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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

May 09, 2019
You can pickle or can asparagus for the winter, but I am much much too lazy for such things.  I'll freeze asparagus as it takes next to no effort. It's...

Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

May 09, 2019
You have to love our customers.  They love food and cooking as much as I do, and they SHARE their recipes!! Here is Sue's fiddlehead pasta Sue’s Fiddlehead Pasta 2...

Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
Grill your local asparagus as per my "Asparagus on the BBQ" recipe. Take one sliced ciabatta loaf from our bakery. Brush one side of the ciabatta with grape seed oil. ...

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
This is how I make up my pasta in the winter.  Its fresh taste brings a blast of summer memories back. An hour or two before supper get 6 tomatoes...

CSA Pick-Up August 30/31

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 10.

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

Golden Beets (spray free) - These beets are from a farm in Austin, MB! Store them in a bag in the fridge for up to 1 week. They shouldn't be washed until using. A popular way to use beets is chopping into pieces and roasting...it brings out the sweetness! They can also be sliced thinly into salads, put into a soup, or pureed into a beet hummus. I also like juicing beets with carrots and apples! Try out this recipe using your beets and kale: Warm Golden Beet Salad!   Husk Cherries (spray free) - These golden gems come from Justin at Hearts & Roots! These husk or ground cherries come in a little papery shell. They should be removed when eating. Keep the husk cherries in the fridge. They can be chopped up to add a sweet note to a salsa, used to make a jelly, and make mini pies or tarts! Check out this recipe for Mini Ground cherry Pies!   Leek (spray free) - Leeks this week are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Chop off the dark leaves and place in a bag in the fridge. When using, cut off the bottom and wash in between the outer layers. Use leeks in replace of onion in potato or pasta dishes, soups, quiche, warm dips, stir fry's or veggie fritters! Try making this brunch dish: Leek and Egg Pizza!   Melons (spray free) - Melon is grown at Green Acres Farm by Evan! You will either be getting a cantaloupe or a watermelon. Store them on the counter until ripe and ready to cut. Enjoy with your breakfast or for a snack. You can also get fancy and scoop melon balls to flavour water or a cocktail. For a fresh recipe idea, try this Cantaloupe and Mozzarella Caprese Salad!   Corn (organic) - Corn is from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables again this week! Keep it in its husk in the fridge until ready to use. It will last at least a week. This corn will only need a few minutes of boiling and then its ready to eat! I cut the corn off one of my cobs and sautéed it with some zucchini for a quinoa salad! For a fun party appetizer, use some corn in this Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip!   Zucchini (spray free) - These zucchini are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farm! Keep them unwashed in the fridge for up to a week. You may be getting tired of zucchini by now, but there are actually so many different ways to use them! I'm planning on doing a zucchini lasagna tomorrow! For an easy side dish, cut in half lengthwise and grill, or put into a quinoa or couscous salad. It can be  a replacement for noodles or even be made into chips! For baking options, try carrot and zucchini muffins, or chocolate zucchini cake! For a healthier spin on a kids treat, try these Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies!   Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a cool dry place. These field tomatoes are great for all kinds of summer salads and pasta dishes! You can also slice them to go on burgers or sandwiches!  Heres a recipe for Couscous and Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes!   Potatoes (organic) - Potatoes this week are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Due to their high water content, they will need to be kept in a bag in the fridge. You can use them any way you like: mashed, fried, make chips or french fries, roasted with other veggies, put in soups, etc!   Mint (organic) €“ Mint is grown at Blue Lagoon Organics! 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! You can also use it in a dressing for a fresh fruit salad. OR make yourself a mojito! Use mint in this recipe for this Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint!   Onion Bunches (organic) - These onions are from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep them in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. You can chop them up for just about anything...soups, stir fry's, with roasted vegetables or other side dishes! For a weekend brunch, you could try this Sweet Onion and Herb Quiche!   Kale (spray free) - Kale is grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens! You can strip the leaves off, wash and keep in a bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use the kale in green smoothies, kale caesar salad, bake into kale chips, or put into pesto! Kale also makes a great addition to soups such as this Slow Cooker Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Soup!