Saturday, September 28, 2013

Good Food

We ordered a Good Food Box this month from the Hamilton Good Food Box program. $15 for $25 worth of farm fresh, mostly local fruit and veggies. You pay $15 at least a week in advance and pick up your produce on the third or fourth Wednesday of the month (depending on location). There is also a $10 "snack box" of fruits and veggies. The photo below shows what we received this month and I am eager to participate next month. This months veggie was cauliflower and came with a roaster cauliflower recipe I look forward to trying.

I pick up on Upper Ottawa which is only 10 minutes from my work. There is both a Hamilton and Niagara Falls program, but a gap for those who live in between the cities.

Here is the link to find a site near you for the Hamilton Region.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Gluten Free Pierogies

I thought the pierogies were going to be a total flop because the dough was sticking. After hand forming each pocket, surprisingly, they turned out great and tasted ten times better than they looked. Like most gluten free foods, the pierogies were best fresh, and pan-fried in butter. I used this recipe:

Don't tell the part of our family with Polish background we eat them with ketchup instead of sour cream. Although I must say, despite the latter fact, after making pierogies myself, I feel I have embraced part of my heritage.

1 Samuel 12:20 Then Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing. 22 For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people. 23 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you; but I will teach you the good and the right way. 24 Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. 25 But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”

For Gramma Anna