Math geeks, we know you're out there, this one's for you. Monday is Pi Day - 3/14 - or as we like to call it Pi(e) Day. Forget about the traumas of high school geometry class; use your weekend bounty from the Little Italy Mercato to bake a pie instead.
There's crisp, sweet Fuji apples from Smit Orchards and Lone Oak to make the classic American treat, it's up to you to decide double crust or crumble. Try adding some Fiscalini 18-month cheddar from Taste Cheese into the crust for an elegant twist. Blueberries from Pudwill Farms and sweet potatoes from Vang Farms will each make outstanding options in the confectionary category, but don't forget about savory!
Wilt any of the hearty greens like chard or kale from JR organics and Maciel Family and mix with duck eggs from Schaner and some cream as a base for a rich custard-like quiche. Sautéed baby purple artichokes from Suncoast, Nicolau Farms’ fresh chevre and a handful of chopped herbs from Suzie’s are another great combination.
The pie-sibilities are endless and we want to see what you’re making with the Mercato offerings. Share your pie pictures and recipes on our Facebook page or email them to email@example.com