Pan Seared Zucchini with edible gardens Balsamic Reduction

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SERVES 4

Ingredients

edible gardens Balsamic Reduction (Rosemary and Garlic, or Classic)
1 cup olive oil
2 small eggplant (about 8 oz. each), trimmed and sliced 13“-thick crosswise
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. capers
4 basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

Heat half the oil in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches and adding more oil as needed, fry eggplant, flipping once, until golden-brown, 5–7 minutes; transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt and pepper. Arrange on a platter; drizzle with edible gardens Balsamic Reduction; garnish with (optional) capers and fresh basil.

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Penticton Farmers Market is ON! Every Saturday in Downtown Penticton.

Don’t let the construction get in your way !

See you then at our usual booth.  Our favourite time of year to see all our loyal customers again! YAY!

 

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

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Who doesn’t love a gooey grilled cheese on a winter day?

I grew up on them, and still love this comfort food when the weather is cool.  Offer your grilled sandwich with a small dipping bowl of our rich, dark 18 year Reserve Balsamic, to really punch up this favourite winter snack!  You will love the savoury taste!

Remember you can order your 18 yr Reserve, or any other of our wonderful products on-line.  Visit our Want To Order? and we will ship from the edible gardens kitchen, direct to your door.

 

Valentines – Dessert Pizza for grownups

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Valentines Dessert starts with this main course pizza!

Who can resist the combination of our delicious edible gardens 18 year rich smooth Balsamic drizzled on Grilled Blackberry, Basil, Strawberry and Brie Pizza? This will change your view of pizza after a single bite. Melted Brie cheese adds another layer of deliciousness with the grilled fruit, and our 18 Year Reserve Balsamic, is the perfect finishing flavour.  This is great for a late night snack, even lunch and perfect for a Valentines dessert that is fresh, healthy, and doesn’t scream sugar. If you like, a few shavings of chocolate can be grated on top, for those who crave a little more sweetness.

Happy Valentines!

 

 

 

Countdown to Christmas!

 

The Big Day is less than a month away, and we have all the trimmings for a great holiday dinner at your house.

This is a bowl of fabulous ripe red luscious cranberries from the Fraser Valley that I have cooked and slowly married with our cranberry balsamic to create our Coastal Cranberry Balsamic Spread.

Try it on mini quiche for a nice presentation and a delightful addition to the cheese and egg. Drop a dollop on a cracker with feta, or cream cheese, or my favourite is warm brie!  I chopped some fresh rosemary for the top.Geekation_BakedBrie

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Grilled Melon and Mint with edible gardens Pomegranate Reduction

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These melon skewers will be a terrific end to a last summer BBQ. You can also try pears that are now ripening in the Okanagan. Simple cut and toss in a bowl with edible gardens Pomegranate Reduction, chopped fresh mint leaves, and a squeeze of lemon to keep the fruit from browning. Grill on a warm BBQ, turning the skewers until cooked.  Serve alone of with some vanilla bean ice cream.

olive+oil+2With February just around the corner,  dress up any dessert this Valentine’s Day with edible gardens Fig & Fire Whipped Cream.

It’s sweet and hot at the same time and marries perfectly with fresh fruit like strawberries or simple pound cake.  It is also a great topping for cupcakes.  Here’s the ridiculously easy recipe to add a little heat to February.

Fig & Fire Balsamic Whipped Cream 

Ingredients

  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C sugar (or more, your preference)
  • 3 T edible gardens Fig & Fire Balsamic Reduction.

Instructions

  1. Combine cream, sugar and vinegar in a large bowl or stand mixer.
  2.  Beat on medium speed for about five minutes, until soft peaks form.

Enjoy this sweet heat February 14th!

Merry Christmas!

IMG_2895  The long list of  Christmas Bowls are done and ready for delivery, the last minute orders are out the door and edible gardens is ready to say Happy Holidays to all our loyal customers, and the new ones we have had the pleasure to make this year. Our 18 year Anniversary Reserve was a wonderful way to celebrate our company’s milestone, and we were thrilled with your positive response to it in the market place.

2015 is going to be exciting! LOTS of big plans on the way, but for now, we will just take time to say how grateful we are for your business and tell you how much we love making you the best premium products from the bounty of goodness here in BC.

May the season be bright, and the New Year filled with health and happiness.

Leigh and Michael

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Cranberries mean one thing-Thanksgiving is here!

ImageThis is one big pot of fresh cranberries we cooked up today right from the fields of the Fraser Valley. These tart bright red berries are a traditional accompaniment to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners around the world. Our edible gardens Cranberry Balsamic Spread however, is unlike anything you have ever tasted before and unlike any other Cranberry condiment you have ever bought in a can or jar.

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Our edible gardens Cranberry Balsamic Spread is ultra fresh as we only make a limited quantity for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and our customers know to buy it when they see it. When its gone, it’s a long wait till next Holiday Season.  Plump full of fresh fruit, and simmered in a fine White Cranberry Balsamic, this little jar of Holiday Goodness, is perfect pared with cream cheese, goat cheese or chèvre, on a gourmet cracker for a quick holiday appetizer. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can’t beat the crisp fresh from the field tart cranberry flavor accompanying your perfectly cooked turkey, ham or spanakopita for all my vegan friends. Don’t forget livening up leftovers, too.  Spread some edible gardens Cranberry Balsamic Spread on a panini or flat bread and top with leftover turkey, a slice of Emmental Cheese (or another cheese you love)  sprinkle with pine nuts and toast under the broiler for just a few minutes.  Cut into appetizer squares and serve.

Our Cranberry Balsamic Spread is now available in select retail stores but don’t wait-because when its gone, its gone!

Have a great Thanksgiving Weekend!

Spied this colourful array of Cauliflower in the Portland Farmer’s Market last weekend – See more about our trip under Edible Cascadia.

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