This is one of my all time favorite holiday desserts. It’s easy, elegant and delicious. Perfectly timed with all of those wonderful apples arriving at our market. I usually serve it with a really simple ice cream like Pralines and Cream or a great Vanilla.
Chongo’s is now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys
Non-refundable deposit required
Fresh (not frozen)
Available for pick up October 7-10
Visit our website http://www.chongosmarket.com/
Mention you learned about our Turkeys on the web and receive $5.00 off your Turkey purchase!
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Straight from Covert Farms in Oliver BC this weekend we will have fresh organics available: Patty Pan Squash, Lemon Cucumbers, Grilling Onions, Grape Tomatoes, Sweet Onions and Eggplants.
For more information on Covert Farms visit: http://www.covertfarms.ca/
I was curious about the Lemon Cucumbers, never seen one before! In my quest for info on this odd little fellow, I came across a recipe that’s simple but looks absolutely as summery as it gets, enjoy:
This is an easy salad to throw together, the base is tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese. We used cherry and pear tomatoes and lemon cucumbers from the garden, and added some fresh mint, oregano, and shallots. Dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. You could also add some Kalamata olives and arugula if you want to get fancy.
- 2-3 cups of cherry and/or pear tomatoes, sliced in half (use the organic grape tomatoes)
- 1 cup of chopped cucumber, peeled (and seeded if the seeds are bitter)
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 Tbsp chopped mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped oregano
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp of finely chopped shallots or green onions
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Gently toss the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onions, mint, and oregano together. Dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
It was a beautiful day, lots of customers looking for their produce for jams, jellies, pickles and preserves of all kinds. BC Apricots and Alberta Carrots were the big movers today, I hope someone offers up their creation of Apricot Jam (my favorite). I’ll have to make sure and hint tomorrow or maybe break down and make some of my own. I’ll let you know later how that ends…..Looking forward to another great day tomorrow, no rain predicted, yet!
Delicious Alberta Carrots
You call it a BC Apricot, I call it “Jam”.
Here’s a few pics of our staff relaxing a little on Thursday while setting up for a busy weekend.
Michelle and Jazz testing out the Red Corn on the Cob
You can’t hide Chris! We will photo you…….
Where’s your Chongo’s shirt Danny?
Good job looking busy Adam!
Theresa in her usual position
This may be the last time I give them my camera………
Sour Cherries are Here!
CASE LOT ONLY/$60.00/15LBS.
Sour Cherries are here. Unlike their sweet cousins, these cherries are perfect for baking and cooking. For those who love tart items, sour cherries are a tasty treat, but hurry because they will only be here this week and next. Then you’ll have to wait another year! Ask one of our staff to point them out to you.
Red Cherries $3.99/lb
Rainier Cherries $4.99/lb
10lb case of Rainier Cherries $35.00*
10lb case of Red Cherries $29.95*