TapRoot Farms / Blog / Category Recipes


Category Recipes

Red Wine Tomato Fennel Sauce

Posted on


Here is a recipe for a sauce I made! I'm not a big fan of fennel, but this recipe might change my mind!

Red Wine Tomato Fennel Sauce


-1 tbsp olive oil

-1 bulb of fennel, cored and diced

-1 onion, diced

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 cup red wine

-1 can diced tomatoes

-1/2 tsp fresh or dried thyme

-Salt & pepper


Preheat a large saucepan on medium heat. When pan is hot, add olive oil. Add onion and fennel and sauté until lightly browned and soft. Add garlic and sauté until browned and fragrant. Add red wine and deglaze pan. Add tomatoes and simmer until sauce is thickened, approx 30 minutes. When thickened to desired consistency add thyme, puree with emulsion blender, or cool and puree in blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Bok Choy Salad - From Glennis

Posted on

I wanted to share this recipe with the folks at Taproot Farms.  I have eaten Bok Choy every which way but this recipe we ate tonight was sooooo good I had to share it.  Here it is;



1 bunch of Bok Choy
1 medium Leek
1 bunch of Green Onion
3 cloves of Garlic.
Chop & assemble then set aside.
Saute in a pan
2 tbsp oil
2 pks. of Ramen Noodles crushed (any brand really)
1/2 c slivered Almonds
This will be crunchy.
1/2 c Oil
1/3 c Sugar
1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp Soya sauce
Boil for 1 min. then let cool.
Stir & pour over assembled Salad just before serving.

Salsa Sunday!

Posted on

Spurred by Mike Caplan's Saucy Saturday (in response to my Farm Fresh Friday Feast!), it was time to use up the tomatoes in my garden and make a batch of salsa on Sunday!  This year I grew an orange hybrid bush tomato called "Golden Shine" in my garden.  So, all the tomatoes in my salsa were orange!  It still turned out red due to the addition of tomato paste.  AND darn delicious: Jon and I did some quality control last night to make sure it was good.  The rest of the jars will be given out at our wedding to our guests.  I plan on making a few different items this fall for that purpose.  Here's some photos of the salsa making!

Tomatoes, ready to be made into salsa

Chopped tomatoes and minced garlic, jalapenos, onions, parsley, leaf celery.

A watermelon lent a hand pressing the excess water out of the tomatoes!

Here's the recipe I used.  Like most things I make, I googled "best salsa recipe" and used the first result!  http://www.food.com/recipe/wonderful-salsa-9272.  Turned out great!

October's Abundant Harvest: Facebook Challenge for Members!

Posted on

For the entire month of October, we will be holding a member recipe challenge on Facebook.  Post photos of delicious things that you are making with your shares, and make sure you share or tag it on the TapRoot Farms facebook page (OR email to teri@taprootfarms.ca if you don't use facebook). 

Each time you post, I will enter your name in a draw for a chance to win a TapRoot Farms gift basket (winner will be announced Friday Nov. 1 and basket distributed the first week of November). 

Post often, include the recipe when possible, and the only rule is it must be something that you (or friend or family member) made with the contents of your share box.  Bonus points if you use multiple items from your share or are particularly creative or inspiring!

Thanks to Mike Caplan, one of your fellow members, for inspiring this challenge!  Looking forward to all the photos and recipes you'll be sending in!