Friday, December 13, 2013

i am three

today is the three year anniversary of the day my kitchen was approved by the health department & i could start cooking & baking. i have cooked & baked a lot in three years. it's been slightly psychotic/stressful/exhausting/overwhelming at times but it's pretty great that i get to work for myself, make whatever i want & interact with my customers each week. thanks so much for all the support & coming back each week for more grub!

this week there is lots of grub to choose from.

1. cheddar-bacon mac & cheese

roselane farm smoked bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes, corn, green onions, foxhill curds, cheddar, mozza, parm & panko

small $9  large $18

2. mediterranean grilled vegetable ragu

hearty tomato sauce with grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, red onions, kalamata olives, capers, basil, balsamic, parm with a side of roasted garlic quinoa
vegetarian & gluten free

small $9  large $18

3. holiday pulled pork

mustard & clove braised getaway farm pork shoulder, kale, peppers, sweet potato casserole (with a touch of parsnip & turnip to cut through the sweetness), candied walnuts
gluten free & paleo

small $10  large $20

4. lobster mac & cheese

leek bechamel, foxhill curds, mozzarella, parmesan, panko, roasted tomatoes, basil, lemon

these arrived at my door this morning:

and were quickly turned in to this:

not gluten free, not dairy free, not low fat, just a delicious, decadent indulgence - perfect for the holidays!

small $12  large $24

the salads this week are broccoli, beet & quinoa. the quinoa is the curry version with peanuts, sesame, cilantro, ginger & loads of crunchy veggies. the beet & broccoli are identical to last week.

i also have the usual assortment of sweets plus new GLUTEN FREE eggnog cheesecake bars. also starting tomorrow, the holiday sweet samplers will be available at the market - 30 pieces (my choice) for $25. they will be available right up until christmas eve day. if you have particular preferences or you're in a rush, make sure they are pre-ordered please!

also don't forget i have gift certificates available - any denomination, no expiration date, perfect stocking stuffer.

okee dokee time to catch some zzz's, i have a feeling it's going to be bananas in there tomorrow!
see you soon :)

ps: here are the pics of the food i made last week when my blog wasn't cooperating

i have a few small portions of blue cheese gnocchi available without the brisket. makes a nice vegetarian side - $7.5

i actually made this cake on monday but i just love it!

Friday, December 6, 2013

so much grub

so i'm having some technical difficulties with my blog right now :( no links or pictures or anything interesting...sigh, just hop over to my facebook page to see pics of what i've been making.

thankfully i didn't have any technical issues in the kitchen this week - i got so much done!!! on tuesday i picked up 35 pounds of beef from getaway farm & i've been cooking ever since. i restocked three main courses and will have a much more well-rounded menu this weekend.

first off, i made a new batch of shepherd's pie. i cooked the beef up with onions, garlic, celery, carrots, peas, corn & lots of homemade bbq sauce to give it some tang. then it's topped off with cheddar-green onion mashed potatoes. this one is always a crowd pleaser, a staple of my menu & gluten free to boot!

small $10  large $20

the second dish was a fresh batch of moroccan meatballs. this one has become the best seller of late & it's been difficult to keep it in stock. the meatballs are getaway beef & seasoned with garlic, ginger, coriander, parsley, sumac, chillies and a touch of curry. they're smothered in piquant tomato sauce with fennel seed, olives, roasted peppers, dates, harissa & lemon. the side dish is red quinoa with kale from my garden, toasted almonds, harissa & green onions. this is another gluten-free option.

small $10  large $20

finally i made a batch of brisket & blue. it's braised beef brisket with red wine, leeks, celery root, pears, sundried tomatoes & balsamic. after the braise it gets brightened up with fresh cherry tomatoes & italian parsley. the side dish is creamy blue cheese gnocchi with roasted garlic, wilted kale & red wine vinegar. this one is pretty serious comfort food.

small $10  large $20

so last weekend was super busy for me at crafters. i sold 3 cases of bbq sauce - great stocking stuffer! this week i replenished my stock of maple bourbon & i'll do my best to make sure i have all the flavours on hand heading in to christmas.

there are three salads this week too, all $5 each. the broccoli is the same as usual, the beet saw the addition of toasted pine nuts & the quinoa is the grapefruit-fennel combo.

don't forget that i have gift certificates available & they're A LOT cuter than last year :)

ok back to the kitchen, still have all the frostings to make & a special batman birthday cake - this could be interesting! see you all over the weekend.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

holiday orders

okee dokes, so i'm going to be at the market on christmas eve day 10am-noon.

i figured it would be a perfect time for people to pick up holiday orders. 

i'm going to do pre-orders of:

tourtiere with a savoury crust & getaway farm pork  $20 (9-inch)
traditional savoury dressing with cranberries & sage  $20 (1.5 kg)
pumpkin-chai pie  $15
apple-streusel pie  $15
holiday sweet large sampler  $25 (30 pieces - cookies, mini cupcakes, fudge)
holiday sweet decorative sampler $20 (16 pieces - cookies, mini cupcakes, fudge, in a decorative tin)
christmas cakes - special order, message me please :)

orders can be placed through my facebook page, e-mail ( or twitter.

happy holidays!