Shopping at the market can also help solve that back to school weeknight meal dilemma. Busy family weeknight meals can be a nightmare if they are too complicated with extra trips to the store for fancy ingredients, frantic kitchen marathons and tons of dishes. That’s why we try to stick to 3-ingredient meals during school nights. I learned about this concept while on a cooking tour of Italy –– one chef told us that some of the best meals have just 3 ingredients (plus seasoning) and the fresh local ingredients deliver the biggest flavour. Below is a little collection of some favourite 3 ingredient weeknight meals. And, if cooking is completely off your radar, you can find some wonderful prepared meals at the market this week including Tiffinday’s healthy, vegan curries and Pasta Tucci’s homemade pastas and sauces.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
Chicken Caprese Salad
Hummus and Grilled Zucchini Pizza
Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
Vendors This Week
-Tiffinday: spicy and tangy curry fries and pakoras
-Pasta Tucci: lovely homemade pasta
-Crown and Anchor Food: Southern BBQ made on site!
-Cedar Hedge Farm: Flavour bursting sprouts perfect for salads, burgers, risottos and sandwiches. Off the grid grown veggies! New heirloom tomatoes in!
-Fiddlehead Farm: Sustainably produced produce - we love their spicy radishes and sweet beets!
-P&V farms - a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables. At this time of year, we love their fresh Ontario peaches and also plums!
-Albion Hills - Cured meats perfect for charcuterie
-Wildlife Gardening - Native plants and wild foraged foods.
-Genuine Tea - Berry infused teas. Absolutely amazing!
-Blackbird Baking Co: Organic sourdough breads and pastries.
-Mighty Fine Brine: Fermented pickles, krauts and condiments.
-The Pantry Fine Cheese: Featuring award winning local cheeses such as Cross Wind Farms and Gunn’s Hill Farm Artisan Cheese.
-Brian Hamlin Honey: Local honey and beeswax candles.
-Bee23: Beautiful sustainably and organically produced body products featuring beeswax and honey!
And a crowd favourite!:
-The Pop Stand: Handmade popsicles featuring local, seasonal ingredients
Music This Week
Stan Endersby: Another local favourite and incredibly seasoned and talented performer is Stan Endersby. Stan always has great stories from his incredible music career and more recently has become a grandad and is enjoying playing for the wee ones. Here’s a fun article about one of Stan’s bands - MapleOak. You might recognize some of the band members….https://www.kindakinks.net/misc/articles/warburton-mapleoak.html