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Quinoa Black Bean Salad Recipe

Posted June 26, 2014

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Quick Recipe for Quinoa Black Bean Salad
- By Market staff member extrodinaire Scott Davies

Here’s a one-dish meal that has nutrition and a great taste. It’s also a great salad to add to; for instance, add avocado and sliced Roma tomatoes for added color and flavor.

Experiment with different quantities than listed below, too. You can emphasize certain flavors as you desire. I like to add more garlic, for example, since I LOVE garlic. This recipe keeps well in the fridge, so feel free to make a large batch to last you up to a week.

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Local asparagus is on tonight’s menu!

Lots of delicious asparagus is available at the City Hall Express market on 4th Ave. between James and Cherry Streets. The market is open until 2 pm and returns every Tuesday through the summer. See you there!

From hobbyist to entrepreneur, it's been quite a journey for beekeeper Anne Smith. After working for Alm Hill Gardens Farm and as a salesperson for a beekeeper at the Market, she joined the Puget Sound Beekeeper's Club in 2008 and learned from as many sources as possible - plus through good-old fashioned scientific experimentation - how to keep bees.

"You can't really truly learn until you get your hands in it," Anne says. And well-gloved hands they are. She bought two hives, one each for Seattle's Capitol Hill and Georgetown neighborhoods. Those hives continue to out-produce their country cousins in northern Whatcom County. Anne believes it's the radiant heat of the city, a longer bee season (due to a warmer fall and spring), and landscaping—thank you, urban gardeners. "There is a small grove of Black Locust trees in Georgetown, the only in the city, that produces great honey," Anne adds.

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What’s fresh today from the Pike Place Express market on First Hill at Virginia Mason: first-of-the-season raspberries and brilliantly green leafy lettuce. This new pop-up farmers market is bringing the Market’s farm-fresh produce to the First Hill neighborhood. 

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