Mexican Street Corn Salad

This recipe is courtesy of  Lepp Farm Market.   This is such a great summer dish, and a definite crowd pleaser. Spooning it into individual serving cups makes a beautiful presentation for a party. It’s also delicious added to tacos or … Continue reading

Blueberry Bacon Chutney

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Here’s great recipe that features two favorite foods – blueberries and bacon. The two combine for some great flavours. This is perfect to add some zing to your burgers, sandwiches and other BBQ’d meat.           Ingredients: … Continue reading

Asian Green Beans with Ground Turkey

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This is a great summer recipe from JD Specialty Turkey Store. It’s an easy, healthy, delicious dish that your whole family will love!           Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Serves: 4  Ingredients 1 … Continue reading

Blueberry Super Food Salad

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Here’s an amazing salad that features kale, blueberries and quinoa – powerful! Recipe courtesy of BC Blueberry Council   Yields 4 portions     Ingredients 2 cups (200 g) raw kale, stem removed and chopped 1.5 cups (225 g) … Continue reading

All About Blueberries

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Time for an in-depth look into our favorite blue berry. Everyone loves blueberries whether they’re picked and eaten straight from the bush or baked into a favorite dessert, but have you ever wanted to know more about this delicious fruit? … Continue reading

Blueberry Breakfast Rice Bowl

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Here’s something different to start your day off. Recipe courtesy of BC Blueberry Council:           Ingredients 1 cup (240 ml) water 1½ cups (360 ml) milk divided 1 tsp (5 ml) salt 1 cup (165 … Continue reading

Nanaimo Bar Ice Cream Cake

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A new summer favourite from Lepp Farm Market.  This classic Canadian bar has been updated into the ideal summer dessert to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The chewy crust, creamy ice-cream and ganache topping are a perfect combination of flavours to … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Shortcake

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We all love strawberry shortcake, here is a fabulous recipe that features raspberries and chocolate. It’s sure to become another family favorite.   Thanks to Thrifty Foods for the recipe.    Ingredients 1-1/4 cups flour 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder 1/3 … Continue reading

Raspberry Iced Tea

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Here’s a cool, refreshing drink that is all about summer berries! Thanks to Thrifty Foods for this great recipe.             Ingredients 4 cups cold water (divided) 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste 3 orange pekoe … Continue reading

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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Strawberries don’t only have to be featured in deserts and other sweet dishes. They can make a wonderful flavour and colour addition to salads. This recipe looks amazing, but it’s so simple with only four ingredients. We found this recipe at … Continue reading

BC Warba New Nugget Potatoes with Cream, Garlic and Dill

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Here is another great recipe from Lepp Farm Market; with a personal introduction from Char Lepp. King Frederick II of Prussia introduced Europeans to the exotic South American tuber in 1700’s, tricking local farmers into planting more of the “apple … Continue reading

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

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This fabulous recipe is from Thrifty Foods. A great way to enjoy our wonderful fresh strawberries and impress your family and friends.           Prep Time: 30 minutes    Cooking Time: 18 to 20 minutes   Makes: 20 … Continue reading

Make ahead Baked French Toast with Strawberries and Cream Cheese

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A great recipe from Thrifty Foods for fresh French toast where you’ve done all the work the evening before. In the morning, you just have to get up and pop the dish in the oven.  Made even better with BC … Continue reading

Happy Victoria Day!

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Everyone jokes about the sometimes repressed times known as the Victorian era. But there’s a lot about the woman we owe the first unofficial long weekend of our summer to every year that you may not have realized.     … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is this week-end. It really is one of those days that we should all stop and take notice of the special woman or women in our lives that have been there for us through thick and thin. Are … Continue reading

Mexican Steak Taco Bowl

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Just in time for Cinco De Mayo celebrations, Lepp Farm Market has this great recipe. The recipe includes comments and insights from Charlotte Lepp. The best thing about “bowl” recipes is that you can whip them up using whatever you … Continue reading

