Southern Ontario Local Menu Plan

May 13-19 the local kitchener meal plan logo This week’s planning was different (which is why if you follow this blog you may have seen a mistake post this morning!) mainly because we got our produce on Thursday and Friday instead of at the Saturday morning Kitchener Market.  Thursday we picked up our “bag” (it was a bin) from Grand River Organics.  It included 3 large greenhouse tomatoes, a small bunch of green onions, a large bunch of purple kale, two large containers of living pea sprouts, and about a pound of potatoes.  The following day we also picked up our Bailey’s order which was mostly flour (50lb sack of local hard wheat, and 5kg sack of whole spelt flour) but also included… wait for it… ASPARAGUS!  We were very pleased to get that.  I made a frittata this morning with it and some of the potatoes.  It was based on this recipe, but lacking cream I added spoonfuls of ricotta and it turned out wonderful!  It was accompanied by my favorite easy blueberry coffee cake recipe! In surveying our fridge and garden this morning we found these foods: (from Bailey’s and Grand River Organics)

  • Spinach (1/4lb)
  • Kale (1/4lb)
  • Pea shoots
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots

(left from previous shopping)

  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Parsnips
  • 8 eggs

(in Garden)

  • Lots of greens – mustard, lettuce, spinach, kale

The meal plan is as follows (note that we will be gone this weekend):

  • Leftover Pulled Pork Tacos on Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Pea Shoot Caesar Salad (just a Caesar dressing and pea shoots!)
  • Guests are bringing a dessert 🙂
  • Roasted Carrot & Parsnip Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette – based on this recipe
  • Mushroom Risotto – This is a microwave version… we’ll see!
  • Gone to Atlanta!
  • Atlanta