February 2015 – A Communal Table – “Manassero Farms Inspired – CREAMY LEMON HERB SHRIMP ON ZUCCHINI NOODLES”
I’ve lived in Orange County for over 25 years, and yet I am still finding new “gems” in my own backyard. New (to me at least) shops, restaurants and of course, markets. For years, acres of orange trees and farms dominated the landscape of Orange County and market stands were plentiful. Sadly, many of those groves and fields have been replaced by housing tracts – but a few small farms do remain, including Manassero Farms, a small, family owned organic farm with several locations in Orange County, Ca. Recently, I attended a cooking class at their Irvine market location, taught by Anne Manassero, a certified Yoga instructor as well as a gifted and talented cook. Anne teaches several classes a month focusing on creative and nutritious dishes using Manaserro Farms beautiful produce. The classes are held in their darling, open air market located on their farm in Irvine, Ca.