We are thrilled to present a shared Thanksgiving experience with our friends near and far. It is inspired by our JoieFarm team’s favourite family traditions spanning tables from the West Coast to the Maritimes. It is our hope that even though you might not be able to gather with all your loved one’s this year, that we can collectively share a harvest table “en famille” across the country together.
Our team’s heritage is a mix of Easterners, Québécois, one Italian Canadian, one Filipina-American, one Vegetarian and one French trained chef. We have shared our team’s family favourites below to inspire your own autumn feast.
Sur la Table:
JoieFarm Quotidien Brut 2019
Savoury Squash & Sage Galette
JoieFarm A Noble Blend 2019
Wild Mushroom & Thyme Wellington
JoieFarm En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
Maple & Mustard Glazed Ham
Pork Shoulder with Potatoes around the roast
Turkey stuffed with bread and summer savoury
JoieFarm A Noble Blend 2019
Roasted Carrots with Fresh Hops & Coriander
Fresh Creamed Corn with Swiss Chard
Shredded Brussel Sprouts Alsacienne
Sweet Potato & Turnip Mash
Fresh Ginger & Juniper Cranberry Sauce
JoieFarm En Famille Chardonnay 2018
JoieFarm Picnique Rouge ‘Vin de Soif’ 2019
This recipe for Savoury Sage and Squash Galette is inspired by our friends at Joy Road Catering at the Penticton Farmer’s Market. Every Thanksgiving, Chef Dana Ewart, famous for her galettes would bring squash galettes instead of Pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving weekend. Inspired by her "out-of the box thinking" I have included a recipe for a savoury squash version perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Serve with Quotidien Brut or A Noble Blend.
Makes enough for 2- 9inch galette bases
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, preferably organic
- 3/8 t fine salt
- 1/8 t sugar
- 1 Tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
- 218g butter (5T salted 9.5T unsalted)
- 3T & 1t ice water
- 1 (2-pound) butternut or Kuri squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 2- by 1/4-inch slices (4 cups)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced crosswise
- 4 garlic cloves, not peeled (for roasting)
- 6 ounces ricotta or soft mild goat cheese, crumbled
- If making the pastry by hand, mix the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl big enough to play around in. Cut the salted butter into ½ inch cubes and unsalted into ¼ inch cubes. Using a pastry cutter, blend the butter into dry mixture until dough resembles a course meal. This can also be done in a Cuisinart by pulsing the butter into the dry ingredients. Sprinkle in the water, tossing lightly with hands or a for, or pulse again sparingly in the Cuisinart.
- Press dough into a solid mass, divide in 2 and wrap tightly in plastic. Push the pie dough into a ½ inch flattened disc or square (this will make rolling the dough a much easier task) and refrigerate. The dough can be frozen if well wrapped. For best results, rest the dough in the fridge 2 hours minimum. Resting the dough overnight is best.
- While the dough is chilling, preheat oven to 475°F with rack in the middle of the oven. Toss the squash and un-peeled garlic cloves with sea salt and 1 Tbsp oil. Arrange the mixture in 1 layer in a 17x12-inch shallow baking pan. Roast, stirring once halfway through roasting, until golden brown on edges and undersides, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove squash and roasted garlic cloves from the oven when they are soft to the squeeze and reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
- Meanwhile, wash leeks, then cook in remaining 2 tablespoons oil & butter with a pinch of sea salt in a 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, partially covered. Stirring occasionally until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly. Add squash, roasted garlic cloves (squeezed out of their jackets), ricotta or goat cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss gently.
- Assembling the Galette: Roll out dough onto a 13-inch round on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin. Transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange filling in an even layer in centre of dough, leaving a 2- to 3-inch border. Fold dough in on itself to cover outer rim of filling, pleating dough as necessary. Brush pastry with beaten egg and bake galette until crust is cooked through and golden on edges, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool on baking sheet on a rack 10 minutes before serving.
Note: Pastry dough can be chilled up to 1 day. Filling can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
This dish has a spot on Heidi's Thanksgiving every year. It's simple to make, absolutely delicious and pairs well with one of her favourite wines - En Famille Reserve Chardonnay!
- 4 Strips Spades Bacon
- 1 Shallot, chopped fine
- 1 T butter
- 1 Clove Garlic, chopped fine
- 4 Generous sprigs of thyme, leaves off and finely chopped
- Sweet corn on the cob
- Heavy Cream
- 1 Lemon
- Chives or Green onion
- Salt and pepper
- Cut the bacon into fine Lardon - sauté to render the fat. Sauté the shallot in the bacon fat and butter until translucent. Add garlic and sauté with shallot after shallot softens. Add thyme.
- Boil sweet corn until cooked (about 5 min). Cool and take off the cob.
- Sauté corn with the bacon shallot mixture for 5 min to warm. Add more butter if necessary.
- Add heavy cream to cover or to desired consistency. Do not boil the cream or it will split. Re-season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add zest of one lemon and finely chopped chives or green onion to finish.
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