Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
We will be doing delieveries on December 24th for the following:
Gingerbread linzertorte $12
Caribbean mini Christmas cakes $15
Chocolate Peppermint TartPersimmon Pudding $15
Mincemeat Tart with Crumble $15
Scandinavian Princess Cake $25
Chocolate Cranberry Torte $15
Buche de Noel with Meringue Mushroom $15
Salt Licks x4 $18
Eggnog Custard Pie $12
Assorted Candies (oreo truffles, marzipan thins, chocolate orange peanut bark, bacon carmels) $20
Butterscotch cinnammon rolls (8 rolls) $12
Assorted Muffins (6 muffins) cranberry crunch, date walnut, pear muffins $8
German Apple Pancakes (shaped like a muffin and filled with apples) 6 pancakes for $7
Wild Mushroom Soup ($15 serves 4)
Shrimp Bisque ($20 serves 4)
Potato and celery root Rosti $10
Parker House Rolls $6 rolls ($5)
If I don't see you have a great holiday!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sorry for the late posting. I really am! I wish I had one more hand!
Anyway, for delivery on Tuesday or whenever you would like
Tuscan Potato Soup $5
Italian Sausage, Potatoes, Chicken Broths, Pancetta, kale and sage.
Moroccan Flatbreads $4/flatbread
Bell Peppers, feta cheese and olives in a flatbread pocket
Chicken Pot Pie with Shitake Mushroom and sun dried Tomatoes $5
This is a winter version of traditional chicken pot pie.
Ground Beef and Curry Pie $5
ground beef, Madras curry, peas and potatoes.
Parsnip buttermilk pie $4
This is sweet and tangy with a mouse texture.
Chocolate covered sandwich cookies with dulce de leche (6 cookies) $5
Homemade dulce de leche, a whole wheat cookie and topped with bittersweet chocolate
Amaretto apple streusel cupcakes $3/cupcake
apples, amaretto and an almond streusel.
Christmas Granola $5/bag
I made this for a customer recently and thought it was great. It has dried cranberries and cinnamon to make it suitable for this time of year
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Please remember, that if my voicemail is full this time of year (which it seems to be this last week) you can always email. I will get back to you.
Ok, with that said,I better get the menu listed before something else prevents this posting!
Chicken and pesto pastie $3/pastie
a great lunch or quick dinner option
Apple Onion and cheddar pie $4/pie
sweet Onion, tart apples and strong cheddar cheese, with fresh thyme.
Winter Vegetable Crumble $5/crumble
parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrotts and with a crisp crumble.
Cupcake sized Pork Pies $4 for 2 pies
Ground pork, fresh sage and crispy pastry.
BlueBerry Museli bars with white chocolate $4 for 4 bars
these have blueberries (frozen from earlier on in the year), white chocolate, honey and cinnamon.
Bittersweet Chocolate and roasted pear tart $4/tart
Bittersweet chocolate and fresh pears. A great combination
Brown Butter Blondies $3/piece
the brown butter changes a regular blondie into something spectacular.
Eggnog Custard Pie $4/slice
A holiday favorite in a pie.
Split pea soup with green peas and dill $5
Spilt pea soup made with ham stock, whole peas and fresh dill
Delivery at the office in Fairfield from 9am - 11am
Friday, November 20, 2009
I hope Sunday deliveries work for everyone. If you can't pick-up let me know if you need delivery service.
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Holiday week!
Austrian curd cake $5/piece
raisins, ricotta and almonds in a cheesecake like filling
mulled winter fruit crumble $4/crumble
winter fruits in a thickened mulled sauce with a crisp topping
caramelized carrot pudding $4/pudding
carrots, nuts and cardamom. This is great warmed with vanilla ice cream or cream.
Beef Wellington Pie $5/pie
beef, thyme, mushrooms, beef chunks
Butternut Squash, spinach and goats cheese pie with cheesy pastry $4/piece
cumin, butternut squash, red onions, ricotta and pine nuts in a Parmesan flavored pastry
Ham, leek and cider pie with mustard mash $5/piece
ham, leeks, carrots, potatoes, cider and onion
Chicken and dumpling Soup $5/litre
Organic chicken with dumplings made of pate choux.
Pick-up or deliveries on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Pick-ups at our office. Call for deliveries.
