Hot Sauce Contest

Announced on Twitter, my personal Facebook page, and here on

Any new Peterborough Farm to Table Culinary Tours Facebook “likes” between now and Friday at 5pm will be put into a draw to win one of 3 Farm to Table hot sauces: Habanero Death, Chipotle Hurt, or Cayenne Maim. 3 prizes in all.

These aren’t fancypants bottles of sauce, but rather home canned and made from peppers and other ingredients grown in the Farm to Table gardens.

Trust me when I say that they are much sought after culinary fireballs. Hand-crafted, they range from pretty darned hot to “wow, where did my eyebrows go.”

Sorry existing “likes,” but look for a contest for you early in the new year (including a chance to win tickets for the weekly summer culinary tours).

Want a tease? Here is the Chipotle Hurt, featured on Punk Domestics.

Welcome to the New Web Home of Farm to Table Peterborough

Hello, and welcome to the new online home of Farm to Table Peterborough and the Farm to Table Downtown Culinary Tours.

As Farm to Table has grown and morphed over the past few years, the purpose of the website has also changed. Farm to Table isn’t serving as much food as they once did — though Donald will still entertain the odd request for small-scale catering. Instead, we’re spending the bulk of our time promoting local, seasonal food, the people who grow it, and the local businesses and restaurants that either sell or serve it.

We’re writing more than ever, consulting people on local food purchasing ideas, and, of course, offering the very successful Downtown Culinary Tours.

In the near future, we will be providing a listing of Peterborough area restaurants and stores that specialize in local and seasonal produce, naturally-raised meats, wholesome dairy, plus other great products.

We also hope to be expanding our culinary tours into new communities and into new formats — including some weekend and evening tours.

Check back frequently for updates.

Of course, the best way to ensure that you don’t miss a thing is to subscribe to the Farm to Table Peterborough blog. Just fill out the subscription form on the left of the screen, and you’ll get all the news that we have to offer.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@farm_to_table) and on Facebook (PeterboroughCulinaryTours).

Thanks for stopping by the new site. We hope you visit regularly.

Bon appetit and cheers!


new column/blog to start this week

My glamour shot for the paper/website. And you're looking at a Prince Edward County wine: 2007 Trumpour's Mill Estate Pinot Noir. (Photo: Krista Campbell Fraser)

“The Farm to Table column and blog are meant to inspire home cooks in the Peterborough area to make delicious, fresh, local and seasonal foods an important part of their daily diet. It will showcase local growers, chefs, restaurants, markets, and producers and offer regular original recipes for you to try at home. Keep checking the blog for tips on “locavore” cooking, anecdotes and musings on food-related matters, and links to websites that we find interesting, valuable, or simply amusing.”


Look for the blog starting this week at and the column starting next week in the print edition of Peterborough This Week.

Don’t forget to follow updates on Twitter: @farm_to_table

celebrity tweeting a great foodie event

Farm to Table will be live-tweeting a great foodie event.

Donald will be joining celebrity guest tweeters Catherine Hanrahan of the Wolf and KRUZ FM and Evan Holt of for an evening of fun and food. Follow us at @chan_Rahan @ptbo_canada and, of course @farm_to_table . You can also follow the hash tag of #markethallfoodies

Event Details:

Live & Uncorked: An evening with The Food Network’s Bob Blumer and Kevin Brauch
Saturday Apr 2, 2011 8:30pm
The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

Bob Blumer (creator/host of Glutton for Punishment and Surreal Gourmet), and Kevin Brauch (host of Thirsty Traveler and Iron Chef America floor reporter) team up for an irreverent evening of behind-the-scene stories, culinary throw-downs, death-defying demos and general mischief.

Doors open at 8:00pm Tickets at the door $24.00 Available Online

Ticket Prices:
Adult: $22.50