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Holiday in Hastings

The whirlwind of 2020 has made it to the Holidays! Phew! Though it looks a lot different certainly for my family this year, I am taking comfort in warm foods, warm spices, and trying to look forward to seeing the loved ones I have not seen since.... oh, I don't remember when.

For this week's soups, a host of comforting flavors and textures to keep you warm in your heart and soul!

Moroccan Spiced Lamb with Chickpeas + Kale

A favorite at Hastings, this soup is deeply and fragrantly spiced but not spicy, hitting all of the flavor notes. Ground Lamb, Onion, Garlic, Lentils, Tomatoes, Paprika, Coriander, Cumin, Smoked Paprika, Cinnamon, Aleppo Pepper, Dried Oregano, Cloves, Cinnamon, Kale, Sea Salt Gluten Free, Dairy Free

White Bean, Sausage + Escarole

This is a comforting and hearty bowl of bean and green goodness, with the delicious flavors of Italian Sausage. In fact, I'm having some as I write this, and it does not disappoint!

White Beans, Onion, Garlic, Escarole, Sweet Italian Sausage, Thyme, Sage, Bay Leaf, Sea Salt, Vegetable Stock

Gluten Free Dairy Free

Herbed Farro with Bacon and Vegetables

Another favorite with hearty Farro, this soup is an cool weather hit! Comforting and nutritious, a perfect light dinner, or hearty post-Market lunch!

Farro, Shiitake Mushrooms, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Bacon, Rosemary, Thyme, Homemade Vegetable Stock

Dairy Free

Coconut Red Lentil

A favorite in my house for sure, there is so much good flavor and comfort in this simple but delicious vegan curried soup. Dress it up with some greens and cilantro, or serve over rice or quinoa for a bigger meal!

Red Lentils, Yellow Lentils, Scallions, Ginger, Cilantro, Coconut Milk, Madras Curry Powder, Tomato Paste, Sea Salt

Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

New this week is my Carrot Ginger Tahini!

Colorful carrots, tangy ginger and sesame tahini are the base for this flavorful, satisfying and healthful soup! Additionally, fresh thyme and turmeric add to the Middle Eastern flavor profile.

Carrots, Leeks, Garlic, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Turmeric, Sesame Tahini, Homemade Vegetable Broth, Fresh and Dried Thyme

Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

I have decided to make my Immunity Booster Broth all winter long. I am bringing my vegan version this week. We can help our immune systems get us through the winter months with good nutrition! This broth is an absolute elixir of minerals and antioxidants to keep your immune system strong! It is delicious on its own, or used in your home cooking.

Japanese Yams, Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried Kelp, Ginger, Turmeric, Carrots, Onions, Leeks, Fennel, Garlic, Parsley, Burdock Root, Bay Leaf, Sea Salt

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Looking for some pizzazz for your own cooking? I have several items of interest!

My Aleppo Citrus Sea Salt is great to add to roasted meats or vegetables, and is delicious on just about anything, really.... eggs and avocado toast, anyone? Another spice blend I am bringing is my Savory Himalayan Sea Salt Spice Rub, meant for roasted meats or protein alternatives. A lot of great flavor to add a little kick to that next roasted chicken...! More flavors are in the works.... I love having this simple trick up my sleeve to make my cooking at home sing!

Of course I will also have my Tipsy Cherries available!! Hastings Famous, courtesy of the lovely Christina Cashin, with whom I worked with at The Mill. It's all her fault :) They make a great addition to many cocktails, from the great Old Fashioned and Manhattan, to the newer style Sparkling Wine cocktails. They are also great on ice cream.... seriously great. No joke. I will be sharing one of Christina's recipes at my table this week, be sure to stop by!

We are making our home festive for kids and adults alike to enjoy, and still keeping some of the beloved traditions alive... especially baking with my daughter! I hope you are able to keep traditions alive, too! Family hikes, watching the birds at the feeder, lazy mornings in PJs... whatever it is for you, I wish you the happiest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of my new business, and of the Farmers Markets as a whole! We will be here for you all winter!




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