Monday, September 15, 2014

Royal Relish - Recipe from 1953

From a time when phone numbers were only four digits and they advertised to "use skinless wieners often" comes this family favourite out of the 1953 Coronation Cook Book from Lindsay, Ontario. The cookbook was fifty cents and sold by the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.

It includes questionable recipes such as:
Banana Hors D'oeuvres, Grapefruit and Bacon Curls, Tomato Bread, Tuna Souffle, Ginger Ale Fruit Salad, Little Boy Cookies, Invalid drink and Refrigerator cheese chips. I haven't tried any of these, but could share the recipes if you are interested.

The Royal Relish recipe is one of a few from this cookbook passed down from my mother in law.

Here is the recipe:



I'll add photos of the relish after we make a fresh batch! For now, here is the wiener ad:

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Order forms for Tuesday and Friday are open!

Order at www.baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering
Order at www.baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering
KW's year-round online farmers market
  We do not have a check out button, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty if you do not intend to order.

Order Here 

Kitchener Pick Up - Tuesday September 16th
Items in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf  SUNDAY September 7th at 11pm

*** please note change in deadline *** 

Waterloo Pick Up - Friday, September 19th  
Items in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf Tuesday September 16th at 8pm

Amazing fruit
This week's fruit offering from Niagara is very similar to last week's fruit, which is great because if you had a favourite, you can get more! Last Tuesday I got Damson plums and made super tasty jam with them.
Some highlights for Friday include:
  • Savvy Green Foaming Hand Wash, Bar Soaps and Laundry Soap  on the order form this week only!
  • New flour options from 1847 Stone Ground Milling
  • New crop Honeycrisp Apples from Martin's Family Fruit Farm
  • Organic Macintosh, Spartan and Cortland Apples from Apple Creek Farm
  • Frozen sweet corn from Bowman's Organic Produce  
  • Celery from Elvina Bauman
  • Our own peach slices in jars! Sweetened with honey from Bauman Apiaries!
  • Winter Squash including acorn, delicata, buttercup, sweet dumpling, spaghett and pie  pumpkins too!    

Tuesday and Friday Fruit - Some changes for Tuesday!

***Important - Our order deadline for Tuesday fruit is now Sunday at 11pm and our fruit is from Warner's Farm!  

We have:

  • Red Currants, Raspberries
  • Grapes:
    • Canadice -  A virtually seedless red grape with a spicy flavour and no tough skins..  
    • Himrod -  A seedless white table grape with golden yellow/light green fruit.  
    • Sovereign Coronation - A virtually seedless blue table grape. It is juicy, very sweet, blue grape. Excellent for fresh eating, preserving or juice. We have both IPM and Transitional Organic available!  
  • Peaches:
    • Glowingstar - This peach is from the Stellar line of peaches. It is non-browning and has a deep red skin over a bright yellow melting flesh. The flesh has a lovely red colour around the pit. It has sweet flavour and is completely freestone.
    • Cresthaven - A sweet, juicy, medium to large freestone peach that is almost fuzzless. Its bright red skin touched with gold is striking. A non-browning, late-season variety, it is favoured for canning and freezing.
    • White Knight - Canada's first original white-fleshed peach has a firm flesh and an aroma like raspberries! These are large peaches!
    • Babygold - These clingstone peaches are sweet and juicy with solid flesh (peel with a knife) that are perfect for canning.
  • Pears
    • Bartlett -  Light-green to completely yellow in colour. These are the juiciest pears for fresh eating. You can cook them to make pear sauce or pear butter.  
  • Plums
    • Victory (Blue) -  A slightly tart plum that sweetens as it ripens. It is less firm than the Violet plum, a large round blue plum, almost freestone, purplish in colour.
    • Violet (Blue) -   A slightly tart plum that sweetens as it ripens. They are firmer, dark blue like Stanley plums, large almost freestone with a greenish flesh.
    • Damson (Blue)  - Aura'sfavourite! A small clingstone plum with an astringent taste that makes great jam, liqueur and plum cake) and Vibrant (A semi-freestone plum with amber coloured flesh and violet-blue skin)
    • Italian (Prune) - Super tasty and great for drying, canning, baking and eating
    • Vanier (Red) - Red Freestone Plum; Stays firmer longer  

11th Annual Taste Local! Taste Fresh!  This Sunday!

