Monday, November 13, 2017

TIME TO ORDER OUR ORGANIC PEROGIES & CABBAGE ROLLS!!

Yep, long overdue, but I finally assembled my crew of fine ladies (and Ben!) and we are crafting our organic winter foods again!  These are handmade foods of the finest ingredients.

PEROGIES! CABBAGE ROLLS! 
Four kinds of perogies to choose from including a really, really good vegan one (that is actually cheaper to buy because it has no organic dairy or eggs!) The perogies are huge - twice the size of normal ones!
Cabbage rolls are all vegan, (no meat ones sorry) and loaded with kale, onions, brown rice and garlic smothered in tomato sauce.  They. Are. Awesome. If Ben doesn't miss the beef - you won't either! 

Processing multi-ingredient foods and getting them certified organic has intensified over the years, no doubt to the growing demand of organic foodstuffs.  It makes it a bit hard for someone who is a small-time processor like me, but I feel it to be necessary step.  Ingredient integrity is very important to us. All perogies and the cabbage rolls are CERTIFIED ORGANIC and we are pretty proud about that! Read along as I share the story of how they are made! If you are really anxious, just skip to the bottom of this post for prices and ordering into.  Cheers to good winter eating folks! And order quick - with baby no. 4 due in January the limited quantities I am making will go fast!


This is Anne.  She is 91.  Here she chops sauerkraut in anticipation for perogie filling. When I called her to see if I could take over the hall kitchen again and rent the space to cook again she said: "Good. We all need to work you know!"  I am very, very lucky to have spent over a decade learning the tricks of the trade from Anne who has made sauerkraut, perogies and cabbage rolls for decades.  I am also very lucky she has let me experiment over the years with ingredients.  The ladies didn't know what to think of Kale, but now they have all embraced my 'different, organic ingredients' with gusto!! They all love my organic kale, onion and potato perogie filling!



Here is my little sister Amber and our friend Stella.  They are cooling and squeezing the water from the sauerkraut.  Stella is amazing at 88 and keeps all of us laughing and entertained.  Her and Anne get into some pretty fierce arguments over things such as how white the aprons are, and where things belong in the kitchen.  It just never gets old. 
Prep day is peeling potatoes, rendering down onions in butters and oils. Boiling sauerkraut. Squeezing the water out of the sauerkraut and chopping it finely for filling. Chopping and cooking kale in a huge pot of sweet onions.  Mixing all the fillings and refrigerating them until the next day.

 Ben is our "dough roller".  We bought this nifty dough machine now, so no one has to roll dough by hand anymore.  However, the circles are currently cut by hand.  And that is a job in itself, especially keeping up with all the ladies 'pinching' who are speed demons! lol

My pinchers!  (Plus a couple missing).  Ben's mom passed away in 2013 and her absence is felt big time.  Her Polish friends Wanda and Kristine still come to help and their laughter and jokes warm the space. Anne, Stella and my own grandma Stella are the Ukrainian ladies who each have their own unique style of creating their perogies.

My job is cooking them all. After they are fully boiled we take them to the 'cooling station' where they hit cold water.  We get all the heat out of them and toss them in oil, then refrigerate until same day packing!  


Simply email Jessie at jb@sosnickiorganics.com and include your name, food item(s) and quantity you want, along with a phone number I can call or text.  I will email back a confimation and put you on our list! Pick ups begin first week in December each Saturday at Evergreen Brickworks.  We will also attend a Dufferin Market on a Thursday early December to do a drop - most likely December 7th or 14th - stay tuned!)

PEROGIES:

Vegan: ~ ALL ORGANIC ~ Flour (unbleached white or spelt); Sunflower Oil, Onion, Kale, Potato, Sea Salt. ...........................................................................................................$16/doz

Buttery Onion and Sauerkraut: ~ALL ORGANIC~ Flour, Sunflower Oil, Butter, Eggs, Onion, Sauerkraut (Sosnicki Cabbage, sea salt), Sea Salt...............................................................$20/doz

Traditional Potato and Cheddar: ~ALL ORGANIC~ Flour (unbleached white or spelt), Sunflower Oil, Butter, Eggs, Potato, Old Cheddar, Sea Salt..........................................................$20/doz

Decadent Potato, Cheddar and Buttery Onion: ~ALL ORGANIC~ Flour (unbleached white or spelt), Sunflower Oil, Butter, Eggs, Potato, Old Cheddar, Onion.................................$20/doz

(Feel free to order half dozens too.  Half the price.)

CABBAGE ROLLS:

Vegan: ~ALL ORGANIC~ Cabbage, Onions, Tomatoes, Kale, Garlic, Brown Rice, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt............................................................................................................................$20/doz

(Feel free to order half dozens too. Half the price.)

Spelt Traditional