Friday, September 30, 2011

Chard and Cauliflower Soup

(6-8 servings)


  • 3 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • Chopped stems from chard leaves (below)
  • 1 medium cauliflower (3-4 cups, chopped)
  • 2 cups lightly packed, coarsely chopped Swiss chard leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh marjoram (or 1/4 tsp dried)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Swiss chard, shredded, for garnish

In a large saucepan, cook onion, celery, carrot and chard stems in oil or melted butter, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned.
Stir in cauliflower, chard leaves, marjoram and cayenne; add broth.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until cauliflower is very tender (about 10 minutes).
Process mixture in blender or food processor until smooth.
Return to saucepan, add cream and reheat to serving temperature. Do not boil.
Season to taste. Serve hot, garnished with shredded chard if desired.

-- Rhona McAdam

Friday, September 23, 2011

Feast of Fields | Another Great Year

Thank you to everyone who came by to say hello at our booth this year at Feast of Fields, it was lovely to see you all and have some great conversations!

Thanks to Farm Folk City Folk, Melanie Banas, the farmers, producers, chefs, organizations and all the amazing volunteers that helped out!

Photo Credit: Melody Wey

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sooke Slow Food Cycle | Upcoming Events

Ride. Learn. Discover. And give fresh-air thanks for the season’s bounty.

Slow Food VI & Gulf Islands are very excited to announce our support and partnership with the first annual "Sooke Slow Food Cycle" on October 9th 2011! 

Tickets will be available online and at regional bike shops ($21 per person/$42 for family groups). Any profits will be donated to nutrition-based cancer research on behalf of three local farmers battling the disease.

Tickets also available at Sooke Harbour House 

Visit for more info!