Friday, September 14, 2012

better late than never

as i begin writing this post, the market is 8 hours away.


i have been the worst blogger ever of late. the summer has been chock full of events and special requests so some things have fallen by the wayside. this week was pretty normal... mind you i do have to do plated desserts for a wedding immediately after the market tomorrow... i might have to duck out a few minutes early so make sure to get there before 4.

ok menu time. i made a few brand new concoctions this week that i'm pretty happy with.

the first is a vegan, lentil shepherd's pie. not gonna lie, not a huge fan of lentils but i ate a whole bowl of the filling - hope it's not just me who likes it! there's caramelized onions, balsamic mushrooms, carrots, celery, zucchini, kale, tomatoes, peas, corn & loads of herbs from my garden, oh and lentils. for the topping it's a myriad of veggies - potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, cauliflower & roasted garlic. there's also a smidge of nutritional yeast and some more herbs & green onions.
i know it sounds complicated but it's more like rustic comfort food.

small $9 large $18

there's also a fresh batch of chicken, leek, broccoli, bacon pies. that one is pretty much a staple on the menu. lots of slab bacon, melted leeks, gravy made with homemade chicken stock, braised chicken & broccoli all covered up with a puff pastry lid.
small $10 large $20

beef stew & seafood chowder are also making their triumphant return to the soup list.
there's also:
curried butternut squash (vegan)
vegetable stew (vegan)
black bean & corn chili (vegan)
white bean, lemon & kale (vegan)
baked beans (vegetarian)
roasted red pepper, tomato & sweet potato (vegetarian)
mexican pork posole
chicken stew

now for the salads.
the quinoa salad got a complete makeover this week. i'd been trying to think of a new version for ages & this is what i came up with:

fennel, orange & olive - the fennel is shaved super thin on the mandolin; the oranges are cara cara so they look like grapefuit; then there's kalamata olives, a little red onion, arugula, basil, olive oil & white wine vinegar.
the sweet potato has lots of tomatoes, avocados, peppers, cilantro, lime & cumin.
the broccoli has cranberries, almonds, sunflower seeds, red onion, bell pepper & bacon (there's is 1 lone vegetarian version).

now on to the sweets: oatmeal cookies, coconut macaroons, snickers brownies, lemon tarts, sweet rolls, maple walnut squares, raspberry-sour cherry cheesecakes, and... drum roll please... the return of hello dollies!

and of course cupcakes:
red velvet-raspberry
banana chocolate chip-peanut butter

alrighty time to catch some zzzz's. hope to see you in the morning.

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