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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

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Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

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Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
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Asparagus on the BBQ

May 09, 2019
The only way I will eat asparagus is on the BBQ.  We make this dish at least 3 times a week during asparagus season. Heat your grill to high, then...

Erin's pasta sauce with frozen tomatoes.

May 09, 2019
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CSA Pick-Up August 16/17

Use your food box items and follow this week€™s meal plan! Recipes are posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes under the category CSA Recipes Week 8.

Full Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 9 of the Following:

Mint (spray free) €“ Mint is grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! How to store? Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime!   Cooking Cucumbers (spray free) €“ Cooking cucumbers are a variety of cucumber that are a yellow orange color, but the same white seedy inside! They can be used like regular cucumbers, or lightly cooked in a pan for a few minutes, similar to zucchini! The skin turns brown when cooked. Store them in a bag unwashed in the fridge. Try the cucumbers in this recipe for Basil, Chive, Cucumber and Corn Salad!   Basil (spray free)- Basil also coming to you by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! It€™s great in salads such as this Grilled Corn Salad. Or try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.  Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Justin as well as Jeff. Keep it unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can come in many different sizes and colors including green, yellow or striped! This veggie can be used in both sweet and savory ways. Zucchini is great shredded and added to muffins or brownies. It can be also be made into noodles, vegetable fritters, roasted with corn or as a replacement for noodles in a lasagna! Use a mandolin or slice zucchini thinly in this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds!  Garlic Scapes (spray free)- These were grown in Sommerfeld, MB! They last a very long time in the fridge unwashed in a plastic bag. For long term storage, they can be pickled in a jar! Great for Caesars. Similar in flavour to a green onion but more dense, they have a mild garlic flavour. You may find the garlic scapes hard to use, but they are actually very versatile! Chop them up thinly for salads, add into a pesto, salad dressing, fry up with potatoes, use in omelets, cheese biscuits, marinades, and on a pizza or flatbread! Use them in this recipe for Hummus with Garlic Scapes!  Patty Pan Squash (organic) €“ These squash come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Patty pan squash are small, yellow and round with scalloped edges. Store them unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Similar to regular zucchini, you can slice it and grill on the barbeque or cut up and roast with other vegetables. This squash can also be hollowed out and stuffed or used for squash soup! For a delicious summer appetizer, make this Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans!   Yellow Beans (organic) €“ Beans this week come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper until using. Beans can be preserved if blanched, cooled and frozen, or pickled! Use your beans in a stir-fry, roasted vegetable mix, sautéed on their own, boiled, or added into vegetable soups! Try this recipe for Homemade 3 Bean Salad!   Lemon Balm (organic) €“ This is another item coming from Blue Lagoon Organics! Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. It also looks similar to mint but has a light lemony flavour, and is commonly known for its medicinal properties! This includes digestive health, reducing anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. It can be used in herbal iced or hot teas, pesto, or to flavour cookies/cakes! Try making this Lemon Balm Iced Tea!   Savoy Cabbage (organic) €“ This cabbage is from Blue Lagoon Organics. This cabbage has slightly darker green leaves, which are crinkled. Store it whole in the fridge, and cut off pieces as needed. Wrap in plastic wrap or a bag when not using. This cabbage is great sliced thinly for soups or stir fry€™s. It can also be used in an Asian salad with chicken, oranges, green onion and crunchy noodles! Another idea is making these Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls for a fun appetizer!   Field Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Field tomatoes have a great flavour and come in many shades of red. Store them unwashed in a cool, dry place. They can be blanched and frozen for a quick soup or sauce later on! Use these tomatoes in a salad, for a tomato sauce, pasta dish, on a pizza, wrap or sandwich, and slice on grilled chicken! Here€™s a recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta!   Onions (spray free) €“ Onions are also coming from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them whole in the crisper, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, you name it! Use them with your cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion!  Carrots (spray free) €“ These carrots come from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Store in a sealed bag in the fridge to keep them crunchy for longer. For preserving carrots, just trim, peel and wash, and then slice or chop to your preferred size. Blanch for a few minutes, then cool and place in a bag in the freezer! You can roast your carrots with garlic, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper or eat them raw! They can also be chopped up for stir fry€™s, salads, or shred for vegetable fritters. If you€™re feeling on the sweet side, try this recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!   Celery (spray free) €“ Celery this week also comes from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Store it in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can be pre washed and chopped. I love using celery in a salad with lettuce, mandarin oranges, cucumber and sliced almonds! It can also be added to soups, chili, eaten raw with dip, diced into tuna salad, or juiced! Celery contains a lot of water and fiber with very little calories. Here€™s a recipe with celery for Slow Cooker Lo Mein!   Kohlrabi (spray free) €“ To store kohlrabi, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked! Use it in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into coleslaw salads, or shred with zucchini to make fritters. It can be also be used as a replacement for potatoes if sliced thinly or diced into small cubes! Here€™s a recipe for Kohlrabi & Zucchini Fritters!

