April 27, 2023
🚨Plants Are In The Ground🚨 I Repeat, Plants Are In The Ground!
We finally got our hands in the soil and were able to plant Asian greens, lettuce and snap peas. We're mere weeks away from having a plethora of greens once again 😁
Our First Official Year Of Cut Flowers Has Begun!
This week we also planted our cold hardy annual flowers. We’re discovering that further we dive into the world of flowers the more excited we get. It’s becoming an unexpected new passion and we’re curious to see where it leads us. We can’t wait to share our first bouquets with the community!
Roasted Onion & Cheese Quiche
Description: You want a hot and savoury dinner but you don't have the energy to make something from scratch. Why not try our Bake-At-Home Roasted Onion & Cheese Quiche?
Pull out the quiche from the freeze and let it thaw for about 3 hours. Once thawed, pop it in the oven and in just 40 minutes you can have dinner for the whole family. Once cooked, cut a slice and take a bite. The quiche is warm and the texture is soft and fluffy. The flavour is deeply cheesy with notes of sweet onion and gooey mozzarella. Combined with its buttery and flaky whole wheat crust, this meal is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
About Our Roasted Onion & Cheese Quiche
For our Roasted Onion & Cheese Quiche we started by milling Soft White wheat berries into a light and fluffy whole wheat flour using our stoneground mill. Our freshly-milled flour is left unsifted to ensure maximum flavour and nutrition. Soft White wheat has a buttery flavour and a light texture - perfect for a quiche crust. We then incorporated butter and salt and rolled it out into a beautiful pie shell.
For the quiche filling we used local free-range eggs from the hard working folks at Kootenay Natural Meats in Creston. We then whisked the eggs with roasted onions from our farm, Italian Grana Padano Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, organic BC cream and pink Himalayan salt.
Details: Each quiche is 9 inches.
Farmers Choice Salad Mix
Description: Our Farmers Choice Salad Mix is courtesy of Linden Lane Farm out of Krestova. This is their signature baby lettuce Sacred Greens Mix which can also be found in their smaller 5 oz clam shells at the Kootenay Co-op and Evergreen Market.
Details: Sold in 7 oz bags.
Grown by Linden Lane Farm, Krestova.
Description: Fresh and crisp, scallions will add a wonderful mild onion flavour to any dish.
Details: Sold per bunch.
Grown by Linden Lane Farm, Krestova.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 🍎
Should You Be Concerned About Artificial Food Wax?
In last week’s Food For Thought I talked about the need for transparency in our food system. As I was researching I came across an excellent video by True Food TV about artificial fruit wax.
They do a fantastic job breaking down the different ingredients used in artificial food waxes. One disturbing fact they talk about has to do with a common emulsifier that is used called morpholine. In the EU it's a banned substance because there is evidence that it causes cancer. But in the Us and Canada it's allowed. So what’s the deal? Should we be concerned? Who do we believe? The EU scientists or the US and Canadian scientists? One side says the risk is so great that they banned it completely. The other says that the amounts used are so small that their effects would be irrelevant.
There is a simple solution to this problem. Why don’t we clearly label all of the fruits and vegetables that have an artificial wax coating, list the ingredients of those waxes on the produce and let us decide? An idea like this would be very hard to push through though, because our industrialized food system is vehemently against transparency of any kind.
The best solution is of course to eat locally grown food from farmers who you know and trust. That way you never have to wonder if your food has been laced with a potential carcinogen.