Pies, Cheesecakes and Cakes
Layered Pumpkin Pie $20
MagPies Sugar Pumpkin Pie $15
Upside down Pecan Pie $20
Pecan/Chocolate Bars $10/8bars
Lemon Shaker Pie $15
Butternut Squash and Ginger Pie $12
New York Cheesecake topped with cranberries $25/cheeesecake
Apple cake with a toffee crust $10
Lemon Cake with basil lemon syrup $10
Fig and Anise Cake $12
Breakfast or Anytime
Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Dried Cranberries $10
Chocolate/Pecan Scones $4 for 4 scones
Handpies with Cranberry/Orange Jam $2/pie
Ice Cream Sandwhiches
Pumpkin/Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwhich $2/sandwhich
Friday, November 13, 2009
Chicken, ham and leek filo pie
Free-range chicken, lean ham and soft leeks topped with filo pastry
Blue Cheese, onion and pine nut focaccia
Pumpkin Leek and Corn Pie
butternut squash, leeks and fresh corn in a shortcrust pastry
Sausage and Potato with Onion Gravy Pie
Lean sausage, mealy potatoes smothered in an onion gravy and all in a shortcrust pasty. Topped with puff pastry.
Pistachio and Blueberry Cookies
Pistachio flour and fried blueberries make this a real treat!
Pumpkin and Bittersweet Chocolate Brownies
Layers of pumpkin and bittersweet chocolate with a touche of cayenne pepper.
Fresh local figs in a cooked cream. Almond pastry.
Apple Breton Pie
Yes, we have made this one before! It is a favorite for this time of year.
Pear and Cranberry Tart Tatin
Local Pears and Cranberries topped with puff pastry will put you in the Thanksgiving mood.
carrots, turnips, suede, tomatoes, vegetable stock, kidney beans and parsley make this a hearty fall soup.
Black Bottom Muffin
Good as an afternoon treat or for breakfast.
Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Toasted Pecans and Orange Drizzle Icing
A refreshing take on the traditional banana bread with toasted pecans and a sweet orange icing.
Friday, October 16, 2009
My Dad passed away on September 19th. Although his death was not completely unaccepted his loss has taken me off guard. After all, he has been part of my life since I was 9 years old. From the moment we met him, he insanely spoiled us girls. Ponies, swimming pool (who has one of those in England, no one), first VCR on the block, a black BMW for my 17th Birthday. Besides being spoiled with monetary items he also gave me a bug for traveling. Traveling all over Europe, India, Kenya and when I wanted to go to Egypt, he found a place down the road from our house actually called Egypt. In my teens, he tolerated my latest haircuts, my loud friends (he built us a games room to isolate us) and endured my begging to be allowed to go to the pub. As I got older, we shared so many things. He had a love of food. He taught me about spices. He made some of my favorite dishes. When I was pregnant with my 4th child, I was living back in England, he cooked for me almost every night. I would encourage him with each dish to make mine a bit more spicy. It got so hot my Mom wouldn't even eat it! We now say that is why my son has a hot-tempered personality. My deepest gratitude to all of you that have supported me over the last couple of years, while I cared for him. When my Dad fell ill, he often apologized to me for having to care for him. Although, I told him I was happy to. More like I was honored to!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
So, what is the Dobos Torta (or Torte)?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
During the "season" I have been the lucky recipient of many tasty and beautiful gifts. The gifts are often home grown or stem from the Farmers Market. Many times I use the fruits and vegetables I receive, in baking for the Market. Other times I just enjoy the fresh fruit or vegetables just as they are. This week I was was lucky to receive the scrumptious pears and plums from Mr. Inn. These were harvested from his parents orchard in the valley. His parents were also kind enough to give me some incredible peaches a couple of weeks ago. The peaches and the plums didn't make it to market. The sugar plums were gone in a day. Enjoyed by me, my kids and all the neighborhood kids at my house. You never seen a bunch of kids enjoy fruit so much! I decided to share the pears with everyone at the Market with a pear frangipane. Thank you to all how have shared so much with me. It never goes unappreciated!
On another note, I want to remind everyone that it is the start of Harvest in the Valley this weekend. Lots of the Wineries are having activities and different events going on. I will be out on Sunday enjoying the festivities and celebrating my sister's birthday. I hope you make your way to the valley and enjoy all it has to offer. For more information, check out susinvalley.com.
I will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 8am-Noon. See you there!
Chicken, Mango and Chickpea Tart - $5
Organic chicken, fresh mango and chickpeas are dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mango chutney.
Ham and Egg Pie with Feta - $5
This pie has a Greek flavor and is a filo pastry tart of onion, eggs, ham and topped with crumbled feta.
Squash and Cream Spinach Gratin - $4
This gratin uses fresh, organic cream and parmigiana-reggiano.
Tomato and Gruyere Tart -$5
Heirloom Tomato is the "stars" in this tart
Apricot and Rosemary Focaccia -$3
Pear and frangipane tart recipe $5
Poached pears, top a frangipane and crisp pastry
Rice Pudding Cake with peaches - $4
This flourless cake has a texture more like rice pudding than a cake.
