Apples $3 a Pound!

So, you’ve priced the fresh fruit in the grocery store, shaken your head in dismay, now you’re sitting disconsolately in your car in the parking lot, wondering, “How can I provide fresh fruit to my family?” Then a light bulb goes off in your head – maybe I could grow my own fruit… You can! … Continued

The Man Behind the Marketplace

The Man Behind The Market Place Chef-Owner William Dissen dishes about his local food philosophy, fall menu, and hopes for the restaurant’s future William Dissen, executive chef and owner of The Market Place in downtown Asheville, makes no secret of his award-winning food formula: fresh equals flavorful. He fully grasped this powerful equation early on … Continued

Apple Cinnamon Scones

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Scones

Apple Cinnamon Scones MAKES 12 2 ¾ C All Purpose Flour 1/3 C Sugar ½ tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Apple Pie Spice ½ C butter, cold & cut into small cubes 1 medium Apple, cut into ½” pieces 2 Large Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla ½ C applesauce Topping: 1 Tbsp Milk … Continued

Apple Walnut Granola

Recipe: Apple Walnut Granola

Apple Walnut Granola MAKES about 5 cups 3C Oats, not quick 1C Walnuts, roughly chopped ½ C Unsweetened Coconut 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Nutmeg ¼ tsp Allspice ¼ tsp Salt ½ C Unsweetened Applesauce ½ C Honey ¼ C Brown Sugar 1 large Apple or 1 C dried Apple, chopped into small pieces … Continued

Green Apple Martini

Recipe: Green Apple Martini

Green Apple Ginger Martini MAKES 2 Servings ½ C Vodka 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 large tart green apple, cored and cut into slices ¼ C water + ½ Tbsp water, divided 1-2 small limes, juiced Apple slices for garnish (optional) ½ Tbsp honey Crushed ice 1. Place the vodka … Continued