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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 July 12/13

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

Lettuce (spray free)- Lettuce this week brought to you by Jeff from Wild Earth Farms! Lettuce keeps its crisp texture best when washed, spin dried, wrapped in paper towel and kept in the fridge. Use it in salads, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, in tacos, or wrapped around a burger patty. Lettuce is a must have for everyday meals! Use your lettuce and tomatoes in this easy party recipe for Taco Dip!  Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Justin at Hearts & Roots. To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Is kohlrabi foreign to you? It won€™t be soon! Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw (peel first) or cooked! Use 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! Try out this twist of flavours in Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime!   Broccoli (spray free)- Broccoli supplied by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Rinse, and wrap in damp paper towel in the fridge. Don€™t place in a sealed bag. Did you know broccoli is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K? It also provides your daily intake of folate and fiber! Broccoli is given such a bad rep, but it can be so delicious in a number of recipes! I like it roasted with garlic and Parmesan, for a broccoli salad, in beef stir fry, in a chicken casserole or quiche. Here€™s a recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup! Everything€™s better with cheese€¦right??  Zucchini (spray free)- These zucchini were grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Zucchinis are stored best whole in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop until ready to use. Zucchinis can be used in very simple ways. Cut in half or quarters and grill on the barbeque, bake in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, make zucchini chips, or use as noodles. On the sweet side, shred zucchini for muffins or brownies! Try this easy side dish for a Summer Vegetable Tian!    Collards (spray free)- Collard greens this week delivered from Wild Earth Farms! Collard greens are in the family of cabbage and broccoli. They are very similar to kale and cabbage leaves. Place in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash until ready to use. They€™re great sautéed with garlic, eggs or chopped up in soups. Collards also hold together great for wraps! Utilize your CSA veggies in this recipe for Fresh Veggie Collard Wraps!  Basil (spray free)- Basil coming to you by Justin at Wild Earth Farms! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. You can€™t go wrong if you use basil with 1-Tomatoes, 2-Pasta. It can be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! You can also use it in a Grilled Corn Salad. Try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.  Tomatoes (spray free)-Another shout out to Wild Earth Farms for tomatoes! Store them whole in the crisper. Only wash and slice when ready to use. Chop up your tomatoes for a fresh pico de gallo, salsa, or salad! Slice them for a vegetable pizza, pasta salad or toasted tomato sandwiches. They make a great addition in Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley and Barley Salad!  Bunched Beets (spray free)- Beets this week are supplied by Jeffries Farm near Portage, MB! Cut off the leaves and store them in separate bags in the crisper. The greens will only last 3-4 days but can be used in salads, smoothies, or sautéed with garlic. The beets however can last up to 3 weeks. Only wash and chop when ready to use. Quarter and roast with rosemary and balsamic vinegar, or roast and add to a salad with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts! Beets are also amazing juiced with carrot and apple! Try this recipe for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette!  Cucumbers (spray free)- Cucumbers come to us from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Gretna, MB! Store cucumbers in a sealed bag in the fridge. These fresh cukes are great for many different salads, sandwiches, wraps, or even in a cucumber mint cocktail! Try this colorful recipe for Confetti Quinoa Salad!  Edible Flowers (spray free)- The South Osborne Permaculture Project supplied these edible flowers! Wrap them in a damp paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Add some pizzazz with these flowers by adding them to an arugula salad, freeze in ice cubes for a beautiful drink or use on top of an angel food cake with vanilla glaze. Here€™s a light and refreshing summer recipe for Elderflower Popsicles!    Wild Saskatoons/Strawberries (spray free)- These berries are delivered by Fairholme Colony! Store them in the fridge in a sealed plastic container to keep their freshness for up to a week. Personally, I would just eat all these berries by themselves! If you€™re feeling motivated to bake, try these saskatoons in a pie, a crumble or in pancakes for a weekend treat! They can also be used in scones, muffins, or whatever your heart desires. Try this Saskatoon Muffins recipe!  Garlic (spray free)- Garlic also grown by the South Osborne Permaculture Project! Garlic is stored best at room temperature. Only remove cloves from the bulb when ready to use. This local garlic is very flavorful and has a stronger flavor than store bought garlic so you don€™t need to use as much! Mince garlic to roast with veggies, use in a bruschetta, white garlic pizza sauce or marinade! Also great with any type of potatoes, chicken or shrimp! Here€™s an easy way to use garlic in Garlic Lemon Oven Roasted Zucchini!