Plum and Chocolate clafoutis - $5
A dark chocolate brings out the flavor of the plums
Sweet Tomato Upside down Cake - $4
It is the season for tomatoes and I couldn't let it pass without doing something sweet with them. The cake is similar to a spice cake and the tomatoes are topped with a ginger topping.
Green Tea Panna Cotta Strawberries - $4
Refreshing and favorable. Another take of panna cotta.
Blueberry Coffee Cake with Walnut Topping - $4
Blueberries frozen from earlier in the season make this coffee cake a good late summer treat.
Raspberry Chocolate Muffins - $3/muffin
Fresh Raspberries fill these muffins. Whole Wheat Flour is used.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I did a catering job at Rush Ranch this week for Solano Land Trust. Rush Ranch is a beautiful location, right in Suisun. They offer carriage rides, walks, hikes and a wealth of knowledge about wildlife in our area. I drove up about 6:30a.m. to a beautiful horse nursing her foal. I had a quick look around the Blacksmith area and then headed off to work. I set-up in the Nature Center which has a large window looking out on vast land. The cloud formations were perfect. It was an incredible way to start the day. It got me thinking, this was another place close to home that I haven't taken advantage of. We have so many incredible places right in our backyards.
Anyway the catering part went well. We kept everything very organic and sustainable. An enjoyable program was shared and then I started clean up. We distributed the left over food, loaded the dishes and started to take the table decor down. When I went to throw away the beautiful flowers from Erickson Farms, the farmer stopped me and asked if he could have the flowers. I said sure, and asked innocently if they were for his wife. He responded "No, to feed my goat". Now that is keeping green!
We will be at Vacaville Farmers Market on Saturday from 8a.m.-Noon. We have been able to work out a deal to access electricity and will be bringing our freezer for homemade ice cream while the weather remains warm.
Tuna and Cheese Turnover $4 for 2
Tuna and Cheese fill a puff pastry turnover
Panchetta, Mint and Pea Tart $5
Panchetta, fresh mint and fresh peas with a creamy mixture in a shortcrust pastry
Tomato terrine $4
Heirloom tomatoes used in this
Ricotta Lemon and Arugula Quiche $4
A twist on regular quiche...the lemon adds a fresh flavor
Poppy Seed Kolache $4 for 2
A bread filled with poppyseed filling and raisin
Peanut butter-Honey Tart with Ganache Glaze $4
Organic Peanut Butter, Azure farm Honey, bittersweet chocolate.
Cheese Tart with Strawberries and Oranges
Apricot Bouchons $3 for 4
Little Bites of Heaven, with fresh apricots
Lemon tiramisu Cake$5
Lemon Cake, Lemon Curd, Lemon Cream.
Peach Cobbler $5
A favorite from last summer...a whole wheat crust with fresh peaches and cardamom
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Beef, Onion, Rosemary and Pine Nut parcels - parcels of puff pastry with beef, onion, fennel seed, garlic fresh oregano, pinenuts and fresh rosemary topped with onion marmalade $5
Tomato Bread Strata - sourdough bread, fontina cheese, garlic, fresh basil organic tomatoes. - $4
Spiced Cauliflower flan with apricot cardamon sauce- Cauliflower florets with cumin and coriander and a apricot compote with cardamom, lime and shallots. $4
Saint Andre Tarts- Fingerling potatoes, bacon, onion and soft French cheese baked in puff-pastry. $4
Spiced Salmon and Mango Salsa Tart - Blackened Salmon, grilled and topped with mango salsa in a shortcrust pastry. $5
Butterscotch Budino with Carmel Sauce - Buduino is pudding or custard in Italian. This Budino has a sweet and crunchy taste with the addition of almonds. $4
Spicy apple and pear crumble with blackberry cream - This crumble is sweetened with a blackberry flavored cream $5
Mixed Berry Tart with Vanilla Mascarpone - Fresh Berries, top puff pastry and a creamy vanilla mascarpone. $4
Rhubarb and Custard with a crumble topping - A creamy custard with baked rhubarb and a crunchy crumble topping. $4
Chocolate Trifle - Chocolate layers of Brownie, chocolate pudding and cream. Topped with cherries $5
Muffins and Bars
Rocky Road Bars $4 for 2
Apricot and Orange Bars $4 for 2
Ice Cream $3/scoop
Friday, July 10, 2009
MagPies will be back to normal trading next week.
Thanks for your understanding.
Have a great week!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I hope to see you there.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Bakewell tarts…er…puddings combine a number of dessert elements but still let you show off your area’s seasonal fruits.