Spring Carrot Cheesecake

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This is a great recipe with an introduction from Charlotte at Lepp Farm Market.  Thanks Lepp Farm Market for sharing! This idea for a cheesecake & carrot cake crossover immediately caught my attention as the perfect dessert for spring, and combines … Continue reading

Daffodil Cake

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White and yellow batters combine to gives this chiffon type cake an inviting daffodil coloured look. It’s perfect for your spring entertaining or your family’s Easter celebrations. Thanks to Thrifty Foods for the recipe!   Ingredients   For the white … Continue reading

Gouda Macaroni

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Here’s a comfort food favorite with an adult twist – fresh Gouda cheese.               Ingredients 3 1/2 Tbsp. butter 2 1/4 cups macaroni 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups warm milk 225 grams … Continue reading

Buttermilk Brined Pork Chops with Lemon Caper Sauce

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Here’s another great recipe from Lepp Farm Market. A versatile recipe that’s perfect for a sunny day or a cold, rainy spring day. For a tender moist chop, be sure not to skip the brining! You’ll want to do that … Continue reading

Sticky Chicken

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This is another wonderful recipe from Lepp Farm Market with a great introduction and tips from Charlotte Lepp. As our children were growing up, this recipe adapted from Better Baking was often my go-to dinner on a busy day. It’s a great make-ahead … Continue reading

Twice Baked Potato with Egg on Top

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Here’s a great idea for breakfast or brunch that combines our love of baked potatoes with a nutritional boast of fresh eggs. You can spice it up with some fresh salsa if you prefer a hot start to your day. … Continue reading

Pansy Pointers

Pansies and violas are a great additions to your fall or spring gardens – they’re one flower that thrives in cool, wet weather. There’s no better treat in the garden than seeing their bright, cheerful faces boldly confronting our unpredictable … Continue reading

Oven Baked Crispy Chicken

Here is a great recipe from Lepp Farm Market for all you fried chicken lovers that has the same great flavour without the calories and mess. Here is how Charlotte Lepp describes the recipe: Like most people, I love fried … Continue reading

Mini Potato Pizzas

Here’s a fun version of pizza that makes a great snack or party favorite. Recipe courtesy of Love & Lemons Yield: 8 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready Time: 22 Minutes Cook Time: 12 Minutes   Ingredients 8 to 12 fingerling … Continue reading

Quick and Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for on-the-go families who want to come home to a delicious meal that’s ready to eat. With just 30 minutes prep time, you can set the slow cooker in the morning and forget about it until … Continue reading

Best Ever Meatloaf

Lepp Farm Market shares a great meatloaf recipe!   This recipe from MEI’s Ladies Auxiliary 1983 Cookery Carousel is still my favorite meatloaf recipe, basic but so flavourful.  The key to a great texture that’s not tough and dry is … Continue reading

Weeknight Meatballs

Lepp Farm Market has a great recipe for meatballs that can be start of some wonderful meals.                 Yield: 22 to 24 small (about 1.5-inch or 1.5 tablespoon) meatballs. To ensure the meatballs … Continue reading

Stephanie’s Orzo Beef Skillet with Kale

This recipe is from Lepp Farm Market Our Grocery Manager, Stephanie, is one of the busiest women that I know these days!  When she isn’t at the market, cheerfully leading her team of cashiers, or restocking, ordering, and keeping track of … Continue reading

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Looking for something different to do with your turkey left-overs? This is a great low-carb version of Tacos. No shells, just lettuce. Colourful, bright and tasty!             Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 3/4 cup Chopped … Continue reading

Turkey Soup with White Beans, Vegetables and Pesto

Are you looking ahead to what to do with leftover turkey after Christmas? Here is a great turkey soup recipe from Thrifty Foods that is so hearty it is almost a meal on its own.     Makes: 10 servings Type … Continue reading

Blueberry Linzer Cookies

Here’s a classic Christmas cookie, but with a BC twist – it’s made with blueberries! They’re a little work, but these cookies are just as delicious as they are beautiful!           JAM FILLING: 1 cup 150g … Continue reading

