Friday, October 24, 2014

another week bites the dust

this week has been an absolute blur. it feels like i was just writing a blog post yesterday.

i actually had a rather large catering on wednesday - a big buffet dinner for almost 50 people! it was a wedding rehearsal dinner & it all turned out really well.
i made:
goat cheese stuffed chicken breasts on a bed of asparagus, zucchini & roasted tomatoes
creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes
maple glazed roasted root vegetables
creamy rotini with double smoked bacon, swiss chard, butternut squash & loads of cheese
kale caesar salad
dinner rolls
snickers brownies
lemon shortbreads
maple walnut bars
it was quite a lot of food and monopolized most of my time this week.

i did make a fresh batch of chicken stew for the market. now that we're back in to soup season i'm trying my best to replenish all the options. this batch of stew is packed with carrots, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, peas, herbs and a touch of lemon to brighten it up.
as usual it's $7/500ml serving

the other soups on the menu right now are:
roasted red pepper/tomato/chipotle
white bean, lemon & kale
vegan vegetable stew
seafood chowder
green curry chicken (fyi this batch is quite spicy!)

the salads this week are broccoli & vegan potato. the potato is slightly different this week with the addition of kale & celery from my garden.

this is krista (my helper) right after she harvested a bunch of goodies

here are those goodies turned in to salad.

the selection of frozen dinners is actually dwindling a little bit...apparently some demand built up during my september hiatus. come early to stock up. i won't be at the market on sunday and most likely not at all next weekend.

why is that? you ask. well, i will be working on the biggest undertaking in the history of my business! i have an order for
 yes that's right, 37 cakes. it's for a massive wedding & i'll explain more later but next week I will be a recluse. my days will be filled with batter & buttercream. i may go permanently cross eyed from all the piping and the hand cramps could be debilitating but it will be quite a sight when they're all finished! stay tuned.

hope to see you all tomorrow :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

short & sweet

yet again friday night has crept up on me.

it's hard to believe it's been a week since my pumpkin pie marathon! i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving & thanks for making my return to the market so successful :)

this week i will be at the market on saturday & sunday - i'll actually have my girl leslie working the table for me on sunday but all the grub will be there.

so this week i was busy restocking. i made new batches of two of my menu staples: beef shepherd's pie & seafood chowder. this batch of chowder is a touch different with the addition of scallops & salmon.

i also made a new batch of pasta primavera. miraculously, my garden is still going strong & this dish is a great way to showcase it. it's fettuccine in a roasted garlic bechamel sauce with parmesan, mozzarella & goat cheese. i used green beans, zucchini, peas & swiss chard from my garden. it's finished off with roasted tomatoes, basil, lemon & white truffle oil.

(this is an old picture - imagine the asparagus is green beans)
small $9  large $18

i still have turkey & dressing pies if you're still craving those thanksgiving flavours, and i promise to bring more green curry chicken soup tomorrow since it sold out so fast last week!

i only made two types of salads today, i was preoccupied with cupcake orders. this week i'll have beet & broccoli, they're the two most popular flavours anyway.

there are loads of sweets too - fudge, cookies, brownies, bars & cupcakes. i've added banana chocolate chip with peanut butter frosting back in to the mix as well.

okee dokee see you over the weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014

i'm baaaack

hey folks, i'm finally back!

i'll be at the market tomorrow but not sunday this week.

i had a pretty epic day in the kitchen today & made 40 pumpkin pies - a personal record. they're a little bit different with the addition of warming chai spices & have always been pretty popular for thanksgiving.

all week i had planned on writing an elaborate blog post announcing my return, well it turns out baking 40 pies takes a long time & i'm tired, so i'll be brief.

this week i made some seasonal, holiday favourites: turkey & dressing pies & lentil shepherd's pies.

there's also a brand new batch of green curry chicken soup with coconut, lime, cilantro & sweet potato.

the salads this week are: 
beet - pears, fennel, kale, basil, balsamic, maple
broccoli - bacon, almond, red pepper, cranberry
sweet potato - peppers, avocados, lime, cilantro, chipotle (vegan)
potato - dill, green beans, celery, dijon (vegan)

there are loads of cupcakes, brownies, squares, cookies & fudge and a full array of frozen entrees & soups.

see you tomorrow :)