Like many regional dishes there’s no “one way” to make a Bakewell Tart…er…Pudding, but most of today’s versions fall within one of two types. The first is the “pudding” where a layer of jam is covered by an almondy pastry cream and baked in puff pastry. The second is the “tart” where a rich shortcrust pastry holds jam and an almondy sponge cake-like filling.
The version we’re daring you to make is a combination of the two: a sweet almond-flavoured shortcrust pastry, frangipane and jam.
Bakewell Tart History and Lore
Flan-like desserts that combine either sweet egg custard over candied fruit or feature spiced ground almonds in a pastry shell have Mediaeval roots. The term “Bakewell pudding” was first penned in 1826 by Meg Dods; 20 years later Eliza Acton published a recipe that featured a baked rich egg custard overtop 2cm of jam and noted,
“This pudding is famous not only in Derbyshire, but in several of our northern counties where it is usually served on all holiday occasions.”
By the latter half of the 1800s, the egg custard evolved into a frangipane-like filling; since then the quantity of jam decreased while the almond filling increased.
This tart, like many of the world's great foods has its own mythic beginnings…or several mythic beginnings. Legend has it in 1820 (or was it in the 1860s?) Mrs. Greaves, landlady of The White Horse Inn in Bakewell, Derbyshire (England), asked her cook to produce a pudding for her guests. Either her instructions could have been clearer or he should have paid better attention to what she said because what he made was not what she asked for. The cook spread the jam on top of the frangipane mixture rather than the other way around. Or maybe instead of a sweet rich shortcrust pastry case to hold the jam for a strawberry tart, he made a regular pastry and mixed the eggs and sugar separately and poured that over the jam—it depends upon which legend you follow.
Regardless of what the venerable Mrs. Greaves’ cook did or didn’t do, lore has it that her guests loved it and an ensuing pastry-clad industry was born. The town of Bakewell has since played host to many a sweet tooth in hopes of tasting the tart in its natural setting.
Bakewell tarts are a classic English dessert, abounding in supermarket baking sections and in ready-made, mass-produced forms, some sporting a thick sugary icing and glazed cherry on top for decorative effect.
Enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee or just eat it sneaky slice by sneaky slice until, to your chagrin, you realise the whole tart has somehow disappeared despite you never having pulled out a plate, fork or napkin with which to eat it.
Is it a tart or is it a pudding?
Someone once said something like “The Bakewell pudding is a dessert. The Bakewell tart is that girl over there.”
It’s a debate that rages on and we aren’t taking sides on this one. But we will say that many people call this pudding a tart.
While we’re at it...The etymology of pudding is a rather interesting and slightly convoluted one.* The naming confusion may come from the British manner of referring to the dessert course as ‘pudding’ (as well as referring to fat babies by the same name, though we don’t think that is what was the inspiration in this case). And so any dessert is a pudding until another name comes along and adds clarity to what it really is.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Fruity Organic Chicken, Apple and Cheese Pie $5
Apple compote with organic chicken and a sharp English cheddar.
Asparagus, Basil, Non-fat Cream Cheese Tart $5
The cream-cheese adds a nice texture to this tart.
Tomato Summer Pudding $4/slice
This is along the lines of a terrine with Red Onion, cherry tomatoes, fresh mint and basil. A nice lunch.
Lemon and White Chocolate Parfait $4
White Stilton, Apple, Pecan and Pear Crumble $5
This would be great with some of our ice cream
Oatmeal Carmelitas $4
Homemade caramel, bittersweet chocolate and nuts . Cut into bars.
Carrot Bread Pudding $4
Made with soy milk, local honey, apples, bananas
Raspberry Gastrique $5
Almond cake, raspberry curd and raspberry gastrique
It is supposed to be hot this weekend. If that is the case we will have plenty of ice cream!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Shredded Barbequed Beef Pie $5
Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn Pie $5
Vegetable Quiche $5
Sweet Corn Cakes $4 for 4 cakes
Farm Vegetables/Potato Salad $5 for a pint
Donut Muffins $2/muffin
Banana pudding in an old fashioned mason jar $8
Dirt Pudding in an old fashioned mason jar $8
Box of Brownies 5 brownies $10
- Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie $4/piece
- Raspberry Buttermilk Cake $4/slice
- Chocolate Guniness Cupcakes with Chocolate Cinnamon Icing (Fondant Father's Day Plaque) $3
- Spiced Carrot cupcakes $3
- Apricot-Almond Cobbler $5
- Lime and Coconut Meringue Pies $5
- King of Puddings (this is made with orange rind and marmalade and bread crumbs. $4
- Cherry Cheesecake - $5/slice or $30 whole cheesecake
- Chocolate and Vanilla Meringues minis $4/bag
- Mini Lamington Cookies $4/bag
- Hand Pies (Peach, Blueberry and Strawberry) These will be done in a cute heart shape with a cutout. $2/pie
Visit us for our flavors at the Market.
