Friday, April 6, 2012

holiday menu

everyone always asks, 'what's your favourite thing to cook?'. i find this to be a very difficult question to answer, since i love cooking so many different things. that being said, there is something about making a ginormous holiday spread that makes me happy.

well guess what... there happens to be a holiday this weekend. and it's one of the best. as a girl with a pretty intense sweet tooth, easter has always been a favourite. so, i've made an easter extravaganza for the market this weekend. everything is packaged in either soup containers or the small, individual packages.

so there's:
baked ham (grandma's recipe) with pineapple, mustard & cloves   $7
sweet potato casserole with a pecan crust   $7
potato-bread dressing with savoury & sage   $7
parsnip, celery root & potato puree   $5
brussels sprouts with bacon   $3
baked turnips   $3

for portioning, everything is enough to feed two people when eaten as a side.

there are also three salads this week.
the red rice would be a great addition to an easter meal. it has lots of holiday flavours like toasted pecans, cranberries, savoury, roasted sweet potatoes & butternut squash, and a hint of cinnamon.
the potato salad was also a hit last weekend so i've decided to make it again. it has green beans, radishes, celery, pickled garlic scapes and a vegan dijon dressing.
then the quinoa will be another mediterranean concoction - cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion & fresh herbs.

i thought about making pies for the market this weekend, but have decided that cupcakes are more fitting with easter - with their pastel-hued frostings and colourful sprinkles.

doesn't this just scream easter?
 this weekend i'll have vanilla, lemon, red velvet, banana-chocolate chip & chocolate.

there will also be the usual array of other treats - cookies, macaroons, snickers brownies, mint-oreo cheesecakes, hello dollies & tarts. i think it's looking like a lemon & a passionfruit sort of week.

ok time to begin the baking bonanza.
see you over the weekend - i'll be there both saturday & sunday. oh & i nearly forgot, there's an easter egg hunt on sunday at the market for all the kiddies, so make sure to come check it out!


  1. Jenna - your butternut squash soup is amazing! So rich and delicious. I'm lunching on the white bean, kale, and lemon soup today which I'm sure is equally delicious! Thanks for being so awesome!

  2. Hey Jenna!
    Wondering where you get your piping bags and the tips you use for your icing?
    See you at the Market!