Classic Pork with Apples

This recipe is from the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s Calendar. Updated with the robust flavours of apple cider and contemporary spices, this classic pairing of pork and apples makes an easy weeknight dinner. Serve the extra sauce over rice or … Continue reading

Apple and Cheddar Socca

Easy to Bake, Healthy, Comfort Food Socca recipes seem to be popping up a lot on food blogs and in magazines these days. If you haven’t encountered one yet, a socca is a pan bread that is simple to make … Continue reading

Spicy Turkey Meatloaf

There’s nothing like the comfort of a good meatloaf to offset the November storms. This great recipe from J D Farms Specialty Turkey Store adds a twist to the usual recipe by adding some spice. If you’re looking for some … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash – have you tried them?

Have you ventured into the world of spaghetti squash yet? This is an amazing vegetable that when cooked, produces thin, translucent spaghetti-like strands that can easily be scraped out with a fork. After all our experience with carving pumpkins, it’s … Continue reading

Gouda, Mushroom and Kale-stuffed Chicken Breast

Here’s a great winter dinner recipe from Thrifty Foods.         Makes: 4 servings Type Of Dish: Dinner Prep Time: 40 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes   Ingredients 4 Tbsp. extra virgin … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

If you just can’t get enough of pumpkins in your life and diet; here’s a great breakfast treat.         Ingredients 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar 1 tbsp (15 mL) ground … Continue reading

Easy Apple Cake

The sun may still be shining, but anytime this cake it made, it makes me feel like I should be bundled up under a blanket by the fire! As it’s baking in the oven, it fills our kitchen with some … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cobbler

This recipe is a family favorite. When the kids moved away from home this was the one recipe they e-mailed home for. It’s a huge favorite at potlucks. It’s a great cold weather treat. And because it’s full of dairy … Continue reading

Turkey 101

Thanksgiving is coming up this week-end. Thanks to J D Farms Specialty Turkey Store for sharing their information on how to prepare the perfect turkey for your family and guests this week-end.       Ordering When ordering, plan on … Continue reading

Brown Butter Caramel Apple Cake

Brown Butter Caramel Apple Cake A great recipe from The Sweet and Simple Kitchen. This recipe takes our fall favorites to a different level.               Things you need…   Crumble 3/4 cups all purpose … Continue reading

Cajun Chicken with Grilled Corn Salsa

Thanks to Lepp Farm Market for this fabulous recipe! Summer is rapidly coming to an end and so let’s enjoy every possible way to use Lepp’s fresh, sweet corn. If you’re feeding a bigger family, or especially hungry people, you … Continue reading

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

It’s apple season at BC Farm Fresh. There are so many ways to enjoy apples; fresh off the tree, baked, sauced; you name it! Here is a twist on an old favorite. Chunks of whole-grain bread, soaking up the flavours … Continue reading

Mediterranean Style Warm Potato Salad

For something different for your summer entertainment, try a warm potato salad now that the days are getting cooler.       Makes: 8 servings Type Of Dish: Salads Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 30 … Continue reading

Pork Tacos with Blueberry Pineapple Salsa

Here’s a great summer recipe that features blueberries in a way you may not have thought of. It’s bright, colourful, tasty and a visual treat. A sure hit for backyard barbeques and sure to impress all. It starts with BC … Continue reading

Apple Ring Pancakes

The apple season is here! Many BC Farm Fresh farms are now selling fresh, local apples. Here’s a great breakfast idea from Thrifty Foods that looks and tastes amazing. Plus these pancakes have the added goodness of fresh apples. They’re as … Continue reading

Blueberry Superfood Salad

Here’s a super nutritious recipe that features blueberries, kale, hemp, and quinoa. It’s equally colourful and flavourful. A great addition to your backyard dinners or BBQs.       Yields 4 portions   Ingredients: 2 cups (200 g) Raw kale, … Continue reading

Blueberry Green Zinger Smoothie

Here’s a recipe that’s a real nutritional powerhouse!           Ingredients: Developed for the BCBC by Edible Canada at the Market Yields: 4 portions 2 cups Spinach 5 stalks Kale, roughly chopped 1 cup Beets, cooked and roughly … Continue reading

