Archive for the tag “Local Foods”

Memorial Center Farmers’ Market- Potential

Despite my excitement about the opening of the new Farmers’ Market at the Memorial Centre I had to miss the launch because we were celebrating the little one’s first birthday, but yesterday we took a quick stroll over to check it out.

Definitely more modest than the Downtown Market, but it has some features that made me smile, like a simple kids tent featuring some coloring books and crayons.

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Adaptable Tomato Sauce

I have training in classical French cuisine. Sounds oh so fancy no? Well it turns out it actually ends up being oh so useless in practical life.

Okay, I shouldn’t say useless. A lot of the basic skills have value, but its none too often that I’ll take the time to debone a chicken leg, make a filling, stuff the chicken, wrap it, boil it (yes boil), and then bake it. Not to mention make a sauce that requires the creation of two other sauces, and potatoes that have been peeled, chopped, boiled, mashed, shaped, coated and fried.

I don’t even bother to peel my potatoes now; everyone knows all the nutrients are in the skin anyway.

Practical cooking is all about adaptability. Local cooking is all about adaptability. This tomato sauce recipe, oh it’s adaptable.

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Wendy’s Mobile Market

One of the best known sources of local food in Kingston is Wendy’s Mobile Market. They bring local produce, meat, dairy, eggs, flour, and prepared foods from over 70 farms and local producers to commercial kitchens as well as delivering to residential homes.

Wendy Banks and Rick Trudeau are the names behind the iconic green truck. In addition to the delivery service they also run Wendy’s Country Market in Lyndhurts at 408 Fortune Road RR #2, where they offer the same local foods for those looking to make the drive.

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