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Don’t let a dull knife get in the way of good cooking. Today Kevin Noon will be sharpening knives at the Tremont Farmers’ Market. Bring your knives, scissors, sheers, and even food processor blades. He will make them like new again using old world techniques. Don’t worry, if kevin is not there, he and Garth Proctor alternate weeks at the market. Also, each freshly sharpened knife comes with a complimentary BAND-AID.

Lincoln Park, on W.14th Street between Starkweather & Kenilworth Ave.
Tuesdays from 4:30 – 7:30 pm
June 16 – October 20
www.tremontfarmersmarket.com

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Fiesta, a line of dinnerware made by the Homer Laughlin China Co., has a rich past and a thriving present. This timeless, sturdy dinnerware is a product of Ohio River Pottery. Its appearance has changed little since its 1936 debut in East Liverpool, Ohio. The signature ringed design graces everything from coffee pots to tumblers, pie plates, soup tureens, and sugar bowls in a rainbow array of colors. Not only can you find a piece of Fiesta ware in just about any antique or vintage store in Cleveland, you can view it on display in the Christmas Story House Museum in Tremont. (Think back to that ivory plate Randy Parker uses to demonstrate how a piggy eats.) Though Fiesta is still readily availble in most department stores, I recomend buying vintage peices or visiting the the Homer Laughlin China Retail Outlet located just over the the Ohio River. Purchasing a box of dishes from the JCPenny housewares’ department just doesn’t give the same thrill. 

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Leaving work, you know what you have to do, grocery shop, and what you want to do, enjoy the last of the sumer weather. Well, Tuesday evenings in Tremont you can do both! If you haven’t been to the Tremont Farmers’ Market yet, you are missing out. Each week I look forward to seeing what locally grown produce will be there. They have fresh fruit and vegetables, many specialty items and music. Tonight I will be making a spicy thai stir fry with my purchases.

My Shopping List

parsley
rainbow chard
green beans
lettuce
sweet corn
hot peppers
sweet onion
eggplant
basil
carrots

Lincoln Park, on W.14th Street between Starkweather & Kenilworth Ave.
Tuesdays from 4:30 – 7:30 pm
June 16 – October 20
www.tremontfarmersmarket.com

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As most you know, its the Sunday of summer. Thats right, August. Yes, Sunday can be relaxing, but you know what’s looming in the near future. Monday. So before winter is upon us we must make the most of our time outdoors. On a recent bike with the purpose of errands I noticed the tall grass by the side of the road. It reminds me of the earthy decorations that were all the rage in suburban homes in the early 1980s. Particularly, the large vase of prickly ornamental grass that I inaccurately dubbed “cat’s tails” my mother kept in our living room. There was nothing I could do except bring some home and put them in a vase.

 
photo credit: Jeff Sierputowski

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