From March 2011

Menu from the Green-Up AGM today

Catered the Peterborough Green-Up Annual General Meeting today.  Feeding a local environmental organization, it was fun to put on a spread that showed off local goods.

It was a lovely afternoon, and I think most people walked away well fed.

The menu:

Appetizers:

Red Fife/Winter Vegetable Samosas

Featuring:
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy
Potatoes, Onions and Carrots from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Garlic from The Gaelic Garlic, Peterborough
Corn from McLean’s Berry Farm, Buckhorn
Cauliflower grown by Farm to Table
and Thai Dragon Chilis grown by Farm to Table

Goat Souvlaki w/Herbed Yogurt
On Red Fife Mini-Pitas

Featuring:
Leg of Goat from Crosswind Farm, Keene
Lamb from Lane’s End Farm, Reaboro
Dried Herbs from Porcupine Creek Farm, Marmora
Yogurt made from Kawartha Dairy milk by Farm To Table
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farm, Lakefield

Desserts:

Apple Butter Bars

Featuring:
Apples from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Oats from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy

Krista’s Secret Ginger Snaps

Featuring:
Organic Red Fife Wheat from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Organic All Purpose Flour from Merrylynd Farms, Lakefield
Butter from Kawartha Dairy

Fresh Apples with Maple Yogurt

Featuring:

Apples from Bailey’s Farms and Greenhouses, Colborne
Yogurt made from Kawartha Dairy milk by Farm to Table

new farm to table newspaper column and blog

Stay tuned:

The Farm to Table newspaper column starts April 15th in both the print and online editions of Peterborough This Week.  The once-a-month column will feature a a 300 word feature on local farmers/producers/chefs/restaurants/markets and will showcase their products in a local, seasonal recipe.  The 5 times a month blog will follow a similar format, along with personal musings on cooking/growing/preserving local foods.

This is an exciting new project.  I hope you’ll join me in it!

celebrity tweeting a great foodie event

Farm to Table will be live-tweeting a great foodie event.

Donald will be joining celebrity guest tweeters Catherine Hanrahan of the Wolf and KRUZ FM and Evan Holt of www.ptbocanada.com for an evening of fun and food. Follow us at @chan_Rahan @ptbo_canada and, of course @farm_to_table . You can also follow the hash tag of #markethallfoodies

Event Details:

Live & Uncorked: An evening with The Food Network’s Bob Blumer and Kevin Brauch
Saturday Apr 2, 2011 8:30pm
The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
Peterborough

Bob Blumer (creator/host of Glutton for Punishment and Surreal Gourmet), and Kevin Brauch (host of Thirsty Traveler and Iron Chef America floor reporter) team up for an irreverent evening of behind-the-scene stories, culinary throw-downs, death-defying demos and general mischief.

www.eggplantentertainment.com

Tickets:
Doors open at 8:00pm Tickets at the door $24.00 Available Online

Ticket Prices:
Adult: $22.50

seedy sunday power point

Tomorrow, Krista and I are appearing at Seedy Sunday.

Here are the PowerPoint notes for our workshop.

Seedy Sunday PowerPoint Presentation

“Farm to Table’s Donald Fraser & Krista Campbell Fraser will take you through a year in the kitchen of a Peterborough “locavore.” Take a month-by-month seasonal trip through the Peterborough area and learn how to create versatile year-round menus using local ingredients and produce from your own urban garden. Explore the benefits of making your own breads, cereals, and yogurt. Learn to supplement your winter menus by canning, freezing, and drying foods during the harvest.”