Can-Do Real Food is a small food processor. The operative word here is “small”. We make small batches; I guess we can call it artisanal because we try to bring you preserved local food in slightly unusual recipes. It also means that we may not have a lot of any one thing to offer, so jump on it when you see it if it interests you.
Apple Pie Filling – sweet tart Gravenstein apples, perfect with your home made or storebought pie crust or a crumble topping for a crisp. Better than perfect hot out of the oven with ice cream á la mode. Do you dare????? GLUTEN FREE 32 ounce jar $12.00 Ingredients: apples, tapioca flour, cinnamon. SOLD OUT
Apple Sauce – This is not baby food. Chunky texture : some with cinnamon and some with ginger! 16 ounce jar $8.00 Ingredients: apples, some with cinnamon, some with candied ginger.
Applesauce with Fruit – Applesauce gets some color! Check out the blueberries! This time the apples are tart so some added sugar. 8 ounce jar $6. 16 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: apples, blueberries, cane sugar, cinnamon Just a few left.
Crab Apple Jelly- Small red globes bedeck what you thought were only ornamental trees but these are bursting with flavor. Small batch processed…only 6 available 8 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: crabapples, organic sugar, organic lemon juice, pectin 1 left
Mulled Apple Cider Jelly – Downfall apples are perfect for cider with that rich deep taste no apple juice can match. Mulled cider is a winter treat but this jelly captures the richness of the spices. 9 ounce jar $6. Ingredients: apples, cane sugar, mulling spices, orange zest, pectin.
Berry Naughty Jam – This colorful mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries would be fine enough, but the orange liquor will add a bit of sunshine to your morning toast as well. 9 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: blueberries, wild blackberries, raspberries, cane sugar, organic lemon juice, pectin, orange liquor
Blackberry Jam –We removed some of the seeds but there should be enough in there for the purists. No spray, growing wild on the edge of a working farm right here in McMinnville. 8 ounce jar: $6 Ingredients: blackberries, cane sugar, lemon juice, pectin SOLD OUT but will be more soon!
Blueberry Jam – Berries from Beach Family Farm in Sherwood exploding with flavor and summer sunshine. 9 ounce jar: $6.00 Ingredients: blueberries, sugar, lemon juice SOLD OUT but will be more soon!
Blueberry Lavender Jam – Deep summery blueberries meet sweet scented lavender. Let them twirl on your toast and your tongue. 8 oz jar $6.00 Ingredients: blueberries, cane sugar, lavender, lemon juice, pectin SOLD OUT but will be more soon!
Blueberry Syrup – Think back to that amazing rich flavor of summer soaking into your favorite pancakes at homes. Is that not a reason for a family gathering or maybe, instead, off by yourself over some ice cream? 12 oz bottle $8.00. Ingredients: blueberries, sugar, lemon juice SOLD OUT but will be more soon!
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sauce – This is one of those classics that are hard to beat. Freshly harvested tart pie cherries mixed wonderfully with Portland’s Creo 73% Chocolate. 8 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: cherries, chocolate (with cane sugar), organic lemon juice SOLD OUT but soon
Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Sauce – Maybe you don’t like the sunshine in a berry that is raspberry. Maybe you think chocolate is passe. Maybe you have never tasted this! Freshly harvested ripe raspberries mixed wonderfully with Portland’s Creo Dark Chocolate. 8 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: raspberries, chocolate (with cane sugar), organic sugar, organic lemon juice SOLD OUT be patient
Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sauce – THE classic combo! Some people say late season strawberries are not as optimal in flavor as spring ones but that’s okay if you want to let others enjoy this…they won;t mind the chance! If you haven;t heard of Creo Chocolate, made in Portland with beans fair traded from Ecuador, this can be a great introduction. 8 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: strawberries, chocolate (with cane sugar), organic sugar, organic lemon juice. SOLD OUT hope so…..