Blueberry Bacon Bread Pudding

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Looking for something to start your week-end off with a nutritional and flavour bang? This recipe takes blueberries and bacon to the next level. Plus it has the added goodness of eggs and dairy products. All in all, a great … Continue reading

Lepp Farm Market peach pie contest

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Calling all bakers!!! It’s just about time for our 4th Annual Peach Pie Competition, and registration is now open. The winning pie will take home a $250 Lepp Farm Market gift card, and bragging rights to the best pie around. … Continue reading

Goji Mango Salsa

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This simple and colorful mango salsa is super easy to make! It’s sweet, spicy and absolutely delicious. Serve this fresh mango salsa with chips, on tacos or salads, or as a salad itself. It’s that good. A great way to … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken with Raspberry Sauce

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Here’s a great BBQ recipe that combines two summer favorite that may not have occurred to you before: fresh raspberries and grilled chicken. A tasty, nutritious dinner that captures summer’s great flavours.     Ingredients 3/4 cup raspberry jam 2 … Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Shortcake

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Here’s a great recipe that combines fresh local raspberries, chocolate and whipping cream. What could be better! Tasty and visually spectacular. It’ll be sure to impress your family and friends.       Ingredients 1-1/4 cups flour 2 Tbsp. cocoa … Continue reading

Raspberry Iced Tea

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Here’s another great way to enjoy BC Farm Fresh raspberries. Refreshing and tasty. A perfect drink for family BBQs, back-yard parties, and for the beach. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: A few minutes Makes: About 6 (1 cup) servings … Continue reading

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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Here’s a visually stunning recipe with only four ingredients. It’s tasty, nutritious and sure to impress your friends and family. It all starts with fresh, local strawberries and cucumbers.             Ingredients 2 pints strawberries, stemmed … Continue reading

Strawberries – a summer delight!

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Nothing says the start of summer like strawberries. Each sweet, juicy berry seems to shout out “summer’s here!” They are an amazingly versatile berry; they can be frozen, made into jams, pies, cakes, smoothies; the list is endless. However, the … Continue reading

How to Stuff a Strawberry

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Here’s a great idea for summer entertaining that captures the great taste of our local, fresh strawberries! These pop in your mouth treats will add a special zing to family events or your summer patio entertaining. Follow the simple steps … Continue reading

Mini Strawberry Shortcake

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Time to enjoy our great local strawberries and you can do so guilt-free! Nutritional experts consider strawberries a nutritional “superfood,” because they are an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, folate and fiber. In fact, eight strawberries contain more … Continue reading

Gouda Onion Dip

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Here’s a great dip recipe just in time for summer entertaining, backyard BBQs, and our own local, fresh vegetables. Make up a batch and enjoy a leisurely break on your back deck.     Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable … Continue reading

Deviled Egg Chicks

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Just in time for Easter. The kids will love this fun and tasty snack for Spring.         Ingredients 4 large eggs, hard boiled 1 tbsp plain yogurt 2-3 tsp mayonnaise 1/2 tsp honey mustard salt and pepper … Continue reading

Chef Dez’s Greek Burgers

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These quarter-pound burgers are full of Greek flavours. Also included is Chef Dez’s recips for Greek Tzatziki – perfect for serving on the burgers! These burgers are celiac friendly as they have no breadcrumb filler, and serve them wrapped in … Continue reading

Turkey Mushroom Soup with Tarragon

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It may be the first week of spring, but it’s perfect soup weather! Delicious, creamy, easy to make soup for busy days.         Ingredients: 1 lb. button mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. ground Mixed … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cobbler

This recipe is a family favorite. When the kids moved away from home this was the one recipe they e-mailed home for. It’s a huge favorite at potlucks. It’s a great cold weather treat. And because it’s full of dairy … Continue reading

Cooking sausages to perfection, every time – Tips from Urban Digs

Sausages are tasty, but unless they’re cooked properly, the results can be less than awesome. Cooking a sausage is no different than cooking a steak, if you rush, you’ll be disappointed, but if you take the care and the time, … Continue reading

