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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 9/10

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 7.

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

Purple/Red Potatoes (organic) €“ Potatoes are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB! Store the potatoes unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Wash and chop when cooking! Peeling not necessary. These potatoes can last up to a few weeks! Chop them up with beans, onion, pepper and sausage and cook in a pan or on the barbeque. The purple potatoes have a wonderful bright color all the way through them and look great in any vegetable mix or salad. Some other ideas for using include roasted potato wedges, homemade fries or potato chips, shred and fry for breakfast, add to soups, or make potato salad! Here€™s a simple side dish to try with your potatoes: Crispy Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges!   Carrots (organic) €“ Carrots are also from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper. Carrots can also be washed, chopped and blanched for 3 minutes and then frozen in bags for future use! You can use the carrots shredded for muffins or salads, eaten raw chopped up, in soups, stir fry€™s or you can even make carrot chips! Try this unique way to eat tacos in this low carb, gluten free Carrot Taco Shells recipe!   Zucchini (organic) €“ Zucchinis are another one coming from Oak Valley Vegetables! You should keep the zucchini unwashed in a bag in the fridge. This vegetable is very versatile as it can be cooked in many ways as well as shredded for sweet or savory baking! They can be used in scones with cheese, muffins or cookies, as well as chocolate zucchini cake. A no fail savory way to prepare is cut lengthwise into pieces, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan and grill! They also make delicious fritters shredded with carrots or potatoes. Try this recipe for Zucchini Fritters!   Beans (spray free) €“ Beans are grown by Justin at Hearts and Roots! 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 or put into soups! With some cooler temperatures in the forecast, check out this recipe for Green Bean Soup!   Chioggia Beets (organic) €“ Oak Valley Vegetables supplied us these beets! Store them unwashed in the crisper for longest storage life! They can also be cooked and pickled! These beets look like a lighter purple beet but the inside is actually striped red and white, which is why they€™re often called candy cane beets! When sliced thinly they add a beautiful look to many salads and tarts. They can also be roasted or cooked the same as purple or gold beets. After cooking, slice them for a simple salad with arugula or micro greens, goat cheese and walnuts or seeds! If you don€™t end up using them for cooking, they can also be juiced with carrots and apples! Try this salad recipe: Black Rice, Beet and Kale Salad!   Eggplant (spray free) €“ An eggplant is a large egg shaped vegetable that has a purple skin and white inside. It€™s also called an €œaubergine€! If you haven€™t cooked with eggplant before, not to worry because it€™s actually very easy to use! Store it in the fridge unwashed until using. Eggplant is commonly sliced, and then baked, fried, or grilled! It has a similar taste to zucchini. You can also use it in all sorts of lasagna dishes or cheese dishes! A popular Italian dish is Eggplant Parmesan!   White Cucumber (spray free) €“ These cucumbers are from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Keep them unwashed in the crisper. These cucumbers are very unique looking! White or lemon cucumbers are rounder and slightly sweeter, and have a much lighter color. They can be used just like regular cucumbers, but also taste great to flavor water. Other ideas are tzatziki, salads, use for sandwiches, or eaten raw. For an easy lunch, try these Cucumber Ranch Turkey Wraps!   Purple Cabbage (spray free) €“ Store the cabbage whole in the fridge. Chop pieces off when using and wrap the rest in plastic wrap. It can also be preserved by shredding and freezing or pickling! This cabbage can be used similar to green; it tastes great in coleslaw, shredded in fish tacos, added to a stir-fry, or chopped finely for an Asian chicken salad! Here€™s an example of an Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad!   Cherry Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes this week come from Nico at Twin River Gardens! Cherry Tomatoes should be kept in a container in the fridge and can last a week or longer. They can also be preserved into sundried tomatoes! Then you can just store them in a jar. Use your tomatoes in a Greek or garden salad, for bruschetta or in a pasta dish! Here€™s a fresh summer recipe for Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs!   Shelled Peas (organic) €“ These peas come from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Keep these peas in a bag in the fridge and use as soon as possible. They can be blanched and frozen for future use! You can boil the peas, throw them into a pasta dish, soup, casserole or salad! Add them into this Food Network recipe for Quick Shells and Cheese! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens! Wash and strip kale, then keep in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can also be frozen into kale pucks for longer-term storage! You can use kale into all sorts of salads, soup, green smoothies or sauté it. You can also try out these Kale Chips for a delicious light crunch!