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

Lettuce (spray free)- Lettuce this week brought to you by Jeff from Wild Earth Farms! Lettuce keeps its crisp texture best when washed, spin dried, wrapped in paper towel and kept in the fridge. Use it in salads, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, in tacos, or wrapped around a burger patty. Lettuce is a must have for everyday meals! Use your lettuce and tomatoes in this easy party recipe for Taco Dip! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Justin at Hearts & Roots. To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Is kohlrabi foreign to you? It won€™t be soon! Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw (peel first) or cooked! Use 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! Try out this twist on flavours in Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime! Broccoli (spray free)- Broccoli supplied by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Rinse, and wrap in damp paper towel in the fridge. Don€™t place in a sealed bag. Did you know broccoli is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K? It also provides your daily intake of folate and fiber! Broccoli is given such a bad rep, but it can be so delicious in a number of recipes! I like it roasted with garlic and Parmesan, for a broccoli salad, in beef stir fry, in a chicken casserole or quiche. Here€™s a recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup! Everything€™s better with cheese€¦right?? Zucchini (spray free)- These zucchini were grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Zucchinis are stored best whole in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop until ready to use. Zucchinis can be used in very simple ways. Cut in half or quarters and grill on the barbeque, bake in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, make zucchini chips, or use as noodles. On the sweet side, shred zucchini for muffins or brownies! Try this easy side dish for a Summer Vegetable Tian! Collards (spray free)- Collard greens this week delivered from Wild Earth Farms! Collard greens are in the family of cabbage and broccoli. They are very similar to kale and cabbage leaves. Place in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash until ready to use. They€™re great sautéed with garlic, eggs or chopped up in soups. Collards also hold together great for wraps! Utilize your CSA veggies in this recipe for Fresh Veggie Collard Wraps! Basil (spray free)- Basil coming to you by Justin at Wild Earth Farms! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. You can€™t go wrong if you use basil with 1-Tomatoes, 2-Pasta. It can be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! You can also use it in a Grilled Corn Salad. Try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Tomatoes (spray free)-Another shout out to Wild Earth Farms for tomatoes! Store them whole in the crisper. Only wash and slice when ready to use. Chop up your tomatoes for a fresh pico de gallo, salsa, or salad! Slice them for a vegetable pizza, pasta salad or toasted tomato sandwiches. They make a great addition in Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley and Barley Salad! Bunched Beets (spray free)- Beets this week are supplied by Jeffries Farm near Portage, MB! Cut off the leaves and store them in separate bags in the crisper. The greens will only last 3-4 days but can be used in salads, smoothies, or sautéed with garlic. The beets however can last up to 3 weeks. Only wash and chop when ready to use. Quarter and roast with rosemary and balsamic vinegar, or roast and add to a salad with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts! Beets are also amazing juiced with carrot and apple! Try this recipe for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette! Cucumbers (spray free)- Cucumbers come to us from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Gretna, MB! Store cucumbers in a sealed bag in the fridge. These fresh cukes are great for many different salads, sandwiches, wraps, or even in a cucumber mint cocktail! Try this colorful recipe for Confetti Quinoa Salad! Wild Saskatoons/Strawberries (spray free)- These berries are delivered by Fairholme Colony! Store them in the fridge in a sealed plastic container to keep their freshness for up to a week. Personally, I would just eat all these berries by themselves! If you€™re feeling motivated to bake, try these saskatoons in a pie, a crumble or in pancakes for a weekend treat! They can also be used in scones, muffins, or whatever your heart desires. Try this Saskatoon Muffins recipe! Garlic (spray free)- Garlic also grown by the South Osborne Permaculture Project! Garlic is stored best at room temperature. Only remove cloves from the bulb when ready to use. This local garlic is very flavorful and has a stronger flavor than store bought garlic so you don€™t need to use as much! Mince garlic to roast with veggies, use in a bruschetta, white garlic pizza sauce or marinade! Also great with any type of potatoes, chicken or shrimp! Here€™s an easy way to use garlic in Garlic Lemon Oven Roasted Zucchini!

