This is a bit of a longer read this week, so grab yourself a comfy seat and settle in for a bit of a read (or just scroll down to the juicy details of what we are cooking from scratch for you this week!)
We are beginning this new week and a new month this Tuesday, and we would like to take a quick moment to thank you for helping us support local! Local staff, local farmers, local artisans and crafters and local charities…these are all great things happening at Fresh Market Kitchen. We have placed a collection basket just inside our front door for anyone that would like to help us support Selkirk Christian Chapel’s Winter Clothing Drive for the homeless this season. We are collecting new socks and mittens in our kitchen. Please consider donating an item or two to help keep someone a little bit warmer this winter season.
The recycling program in support of the Norfolk Shriners Club and the Shriners Hospital of Montreal is still going on, and we thank you for your donations thus far. If you haven’t had a chance to donate any cans and recyclable bottles, there is still a bit of time. The Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment, provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals and conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. Their mission is carried out without regard to race, colour, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay. The link to the hospital’s website is https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/montreal. Thank you for your support of this worthy cause!
Don’t forget to take advantage of the pre-order opportunity to enjoy your Fresh Market Kitchen Family Style with Style Christmas Feast. We will be closing off orders earlier than the originally anticipated cut-off date of December 17th due to the overwhelming positive response to our Christmas menu.
We have been asked by a few if we will be selling Decorate at Home Christmas Cookies. We are working closely with our French pastry chef to create a Decorate at Home Gingerbread Chalet – no preservatives or artificial ingredients – gingerbread you’ll actually want to eat!! (details to come very soon!)
With all of that said, I would like to let you know that we, at Fresh Market Kitchen, will be taking advantage of some much needed down time between Christmas and the New Year. As you may know, we opened the doors to Fresh Market Kitchen at the very beginning of the pandemic and we have been working every moment since that time as an essential business. In an effort to allow ourselves, our families and our amazing staff some time to unwind, we will be closing Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020, at 4:30 pm and reopening rejuvenated and rested on Monday, January 11, 2021, so stock your freezer with our from-scratch frozen soups and other delicious meals to see you through until we return ready to cook! All of us at Fresh Market Kitchen continue to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for welcoming us so warmly into your family, day in and day out, every week. We look forward to starting a new year in 2021, continuing our mission of making nutritional meals that take you back to a simpler time, when a plate of food would draw the family together and memories were made, always striving to source local first, ensuring the finest quality ingredients. Family Style With Style is how we roll!!!
As you now know, Fresh Market Kitchen’s Local Artisan Market is thrilled to present a different featured Artisan every Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas in our beautiful market from 12-4 pm. We thank you for shopping and supporting our Local Artisan Market. You are supporting so many talented locals from the Selkirk and Haldimand County area!
This Friday, December 4 from 1-4 pm, Fresh Market Kitchen’s Local Artisan Market is pleased to present Megan Nelson. Megan makes gorgeous macramé plant hangers and has an amazing sense of humour, wanting you to know that, “each plant hanger has been crafted with naturally sourced elk’s hair. Being hand woven, they are infused with the highest amount of creative passion one can give. Accented with hand-carved wooden beads and coloured with the rarest pigments known to man, all of which can only be found in the highest peaks of the mountains. Those summits are where I discovered the materials as a young girl while on a year-long excursion to discover myself…No seriously though, I am a stay at home mom, and I’ve never adventured any further than the local craft shop. I make what I love, and hope you love it too.” LOL. You must come meet Megan Friday!
On Saturday, December 5th from 12-4 pm, Susan Cuming of Selkirk will be with us. If you don’t already know Susan, here is a bit about this amazing woman and her obvious passion for beach glass and jewelry … “Susan Cuming here! I have lived in Selkirk for 30+ years and in the village itself since 2003. I work full-time as an educator for the Alzheimer Society, I am a community volunteer and owner of Back in Play (Health & Wellness, EST 2016). I love walking the beaches of Selkirk and picking up beach glass as I go. They looked great in the big bowl on the bureau, but some of them were calling to shine! I was already tumbling and creating Auralite 23 wired wrapped jewelry, and my husband suggested creating our own “beach glass” from coloured glass items we could purchase at garage sales or thrift stores. Drop by and view some of the newer pieces I’ve created. I’ll have my tumbler on hand and can show you the process. Perhaps you would like to create your own piece of Beach Glass jewelry? Maybe an Auralite 23 crystal will call to you? Hope to see you out!”
Remember, if you ever have any questions about something that is on the menu or to reserve your dishes early, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a text to (289) 426-0845 with your name please.
Here is what we are cooking this week at Fresh Market Kitchen – always from scratch!
Monday November 30, 2020: Closed.
