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What the Heck do I do with all these Greens?!

Depending on who you talk to, they’re either going to rave about all the uses for greens such as Swiss Chard, Kale, Arugula and Spinach, or they’re going to tell you to GET-THAT-AWAY-I-DON’T-WANT-ANYMORE.

We’re lucky to live in a climate where most months of the year many greens are available! 

It can be as simple as…

+Braising

+Making a Salad

+Throwing in a Smoothie

+Chopping into a soup

+Adding it to a meat pie

+So much more!

Here’s some recipes to get your mouth watering and the recipe ideas churning!

Swiss Chard;

+Sauted Swiss Chard with Onions from Epicurious

+Swiss Chard Double Crust Pizza from Canadian Living

Kale;

+Keilbasa and White Bean Soup with Kale from Reformation Acres

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(Photo Credit Reformation Acres)

+How to Make Kale Smoothies You Actually Want to Eat. from the Huffington Post

Arugula;

+Arugula Pesto from Simply Recipes

+Roasted Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Arugula Sandwich from The Kitchn

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(Photo Credit the Kitchn)

Spinach;

+Spinach, Bacon, Onion and Hard Boiled Egg Salad from the Pioneer Woman

+Garlic Sauteed Spinach from the Food Network

Okay…I’m hungry…how about you?!

 

Creative DIY Uses for a Bar of Soap!

Now everyone knows you can just use a bar of soap to wash your hands and body, but with a few more minutes, you could try something else using one of Northend Farm’s many bars of soap! Some varieties you might find are Goat Milk Soap, Calendula Soap or one of Sally’s other many inspiring ‘flavours’! Available year round, grab a few and try your hand at these fun crafts.

Oatmeal Shower Bag from One Good Thing By Jillee

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(Photo Credit One Good Thing by Jillee)

Make your own Liquid Hand Soap! You won’t believe how simple this one and it makes a quick dab of soap fast and easy.

Make your own Laundry Detergent from Venison for Dinner. Laundry detergent is one of those horribly overpriced commodities, why not try your hand at making it yourself?

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And last but not least, trust Readers Digest to give you Five Things to do with a Bar of Soap!

What to do with Strawberry Jam?

So you’ve spread it on toast, you paired it with peanut butter. Maybe you’ve gone wild and used almond butter! The most delicious jams and marmalades, especially strawberry jam, made from Northend Farm Strawberries, are available year round in the stand!

Lest you get into a rut, here are some ways to get out of the box with one of Sally’s amazing jams;

Why not make Strawberry Shortcakes but use jam instead of fresh strawberries to make it faster to make? No need to stay with just Strawberry jam either, Blueberry jam or Blackberry jam would make a dessert fit for kings!

 

Make Jam Glazed Fruit TartsThese take a bit more effort but man do they look amazing!

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(Photo Credit Sugar Coated Kitchen)

Use Marmalade to fill Cinnamon Buns like these from The Pioneer Woman?

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(Photo Credit The Pioneer Woman)

DIY Poptarts. Enough said!

Jam Thumbprint Cookies from the Food Network

 

More ideas…

+Mix it into Soda Water for a flavoured drink!

+Top a Cheesecake

+Glaze Chicken or Ribs

+Stir into plain yogurt

+Add it to a cheese plate

+Top your waffles or pancakes

 

As you can see there are many ways besides on toast to use jam! What are your favourite ways to enjoy it?

 

Delectable Lamb Recipes

Northend Farm raises lambs available year round by the cut in the farm stand (Open 10-5 Daily, 2521 Northend Road) or you can order ahead to buy a half or whole lamb for your freezer! Buying a whole lamb allows you to choose how you’d like it butchered, what size you want roasts, how many chops to a package and many other options customizable to your family. It’s a great way to have healthy, delicious meats at your finger tips, well, freezer, and save some money in the process!

Lamb cooking newbee? Seasoned Pro? Either way, most can always do from a new recipe or two! Check out these for inspiration!

Lamb Kofta with Herbed Tzatziki from Simply Delicious Food

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(Photo Credit Simply Delicious Food)

Best Roast Leg of Lamb from Jamie Oliver

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(Photo Credit Jamie Oliver)

Slow Roasted Shoulder of Lamb from Daily Mail

 

Leyden Glen’s Original Shepards Pie

 

Herb Crusted Leg of Lamb from Martha Stewart

 

Guiness Glazed Lamb Chops from Gourmet

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(Photo Credit Gourmet.com)

Lamb Curry from Cooking Nook

And finally…

18 Spring Lamb Recipes for Every Occasion from Babble

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering now! What will you try first? Guiness Chops? Lamb Curry?

Do you have a favourite lamb recipe? We’d love if you’d share it so we can try it!

 

 

Popular Salad Dressing Recipes

Our Salad Greens are in high demand, and for good reason too! Sally puts a lot of effort into growing a variety of greens to keep it esthetically pleasing, but most importantly, really tasty. 

What’s a bag of salad greens without a good dressing? Check out below a list of tasty and simply recipes to make at home. Quality control and wallet friendly are among the top reasons to make your own dressings, but personally, I believe you can’t beat the taste of a good homemade dressing!

5 Salad Dressing to Know by Heart from The Kitchn

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(Photo credit The Kitchn)

23 Savoury and Sweet Salad Dressings from Canadian Living

 

50 Salad Dressings Made Simple from The Food Network

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3 Simple Salad Dressings, Better for You, Better for Your Wallet from Simple Bites

81 dressings all together! Wow! That should leave you with piles of inspiration to go forth and make your own salad dressings. Or maybe you have a favourite homemade one already? Care to share in the comments? We’d love to try it!

 

 

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