Have a favorite - let us know and we will be sure to bring it?
You are welcome to order a whole pie or by the piece. For pricing please contact us. We will have a limited number of whole pies at the Market. To be sure you are not disappointed, please order ahead.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Thanks to everyone who came out to Wooden Valley! It was a busy and fun filled weekend.
I am glad it is ice cream season! There is something I love above the simplicity of making ice cream (it really is easy) but I also enjoy how creative you can be. You can mix anything into ice cream. I know we sometimes mix some strange flavors, but if your brave enough to try something out of the ordinary (like our basil ice cream), then I think you will agree you might never go back to plain old vanilla.
With this in mind, MagPies upgraded our ice cream making machine and the capacity to churn out even more delicious flavors. This isn't a machine, if you are planning on making the occasional ice cream (too expensive $300) but I was using several inexpensive machines ($50) for churning ice cream. If you are planning an outdoor party, making ice cream would be fun thing to. If you don't want to make it you can always order it from us.
MagPies will be trading at the Vacaville Farmers Market on Saturday from 8am-Noon and at our offices on Sunday from 8am-10am.
SAVORY BOXED LUNCHES- Your Choice of one main item: $7 (includes choice of one main dish, with salad and dessert.
Choose from one of the following:
Organic Chicken and Sliced Sausage Pie - This Pie is packed with meat, thyme, sun-dried tomatoes in a pastry crust.
Grilled Vegetable Pie with White Bean Puree in a cornmeal Cayenne Crust - A spiced up vegetarian option which has zucchini, bell peppers and corn.
Fennel, Artichoke and Gruyere Pithivers - Organic Fennel, artichoke hearts and gruyere cheese with a pastry top.
Pesto, Spinach and Argula Trouchia - This is baked with no pastry.
SALAD - $7 lunchbox item
Ham, Peach and Mozzarella Salad
You may also choose the savory options to purchase as a single option.
SAVORY ITEMS (SOLD SEPARATELY) - See description above
Organic Chicken and Sliced Sausage Pie $5
Grilled Vegetable Pie with White Bean Puree in a Cornmeal Crust $5
Fennel, Artichoke and Gruyere Pithivers $4
Pesto, Spinach and Arugula Trouchia - $4
SWEETS - BROWNIES/BARS/COOKIES
Organic Banana Chocolate Cherry Brownies - $4
Cherry Almond Bars - $3
Fruity Cheddar Bars- $3
Apple/Elderflower Cobbler - $4
Breton/Buckwheat Tart/Cake with Sea Salt -$4
Yogurt Tartlets with Strawberries - $4
Summer Berry Loaf $3 (2 slices)
Cake Roll with Jam and Crusted Coconut Topping
Lemon Mousse - $3
S'more Dark Chocolate Pudding - $4
Orange and Blueberry Parfait - $5
ICE CREAM $3/scoop with a pizzelle cone
Rice and Ricotta Ice Cream
Blueberry Ripple Yogurt
Lemon Tarragon Ice Milk
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
On Sunday, we enjoyed a windy but nice day at Wooden Valley Winery. The day allowed the public to preview what winemaker Rick Lanza has been working on. There was great live music and lots of barrel tasting. My friend Eric with Big Nugg Barbecue was out there selling pulled pork and tri-tip. If you haven't been out to the wineries in Suisun Valley, make it a priority this summer! Click the following link to find out more about all the wineries in the area http://www.suisunvalley.com/wineries.asp. It is amazing that we live next to all these fantastic places.
OK, on another note, I didn't get my Daring Bakers Challenge done again. No excuses. I plan to bake it this weekend though and still post it (I know I said that last month.)
- This week we will be at Vacaville Farmers Market on Saturday from 8-noon.
Please note next week we will not be at the Farmers Market but will be participating in Art on the Vine at Wooden Valley both Saturday and Sunday.
Boxed Lunches- Your Choice of one main item: $7 (includes choice of one main dish, with salad and dessert
Choose from one of the following:
- Sweet Potato and Organic Sausage Pie
- Chicken B'Steeyas - A greek dish, made into 2 cigar shaped filo pastry pies. The filling includes- chicken breast, raisins, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and almonds.
- Quinoa and Spinach Bake - Fresh Spinach, thyme, rosemary, Cottage Cheese all baked into sizeable squares for lunch.
You may also choose the savory options to puchase as a single option.