Baba Ganoush

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Here’s a classic eggplant recipe from the Applebarn Taves Family Farm. Ingredients • 4 medium eggplant • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 tsp sea salt • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled … Continue reading

Raspberry Iced Tea

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A perfect summer drink to cool you and your family down this summer. Can be made with any of your favorite BC Farm Fresh berry! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: A few minutes Makes: About 6 (1 cup) servings … Continue reading

Macaroni with Wiener Sauce

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Retro is in! And Lepp Farm Market is sharing a retro recipe that is sure to bring back some memories. As a new bride I worked at Hooge’s Fabrics in Abbotsford, (long-time Abbotsford residents will remember them!) and my co-worker, … Continue reading

Orange Cream Scones With BC Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread

2 cups (500 ml) all purpose flour ¼ cup (50 ml) granulated sugar 1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder ½ tsp (2 ml) salt ¼ tsp (1 ml) cinnamon Finely grated peel from 1 orange ¼ cup (50 ml) cold … Continue reading

BC Strawberry Streusel Pie

Filling: 5 cups (1.25 L) BC STRAWBERRIES, washed, hulled and halved ¼ cup (50 ml) granulated sugar ¼ cup (50 ml) instant tapioca 2 Tbsp (25 ml) butter ½ tsp (2 ml) cinnamon 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh squeezed lemon … Continue reading

BC Strawberry Hazelnut Flan

Fresh BC strawberries and dark chocolate go together to make a mouthwatering dessert with lots of eye appeal!  Crust: ¾ cup (175 ml) finely ground hazelnuts, lightly toasted 1¼ cup (300 ml) all purpose flour 3 Tbsp (45 ml) granulated … Continue reading

BC Strawberry Granola Trifle

Delicious for breakfast or served as a dessert! 2 cups (500 ml) plain low fat yogurt 1 Tbsp (15 ml) icing sugar ¼ tsp (1 ml) almond flavoring 2 cups (500 ml) good quality granola 3 cups (750 ml) BC … Continue reading

BC Strawberry Bruschetta

Fresh BC Strawberries and Brie cheese make a delightful combination for a light brunch!  1 (675 g) unsliced loaf French or Italian bread 1 lb (500g) Brie or Camembert cheese 3 cups (750 ml) BC STRAWBERRIES, washed & hulled ¼ … Continue reading

Auntie Alice’s Raspberry Cake

A delicious cake with Raspberries on top, this is a traditional recipe on the raspberry farm. It’s wonderful hot, but it’s equally delicious the next day, when the juice sets in a bit. 1/3 cup margarine 1 cup sugar 1 … Continue reading

Roasted Corn and Blueberry Relish

2 ears corn, unshucked 1 large jalapeno pepper, chopped finely ½ medium red pepper, diced ½ medium red onion, finely chopped 5 T (75 ml) lime juice 2½ T (37 ml) olive oil 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup(60 ml) cilantro, … Continue reading

Blueberry Melon Salsa

YIELD = 6 SERVINGS 2 cups 500 ml BC blueberries 1 cup 250 ml honeydew melon, diced ½ cup 125 ml red onion, diced ¼ cup 60 ml cilantro, chopped 3 Tbsp 45 ml lime juice 1 Tbsp 15 ml … Continue reading

Blueberry Marmalade

3 cups (750 ml) blueberries, fresh/frozen 3 cups (750 ml) sugar 2 limes 1 lemon

Blueberry Banana Loaf

YIELD = 12 SERVINGS 3 large bananas 2 Tbsp 30 ml buttermilk ½ cup 120 ml margarine, melted 1 cup 250 ml sugar 2 cups 500 ml flour ½ tsp 2 ml cinnamon 1 tsp 4 ml baking powder ½ … Continue reading

BC Blueberry Peach Crisp

YIELD – 12 SERVINGS 4 cups 1L BC blueberries, fresh or frozen 3 cups 750 ml peaches, fresh or frozen, peeled and cut in ½" slices 2 Tbsp 30 ml lemon juice 1 tsp 4 ml grated lemon rind ½ … Continue reading