Tuesday December 1, 2020: Closed – as usual, we will be in the kitchen prepping for the week, so feel free to make an appointment or take your chances and stop by to grab something from our freezer! We are generally in the kitchen working from 10-2 on a Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020: No hot, live-cooked supper tonight. Our freezer meals, soups, chili, homemade ice cream and cheesecake in a jar will be available for pickup from 11 am – 6 pm. The Local Artisan Market is also open to shop for all of your locally-made handcrafted gifts!
Thursday, December 3, 2020:
Sandwich: Back bacon and cheese on a bun. $9.00
Soup: Smoked Chicken Pho $5.00
Lunch deal – both for only $12.00!!
(A Pho is: A Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat. Pho is a popular food in Vietnam where it is served in households, street stalls and restaurants countrywide. Pho is considered Vietnam’s national dish.)
Beef Enchiladas – perfectly seasoned ground beef and black beans rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with housemade tomato sauce and cheese; served with lime sour cream and house salsa. (3 rolls/serving)
Friday, December 4, 2020:
Salad: Greek Salad – crisp lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, black olives and feta cheese dressed in our housemade Greek vinaigrette dressing $9.00 (Veg/G.F.)
Soup: Curry Squash Soup (Veg/G.F.) $5.00
Lunch deal – both for only $12.00!!
Pork Souvlaki and Potatoes – Our tender hand-cut Ontario pork, 48-hour marinated in freshly-squeezed lemon juice, light canola oil and hand-selected Greek spices – served with lemon Greek potatoes and housemade Greek-yogurt based cucumber Tzatziki sauce.
Single $15; Double $28; Family $54
Add a Family Greek Salad $10
Saturday, December 5, 2020:
Brunch (11 am – 2 pm)
Breakfast Burrito with coffee – Soft scrambled Ontario Grade A eggs, crumbles of homemade pork sausage, shredded Jensen Old Cheddar and our house salsa wrapped in a 10” soft flour tortilla $12.00
Add house roasted “homefry” potatoes with dill sauce (#trustthechef) $3.00
Fresh Fruit Salad $3.50
Greek Yogurt and Henley Honey Fresh Fruit Parfait $4.00
We also serve lattes, cappuccino and a selection of tea!
Boeuf Bourguignon –tender beef, slowly simmered in red wine gravy with mushrooms and pearl onions served with roasted local garlic mashed potato and stir-fry veggies.
HERE’S WHAT IS IN OUR FREEZER:
Soup is always $5 for ½ L and $8 for 1 L.
Beef Chili (GF)
Vegetarian Chili (Veg/GF)
Mussel Chowder (GF)
Cream of Tomato (Veg/GF)
Cabbage Roll Soup (GF)
Tomato Basil Soup (Veg/GF)
Zuppa Toscana (Chef’s Favourite! – sausage and potato soup with shreds of kale – contains dairy)
Maple Roasted Pumpkin Soup (Veg/GF)
9” Crustless Quiche (Always G.F.):
Prosciutto and Feta
Tomato, Basil Pesto and Feta (Veg)
Frozen Meals (Fully Cooked – Reheat at Home):
Atlantic Salmon Fillet with Creamy Dill Sauce & Broccoli Risotto (G.F.) (Single $16)
Blackened Basa Fillet with Pecan Rice (Single $16)
Beef & Pork Tourtiere (9” – serves 4-6) $24
Family Portion of Mashed Potato $6.00 (We have garlic mashed and herbed mashed at the moment)
Housemade Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt (300 mL)
Raspberry Coconut Frozen Yogurt $7
Maple Pecan Frozen Yogurt $7
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream $6
Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream $6
Egg Nog Ice Cream $6
Candy Cane Ice Cream $6
Cheesecake in a Jar ($6 – 250 ml jar; $2.50 lunchbox size)
Egg Nog with Candied Pecan
We now carry in-house baked cookies (including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie), muffins, turnovers, Danishes and croissants. These are all single servings. For large quantity orders, please contact us in advance.
Gluten-free cookie $3.00
Cookies $2.50 (Oatmeal raisin; chocolate chip)
Ginger Cookie $3.00
Slice of coffee cake $2.50
Muffin $2.50 (Chocolate chip, mixed berry, apple cinnamon, double chocolate)
We have teamed up with a classically-trained French Pastry chef who is making us “fancies” – these are all single-servings. For large quantity orders, please contact us in advance.
Apple Crumble Crisp Tart $4.75
Berry Hollandaise Tart $4.75
French Butter Tart $4.75
Coffee Cheesecake $6.00
Pistachio Cheesecake $6.00
Chocolate Mousse (3”) $5.25
White Caramel Mouse (3”) $5.25
Lemon Meringue Tart $4.75
Peach Hollandaise Tart $4.75
Don’t forget about our pickles!!!!
I wish you a week filled with delicious food and I hope to see you very soon!