Sweet Potato $5
Chick B'Steeyas $5
Quinoa and Spinach Bake $4
Cherry Clafouti $4- Cherries in a cake-like batter
Creme Brulee $5- A creamy custard with a crunchy sugar top
Mini Banoffee Teacakes -banana and carmel in this cupcake like teacake $4
Cardamon-spiced mango pavlovas -$4
Apricot Tart Tatin $4
Kugelhoff $4 - This is from the NorthEast region of France and is part bread and part cake. Kinda like brioche
Fruit parfait $5- Our parfaits are packed with fruit, greek yogurt and granola
Larait Bar - $3 - dried fruit bar cookie
Ice Cream $3/scoop with pizzelle cone
Orange Chocolate Chip
See you on Saturday!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Metro features an eclectic mix of California-French dishes with some Asian and Mediterranean influences. It is in an easily accessible shopping center. Lots of Parking! Like most restaurants these days, Metro hosts a Mixologist. I have to say we splurged on the mixed drinks! The Chipotle Pear Martini was very good! The wine list hosts some local wines (which I appreciated). We started with a selection of delicious appetizers. We sampled each other's food and the diver scallops was my "fav". The food was well prepared and nicely presented - everything tasted so fresh. We also splashed on dessert and the crumble was the winner in my book. The tables were nicely spaced out and we could quite easily carry on a conversation. The bar looked full of the 20/30 something crowd all having fun. Might be a great location to start an evening with!
I believe Metro is reasonably price since they used good quailty ingredients....so you get what you pay for. I liked this somewhat hip restaurant and would definitely return, even if it was just for a cocktail.
MagPies will be trading at the Farmer's Market in Saturday 8am-1pm and at Wooden Valley Winery on Sunday from 11am - 4pm. We hope to see you at either or both places.
Menu for Saturday's Farmers Market
Your Choice of one main item: $7 (includes choice of one main dish, with salad and dessert)
Chicken, zucchini and blue cheese pie
This is made with a top and bottom crust of shortcrust pastry.
Pea and parmesan tart
Our vegetarian option, this tart has a very fresh taste.
Corn and crab pie in a chili-polenta crust
This chili-polenta crust gives this pie a boost of flavor and texture
served with Quinoa and Black Bean Salad
and a lemon polenta cookie
Chicken, zucchini and blue cheese pie $5
Made with a top and bottom shortcrust pastry
Pea and parmesan tart $5
Our vegetarin option, this is a very fresh tasting tart
Corn and crab pie in a chili-polenta crust $5/pie
This chili-polenta crust give the pie flavor and texture
Cherry -Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake $4/slice
A unique cake with sweet cherries
Catahoula Sweet Dough Pie $5/piece
A sweet dough pie filled with blackberries
Banana Caramel Cake $4/piece
Caramelized banana - this cake is not too sweet
Roasted Pineapple Turnover $4 for 2
A crispy pastry with sweet roasted pineapple
Brioche with jam $3
Almond Scone with Orange Curd $3
Fruit Parfait $5
Hand Pies $2.50
Ice Cream $4/scoop with pizzelle cone
Rasbberry mini bombes $4
Chocolate chip cookie with milk ice sandwich $4
REMEMBER WE WILL BE AT WOODEN VALLEY ON SUNDAY FROM 11-4! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU OVER THE WEEKEND. EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY !
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones, to share with everyone the changes at MagPies and to bake with all that great local produce.
During the Market season I intend to still post a menu (of course subject to change based on produce) of what we will be selling at the Market. My hope is that this will ensure regular customers will be able to order items that they want for the week and pick them up at the market without worrying if we will sell out.
In addition, I will be posting on Twitter when we are close to selling out of an item. This will allow customers the opportunity not to be disappointed when they arrive at the market. If you want to be added to our Twitter mailing list, let me know or sign up at the booth.
I hope everyone can visit the Market sometime this season. If you are able to come, I hope you will appreciate the hours and dedication many vendors take in bringing you quality produce and crafts. The artistry and detail are evident at the Farmers Market . Many of us put far more time in than we will be compensated for because we love what we do. I am sure you will agree with me, when shopping this season, that the passion of all the vendors shows in their products.
Lunch Boxes $7 - Includes choice of one savory item, a salad and a dessert.
Comes with your choice of:
Chicken and Carrot turnover
Potato Hash Cake with Cheddar, Grilled Apples, Beetroot and Walnuts
Smoke ham, mozzarella and artichoke pastry
Kids Choice of
Chicken and Carrot Turnover (sold individually) $4
Potato Hash Cake with Cheddar, Grilled Apples, Beetroot and Walnuts (sold individually) $5
Smoked Ham, Mozzarella and Artichoke Pastry (sold individually)$5
Strawberry Dumplings $5/4 dumplings
Whole Strawberries, wrapped in a lemon curd dough rolled in poppy seeds.
