Today is Canada’s Agricultural Day. The day we come together to celebrate the food we love as well as the people who grow it for us. Every day we are #AgProud here at our farm! We are #AgProud of the work we do, the food we grow and our customer service. I am pleased to release my new recipe for “Potato & Sweet Corn Chowder.” I invite you to try this recipe that’s made with simple and wholesome ingredients that are all grown and/or produced in Canada. You can click on the file above to print or download the recipe. If you’re looking for inspiration for some other new recipes you can visit “#AgProud” and “Tater Tales Feb 13th: #AgProud” to get you started. Bon Appétit!
I am very excited to release my Baked Potato Bar Recipe which has involved over two years of research, development, trial, error and even a taste testing party! I am thrilled to present this recipe that was created with my very imaginative, talented and patient friends Chris Aiken and Christina Tinsdill.
Our baked potato bar is special because we have created ten different themed toppings. Each one comes with a special sauce and a garnish. You bake the potatoes and prepare as many different toppings as you like. Your dinner guests are offered a choice of what they want. How many different toppings you choose to make is up to you. And the final genius is that everything can be made the day before which leaves you lots of time to kick back and enjoy your guests instead of working away in the kitchen!
If you were to ask me what my favourite topping is I would say without a doubt “Heavenly Ham.” Or maybe “Seafood Sensation.” Or perhaps “Tangy Beef.” Although I do love “Mexican Fiesta.” Okay, who am I trying to kid? They are all fantastic and taste even better than they look in the pictures above. Without a doubt you will find your own favourite once you try them. I hope you enjoy this special recipe and as always I would love to hear feedback from you once you try it.
Go ahead and click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. To have a look at our signature recipes you can visit “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.” Bon Appétit!
We still have a nice selection of homegrown winter squash available at the farm door. The pepper squash grown by John & Curtis is very similar to acorn squash. The light orange flesh is ideal for mashing and adds a splash of vivid colour to your dinner plate. This recipe is super simple, it can be made the day ahead and leftovers are freezer friendly. The squash is lightly sweetened with brown sugar and dusted with cinnamon to create a veggie dish that kids will gobble up. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. To have a look at our signature recipes you can visit “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.” Bon Appétit!
Clear days, crisp nights, leaves beginning to change colour….it must a season change! To celebrate the first day of fall I am releasing my roasted root vegetable recipe. This very simple recipe brings both vivid colour and interesting flavour to your dinner. Roasting the root vegetables at high heat creates a caramelized effect that will have everyone gobbling up these vegetables and then asking for more. John & Curtis have grown the butternut squash again this year and it is now for sale at the farm door. I will have all the ingredients available at the annual East Gwillimbury “Farm To Fork Tour” which takes place this year on Saturday, October 5th. This recipe selection was wildly popular on the tour last year. We sold out by the middle of the day so be sure to come early! More information about the tour is available at http://experienceeg.ca/farm-to-fork/ Bon Appétit!
It seems jalapeno peppers are all the rage these days so I thought I would hop on the band wagon and offer this recipe for a zippy appetizer. Jalapeno peppers are stuffed with spicy ground turkey covered with mashed potatoes and swiss cheese. The flavours in the ground turkey are subtle so they do not distract from the perfect heat of the peppers. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. If you would like to try another fun recipe that involves jalapeno peppers you can visit “Nacho Delight Potato Skins.” Bon Appétit!
Winter has suddenly arrived here in Southern Ontario. I have the perfect thing to help all of us as we face the next few months of bitter cold, biting winds and snow storms. This is a collection of my top 8 winter comfort food recipes that you most definitely will want to try out! Each potato recipe was created in my kitchen here at the farm (and some with a little help from my good friend Chef Derek Roberts.) Steamy soups, amazing appetizers, scrumptious sides and marvelous mains will help keep you warm you through this winter. All you have to do to get started is follow this link to “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes.”
One of the best things about cooking with friends is sharing recipes with each other. This potato salad recipe uses one of Chef Derek’s previously top secret sauces as a dressing that creates a truly unique and delicious dish. His versatile sauce can also be used in green salads or as a marinade for meats and vegetables. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. Additional potato salad recipes are available at “Tater Tales July 14th: Potato Salads.” Bon Appétit!
For two years this was one of the signature recipes on the About Cooking Potatoes page of our website. This previously top secret family recipe was handed down to us by RJ’s grandmother, Yvonne Morton. Her many years of cooking this recipe have perfected the rich, creamy sauce and mouth-watering blend of potatoes and onions. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. Other inspiring potato recipes are available at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes” and in previous installments of “The Common-Tater” in the recipes category. Bon Appétit
For two years this was one of the signature recipes on the About Cooking Potatoes page of our website. This was a recipe perfected through trial and error as BJ explains… “Considerable experimentation was involved in the evolution of this recipe! Thanks to my very patient family who donated their taste buds over and over again until I got it just right. These delicious roasted potatoes have a crunchy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior.” Three different versions are presented in the recipe – Garlic Parmesan, Hot & Spicy and Herbed Roasted Potatoes. Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. Other inspiring potato recipes are available at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes” and in previous installments of “The Common-Tater” in the recipes category. Bon Appétit!
For two years this was one of the signature recipes on the About Cooking Potatoes page of our website. BJ explains the origin of this dish… “I created this dish one day when I was faced with copious amounts of leftover mashed potatoes. This recipe blends the mashed potatoes with the ingredients used to make twice baked potatoes. The beauty of this dish is that it contains the flavour of twice baked potatoes, but it isn’t as time consuming to prepare.” Click on the PDF file above to download or print the recipe. Other inspiring potato recipes are available at “Spud Smarts – About Cooking Potatoes” and in previous installments of “The Common-Tater” in the recipes category. Bon Appétit!
Thompson Potato Farm
Farming is fascinating!