Cranberry Sauce – For those of you who have never bought whole cranberries and made your own from the recipe on the bag, this will be a very pleasant surprise. We jazz it up not only with orange juice but with orange zest, cinnamon and cloves. 16 ounce Jars $8.00 Ingredients: fresh Oregon cranberries, cane sugar, orange juice and zest, cinnamon, cloves
Garden Huckleberry Culinary Syrup – A member of the nightshade family, the garden huckleberry differs from the wild huckleberry in two ways. It waits until the cold weather to ripen and it is not sweet. But add the sugar, as we did for this syrup, and the rich deep flavor you know and love is there. This can be used for pancakes but is even better used to prepare a beverage. 12 ounce bottle $10.00 Ingredients: garden huckleberries, organic sugar, lemon juice, pectin.
Get Your Goumi Berry Jelly – The goumi is a plant from Siberian Russia and there are a few scattered around our region because of local landscaping nurseries with their interesting inventories. The berry is about an inch long at most and very narrow but has a pit right down the center, leaving very little “meat” available. But it sure is tasty and we paired it with apple juice to let it shine. 9 ounce jar $6. Ingredients: goumi berry juice, apple juice, sugar, pectin.
Gooseberry Glamour – Larger than a grape, these green to red globes are bursting with sweet juiciness. Don’t know this fruit? Lucky you, come for a taste! 8 ounce jar $6. Ingredients: gooseberries, organic sugar, lemon juice SOLD OUT UNTIL THEY ARE READY FOR HARVEST
Marionberry Jelly – There are blackberries and then, there are marionberries. Grown only in this area of the Willamette Valley, the berries have an intense flavor that tingle the tongue. No seeds in this one! 8 ounce jar, $6. Ingredients: marionberries, cane sugar, pectin. SOLD OUT
Naughty Cherry Amaretto Preserves – This cherry-almond combination is classic. Come for a taste…take home more than one, because these will go fast! 8-ounce jar: $6.00. Ingredients: cherries, cane sugar, lemon, amaretto. SOLD OUT UNTIL JULY
Naughty Cranberry Sauce – This sweet-tart cranberry sauce is for the mature taste buds. No jelled stuff in a can, this! Only for the ADULT table. Ingredients: fresh Oregon cranberries, cane sugar, Oregon bourbon, red wine vinegar
STONE FRUIT ( not stoned-sorry, we’re not licensed for edibles)
Gingered Pear Preserves– Tiny motes of sweet pears with a bit of a nip of ginger. Words are inadequate to describe this delight. If you like ginger, you want to try this. 8 ounce jar: $6.00 Ingredients: pears, sugar, crystallized ginger, lemon zest and lemon juice, ground ginger SOLD OUT UNTIL THEY ARE READY FOR HARVEST
Naughty Peach Jam –What can possibly be better than almonds and peaches? Hmmmm? 8 ounce jar $6 Ingredients: peaches, cane sugar, amaretto.
Naughty Plum Jam – Did you know that Cannon Beach has a distillery that makes gin? We found one with citrus notes that swim beautifully with damson plums. Join the party! 8 ounce $6 Ingredients: plums, cane sugar, pectin, gin
Plum Conserve – a rich concoction with oranges and lemons, raisins and nuts has me thinking of the holidays. What a great side to poultry or pork You can also thin it down with wine, juice, or water to enrich a roast pork amazingly. 9 ounce jar: $6.00. Ingredients: organic plums, cane sugar, oranges, lemon zest and juice, raisins, hazelnuts.
Pom Plum Preserves – Prune plums married with a splash of pomegranate balsamic vinegar leaves no taste buds asleep. Small package – huge taste! 9 ounce jar: $6.00. Ingredients: plums, cane sugar, pomegranate balsamic vinegar, pectin
Raspberry Lemongrass – The lemongrass has been harvested and we saved some raspberries especially for this combo. We ran a small batch in the spring and had excited comments so the time has come to grab one of these summer delights…even if it is looking like winter!! 9 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: raspberries, lemongrass, organic sugar, pectin.
Rummy Plum Cooking Sauce – The plum conserve whispered to us: add some Vivacity rum to add another tang and make me smoother. Then use me, don’t abuse me, on simmering and roasted meats and add me as a dipping sauce for grilled pork. Ahhhhh, let this sauce sing for you! 9 ounce jar $6. Ingredients: organic plums, organic sugar, organic oranges, organic lemon juice, hazelnuts, rum. READY FOR YOU JUNE 29.