Cherry Tart $4/Piece
Sweet Local Cherries in a tart case
Chocolate Macadamia Tartlet $4/tart
milk chocolate, macadamia in a chocolate tart shell
Breakfast or Anytime
Blueberry/Strawberry handpies $2.50/pie
a pie easy enough to hold, filled with blueberry/strawberry jam
Fresh Fruit Parfait $4
Fresh Fruit with a Lemon Flavored Natural Yogurt
Apricot -Cardamom Bars and Apricot Icing $3
Dried Apricot, flavored with cardamon and topped with a apricot icing
Blackberry Oat Bars $ 3
Fresh Blackberries in a traditional oat bar
Vanilla Bean Cream Scones $3
A scone with a vanilla cream filling
Semolina Pudding with cinnamon and raspberry compote $5
Cinnamon brings out the flavor of the raspberries in this mosit pudding
Ice Cream $3/cone double scoops $5
Date and Roasted Almond Ice Cream
Brunt Carmel Gelato
Strawberry Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Blueberry Banana Ice Cream
Come visit us for additional treats on Farmers Market Days!
REMEMBER....MAGPIES NOW EXCEPTS VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS AND DINERS CLUB!
ANOTHER REMINDER.....CHECK WHERE THE MAGPIE FLIES FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A special note: I want to wish my own Mother, Happy Mother's Day! Without her MagPies (among other things) would not be possible. I love you, Mom!
MagPies, will be open for deliveries Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday 9-1pm (unless we sell out on either day). You can call ahead.
Baked Parmesan & Thyme Tart with Red Onion Jam
This tart is great at room temperature if you are planning a Mother's Day Picnic.
Filled Prosciutto and Cheese Focaccia - $4/piece
This is kind of like a Focaccia sandwich.
Assorted Quiches - $5/quiche
Different topping depending on produce. Possibilities are asparagus, artichoke, corn and red pepper.
Pork and Mushroom Pie - $6/pie
Creamy Pork and a variety of mushroom is a flaky pastry.
Chicken Pot Pie (with biscuit topping) - Family Size $25
Organic Chicken, vegetables with a homemade topping.
Couscous Salad with grilled vegetables and feta
Rice Salad - This salad is done the MagPies way with pickles, beans, radishes, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and long grain rice. Dressed with local olive oil and lemon.
Ice Cream - $5/container
Mini Baked Alaska - $4/baked Alaska
Strawberry with Chocolate Chunks
Burnt Carmel Gelato
Roasted Banana ice Cream
Apple Breton Pie - $22.00/whole pie or $5/piece
Chocolate Strawberry Pot Pie $6
Blueberry Crumble $20/whole crumble $5/small crumble
Fruit Tart - $5/5"tart
Almond Pither $16/whole tart
Pineapple tart Tatin $16/whole tart
Petits Fours - Look like a hat - box of 6 $12
Blackberry Brown-butter Financiers - 4 $6
Spicy Hazelnut Biscotti $3/bag
Bakery Crumb Buns
Vanilla Bean Buttermilk cake with glazed oranges $18
Chocolate Flourless Cake $20 whole cake or/ $5 piece
Mary Ann Cake with Lemon Curd and Blueberries $18
Coconut layer cake (small) $7
Not all items will be available both days. So if you have an idea what you want and know what day you want to pick it up on please place your order by Friday. Thanks!
Friday, May 1, 2009
So this week I am busy preparing to start the Vacaville Farmers Market and getting ready for the summer season out in the Valley. Please keep your eye on the where MagPies will be at the bottom of the blog for upcoming events.
MagPies is also now Twittering. I hope this will be an easy way for customers to keep up with our busy schedule and allow you easy access to finding us around the valley. Twitter is like microblogging. So in essence it is short and sweet posts (no more than 140 characters). You can even have twitter messages sent to your phone. I hope to use this tool for farmers market as well. I can let you know through twitter when we are close to selling out of items or report on what fruit and veg look good that Saturday or just anything special. Sign-up now at http://www.twitter.com/. Our username is Magpiesjen.
Suisun Valley is also twittering as well as Ron Lanza from Wooden Valley. It is a great place to keep up with what is going on in the Valley. If anyone needs any help with this let me know. I am not an expert (still kinda finding my way through it), but will help with whatever I can.
BIG NEWS! Magpies will be accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Debit Cards in the next two weeks! This has been a little bit of a process but considering the economy and that fact that it is just easier to pay with your card sometimes, we are glad to offer this service to our customers.
Don't forget MagPies for Mother's Day treats! I will get the blog posted early so you can make you decisions. We will be open for extended hours the Saturday before Mother's Day.
OK, enough of all this big news on to this weeks goods.
