Roasted Radishes are a spring time delicacy on the farm. With many ways to enjoy radish from on salads, on their own (just rub off the soil and crunch down on a crisp radish) or one of our favourites - roasted in the oven and eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack!
Lard has long been used in farm kitchens as a principle ingredient in pie crusts and as a cooking fat. Leaf lard is the rendered leaf fat that comes from the kidney of the pig. This lard is mellow, tender and is perfect for baking, or cooking potatoes! This blog provides a quick and easy way to make your own leaf lard in your home.
Eating whole foods doesn't have to be difficult. The Half Chicken from Mabel May Farms is the perfect weeknight meal for a family - economical and easy on time and labour. Put it all together in the oven, come back an hour and a half later and voila! This meal pairs beautifully with Manor House Farm fresh White Bread! Stretch the meal further by taking the chicken bones, adding 2 L of water and simmering for a chicken broth!
French Toast and Sausage makes a delicious breakfast, for a Sunday morning, for a Saturday Brunch - or if your like us and like to get a little crazy - Breakfast for Dinner! Made with all local eggs, bread, sausages, milk and topped with local butter and maple syrup - the only thing not local in this recipe is the vanilla. This recipe is quick to make and is a sure crowd pleaser.
Sometimes the best meals are made with the simplest whole ingredients. In the farm kitchen, we like to mix and match with our staples - usually a meat, several veggies, always carrots and garlic, add some herbs and seasoning and voila - a homemade, quick meal with several whole food staples. You can find several of these ingredients in our Halton Farm Box's.
These quick, delicious and family friendly taco wraps are a go to when feeding a group, when in a rush or when looking to prepare something a day ahead for dinner after a long day in the field, at the meadery or working with the bees. Taco Wraps can be made with any ground meat, although the flavour profile is deeper with lamb and beef as opposed to chicken or turkey. For the vegetarians in our lives, we use ground veggie burger.
Quiche is one of the most versatile meals for those looking to eat with the seasons. It's also super quick, yummy and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner! For this recipe we used LOCAL all season ingredients such as farm fresh eggs, whole milk, cheese and lard pie crust with some greenhouse grown veggies (and a few imports). Enjoy!
This local dish is our fun take on a "For the Love of Local" Valentines day dish, using several local ingredients including our session mead, raw honey and pastured Tamworth pork ribs. Its light on the prep time and clean up making this meal perfect for those couples who would rather spend time with each other instead of in front of their ovens on Valentines Day! Enjoy paired with CranApple Mead!