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Kinmount Farmer’s Market

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

As the last stop on our month long road trip, we are cottaging (cottage is a verb in Canada) near Kinmount Ontario.  Normally we bring all our groceries from Toronto but because we’ve been away that just wasn’t possible this year.

What a pleasant surprise to find most of what we need at the the local farmer’s market.  I say surprise because we visit Catherine’s cottage every year and visited this market years ago and honestly it was the worst market Catherine and I had ever seen.  I think there were some pickled eggs and hats from Nepal and that was about it.

Looks like they’ve figured things out though as there was all sorts of gorgeous Ontario produce, a full selection of organic and naturally raised meats, heavenly baked goods, preserves, the works.  We actually don’t need to go to the grocery store at all.

A fantastic selection of greens from Hunter Creek Ranch in neighbouring Minden Ontario.  These greens came with a pleasant conversation about how I’m going to deal with 14 acres next year.  

We got home to the cottage just in time for lunch.  I made this arugula basil oregano pesto yesterday and we’ve been carrying these cheese around since New Brunswick otherwise it’s entirely from the market.

I mean look at this onion from Lazy B Farms in Omemee Ontario.  Its gorgeous, and made the best sandwiches.

Now excuse me, its time to jump in the lake!

Recipe: Honey Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Monday, June 13th, 2011

These are some of of favourite muffins and we eat quite a few of them. We have slowly been switching to organic foods in our panty so beside the salt and baking powder, the ingredients we use are all organic.  The nice thing is that it makes no difference to your baking whatsoever. 
This recipe will yield 2 dozen muffins. 12 to eat right away with spoonfuls of jam and 12 to eat for breakfast with your family.
dry ingredients:
3 cups of flour
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of double acting baking powder
wet  ingredients:
¾ cup of soft butter
½ cup of honey (coat measuring cup with a drop of oil to help with pouring)
1 ½ cups of milk
4 eggs
additions:

2 cups of blue berries.  Frozen ones work wonderfully.


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine your dry ingredients.

Mix your wet ingredients.

Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredient ¼ cup at a time until fully mixed.  Honey is pretty magical stuff and it acts as a preservative in baking helping your muffins last longer.  We’ve been using local honey from our farmers market, the latest delicious jar from Bees Universe in Innisfil Ontario.


Fold the blue berries in to the mixture by hand.  If using frozen, dust them in flour by adding a teaspoon or so to the berries and shaking them up in a Tupperware container.  This will prevent you from making blue muffins.


Spoon into well buttered muffin trays and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Recipe: Honey Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Recipe: Honey Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • dry ingredients:
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of double acting baking powder
  • wet ingredients:
  • ¾ cup of soft butter
  • ½ cup of honey (coat measuring cup with a drop of oil to help with pouring)
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • additions:
  • 2 cups of blue berries. Frozen ones work wonderfully.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine your dry ingredients.
  3. Mix your wet ingredients.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredient ¼ cup at a time until fully mixed.
  5. Fold the blue berries in to the mixture by hand. If using frozen, dust them in flour by adding a teaspoon or so to the berries and shaking them up in a Tupperware container.
  6. Spoon into well buttered muffin trays and bake for 20-25 minutes.
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