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Blueberry Peach Brioche French Toast

Blueberry Peach Brioche French Toast

We are often so rushed in the mornings that we forget to slow down and appreciate some of the best hours of the day. This blueberry peach brioche french toast will help you to slow down and make the most of the mornings that we so often speed through.


1 loaf Brioche bread, thickly sliced, can be substituted with any breads sold at the Market.
6 eggs
1/2 cupalmond milk, or your preferred milk
1 tspvanilla extract
1 tspground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoonnutumeg
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1 peach, sliced
1 cuoblueberries
1/2 cuppowdered sugar sifted
warm maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange bread in a large casserole dish and set to the side.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread slices. Add the blueberries and peaches around and between the brioche slices.
  3. Let mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Serve with powdered sugar and warm maple syrup.
Photo and recipe credits go to thecollegehousewife.com

Floral Arrangement Demonstraition

On August 15th one of our Market vendors, Flora borealis, showed us how to make floral arrangements almost as beautiful as her own! Through watching her demonstration we learned many new things about proper positioning and flower maintenance that we’ve decided to continue sharing. Below is a list of Flora Borealis’s helpful tips on how to make lovely arrangements for yourself!

Flower Care: 

  • After picking flowers leave them in water for 4 hours to allow them to rehydrate before arranging
  • Arrange flowers in your hand rather than placing them in their container and arranging them there
  • You should be able to drink the water you feed your flowers (although we suggest you don’t!)
  • Ensure that there are no leaves or foliage submerged in water
  • Cut stems on an angle, if the bottoms sit flat in container they are not able to drink as easily
  • Change water every 2-3 days
  • Keep flowers in a cool place (the no longer need the sun once cut)

Types of Flowers to Incorporate Into Your Arrangement:

Focal Flowers: these flowers have large heads. They are best arranged in different heights to create dedpth

  • Sunflowers, zinnias

Spikes: these flowers reach tall

  • Snap dragons, foxglove

Disk Flowers: round

  • Chinese asters

Air Flowers: Spacious

  • Dill, bunny tail grass, pin cushion flowers
Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

Nothing says summer like salad or fresh corn, so why not put the two together with this fresh summer corn salad! Try using local ingredients such as corn from Cranston Farms, and tomatoes from one of the Market’s vendors.

Prep Time: 25 minutes – Serves: 4


4ears of corn
2 tbspunsalted butter
3scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 pintcherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cupricotta or feta cheese, cubed
2 tbspextra virgin olive oil
1 tspsalt
1/4 tspground pepper
1/4 cupfresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat grill to a medium-high temperature. Butter each ear of corn then wrap individually in aluminum foil. When grill reaches the desired heat add corn and grill for 5 minutes a side, for a total of 15 minutes. Once completed set the corn aside and allow 10 minutes for cooling.
  2. Once corn has cooled slice off kernels and place in a large bowl. Add scallions, tomatoes, cheese, and oil. Toss and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste
  3. Add freshly torn basil into the bowl, toss once, then serve either warm or at room temperature.
For the original recipe visit https://www.aheadofthyme.com/summer-corn-salad/
Blistered Green Beans with Tomato Almond Pesto

Blistered Green Beans with Tomato Almond Pesto

Enjoy seasonal fresh tomatoes and beans with this tasty summer dish from Bon Appetit.

Serves: 8


2 pintslocal cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup unsalted, roasted almonds
1 clovegarlic
2 tablespoonsolive oil
2 tablespoonssherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
1 pinch cayenne pepper, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoonpaprika
3 teaspoonsvegetable oil
2 poundstrimmed green beans


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Roast tomatoes on a baking sheet, flipping once, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly charred.
  2. Chop almonds in a food processor. Add garlic, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, cayenne, and half of the tomatoes. Pulse until a pesto consistency is achieved.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the beans an let cook for approximately 2 minutes or until blistered. Cook for an additional 7-9 minutes until tender, tossing occasionally. Place cooked beans on a platter and repeat for remaining oil and beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Coat beans in pesto and add remaining tomatoes.
For the original recipe visit https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/blistered-green-beans-with-tomato-almond-pesto 
Wine and Cheese Pairing

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Whether your’e dining at an exquisite restaurant, or laughing over a glass of wine while sitting on a dock, never underestimate the effect of beautifully paired food and wine. Hopefully, you were lucky enough to watch Gunn’s Hills Artisan Cheese and Pilliteri Estates’ wine and cheese pairing demonstration on August 1st. Their knowledge and products allowed for customers to expand their skills and experience new pairings to share with others. In case you missed this demonstration, or perhaps viewed it but forgot what that perfect pair was, we have listed the pairings for you!

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Pilliteri Estates Pinot Grigio & Gunn’s Hill Bringo’s Brie

Pilliteri Estates Canadain Gothic Red & Gunn’s Hill Handeck Hard Cheese

Pilliteri Estates Lucia’s Rosé & Gunn’s Hill 5 Brothers Smoked Cheese

To further improve your wine and food pairings, we have collected some staple rules to follow when deciding which products will accent one and other best.

  1. The wine served should always be sweeter than its accompanying dish.
  2. Match the intensity of flavours.
  3. Do not pair acidic wines with cream based sauces.
  4. When pairing wine with meals, match the wine to the main course rather than the starter.
For more information on wine pairings visit www.winery-sage.com/blog/food-pairings/holiday-food-wine-pairings-first-know-the-basics/ . We credit this website for our rules on wine pairings.
Garden Tomato Peach Toss

Garden Tomato Peach Toss

The time we have all been waiting for has finally arrived; peach season. Fresh, local peaches are now available at the Market, and to celebrate we’ve found a fresh summer tomato and peach salad for you to help enjoy your fruit to the fullest!

Prep Time: 8 minutes – Serves: 4


1/4 cupolive oil
2 tbsprice wine vinegar
2 tsphoney
1/2 tspboth salt and pepper
4fresh tomatoes
2firm ripe peaches
1/2 cupshredded fresh basil, mint, or corriander


  1. In a large bowl whisk oil, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Slice tomatoes into thick coins and add to the dressing. Remove peach skins and pits, then thinly slice into wedges. Add peaches to the tomatoes and dressing.
  2. Shred your chosen herb (basil, mint, coriander), and sprinkle it into salad. Toss to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated. This salad can be consumed immediately or chilled for up to six hours for exceptional results.

Turn this recipe local through choosing Sheffield’s honey along with local peaches and tomatoes found at the Market.

For the original recipie Chatelaine at https://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/vegetarian/garden-tomato-peach-toss/


Sous Vide Cooking Demonstration

The Ancaster Farmers Market is so thankful to have had Tom Peirce, sponsored by Cavallo Nero, share his culinary knowledge in two demonstrations on sous vide last Wednesday. Sous vide is a form of cooking which consists of two main parts; vacuum packing the food, then cooking it while submerged in water at an exact temperature. The result? Delicious, tender, and (almost) foolproof food! Listed below are various foods and their corresponding temperatures so you can give sous vide a try yourself!

Salmon: 122 degrees

Medium Rare Beef: 133 degrees

Chicken: 145-150 degrees

Sausage: 142 degrees

Fingerling Potatoes: 183-190 degrees

Creme Brule: 176 degrees

A sample of Tom Peirce's sous vide chicken.

Captured is a sample of Tom Peirce’s sous vide chicken.