Market Week – July 21


Hello Market-goers!

This week listen for the musical stylings of Emily McCourt & take home a bottle of Pinot Noir or Chardonnay wine- grown and produced in Prince Edward County by Broken Stone Winery.

LEAF, a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest, will be hosting a table this week to discuss Toronto’s urban forest with you!

What’s Fresh 

Murray’s Farm at the end of the path will be bringing graded heritage chicken eggs and duck eggs. For new produce, Murray will offer peas, beans, cauliflower and broccoli. His pasture raised, non-GMO Berkshire pork includes:

  • Pork chops – $12 for 2
  • Bacon – $15/lb
  • Ham steaks – $15 for 2
  • Variety of sausages – $12 for 4
  • Side ribs – $7/lb

Madeleines now has doggy treats! Bring along your pup and treat them to a chedder chicken or peanut butter bone freshly made.

Back by popular demand is their strawberry rhubarb pie baked with rhubarb fresh from Kyla’s mother’s garden. Sour cherry, chocolate bourbon pecan, and many other varieties of pies will also be available.

Evelyn’s Crackers will have an exciting variety of freshly baked, Ontario grain goods on offer. Pick and choose a variety of each to take home:

  • Buckwheat rye cinnamon roll
  • Chocolate chip miso cookie
  • Killer chocolate cookie
  • Lavender shortbread – made with Niagara lavender
  • Maple oat granola bars

Organic Vibes will be back with their beautiful selection of greens and veggies. Try something different and pick up some Callaloo – a slightly bitter green, great wilted with coconut milk or as an addition to salad. New this week will be their mustard greens! A very unique taste – perfect for a burger topping or a salad.



Warm Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chard leaves, Pistachios & Pomegranate 

By Gail Gordon Oliver

Roasting is my favourite way to prepare cauliflower and numerous other vegetables. This method causes the vegetables’ natural sugars to caramelize on the outside while the actual flavour of whatever is being roasted becomes more concentrated and delicious. This dish combines fabulous flavours and textures and visual appeal.

One of the beauties of this recipe is that the roasted, hot cauliflower wilts the chard, so no stovetop cooking is required. The nuts can be toasted in the oven for a few minutes before the cauliflower goes in. Ground sumac can be purchased in Middle Eastern food shops and in many supermarkets. Its lemony flavour makes it a great staple pantry item. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings.

1 large head cauliflower

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar

2 tsp whole-grain mustard (such as Kozlik’s Triple Crunch) or grainy mustard

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp sea salt or kosher salt, plus more if needed

1/2 tsp ground sumac (optional)

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more if needed

pinch cayenne

2 tsp liquid honey

1 cup firmly packed Swiss chard leaves (centre ribs removed), shredded

1/3 cup unsalted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped or 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

1/3 cup pomegranate seeds (fresh or dried) or dried goji berries

Break the cauliflower into florets. Cut each small floret lengthwise through the centre.  Cut each large floret lengthwise into three or four pieces. (Cutting through the florets will create a large flat area that will come into contact with the pan and ensure optimal caramelization.)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the paper with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil. Place the cauliflower onto the paper in the pan in a single layer, cut-side down. Drizzle the cauliflower evenly with 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil. Bake in a 425º F oven until the cauliflower is golden on top and lightly browned on the underside, 25 to 35 minutes.

In the meantime, in a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, cumin, salt, sumac (if using), pepper and cayenne. Slowly whisk in the remaining oil. Whisk in the honey.

Place the chard into a large bowl. When the cauliflower is done, transfer it immediately to the bowl with the chard. Add the vinaigrette and toss to coat well. Stir in the pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

This recipe was originally published in Edible Toronto magazine’s Fall 2013 issue.

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