Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fall is here

and Anne has found pumpkins. They are rather strange and cool, not the kind I have seen before, but they look fantastic on our bench.

and one tilted garden shot.


New York City Style Park Bench

I found this old park bench. It reminds me of something you might find in Central Park in New York City. I sanded it, painted it and moved it next to the front door. Anne is looking for a couple of big pumpkins to set on the bench. It must be too early for pumpkins.


Thursday Night Farmer’s Market Dinner

Next week, September 15 we will have our first Thursday Night Farmer’s Market Dinner. The price is $25.00 plus tax and gratuity. It will take place from 7-9pm on our outside patio. We will start the meal with a prosciutto and oven dried fig flat bread. Next will be  linguini pasta  with crispy fried pancetta, tomato, garlic and red pepper. Topped with shaved parmesan and garden basil. For the main course we will serve Crispy Italian Porchetta with oven roasted potatoes and broccoli rapini. For dessert we will serve our classic lemon pound cake with fresh Pudwill Farm’s berries.

Please email us at to sign up.

A few photos from today.

A new raised bed. Will plant Italian Cicorria.

A few new photos from the weekend

Don’t forget the bread making class tomorrow September 6th at 7:00pm. Call the restaurant in the morning to reserve your spot.

These tomatoes and basil leaves are from our garden. Look especially good with the hipstamatic app.

Almost out out the second batch of the fig jam. Stop by to get one.

A view of the figs before and during production.

New Fig Jam

I finally made it to the Farmer’s Market this evening. It’s tough getting away even though the market is only two blocks away. When I do go I always get my knifes sharpened and most of the time I buy berries from Pudwill Farms. I use the berries in Saturday morning scones. Tonight I purchased 6 pounds of figs from Andy at Pudwill Farms. They were perfect, not overripe and bursting at the seams. I love figs, but when they get to the point when they’re overripe I can’t eat them. Tonight’s figs were good.

After the restaurant  closed  I spent an hour or so making jam.  It’s chunky, sweet and deep purple. I packed them in 12 ounce jars. They will be ready for sale tomorrow for $9.50 a jar. Let me know if you want one.

A New Community Table

As summer fades  and fall  appears Fiore Market Cafe prepares for cooler temperatures and way to create a cozy space inside for our wonderful guest. Anne and I love the look and feel of our two community tables. One is a simple picnic table top on  two by four legs built by my neighbor. The other table is eight feet long and an inch and half thick. It’s made of maple and was designed to be used in a bakery. We tore off the metal legs and fastened four by four legs at the corners. It’s a wonderfully heavy table that seeps oils when in direct sun, but thankfully we have kept it fairly dry.

I am looking to built a smaller community table for inside the cafe. I saw this picture on Pinterest and knew immediately that this is what I want. I understand tthe table top is an old Chinese door. The legs were custom made for the table.

I envision early evening dinners at this table. Six to eight people sitting around the table enjoying a meal.

A week ago I planted raddicchio, radish and arugula seed. In one weeks time they have sprouted. When you are at the cafe take a look. I got my seeds on line at   Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Take a look.