We're excited to be paired with  Vibrant Farms  and  Ambrosia Pastry Co.  this weekend!
Foodlink Waterloo Region's local food showcase and fundraiser will be returning to Steckle Heritage Farm Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2-5 pm. Guests will be able to spend a delightful afternoon tasting original food creations prepared by teams of the area's finest chefs and farmers. This year's event will feature 20 all-new chef/farmer pairings offering participants an opportunity to sample exquisite new recipes featuring local foods and farm-fresh products.  
This event is Foodlink's major annual fundraiser with proceeds going towards raising awareness of Local Food & Farms.  Tickets available online  here .

A note about our fruit from Niagara

All our Niagara fruit is Tree Run, which means that the fruit is not sent to the grading station. The fruit is picked riper (and tastier) and avoids fungicidal baths and defuzzing in the case of peaches. You will find smaller and larger fruit together in your box. Enjoy the ripest fruit first!
Enjoy the ripest fruit first and for the rest, spread your peaches out at room temperature on newspaper on their side or bottom (not stem down) and not touching each other and they'll ripen over the next few days.
Keep peaches and apricots out of the fridge until they are ripe as they can get a mealy texture when chilled.
Bailey's Market Days at Entertaining Elements
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A7
Tuesdays noon to 6pm
Stop in to our mid week market in downtown Kitchener every Tuesday!  Ordering is open Friday to Monday so you can pre-order Bulk Fruit at baileyslocafoods.ca/ordering
Upcoming pickup dates
at First United Church
  • Friday, Sept. 12th
  • Friday, Sept. 19th
  • Friday, Sept. 26th
  • Friday, October 3rd
  • Friday, October 10th
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Don't Forget to Order by Tonight 8pm.

KW's year-round online farmers market
Items in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf  
Wednesday September 10th at 8pm 
We do not have a check out button, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty if you do not intend to order.

Order Here 

Waterloo Pick Up - Friday, September 12th

Did you place your order?  You have until 8pm tonight.
Highlights:
  • Order the Flours and Grains you need for fall baking!  
  • Torpedo onions are great for grilling. Elvina now has them in bunches of 3 as well as individually! She also has lots of frozen organic strawberries! She also has buttercrunch lettuce, leeks and ground cherries
  • Lena Burkhart's Shepherd Peppers are ready!
  • Lena Horst has added bulk beets and yellow potatoes!
  • Brenda Knechtel has radishes and ground cherries 
  • Look for new crop apples from Apple Creek Organic and Martin's Family Fruit Farm
  •  available as well as whole Saxony Ducks
  • Top Market Meats has whole ducks as well as duck lard available!
  • We still have Mums and Asters to dress up your home for fall!
  • Harrington Lane Farms is restocked with bacon and smoked items like hams, ham slices and smoked chops (boneless) 
  • Balms, Salves, Soaps and Teas from Karin of Little City Farm    
  • Butter Tarts from Floralane/Granny Horst
  • New crop Organic Paula Red and Jersey Mac Apples from Apple Creek Farms including a deal on windfalls (those that the wind blows down)   




A note about our fruit from Niagara

All our Niagara fruit is Tree Run, which means that the fruit is not sent to the grading station. The fruit is picked riper (and tastier) and avoids wax coatings, fungicidal baths and defuzzing in the case of peaches. You will find smaller and larger fruit together in your box. 
Enjoy the ripest fruit first and for the rest, spread your peaches out on newspaper on their side or bottom (not stem down) and not touching each other and they'll ripen over the next few days.
Keep peaches and apricots out of the fridge until they are ripe as they can get a mealy texture when chilled.
Bailey's Market Days at Entertaining Elements
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A7
Tuesdays noon to 6pm
Stop in to our mid week market in downtown Kitchener every Tuesday!  Ordering is open Friday to Monday so you can pre-order Bulk Fruit at baileyslocafoods.ca/ordering
Upcoming pickup dates
at First United Church
  • Friday, September 19th
  • Friday, September 26th

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