Cheese and Parsnip roulade $5/piece
This has Blue Cheese, mascarpone, pesto and parsnips.
Chilli Crab and Prawn Tart $5/tart
Spiced up tart with red chilli.
Mediterrean Pasties $5/pastie
Chicken, spinach and mediterrean vegetables in a pastie
Organic Apple Cake with honey and a cinnamon flavored creme fraiche
Plum and Goat Cheese Tart - $5/piece
Sweet Plums with a tart Goat Cheese Base.
Rhubarb and Orange Fool - $5/cup
Rhubarb, Orange, Marscarpone and custard all rolled into this start of the summer dessert.
FREE PIECE OF CHEESECAKE FROM DARING BAKERS CHALLENGE
Middle Eastern Carrot Salad - $5/quart
Crisp carrots with warm spices give this an exotic flavor
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Spinach and Feta Gozleme Pie - $5/piece
A Gozleme is a Turkish crepe. This recipe is yeast based and has a top and bottom crepe that enclose the spinach and feta.
Ham, Mozzarella and artichoke pastries - $5/piece
Cooked in a flaky puff pastry
Gratin - $5/piece
Sweet Potatoes and butternut squash topped with Japanese bread crumbs.
Apple Strudel Turnovers - 2 turnovers $5
Apples cooked in phyllo pastry
Lemon Curd and Raspberry Trifle $4/cup
Layered trifle with cake, curd and raspberries.
Passion Fruit Custard Cake- $5/piece
Light and moist with custard.
Salad - $6/quart
Ricotta and White Bean Salad
Breakfast - $4 4 muffins
Apple and Zucchini Muffins
Next week I will be at Mankas Corner, Clay Station both Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 4pm. I will try and post most of what will be available. If you are able to come by, please do. There will be lots of vendors (pottery, jewelry, glass art, photography and pies).
Have a great week!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Ham Pie - $5/piece
A favorite and one I have made before. Chunks of ham with a creamy layer of cheese encased in puff pastry.
Chicken and Carrot Turnover $4/turnover spicy chicken filling with a rich pastry.
Stilton and Bacon Cheesecake - $5 A savory cookie crust , cheesecake made with stilton and topped with bacon.
Creamy Potato, Leek and Gruyere Tart $4/5" tart in a crispy pastry.
Rosemary Mini Bread - 4 breads $5
A crisp bread roll in a panettone paper, with fresh rosemary
Hot Cross Buns - 4 buns $5
An Easter Tradition.
Mini Panettone -2 panettones for $5
A breakfast Bread with candied orange peel and raisins.
Roasted Parsnip and Parmesan Soup - $5/quart
A creamy and filling soup with Parmesan, shallots, chives and parsnips
Lemon-Fried Zucchini, feta and watercress salad - $6/quart
Almond petit fours with a sugared flower 6 for $6
Pink Snowballs - $5/four
A childhood tradition, made new with fresh ingredients.
Golden Mini Egg Cakes - $4/cake
Coconut Flavored cake covered in a glaze and decorated in Easter colors.
Chocolate Pavlova - $4/pavlova
A crisp, gooey dark chocolate meringue, topped with whipped cream streaked with chocolate on top and sprinkled with sugar-coated mini eggs.
Fresh Lemon Mousse - $3 per cup
A creamy and tart Mousse. Perfect start to Spring!
Raspberry Blancmange - $5 for 5" molded dessert
A refreshing fresh raspberry dessert
Marmalade Daisy Brownies - 4 brownies $5
A rich chocolate brownie with marmalade and decorate with a white chocolate daisy
Little Clouds - $5 for 6 cookies
Melt in your mouth, cream-filled meringue cookie.
Italian Easter Cookies $6 for 8 cookies
A cross between a sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie. Iced and decorated for Easter.
Chocolate Panna Cotta Layer Cake - $20
A creamy chocolate pudding fills this rich cake.
Easter Charlotte - $20
Something like an Italian Cassata topped with edible flowers
Carrot and Lime Cake - $20
Blackberry Chocolate Tart $20
Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie - $20
Buttermilk Pie - $20
White Chocolate Eggs with dried raspberries. - $7 for 2 eggs
Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Pink Peppercorn and Jasmine Tea $6/box
A dense chocolate bark with a surprise addition of pink peppercorn with a hint of jasmine.
Candy Box -$12/box (includes 12 candies)
Pistachio-Honey Torrone, Cake Balls (chocolate cake with Chocolate Frosting), Vanilla-Jasmine Carmels, Caraway ginger Divinity
We will be selling and doing deliveries from 9:30am -2:00pm on Saturday.
1101 Horizon, Suite 115, Fairfield.
Please call your orders into (707)439-5960 or email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful Easter!