Joni Sare, cooking instructor

Cooking demo, Williams-Sonoma, July 10th

We found wonderful looking, enticing produce at the Los Gatos Farmer’s Market this morning for my cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma (WS).

First, we (me and my group) walked through the entire market without buying a single thing. We said HELLO to the vendors while looking for new, different, intriguing foods. Then, got down to business. Thank goodness for the hours (of fun) I had with the memory game “Concentration” ….I certainly had to employ its valuable training(!). As I walked through the market, my mind started to pair foods together, while thinking of the gadgets, spices and condiments at WS.

I love these improv cooking demos, …the adventure of cooking without a recipe is sooo liberating, so freeing, so creative. … while keeping in mind the flavors, the textures, colors and energetic values of the food. Hmmm, another favorite childhood game comes to mind: “Connect the Dots.”

Here is the produce I bought:        (and below are links to the dishes I made)

  • Bok Choy
  • Green beans
  • Red pear tomatoes
  • Green cabbage
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic Rosemary Bread
  • Strawberries
  • Almonds (un-pasteurized)

Ingredients I used from Williams-Sonoma:

Foods I used from Whole Foods Market:

  • Lime
  • Vegetable broth
  • Cashews


Here are the dishes I made… click on each title to see more info:


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