Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What are you eating during the holidays?

We had a busy day on Saturday selling to our Brickwork customers who were happily stocking up for the holiday season.  A buzz of recipe ideas were shared around our tables full of Brussel Sprouts, Leeks, Celeriac, Potatoes, Garlic and Cabbages.  As I fulfilled Cabbage Roll orders and sold Perogies like a mad hatter, the big talk was how popular root celery has become.  I've been spreading the word about celeriac mashed potatoes  and it has become quite popular!  You simply buy one of our knarly looking roots, peel it good, chop it along with your potatoes, boil & mash for a great celery tasting mashed spud dish!  Perfect along side turkey or chicken for your holiday meal.  Roasting fingerlings is a great thing to do this time of year!  I like to roast red golds, russian blues and the buttery fingerlings together with garlic cloves, olive oil and sea salt.  Smash on plate and smother with gravy and what a satisfying side indeed! Boil your Brussel's in some chicken stock, toss with fresh minced garlic butter and throw beside your spuds! Ahh, and since it's been such a nice freakishly warm winter, I've been able to pick unbelievably sweet Spinach from the field!  (I may get adventurous and head out there to harvest some fresh for Dufferin Grove for Thursday!) So a garlicy spinach dip as an appetizer, fresh spinach salads, hot cheezy spinach lasagna etc, etc all week long! Head to the market to stock up and enjoy cooking and eating our seasonal veg! Psst..the Brussel Sprouts are STILL being harvested FRESH from the fields!!