Filbert’s Chocolate Revenge – Known everywhere else as a filbert, the local hazelnuts are offered in a chocolate spread. Perfect on toast but also can be used as an amazingly decorative breakfast bread. Portland’s creo 73% chocolate once again is the star. This is not going to taste the same as the one you know because the ingredient list is shorter. 8 ounce jar $10. Ingredients: hazelnuts, chocolate (with cane sugar), coconut oil. See the Recipe Page for a cookie that uses this as a filling. 1 AVAILABLE
Nutty Hazel’s Spread – No, this is not about how my wacky cousin is losing her waistline. This is about one of Oregon’s world famous agricultural crops, the filbert! This delicious nut spread will be available only in small batches and maybe, just maybe, we will make it to the next harvest in the fall. 8 ounce jar $10. 6 ounce hexagonal jar perfect for gift giving $5.
Pinot Gris Wine WOW! – This jelled spread is amazing on crackers. 9 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: Pinot Gris wine from Keeler Estates Vineyards, organic sugar, lemon juice, pectin
Pinot Gris Wine Lemon Peppered WOW! – Oh my! Was this an amazingly good idea! Absolutely perfect with a cheese like manchego, super on a baked brie. Used for a glaze on fish and chicken. 9 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: Pinot Gris wine from Keeler Estates Vineyards, organic sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, black pepper, pectin
Pinot Noir Wine WOW! -This jelled spread not only is enjoyable with peanut butter but excellent also with cheese and crackers. Also makes a wonderful base for a sauce. 9 ounce jar $6.00 6 ounce hexagonal jar perfect for gift giving $5.00 Ingredients: Pinot Noir wine from Keeler Estates Vineyards, organic sugar, lemon juice, pectin
MULLED Pinot Noir Wine WOW! – When Gabrielle Keeler of Keller Estates Vineyard told us she uses her pinot noir to make a mulled wine for her holiday gatherings we HAD to try this. Perfect for your Christmas breakfast toast or biscuits but you know it will be good other times of the year…if it lasts that long. 9 ounce jar $6.00 Ingredients: Pinot Noir wine, organic sugar, lemon juice, mulling spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, oranges, lemons), pectin
Fig Orange Cooking Sauce – This sauce has been “tested”…and tested again (hint: we LIKE it a lot!)….on ribs and other pork cuts as well as pooultry. Roasted is superb, Grilled…only at the end to reduce char. 9 ounce jar $6. 16 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: figs, oranges, cane sugar, orange juice, lemon juice.
Fig Paste – Figs ready for your recipes. We have a “fig newtons” recipe that we offered for tasting about a month ago with the early figs. People tasted it and that batch sold out quickly. One more chance for you to impress your family! 9-ounce $6. Ingredients: figs, cane sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest SOLD OUT
Jazzy Grape Jam – One of our farm partners has concord grapes so we juiced them and decided to make jelly. But no, it could not be something plain because it would have reminded you of some childhood favorite. So we jazzed it up with some wonderful spices: cinnamon of course, and all spice and star anise. What an amazing combo. 9-Ounce $6. Ingredients: concord grapes, cane sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, allspice, star anise
Naughty Bunny Marmalade – You know carrots are sweet, so open your taste buds up to this wonderful mix with oranges and lemons. Not only superb on toast but will be great as a basting sauce on poultry. 8 ounce jar: $6.00 Ingredients: organic carrots, organic oranges, organic lemons, organic cinnamon, organic allspice, organic cloves, orange liquor.
Naughty Zuc Marmalade – You think anything with zucchini is a ridiculous concept? Then this will test your taste bud courage. Don’t worry; the lemons RULE!!! And the limoncello makes you happy to have more! 8 ounce jar: $6.00 Ingredients: organic zucchini, organic sugar, organic lemons, lemon balm, limoncello Check it out in made with yellow zucchini!! WON THIRD PLACE IN THE MARMALADE DIVISION IN THE OREGON STATE FAIR!!
