Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Getting Ready for Dufferin Grove Market......

Very cold and windy on the farm today! Will have to make some minor repairs to the greenhouses after blowing wind last night! Ben and I hit the barn to grade vegetables for Dufferin tomorrow. Will have potatoes, cabbage, beets and ONIONS from storage available tomorrow. Our onions are still intact with "broken necks" and roots, stored in a single layer in old wooden trays on racks. We clean what we need each week for market. Beets and Cabbage are in big apple bins and are also cleaned and trimmed before market!

Our onions are holding up beautifully, so I must share a great onion soup recipe from my mother that Ben and I love! Fill a large soup pot half full with about 7 medium onions, sliced. Sautee until soft with 2 heaping Tbs of Butter and a half a head (not clove!) of garlic. Then add 12 cups of beef broth, 2 grated potatoes and some chopped fresh mushrooms. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with croutons, grated Parmesan (I find using Angelo's 'hard cheese' is best!) , mozzarella or Swiss are other options. Will also have vegetarian cabbage rolls, cheddar potato perogies and sauerkraut available too! See all tomorrow! Next week, I'll be posting recipes for "Creamy Cabbage Soup" and "Sauerkraut Soup" with the focus of course on our lovely storage cabbage! Stay warm, eat well!