Full Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following:

Mint (spray free) €“ Mint is grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! How to store? Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime! Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Justin as well as Jeff. Keep it unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can come in many different sizes and colors including green, yellow or striped! This veggie can be used in both sweet and savory ways. Zucchini is great shredded and added to muffins or brownies. It can be also be made into noodles, vegetable fritters, roasted with corn or as a replacement for noodles in a lasagna! Use a mandolin or slice zucchini thinly in this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds! Garlic Scapes (spray free)- These were grown in Sommerfeld, MB! They last a very long time in the fridge unwashed in a plastic bag. For long term storage, they can be pickled in a jar! Great for Caesars. Similar in flavour to a green onion but more dense, they have a mild garlic flavour. You may find the garlic scapes hard to use, but they are actually very versatile! Chop them up thinly for salads, add into a pesto, salad dressing, fry up with potatoes, use in omelets, cheese biscuits, marinades, and on a pizza or flatbread! Use them in this recipe for Hummus with Garlic Scapes! Patty Pan Squash (organic) €“ These squash come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Patty pan squash are small, yellow and round with scalloped edges. Store them unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Similar to regular zucchini, you can slice it and grill on the barbeque or cut up and roast with other vegetables. This squash can also be hollowed out and stuffed or used for squash soup! For a delicious summer appetizer, make this Grilled Summer Squash with Blue Cheese and Pecans Yellow Beans (organic) €“ Beans this week come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper until using. Beans can be preserved if blanched, cooled and frozen, or pickled! Use your beans in a stir-fry, roasted vegetable mix, sautéed on their own, boiled, or added into vegetable soups! Try this recipe for Homemade 3 Bean Salad! Lemon Balm (organic) €“ This is another item coming from Blue Lagoon Organics! Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. It also looks similar to mint but has a light lemony flavour, and is commonly known for its medicinal properties! This includes digestive health, reducing anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. It can be used in herbal iced or hot teas, pesto, or to flavour cookies/cakes! Try making this Lemon Balm Iced Tea! Savoy Cabbage (organic) €“ This cabbage is from Blue Lagoon Organics. This cabbage has slightly darker green leaves, which are crinkled. Store it whole in the fridge, and cut off pieces as needed. Wrap in plastic wrap or a bag when not using. This cabbage is great sliced thinly for soups or stir fry€™s. It can also be used in an Asian salad with chicken, oranges, green onion and crunchy noodles! Another idea is making these Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls for a fun appetizer! Field Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Field tomatoes have a great flavour and come in many shades of red. Store them unwashed in a cool, dry place. They can be blanched and frozen for a quick soup or sauce later on! Use these tomatoes in a salad, for a tomato sauce, pasta dish, on a pizza, wrap or sandwich, and slice on grilled chicken! Here€™s a recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta! Onions (spray free) €“ Onions are also coming from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them whole in the crisper, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, you name it! Use them with your cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion! Celery (spray free) €“ Celery this week also comes from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Store it in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can be pre washed and chopped. I love using celery in a salad with lettuce, mandarin oranges, cucumber and sliced almonds! It can also be added to soups, chili, eaten raw with dip, diced into tuna salad, or juiced! Celery contains a lot of water and fiber with very little calories. Here€™s a recipe with celery for Slow Cooker Lo Mein! Kohlrabi (spray free) €“To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked! Use it in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into coleslaw salads, or shred with zucchini to make fritters. It can be also be used as a replacement for potatoes if sliced thinly or diced into small cubes! Here€™s a recipe for Kohlrabi & Zucchini Fritters!

Half Gourmet Shares to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following Items:

Mint (spray free) €“ Mint is grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots!How to store? Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime! Cooking Cucumbers (spray free) €“ Cooking cucumbers are a variety of cucumber that are a yellow orange color, but the same white seedy inside! They can be used like regular cucumbers, or lightly cooked in a pan for a few minutes, similar to zucchini! The skin turns brown when cooked. Store them in a bag unwashed in the fridge. Try the cucumbers in this recipe for Basil, Chive, Cucumber and Corn Salad! Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Justin as well as Jeff. Keep it unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can come in many different sizes and colors including green, yellow or striped! This veggie can be used in both sweet and savory ways. Zucchini is great shredded and added to muffins or brownies. It can be also be made into noodles, vegetable fritters, roasted with corn or as a replacement for noodles in a lasagna! Use a mandolin or slice zucchini thinly in this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds! Garlic Scapes (spray free)- These were grown in Sommerfeld, MB! They last a very long time in the fridge unwashed in a plastic bag. For long term storage, they can be pickled in a jar! Great for Caesars. Similar in flavour to a green onion but more dense, they have a mild garlic flavour. You may find the garlic scapes hard to use, but they are actually very versatile! Chop them up thinly for salads, add into a pesto, salad dressing, fry up with potatoes, use in omelets, cheese biscuits, marinades, and on a pizza or flatbread! Use them in this recipe for Hummus with Garlic Scapes! Yellow Beans (organic) €“ Beans this week come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper until using. Beans can be preserved if blanched, cooled and frozen, or pickled! Use your beans in a stir-fry, roasted vegetable mix, sautéed on their own, boiled, or added into vegetable soups! Try this recipe for Homemade 3 Bean Salad! Lemon Balm (organic) €“ This is another item coming from Blue Lagoon Organics! Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. It also looks similar to mint but has a light lemony flavour, and is commonly known for its medicinal properties! This includes digestive health, reducing anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. It can be used in herbal iced or hot teas, pesto, or to flavour cookies/cakes! Try making this Lemon Balm Iced Tea! Savoy Cabbage (organic) €“ This cabbage is from Blue Lagoon Organics. This cabbage has slightly darker green leaves, which are crinkled. Store it whole in the fridge, and cut off pieces as needed. Wrap in plastic wrap or a bag when not using. This cabbage is great sliced thinly for soups or stir fry€™s. It can also be used in an Asian salad with chicken, oranges, green onion and crunchy noodles! Another idea is making these Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls for a fun appetizer! Field Tomatoes (spray free) €“ These tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Field tomatoes have a great flavour and come in many shades of red. Store them unwashed in a cool, dry place. They can be blanched and frozen for a quick soup or sauce later on! Use these tomatoes in a salad, for a tomato sauce, pasta dish, on a pizza, wrap or sandwich, and slice on grilled chicken! Here€™s a recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta! Onions (spray free) €“ Onions are also coming from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them whole in the crisper, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, you name it! Use them with your cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion! Carrots (spray free) €“ These carrots come from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Store in a sealed bag in the fridge to keep them crunchy for longer. For preserving carrots, just trim, peel and wash, and then slice or chop to your preferred size. Blanch for a few minutes, then cool and place in a bag in the freezer! You can roast your carrots with garlic, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper or eat them raw! They can also be chopped up for stir fry€™s, salads, or shred for vegetable fritters. If you€™re feeling on the sweet side, try this recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Celery (spray free) €“ Celery this week also comes from Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes. Store it in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can be pre washed and chopped. I love using celery in a salad with lettuce, mandarin oranges, cucumber and sliced almonds! It can also be added to soups, chili, eaten raw with dip, diced into tuna salad, or juiced! Celery contains a lot of water and fiber with very little calories. Here€™s a recipe with celery for Slow Cooker Lo Mein! Kohlrabi (spray free) €“ To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked! Use it in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into coleslaw salads, or shred with zucchini to make fritters. It can be also be used as a replacement for potatoes if sliced thinly or diced into small cubes! Here€™s a recipe for Kohlrabi & Zucchini Fritters!

Half Shares to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following Items:

Mint (spray free) €“ Mint is grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots!How to store? Just wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. You can use mint in both sweet and savory ways. Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, and to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime! Basil (spray free)- Basil also coming to you by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! It€™s great in salads such as this Grilled Corn Salad. Or try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Justin as well as Jeff. Keep it unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can come in many different sizes and colors including green, yellow or striped! This veggie can be used in both sweet and savory ways. Zucchini is great shredded and added to muffins or brownies. It can be also be made into noodles, vegetable fritters, roasted with corn or as a replacement for noodles in a lasagna! Use a mandolin or slice zucchini thinly in this recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds! Garlic Scapes (spray free)- These were grown in Sommerfeld, MB! They last a very long time in the fridge unwashed in a plastic bag. For long term storage, they can be pickled in a jar! Great for Caesars. Similar in flavour to a green onion but more dense, they have a mild garlic flavour. You may find the garlic scapes hard to use, but they are actually very versatile! Chop them up thinly for salads, add into a pesto, salad dressing, fry up with potatoes, use in omelets, cheese biscuits, marinades, and on a pizza or flatbread! Use them in this recipe for Hummus with Garlic Scapes! Yellow Beans (organic) €“ Beans this week come from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper until using. Beans can be preserved if blanched, cooled and frozen, or pickled! Use your beans in a stir-fry, roasted vegetable mix, sautéed on their own, boiled, or added into vegetable soups! Try this recipe for Homemade 3 Bean Salad! Lemon Balm (organic) €“ This is another item coming from Blue Lagoon Organics! Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. It also looks similar to mint but has a light lemony flavour, and is commonly known for its medicinal properties! This includes digestive health, reducing anxiety, sleep problems and restlessness. It can be used in herbal iced or hot teas, pesto, or to flavour cookies/cakes! Try making this Lemon Balm Iced Tea! Onions (spray free) €“ Onions are also coming from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them whole in the crisper, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in dips, salad dressings, you name it! Use them with your cabbage and carrots in this stir fry: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic and Onion! Kohlrabi (spray free) €“ To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked! Use it in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into coleslaw salads, or shred with zucchini to make fritters. It can be also be used as a replacement for potatoes if sliced thinly or diced into small cubes! Here€™s a recipe for Kohlrabi & Zucchini Fritters!