Quince Paste – Unknown to many, the quince looks like a funny pear or apple and is dense and whitish in color inside, but when it cooks…oh boy! It turns red! Superb served on cheese. 8 ounce jar $6 also 6 ounce hexagonal jar perfect for gift giving $5 Ingredients: quince, cane sugar
Rhubarb Ginger Jam – Rhubarb wakes up!! Tingly notes with smooth sweet rhubarb… something very daring but easy on the taste buds. 9 ounce jars: $6.00 Ingredients: rhubarb, cane sugar, candied ginger, ginger
Royal Rhubarb Jam – Why “royal”? Made with Earl Grey Tea, the bergomet teams up with vanilla for a veddy veddy mellow mix. 8 ounce jar $6. Ingredients: rhubarb, cane sugar, earl grey tea, vanilla, pectin SOLD OUT BUT EXPECT MORE SOON.
Blueberry BBQ Sauce – Something a bit different and tangy for your grilling this summer! Works well with pork and poultry. 12 ounce bottle $8.00. Ingredients: blueberries, Portland ketchup, apple cider vinegar, garlic, ginger, chipotle powder, honey
Herbed Plum Basting and Grilling Sauce – Sage and rosemary and garlic oh my! Tangy notes with lemon and vinegar. Wonderful for marinating and basting poultry, pork and game for grilling. Just a tiny bit of heat. 12 ounce sauce bottles: $8.00 Ingredients: plums, peppers, sage, garlic, rosemary, spicy peppers, vinegar, salt, sugar
Hot Sauce – Perfect for tacos and fajitas, this comes in various heats from “Not so Hot Sauce” to “VERY Hot Sauce.” Also is excellent for grilling. 16 ounce jar: $8.00 Ingredients: organic tomatoes, organic peppers, organic vinegar, organic sugar, salt, pickling spices SOLD OUT!
Loaded Pasta Sauce – You tell your kids (or your husband) to eat their veggies but they prefer spaghetti. No problem! This pasta sauce is LOADED with good veggies and they will never suspect!! 16 ounce jar $8. 32 ounce jar $12. Ingredients: tomatoes, onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, chili pepper. Almost sold out until the 2017 harvest!
Parker’s Pickled Peppers – Something for your sandwiches to easily add a zip and wake up your lunch! 16 ounce jar $8 Ingredients: peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, olive oil Pepperocinis this week are a cool topping for your sandwiches and burgers. SOLD OUT!
Pickled Beets – So many of you have asked for this and one of my farm partners had a family recipe that should meet or exceed your expectations! 16 ounce jar $8, Ingredients: beets, sugar, vinegar, allspice, cinnamon, salt SOLD OUT!
Salsa – A bit of something for those nachos, for your homemade eggs ranchero. The amount of the “something” depends on the peppers, so we offer you two levels of WOW! 8 ounce jar $6 16 ounce jar $8 Mild and Hot available. We need to warn you that this “hot” may be below or above your expectations. Come taste. Ingredients: tomatoes, peppers, onion, cilantro, salt and cane sugar
Seasoned Pizza Sauce – You like a smooth sauce and this perfect for your homemade pizza!! 8 ounce jar $6 Ingredients: tomatoes, onions, oregano, thyme, salt, black pepper, hot pepper flakes, lemon juice
Tomatillo Salsa – Try this for those nachos and other dishes wanting a bit of an exciting flavor. Great also on eggs! WARNING….The mild is delicious but THIS HOT IS HOT! 16 ounce jar $8. Ingredients: tomatillos, green chilis, onions, vinegar, garlic, cilantro, cumin
Apple A Day – Grab and go. Good size for lunch boxes or snacking anywhere, any time. Super easy and smart snack for your kids. 2 ounce bag $2. Ingredients: apples. SOLD OUT!
Apples Peaches and Pears Oh My! – combo of three wonderful summer fruits cut into an easy to enjoy size. Can simply be a snack or can be mixed into oatmeal or granola. 3 ounce bag $3.00 Ingredients: apples, peaches and pears duh
Berry Local – We decided berry lovers needed a special collection to enjoy. Just natural sweetness, no added seasonings. 1.8 ounce bag $3. Ingredients: Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, huckleberry leather, raisins, grape leather SOLD OUT!
