Category Archives: Farm Fresh Recipes

How to Make the Most of Holiday Leftovers

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And that means spending valuable time with friends and family, enjoying delicious food at holiday parties, and celebrating! With leftovers and “food waste” often high, and so many diversions and parties to go to, we sometimes forget to take only what we can finish, especially when buffets, and potlucks taunt us at…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

EASY ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS IN 5 STEPS! Well there’s no way around it, you’re going to have to get your hands gooey and slimy!  But you’re carving that pumpkin anyway and why not use every bit of it! Creating less food waste is good for the planet (and your soul!) and pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious…

Taste of Summer in a Bowl – Salad Recipe

Provided by Michelle Bohanec, Burlington Instructor I have left out the measurements for most of the ingredients in this recipe because really it's up to you.  Mix up the ratio of veggies to your liking, but do adhere to the dressing instructions for the perfect taste of summer in a bowl!   Ingredients: Celery Bell Peppers…

Summery Mango Salsa

I started making this tomato-salsa alternative years ago when I began my career in children's garden education. That summer (and it seems every summer since) the kids were obsessed with mangos, so at their request I found an easy recipe you can make in the garden, at a picnic and especially at home. Kids love the…

Garden Salsa

Nothing beats fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine from the garden you've lovingly tended to all summer long. This easy recipe is a great way to use up any extras you have when you just cannot seem to find enough friends to share them with. Sweet, a little tangy with a hint of spice. I…

Cherry Tomato and String Bean Pasta Salad with Feta and Fresh Herbs

Submitted by Michelle Bohanec *Note* The ingredient amounts reflect the fact that this salad was prepared for a large amount of people. Serves approximately 20-25 people. Ingredients: 750 grams bite sized pasta of your choice 1.5 lbs cherry tomatoes, halves (growing in the garden!) 1.5 cups string beans, cut into 1 inch pieces (growing in…

Helen’s Rad Radish Dip

It’s Farmers Market season! Here are some great recipes you can make with the fresh food from your trip to the market! Helen’s Rad Radish Dip Ingredients: 1 bunch radishes 8-oz package cream cheese 1/4 c (or more) plain Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 2 tsp minced garlic (or 2 cloves, minced) 1/2-1 tsp…

Turn local squash into a sweet treat

Squash is abundant this time of year! Instead of making soup or a savoury dish, why not turn your squash into a sweet cake. Winter squash is a great source of beta-carotene and potassium. Beta-carotene is what gives winter squash is orange and yellow hues. Many winter squashes are considered an orange vegetable. Canada’s Food…

Creamy, Pan-fried Kale Recipe

I wouldn’t say this about many vegetable recipes, but I would almost die to this kale recipe. It’s creamy, garlicky and pairs nicely with potatoes, roasts and all things fall. Not to mention, kale is considered a dark, leafy green. Canada’s Food Guide recommends we have at least one dark green vegetable each day. For…

Celebrate Canada 150 with a Berry Grunt

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with a traditional East Coast berry dessert – grunt! Yes, it has a funny name, but there is nothing funny about how easy and tasty this dessert is. Berry grunt, most commonly blueberry grunt is an East Coast traditional dessert. Berries are cooked in a sweetly-spiced sauce, and then topped with…