Who doesn't like the smell of fresh ground coffee? Over the Christmas holidays we had the pleasure of introducing coffee roasted locally by a small artisanal roastery in Seeleys Bay: Rideau Coffee Roastery.
Mary Whitney and her husband John Barker roast and sell Fair Trade Organic Coffee. This coffee has been a big hit at our market. We buy it from them in small amounts at a time, so it is roasted fresh.
Since their coffee is so good, we thought we had better do it justice by getting a coffee grinder so our customers could grind their own at our market. That and we just want to smell the fresh ground coffee!
If you ever can nab John to talk about coffee it is worth it. He is a walking encyclopedia of coffee knowledge. Mary and John are very consientious of what beans they use. I have already asked them if they could set aside some time when we have Furnace Falls Farm open this summer to host a coffee-inspired workshop. They can share their knowledge and we can supply the tasty treats to accompany the coffee. We will keep you posted on updates and scheduling through our weekly emails.
This week's recipe: a tasty afternoon bar to be served with a fresh cup of coffee and a good book.
Maple Coffee Glazed Apple Crumb Bars
Serves 9 (an 8 x 8 in pan)
4 cup apples, peeled thinly sliced - Halls Orchard
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
6 tbsp maple syrup - Gunnebrook Farm
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup spelt flour - Sonset Farm
1 cup oats - Ironwood Organic
1/2 cup sunflower oil - Kricklewood Farm
Maple Coffee Glaze
1/2 cup fresh brewed coffee - Rideau Coffee Roastery
2 tbsp maple syrup - Gunnebrook Farm
1/2 cup raw nuts
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8 by 8 inch dish with parchment paper.
Have a Great Week.
Rick & Wendy & Leigha
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Wendy Banks is a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. She runs Wendy's Country Market with her husband, Rick Trudeau.