Cinnamon Apples – Similar to Apple A Day but with a light dusting of cinnamon sugar. 1 ounce bag $2. Ingredients: apples, cane sugar, cinnamon
Crispy Veggies – EVERY diet allows vegetables and really, if you’re honest, you probably do not eat enough of the healthy stuff. And this is! These are dehydrated, not fried! Crispy, because we LIKE that. Flavorful with no added salt, because we sprinkled them before drying with an Italian herb blend we make ourselves. Nothing artificial. No oils, No salt. Too good to miss. Bet you can’t eat just one! 1 ounce bag $2. 2 ounce bag $3. Ingredients: zucchini, carrots, turnip SOLD OUT!
Dehydrated Zucchini Snacks – Allowed on all diets! Lightly dusted with Italian herb mix, this crispy snack will curb your hunger with no guilt. Yum. 4 ounce bag $2. Ingredients: zucchini, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage SOLD OUT!
Fruity Bits – a sweet mix of dehydrated fruit with no added sugar and no added seasoning. Just natural sweetness. 1.8 ounce bag $3. Ingredients: blackberry leather, pears, peaches, apricots, persimmons, apples, pumpkin seeds. SOLD OUT!
Garden Goodies – a blend of summer vegetables and herbs that can be used several ways. Roll; over onion soup mix, this mix makes a fantastic chip dip. It can also be used as a fresh salad dressing or marinade. Bag has 4 uses. $6 Ingredients: greens, tomatoes, onions, garlic salt, spicy rub, parsley
Hearty Borscht Soup Mix – a wonderful way to warm up on a rainy cold day or night. You might want to add salt, and also some flavorful sausage if you eat meat. Single size bag $4. Larger bag to feed 2-4 people $8. Ingredients: organic cabbage, organic beets, organic onions, organic carrots SOLD OUT!
Hey Mon! Veggie Snack Mix – another veggie blend with an Jamaican flavor for you to enjoy your veggies. Can also be used for a marinade! 1.8 ounce bag $3. Ingredients: carrots, kohlrabi, zucchini and Rasta Rub (coriander, cayenne, garlic, thyme, onion, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar, kosher salt) SOLD OUT!
Italian Florentine Mix – another mix for your chip or veggie dipping. Can also be made into a salad dressing or marinade. Bag has 4 uses. $6 Ingredients: tomatoes, spinach, zucchini garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary and sage. No added salt. SOLD OUT!
Membrillo Buttons – quince paste is a Spanish dessert paired with cheese and dehydrated into these small rounds allows you to carry it without concern for refrigeration. Easy and delicious fruit snack. 6 buttons $2.00 Ingredients: quince, cane sugar
Mole Sauce – Every abuela has a recipe for this. For the rest of us, we need to test and try many to find the one we love. Our take is dehydrated so it will work for camping too! Just a bit off mild..in other words, you will know the peppers are in there, but it will NOT be too hot. Heat lovers, you will need to rev it up. But the Creo 73% chocolate and the dried local tomatoes are what makes this a superb feast! Serves 4. $8. Ingredients: Creo chocolate, dehydrated tomatoes, dehydrated onions, dehydrated garlic, chili powder, chipotle powder, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, cloves, black pepper
Vegetable Soup Mix – This gives you a great base for jazzy up the recipe or even a simple yum all by itself. You might want to add some meat….pan brown it first and then add it to the liquid and mix for the 30 minute cook time. Gluten free with rice pasta. GMO free with organic corn. No salt-you might want to add your own. Single size bag $4. Larger bag to feed 2-4 people $8 Ingredients: organic corn, organic carrots, organic onions, organic tomatoes, rice pasta, organic tomatoes, organic garlic, thyme.
