Friday, February 27, 2015


i made a ton of food this week! 

i haven't really been leaving the house much, just staying in & cooking and i'm actually ok with that at this time of year. if you're also hibernating, i made the perfect food for you - soups, hearty comfort food & cupcakes.

my first project of the week was a new batch of curried butternut squash soup. this is a vegan, gluten free & paleo option. i roast the squash first to enhance its flavour & sweetness and then simmer it all day with aromatics, coconut milk & lots of interesting spices. this batch is much less spicy than usual but has a bit of a bite on the finish. this is perfect cold weather food.

then it was on to beet, parsnip & pear soup - another vegan, gluten free & paleo option. this soup is ultra healthy & ultra flavourful. the beets and parsnips are strong & the sweetness from the pears really rounds things out. i brighten it up with fresh dill & a touch of lemon.

vegetarian soups - $7/500mL

then began the chilli pork & cornbread saga. i started with 20 lbs of local, pastured pork from getaway farm which i braised overnight with chipotle, cumin & charred tomatillos. once it was super tender & delicious, i stirred it in to a giant vat of red chilli with black beans, corn, bell peppers & lots of lime. then that delicious concoction was topped with homemade cornbread crumbled with cheddar cheese & scallions.

small $10  large $20

and last but not least, i made another batch of brisket & blue. this is a definite menu favourite at this time of year! again, i started with 20 lbs of grass fed beef from getaway farm. this time i cooked it up with lots of red wine, sundried tomatoes & pears. it's accompanied by blue cheese gnocchi with roasted garlic & kale.

small $11  large $22
i also have small servings of blue cheese gnocchi on its own, which always makes a great side dish. they're $6 each.

last week the 3-bean salad was quite a hit so i made it again, with the addition of lentils.

the broccoli & quinoa salads are also the same as last week.

if the crummy weather has you craving sugar, i also made lots of sweet treats for the market.

pink grapefruit
red velvet-raspberry
gluten free chocolate

the gluten free raspberry cheesecake bars are back this week with the addition of blueberries. the pecan blondies with brown butter & salted caramel have also returned.

and of course, there's goat milk fudge, snickers brownies & breakfast cookies - those are pretty much staples.

well the forecast actually looks decent for the weekend, the days are getting longer & the end of winter is in sight. i'm feeling a bit more positive this week & i hope you all are as well.

hope to see you all over the weekend!

saturday 7am-3pm
sunday 9am-3pm

don't forget sunday! it's not nearly as crowded so you can take your time & chat with your favourite vendors (AKA me). you can also bring the kids, have a leisurely brunch & let them run free without fear of getting lost. sounds like a win-win to me ;)

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