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Join us every Thursday from 11:30am -1:00pm outside on our market square for some delicious samples prepared in house. After enjoying these great samples, feel free to take the recipe sheet provided and try it at home! All of the fresh ingredients sampled can be purchased right here at the market for you to enjoy.

Thursday September 14th – Kale and Apple Soup

Serves 6 to 8

  • 1 large bunch chopped kale (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup cubed pancetta or sliced bacon (about 2 ounces)
  • 4 cups warmed chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 whole yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced thinly
  • Chile flakes

In a pan, sauté bacon, onion, and apple until produce is soft and bacon has a hint of colour. Add chopped Kale. Add oil if there is not enough fat produced from the bacon. Stir in Kale until slightly wilted and still bright green. Transfer mixture from frying pan to blender. Add broth as needed to allow soup to blend properly. Start with one cup and then add more if necessary. Once pureed, transfer back to pot or pan. Mix in the remainder of the broth and salt to taste. Sprinkle chilli flakes on top to taste and for presentation. (may use black pepper, however chilli flakes are more easily sourced locally).

Optional: Serve with a dollop of sour cream, mascarpone, or plain yoghurt.

Vegan version: Omit bacon; add tamari instead of salt to taste for more round of a flavour. Can choose to add vegan cream to soup mixture or top with full fat coconut milk dollops.


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