it has been a great week in the kitchen... almost relaxing & i even squeezed in a social life. last week was crazy hectic getting ready for an elaborate hors d'oeuvres spread (hence the absent blog update), a few special orders & baking a 5th birthday cake.
i still have a birthday cake to make tonight but compared to usual, that's way ahead of schedule.
since i wasn't preoccupied with catering jobs, i was able to restock some frozen favourites. the new main course is brisket & blue featuring getaway farms beef. i picked up 18 pounds this week & braised it overnight with leeks, celery, sun-dried tomatoes, pears & red wine. it's incredibly tender & flavourful. it's paired with creamy blue cheese gnocchi & kale from my garden.
small $10 large $20
disco soup is also back - aka beet, parsnip & pear. it has such a fantastic colour that it just looks like a party! it's also vegan, gluten-free & paleo.
i made a batch of chicken stew as well - this is perhaps the hardest item on the menu to keep in stock. it's just classic comfort food - homemade stock, free range chicken, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, brussels sprouts, peas & herbs.
there're about 10 more flavours on the menu right now too, the complete list is posted on the front of my freezer door at the market & they're all $7 no matter the flavour. there's definitely been a chill in the air this week & soup season is upon us once more.
but if you're not ready for that just yet, there are three salads to choose from as well.
broccoli - the same as always
quinoa - curried hummus dressing, crunchy veg, peanuts, cilantro
beet - wheatberries, shaved fennel, red onion, white wine vinaigrette, kale from my garden, goat cheese & candied walnuts. it's a got a bit of extra flare this week.
and as usual my table will be filled with sweets - and the goat's milk fudge will be hiding underneath.
ok back to the kitchen. i look forward to seeing you all over the weekend.
yeah that's right, the market closes at 3pm not 4pm, make sure to come early so you don't miss out!