Friday, February 21, 2014

is winter over yet?

i am so over winter.

last saturday night we had quite a storm in prospect. i was awoken at 2:30am to find the sky lit up. lightning? nope, it was just the wires outside my house getting crossed, the insulator splitting on top of the pole & electricity surging down the pole & in to my house. so much electricity that the telephone pole actually caught on fire & my house smelled like burning electrical. awesome. 

if you've been on my facebook page today, you know my stand up freezer (laden with product) & my oven were fried. many thanks to nova scotia power for denying liability & NOT covering any of the costs of electricians, appliance repairmen, or new appliances... oh wait a second, no thanks at all. gotta love being at the mercy of the electricity monopoly.

i've since replaced the oven but am waiting on a freezer. thankfully all of my product was saved... oh & thankfully my house didn't burn down, but i will definitely be a little disorganized trying to find stuff in coolers tomorrow.

that being said, we have a wonderful weekend to look forward to at the market. on sunday the market is having it's first annual winter picnic & i'm having a SALE!!!

there will be a special soup's on promotion with lots of prepared food vendors participating. i won't be doing any hot soup, but i will be offering $2 off all of my vegan & vegetarian soups for ONE DAY ONLY!

so for $5 you can get:

carrot, apple, ginger
beet, parsnip & pear
curried butternut squash
white bean, lemon & kale
indian-spiced cauliflower
hearty tomato vegetable
roasted pepper, tomato, chipotle

The $7 soups are:

chicken stew
beef stew
seafood chowder
thai turkey & rice

and i have a new one. it's green curry chicken with coconut milk, sweet potatoes, bok choy, chillies & cilantro. it's very similar to the thai turkey & rice except it's creamier (but dairy free) and paleo.

this week i also made a new batch of beef shepherd's pie. it's made with getaway farm beef, cheesy mashed potatoes, a touch of chipotle lime bbq sauce, peas, corn & carrots. it's also gluten free!

small $10  large $20

beef bourguignon is also back on the menu...and also gluten free!

it's super tender, red wine braised beef with pearl onions, herbs, tomatoes & garlic. it's paired with blue cheese mashed potatoes & roasted veggies (carrots, brussels sprouts, kale & swiss chard). it's good, stick-to-your-ribs, get-through-the-rest-of-winter grub. i made a few paleo & dairy-free ones too.

small $10  large $20

there are three salads this week.

broccoli is the same as always.

sweet potato is back. avocado, lime, cilantro, chipotle, peppers, green onions. it's paleo, dairy free & gluten free.

and the quinoa salad is the greek version this week. zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, olives, basil, garlic, lemon, feta. this one is gluten free as well & i packed up a few without the cheese so they're vegan & dairy free.

ok back to the kitchen, still have a cake to decorate. i hope to see you all over the weekend & that you come take advantage of the soup promotion, i love sunday visitors :)

ps: please send nasty thoughts to nova scotia power on my behalf.

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