Pantry Staples: Beans

 

We are in lockdown and there is no end in sight, yet, even in all this uncertainty one thing is sure – never before have we been so thoughtfully connected to the food that we eat. Procuring food, whether at the grocery store or through Uber Eats, is no longer a mindless act. So let’s delve deep into one food item that we all have in our pantries: the humble bean.  Continue »



Get The Most Out Of Your Prep, and Your Pantry

 

Now into the pot with you!

 

Reducing food waste has always been a paramount concern for us at Fiesta Farms, and recent events have made this more important than ever. Let’s look at a few ideas for shopping, preparing simple meals and using leftovers in interesting and delicious ways. Continue »



Pound Cake: In A League Of Its Own

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We’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like pound cake. This is a super old-fashioned cake, nothing fancy, but it’s the perfect cake for afternoon teas, brunches and midnight snacking. Also because it is a basic, sturdy cake, you can doll it up anyway you like! Continue »



The Perfect Valentine’s Day Ingredient

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It’s not chocolate, or oysters or ribeye steaks – those are all great ingredients to be sure. But there is one ingredient that shines above all others for the most romantic day of the year.

Pepper.

Pink peppercorns to be specific.

Pepper is one of the world’s most precious and storied spices, used in cuisines all over the world. Black, white and green peppercorns are all from the same plant, the piper nigra, harvested at different stages of development, each possessing their own unique flavour profiles. But today, Valentine’s day, it’s time to think pink. Continue »



Making Meatless Mondays Fun with Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash is sometimes marketed as “the fun squash,” and for good reason. A super healthy vegetable that can masquerade as spaghetti! What’s not to love about that! Continue »