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

Purple/Red Potatoes (organic) €“ Potatoes are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB! Store the potatoes unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Wash and chop when cooking! Peeling not necessary. These potatoes can last up to a few weeks! Chop them up with beans, onion, pepper and sausage and cook in a pan or on the barbeque. The purple potatoes have a wonderful bright color all the way through them and look great in any vegetable mix or salad. Some other ideas for using include roasted potato wedges, homemade fries or potato chips, shred and fry for breakfast, add to soups, or make potato salad! Here€™s a simple side dish to try with your potatoes: Crispy Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges! Beans (spray free) €“ Beans are grown by Justin at Hearts and Roots! 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 or put into soups! With some cooler temperatures in the forecast, check out this recipe for Green Bean Soup! Chioggia Beets (organic) €“ Oak Valley Vegetables supplied us these beets! Store them unwashed in the crisper for longest storage life! They can also be cooked and pickled! These beets look like a lighter purple beet but the inside is actually striped red and white, which is why they€™re often called candy cane beets! When sliced thinly they add a beautiful look to many salads and tarts. They can also be roasted or cooked the same as purple or gold beets. After cooking, slice them for a simple salad with arugula or micro greens, goat cheese and walnuts or seeds! If you don€™t end up using them for cooking, they can also be juiced with carrots and apples! Try this salad recipe: Black Rice, Beet and Kale Salad! Eggplant (spray free) €“ An eggplant is a large egg shaped vegetable that has a purple skin and white inside. It€™s also called an €œaubergine€! If you haven€™t cooked with eggplant before, not to worry because it€™s actually very easy to use! Store it in the fridge unwashed until using. Eggplant is commonly sliced, and then baked, fried, or grilled! It has a similar taste to zucchini. You can also use it in all sorts of lasagna dishes or cheese dishes! A popular Italian dish is Eggplant Parmesan! White Cucumber (spray free) €“ These cucumbers are from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Keep them unwashed in the crisper. These cucumbers are very unique looking! White or lemon cucumbers are rounder and slightly sweeter, and have a much lighter color. They can be used just like regular cucumbers, but also taste great to flavor water. Other ideas are tzatziki, salads, use for sandwiches, or eaten raw. For an easy lunch, try these Cucumber Ranch Turkey Wraps! Purple Cabbage (spray free) €“  Store the cabbage whole in the fridge. Chop pieces off when using and wrap the rest in plastic wrap. It can also be preserved by shredding and freezing or pickling! This cabbage can be used similar to green; it tastes great in coleslaw, shredded in fish tacos, added to a stir-fry, or chopped finely for an Asian chicken salad! Here€™s an example of an Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad! Cherry Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes this week come from Nico at Twin River Gardens! Cherry Tomatoes should be kept in a container in the fridge and can last a week or longer. They can also be preserved into sundried tomatoes! Then you can just store them in a jar. Use your tomatoes in a Greek or garden salad, for bruschetta or in a pasta dish! Here€™s a fresh summer recipe for Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs! Shelled Peas (organic) €“ These peas come from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Keep these peas in a bag in the fridge and use as soon as possible. They can be blanched and frozen for future use! You can boil the peas, throw them into a pasta dish, soup, casserole or salad! Add them into this Food Network recipe for Quick Shells and Cheese! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens! Wash and strip kale, then keep in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can also be frozen into kale pucks for longer-term storage! You can use kale into all sorts of salads, soup, green smoothies or sauté it. You can also try out these Kale Chips for a delicious light crunch!

