prepare but the results will have you recruiting the neighbors to make them every day!!!

This is a wonderful recipe and perfect for anyone the enjoys Good Food Good Life style of eating and living.

If you enjoy food…and let’s be real.WHO doesn’t??? Tune in weekly for our Good Food Good life Recipe of the Week feature. Look for us next week to have some summer veggie recipes with carrots and tomatoes!!!AND PLEASE…never, never forget support your local Farmer’s Markets and your local farmers…Simply put Know your Farmer Know your Food…

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Summer Rolls with Lime-Cured Shrimp and Peaches

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

For the sauce:
¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 ½ Tbsp. fish sauce
1 ½ Tbsp. sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. chile-garlic paste

For the Lime-Cured Shrimp:
16 large shrimp, peeled, deveined, halved lengthwise
½ cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup hot water
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil

For the Summer Rolls:
Eight 8 ½-inch round rice paper wrappers
Lime-cured shrimp
1 slightly underripe peach cut into ¼ inch slices then julienned
1 cup julienned English hothouse cucumber
1 cup julienned daikon radishes, soaked in in ice water until crisp, drained
1 cup loosely packed fresh Thai basil leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup packed cilantro sprigs
1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1 bunch (about 2 ounces) chives

Make the dipping sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; set aside until ready to serve.

Make the lime-cured shrimp: In a small bowl, combine the shrimp, lime juice, salt and sugar. Let the mixture sit, stirring occasionally, until shrimp have started to get a little pink in color, about 10 minutes. Add the hot water and sesame oil and place in refrigerator until shrimp have cooked through and turned completely pink, about 5 minutes. Drain shrimp and place on a paper towel-lined plate to dry.

Make the summer rolls: Fill a pie tin or a large shallow bowl with hot water. Working with 1 rice paper wrapper at a time, submerge the wrapper in hot water until pliable, about 10 seconds. Remove and carefully reshape the wrapper on a clean surface. Working quickly, place 4 shrimp halves in a row, cut side up, in the center of the wrapper. Layer some peaches, cucumber, daikon, basil, mint, cilantro, peanuts and chives just above the shrimp. Fold the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and fold in the sides. Carefully roll the wrapper into a cylinder, making sure to maintain a uniform and tight shape as you roll.

Transfer the summer roll to a platter and repeat with the remaining ingredients. Make ahead: You can make the summer rolls up to an hour in advance. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and transfer to a refrigerator until ready to serve.

Tip: Have a few extra rice papers on hand as you may need a few tries before your get the layering and rolling technique down.

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Enjoy folks..Hope you are enjoy the summer festivities is your local neighborhoods. Here in Northern Nevada we are preparing for the Best in the West Rib Cook off and Street Vibrations and then we follow with the wonderful Italian Festival…Oh and lets us not forget the Balloons and Camels…

And never forget…Know your farmer…Know your Food…

USDA Program encouraging the support of local farmers
USDA Program encouraging the support of local farmers






Until Next Time

Happy Gardening

Thank you Tahoe Market Times

Photos Aaron Aveiro and TMT

Good Food Good Life… Frozen Fruit!

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In this edition of Good Food Good Life we look at something to cool you off during the Dog Days of Summer. Frozen Fruit, always adds to Good Food Good Life ways of living.

Four Ways to Enjoy Frozen Fruit!

Summer is the season with some of the greatest food, and Good Food Good Life in addition to beautifully ripe fruits are no exception. Stick the fruit you purchase at the Farmers Market in the freezer for a few hours and you’ve got the perfect treat with the potential to cool you down on a hot summer day.

Frozen Grapes:  Throw a handful (or more) of grapes in the freezer for a few hours and you’ll end up with a healthy icy treat. Princeton knows what’s up in their article about the many uses of frozen grapes.  While freezing the grapes doesn’t do much in terms of flavor, the icy texture of the grapes is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Make sure you wash before freezing.

Fruit Cubes:  During the summer months when we spend tons more time out in the hot sun, it’s more important than ever to make sure to keep your body hydrated. You’ve probably heard of the eight glasses a day rule, and there’s definitely some truth to it.  If plain water just doesn’t do it for you, these fruit cubes will make reaching your recommended hydration levels interesting. Not only do they add some fruit flavor to your drink, but they are really adorable! And fruit isn’t the only thing you can put in your cubes.
Feeling fancy? Experiment by adding mint and basil or try these inventive juice-infused cubes.

Don’t forget that we have four different Basil and Mints for you to make your summer delights with Good Food Good Life. Take advantage of our Harvest While You Wait program

Ice Pops:  Try experimenting with different combinations of your favorite fruits and fruit juices. For a clean, professional result, try investing in a set of ice pop molds.  Here’s where Vanderbilt comes in. In eight easy steps, they show you the way to make bomb frozen fruit pops.

Smoothies:  While we generally tend to think of smoothies made with fresh fruit, using frozen fruit is often a quicker and more convenient way to prepare this frozen treat—and even more cost-effective. Smoothies are the ideal way to keep you cool and fill you up this summer. In fact, you can even think of something to make with the leftover fruits in your fridge or freezer.

Always a healthy addition to your Good Food Good Life living….

Thank you: Lake Tahoe Markets

Until Next Time

Happy Gardening