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Friday, June 02, 2017

Spring Produce on CBC's Weekend Morning Show

Tomorrow, I will be presenting these dishes on CBC's Weekend Morning Show with host Nadia Kidwai.  The produce is local and in season now, for the best flavours.  You can also enjoy fresh local produce all season with a share in a Community Shared Agriculture, or CSA, such as from Almost Urban Vegetables, also at St. Norbert's Farmer's Market.


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Sorrel Chive Pesto
1 cup roughly chopped chives (Available at Almost Urban Vegetables at St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market)
1 cup roughly chopped sorrel leaves (Available at Almost Urban Vegetables at St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market)
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup grated parmesan reggiano or padano
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 + cup good olive oil
pinch salt, to taste

Grind up all ingredients to a paste.  Enjoy as a pesto, as an ingredient, as a sandwich spread, etc.  In pasta, try with chopped tomatoes to bring out the sweetness of the chives.  The lemony flavour of the sorrel makes it a great match for chicken, fish, and seafood.

Enjoy!

Rhubarb Apple Pear Chutney

4 cups chopped rhubarb (Available at Almost Urban Vegetables at St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market)
1-2 apples, cored and chopped
1-2 pears, cored and chopped
2 cups sugar (if you are looking for more diabetes friendly sweetener, try Stevia or Jaggery or Gur).
2 (+) tbs Ras el Hanout (Karenfood product at the St. Norbert’s Farmer’s Market)
1-2 tbs vinegar
pinch salt
(Optional:  ½ cup water to get the cooking started)

Cook all ingredients in a large pot until all ingredients are soft and the liquid has started to cook off. 

Enjoy as a condiment, on a cheese board or in a grilled cheese sandwich, in tarts, etc.



1 comment:

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