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

Purple/Red Potatoes (organic) €“ Potatoes are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB! Store the potatoes unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Wash and chop when cooking! Peeling not necessary. These potatoes can last up to a few weeks! Chop them up with beans, onion, pepper and sausage and cook in a pan or on the barbeque. The purple potatoes have a wonderful bright color all the way through them and look great in any vegetable mix or salad. Some other ideas for using include roasted potato wedges, homemade fries or potato chips, shred and fry for breakfast, add to soups, or make potato salad! Here€™s a simple side dish to try with your potatoes: Crispy Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges! Carrots (organic) €“ Carrots are also from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables! Keep them unwashed in their bag in the crisper. Carrots can also be washed, chopped and blanched for 3 minutes and then frozen in bags for future use! You can use the carrots shredded for muffins or salads, eaten raw chopped up, in soups, stir fry€™s or you can even make carrot chips! Try this unique way to eat tacos in this low carb, gluten free Carrot Taco Shells recipe! Beans (spray free) €“ Beans are grown by Justin at Hearts and Roots! 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 or put into soups! With some cooler temperatures in the forecast, check out this recipe for Green Bean Soup! Chioggia Beets (organic) €“ Oak Valley Vegetables supplied us these beets! Store them unwashed in the crisper for longest storage life! They can also be cooked and pickled! These beets look like a lighter purple beet but the inside is actually striped red and white, which is why they€™re often called candy cane beets! When sliced thinly they add a beautiful look to many salads and tarts. They can also be roasted or cooked the same as purple or gold beets. After cooking, slice them for a simple salad with arugula or micro greens, goat cheese and walnuts or seeds! If you don€™t end up using them for cooking, they can also be juiced with carrots and apples! Try this salad recipe: Black Rice, Beet and Kale Salad! Eggplant (spray free) €“ An eggplant is a large egg shaped vegetable that has a purple skin and white inside. It€™s also called an €œaubergine€! If you haven€™t cooked with eggplant before, not to worry because it€™s actually very easy to use! Store it in the fridge unwashed until using. Eggplant is commonly sliced, and then baked, fried, or grilled! It has a similar taste to zucchini. You can also use it in all sorts of lasagna dishes or cheese dishes! A popular Italian dish is Eggplant Parmesan! White Cucumber (spray free) €“ These cucumbers are from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Keep them unwashed in the crisper. These cucumbers are very unique looking! White or lemon cucumbers are rounder and slightly sweeter, and have a much lighter color. They can be used just like regular cucumbers, but also taste great to flavor water. Other ideas are tzatziki, salads, use for sandwiches, or eaten raw. For an easy lunch, try these Cucumber Ranch Turkey Wraps! Purple Cabbage (spray free) €“ Store whole in the fridge. Chop pieces off when using and wrap the rest in plastic wrap. It can also be preserved by shredding and freezing or pickling! This cabbage can be used similar to green; it tastes great in coleslaw, shredded in fish tacos, added to a stir-fry, or chopped finely for an Asian chicken salad! Here€™s an example of an Asian Ramen Chicken Chopped Salad! Cherry Tomatoes (spray free) €“ Tomatoes this week come from Nico at Twin River Gardens! Cherry Tomatoes should be kept in a container in the fridge and can last a week or longer. They can also be preserved into sundried tomatoes! Then you can just store them in a jar. Use your tomatoes in a Greek or garden salad, for bruschetta or in a pasta dish! Here€™s a fresh summer recipe for Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs! Shelled Peas (organic) €“ These peas come from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Keep these peas in a bag in the fridge and use as soon as possible. They can be blanched and frozen for future use! You can boil the peas, throw them into a pasta dish, soup, casserole or salad! Add them into this Food Network recipe for Quick Shells and Cheese! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens! Wash and strip kale, then keep in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can also be frozen into kale pucks for longer-term storage! You can use kale into all sorts of salads, soup, green smoothies or sauté it. You can also try out these Kale Chips for a delicious light crunch!

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

Purple/Red Potatoes (organic) €“ Potatoes are from Dennis at Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB! Store the potatoes unwashed in a bag in the fridge. Wash and chop when cooking! Peeling not necessary. These potatoes can last up to a few weeks! Chop them up with beans, onion, pepper and sausage and cook in a pan or on the barbeque. The purple potatoes have a wonderful bright color all the way through them and look great in any vegetable mix or salad. Some other ideas for using include roasted potato wedges, homemade fries or potato chips, shred and fry for breakfast, add to soups, or make potato salad! Here€™s a simple side dish to try with your potatoes: Crispy Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges! Zucchini (organic) €“ Zucchinis are another one coming from Oak Valley Vegetables! You should keep the zucchini unwashed in a bag in the fridge. This vegetable is very versatile as it can be cooked in many ways as well as shredded for sweet or savory baking! They can be used in scones with cheese, muffins or cookies, as well as chocolate zucchini cake. A no fail savory way to prepare is cut lengthwise into pieces, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan and grill! They also make delicious fritters shredded with carrots or potatoes. Try this recipe for Zucchini Fritters! Beans (spray free) €“ Beans are grown by Justin at Hearts and Roots! 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 or put into soups! With some cooler temperatures in the forecast, check out this recipe for Green Bean Soup! Chioggia Beets (organic) €“ Oak Valley Vegetables supplied us these beets! Store them unwashed in the crisper for longest storage life! They can also be cooked and pickled! These beets look like a lighter purple beet but the inside is actually striped red and white, which is why they€™re often called candy cane beets! When sliced thinly they add a beautiful look to many salads and tarts. They can also be roasted or cooked the same as purple or gold beets. After cooking, slice them for a simple salad with arugula or micro greens, goat cheese and walnuts or seeds! If you don€™t end up using them for cooking, they can also be juiced with carrots and apples! Try this salad recipe: Black Rice, Beet and Kale Salad! White Cucumber (spray free) €“ These cucumbers are from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Keep them unwashed in the crisper. These cucumbers are very unique looking! White or lemon cucumbers are rounder and slightly sweeter, and have a much lighter color. They can be used just like regular cucumbers, but also taste great to flavor water. Other ideas are tzatziki, salads, use for sandwiches, or eaten raw. For an easy lunch, try these Cucumber Ranch Turkey Wraps! Shelled Peas (organic) €“ These peas come from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Keep these peas in a bag in the fridge and use as soon as possible. They can be blanched and frozen for future use! You can boil the peas, throw them into a pasta dish, soup, casserole or salad! Add them into this Food Network recipe for Quick Shells and Cheese! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week grown by Nico at Twin River Gardens! Wash and strip kale, then keep in a sealed bag in the fridge. It can also be frozen into kale pucks for longer-term storage! You can use kale into all sorts of salads, soup, green smoothies or sauté it. You can also try out these Kale Chips for a delicious light crunch!