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup – Just a very minor touch of heat mixes with wonderful herbs and spices to provide a vegetarian alternative to a classic Mexican dish. You can use chicken broth and diced chicken for the more traditional flavor if you want, but you won’t be missing it if you just use what is provided. GMO free with organic corn as well as organic tortilla chips to sprinkle on the soup after it is cooked. Single bag $4. Larger bag to feed 2-4 people $8. Ingredients: organic tomatoes, organic onions, organic zucchini, organic black beans, organic jalapeno, organic garlic, organic parsley, cumin, chili pepper, organic lime SOLD OUT!
Winter Squash Coconut Curry Soup Mix – This “instant” soup mix allows for a quick meal preparation. Just boil the correct amount of water, add the mix, stir 3 minutes later and it is ready. Wonderful combination of flavors. Dairy-free. Single serving size $4.00 Family size to serve 2-4 $8.00. Ingredients: winter squash, coconut cream, onion, garlic, curry, cumin, culinary yeast. OREGON STATE FAIR DIVISION WINNER!!
Salts, Rubs and Mixes
Italian Herb Blend – All the amazing seasonings for your sauces and other dishes. Herbs grown without sprays. $5. Ingredients: oregano, basil, rosemary and sage. SOLD OUT!
Italian Salad Dressing – Herbs and more! Follow the directions to mix with oil and vinegar and you will have a fresh salad dressing with nothing artificial! $5. Ingredients: leeks, garlic, basil, savory, thyme, parsley, rosemary, lavender. SOLD OUT!
Lemon Herb Seasoning Mix – You’ll never miss the salt! Calypso take on Scarborough Fair. Absolutely wake up your vegetables. Enhance the flavor of chicken and fish. $5 Ingredients: parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, lemon peel
Lemon Pepper Salt – A little goes a long way with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and dehydrated lemons to season savory dishes. Vegetables pop! Steaks sing…or maybe you do when you moan and then chew and swallow! $5 Ingredients: lemon, salt, black pepper
Lemon Sugar – The aroma of cookies baking…..can you imagine the notes of lemon dancing in the air? Will there be any cookies left to share? $5 Ingredients: cane sugar, lemon
Pinot Gris salt – A finishing salt great for chicken, pork or fish but absolutely superb on vegetables. Small jar $5 Ingredients:pinot noir wine, sea salt SOLD OUT!
Pinot Noir salt – A finishing salt perfect on your steaks or burgers. Small jar $5 Ingredients:pinot noir wine, sea salt SOLD OUT!
Garlic Salt – Organic garlic married ONE TO ONE to sea salt to give your dishes an amazing lift. Small jar $5. Ingredients: garlic, sea salt SOLD OUT!
Scarborough Fair – Okay, you have to be of a certain age to get this reference. Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. No, we won’t give you a Simon and Garfunkel cassette tape, but we will give you an exquisite tool to add to your turkey dressing or infused into butter Ask for the recipe card. Small jar $5 Ingredients: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme SOLD OUT!
Spicy Rub- The whole concept of Can-Do Real Food to save surplus food and preserve it for your enjoyment is epitomized by this spicy rub! This was the byproduct of the hot sauce, full of tomatoes and hot peppers. The sea salt mellows it and it is PERFECT as a rub on pork for grilling. Try it sprinkled on your eggs too! Small jar $5.00 Ingredients: organic tomatoes, organic peppers, organic vinegar, sea salt SOLD OUT!
Vegetarian Bouillion Mix – Add 1 tablespoon to any dish of yours to boost the flavor big time! 4-use bag $2. Ingredients: organic onion, organic carrots, organic celery, organic garlic. SOLD OUT!
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THESE PRODUCTS?
Currently we are selling directly at Farmers’ markets in McMinnville, Oregon. We are working on our packaging to be able to ship. Contact me to indicate interest before we get the ecommerce working smoothly; we’ll do it the old fashioned way.
Can-Do Real Food had a lot of fun in the “Test Kitchen” with some recipes that will appeal to people who like to try new things. These new dehydrated products, expected to be offered for sale in the summer and fall of 2017 following harvest, will enhance the home cook who wants to try some dish without purchasing all the expensive herbs and spices needed to make it taste authentic. They include Mole Sauce, Beet Pesto, and a mix for Moroccan Tangine.