so much has happened over the last couple of weeks that the blog has definitely fallen by the wayside.
last week i had the biggest catering gig of my life. on saturday night, right after the market, i catered a kosher event at the Shaar Shalom Synagogue to celebrate their 60th anniversary. to ensure it was kosher, i did a fair bit of research, asked a ton of questions & prepped in the kitchen at the synagogue all week. it was quite an undertaking, i worked a 20-hour workday last saturday but everything went well & it was fantastic exposure for my business... phewf! (i had been a weee bit stressed.)
then at noon the next day i was on a plane heading off on vacation. five days without picking up a knife, washing a dish or baking a thing, it was grand. things have been really busy with the business lately so it was great to get away just before the christmas insanity begins.
i got back late last night, just in time to do all of my baking for the market this weekend. there will be the usual assortment:
spicy chocolate brownies
maple walnut shortbreads
goat milk fudge
and of course cupcakes. this week i will have vanilla, pink grapefruit, red velvet, lemon-blueberry, carrot-maple. chocolate, chocolate-mint and gluten-free chocolate.
my mum did the grocery shopping for me while i was away. but i decided to skip the salads this week for a number of reasons - too much running around, too much to do in one day, plus i'm still on vacation mode... hope no one's too disappointed but they'll be back next week.
while i didn't make any new main courses this week, there's still plenty of selection in the freezers:
beef shepherd's pie small $10 large $20
moroccan meatballs large $20
sesame ginger pulled pork small $10 large $20
holiday pulled pork with sweet potato casserole large $20
chicken, leek, broccoli & bacon pies small $10 large $20
mediterranean vegetable & feta ragu small $9 large $18
lentil shepherd's pie small $9 large $18
vegan thai green curry large $18
i have a huge poultry order to pick up tomorrow from shani's farm so look for the return of jerk chicken & turkey-dressing pies next week, perhaps even a butter chicken dish.
also just a reminder, next weekend is the halifax crafter's holiday show at the olympic centre on cunard street. i'll have some helpers to take care of things at the market but i'll be holding down the fort over there. i'm super stoked for this show, great, quirky, original christmas gifts as accessible prices. plus they have ckdu on site spinning cool tunes all day so it makes for a great vibe. make sure to check it out!
since we're also getting in to the holiday season, don't forget that i sell GIFT CERTIFICATES! they're available in any denomination & can be picked up at the market. i'll have plenty with me this weekend - see you then :)