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

Lettuce (spray free)- Lettuce this week brought to you by Jeff from Wild Earth Farms! Lettuce keeps its crisp texture best when washed, spin dried, wrapped in paper towel and kept in the fridge. Use it in salads, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, in tacos, or wrapped around a burger patty. Lettuce is a must have for everyday meals! Use your lettuce and tomatoes in this easy party recipe for Taco Dip! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Justin at Hearts & Roots. To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Is kohlrabi foreign to you? It won€™t be soon! Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw (peel first) or cooked! Use 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! Try out this twist on flavours in Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime! Broccoli (spray free)- Broccoli supplied by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Rinse, and wrap in damp paper towel in the fridge. Don€™t place in a sealed bag. Did you know broccoli is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K? It also provides your daily intake of folate and fiber! Broccoli is given such a bad rep, but it can be so delicious in a number of recipes! I like it roasted with garlic and Parmesan, for a broccoli salad, in beef stir fry, in a chicken casserole or quiche. Here€™s a recipe for Broccoli Cheese Soup! Everything€™s better with cheese€¦right?? Zucchini (spray free)- These zucchini were grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Zucchinis are stored best whole in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop until ready to use. Zucchinis can be used in very simple ways. Cut in half or quarters and grill on the barbeque, bake in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, make zucchini chips, or use as noodles. On the sweet side, shred zucchini for muffins or brownies! Try this easy side dish for a Summer Vegetable Tian! Basil (spray free)- Basil coming to you by Justin at Wild Earth Farms! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. You can€™t go wrong if you use basil with 1-Tomatoes, 2-Pasta. It can be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! You can also use it in a Grilled Corn Salad. Try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Tomatoes (spray free)-Another shout out to Wild Earth Farms for tomatoes! Store them whole in the crisper. Only wash and slice when ready to use. Chop up your tomatoes for a fresh pico de gallo, salsa, or salad! Slice them for a vegetable pizza, pasta salad or toasted tomato sandwiches. They make a great addition in Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley and Barley Salad! Bunched Beets (spray free)- Beets this week are supplied by Jeffries Farm near Portage, MB! Cut off the leaves and store them in separate bags in the crisper. The greens will only last 3-4 days but can be used in salads, smoothies, or sautéed with garlic. The beets however can last up to 3 weeks. Only wash and chop when ready to use. Quarter and roast with rosemary and balsamic vinegar, or roast and add to a salad with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts! Beets are also amazing juiced with carrot and apple! Try this recipe for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette! Cucumbers (spray free)- Cucumbers come to us from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Gretna, MB! Store cucumbers in a sealed bag in the fridge. These fresh cukes are great for many different salads, sandwiches, wraps, or even in a cucumber mint cocktail! Try this colorful recipe for Confetti Quinoa Salad! Edible Flowers (spray free)- The South Osborne Permaculture Project supplied these edible flowers! Wrap them in a damp paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Add some pizzazz with these flowers by adding them to an arugula salad, freeze in ice cubes for a beautiful drink or use on top of an angel food cake with vanilla glaze. Here€™s a light and refreshing summer recipe for Elderflower Popsicles! Wild Saskatoons/Strawberries (spray free)- These berries are delivered by Fairholme Colony! Store them in the fridge in a sealed plastic container to keep their freshness for up to a week. Personally, I would just eat all these berries by themselves! If you€™re feeling motivated to bake, try these saskatoons in a pie, a crumble or in pancakes for a weekend treat! They can also be used in scones, muffins, or whatever your heart desires. Try this Saskatoon Muffins recipe!

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

Lettuce (spray free)- Lettuce this week brought to you by Jeff from Wild Earth Farms! Lettuce keeps its crisp texture best when washed, spin dried, wrapped in paper towel and kept in the fridge. Use it in salads, sandwiches, lettuce wraps, in tacos, or wrapped around a burger patty. Lettuce is a must have for everyday meals! Use your lettuce and tomatoes in this easy party recipe for Taco Dip! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Justin at Hearts & Roots. To store, trim the leaves and stems from the bulb and place in a bag in the fridge. Is kohlrabi foreign to you? It won€™t be soon! Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and has a slightly sweet but peppery taste. It can be eaten raw (peel first) or cooked! Use 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! Try out this twist on flavours in Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime! Zucchini (spray free)- These zucchini were grown by Justin at Hearts & Roots! Zucchinis are stored best whole in a bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop until ready to use. Zucchinis can be used in very simple ways. Cut in half or quarters and grill on the barbeque, bake in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, make zucchini chips, or use as noodles. On the sweet side, shred zucchini for muffins or brownies! Try this easy side dish for a Summer Vegetable Tian! Basil (spray free)- Basil coming to you by Justin at Wild Earth Farms! Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. You can€™t go wrong if you use basil with 1-Tomatoes, 2-Pasta. It can be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad! You can also use it in a Grilled Corn Salad. Try this recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. Tomatoes (spray free)-Another shout out to Wild Earth Farms for tomatoes! Store them whole in the crisper. Only wash and slice when ready to use. Chop up your tomatoes for a fresh pico de gallo, salsa, or salad! Slice them for a vegetable pizza, pasta salad or toasted tomato sandwiches. They make a great addition in Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley and Barley Salad! Bunched Beets (spray free)- Beets this week are supplied by Jeffries Farm near Portage, MB! Cut off the leaves and store them in separate bags in the crisper. The greens will only last 3-4 days but can be used in salads, smoothies, or sautéed with garlic. The beets however can last up to 3 weeks. Only wash and chop when ready to use. Quarter and roast with rosemary and balsamic vinegar, or roast and add to a salad with arugula, goat cheese and walnuts! Beets are also amazing juiced with carrot and apple! Try this recipe for Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Orange Vinaigrette! Cucumbers (spray free)- Cucumbers come to us from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Gretna, MB! Store cucumbers in a sealed bag in the fridge. These fresh cukes are great for many different salads, sandwiches, wraps, or even in a cucumber mint cocktail! Try this colorful recipe for Confetti Quinoa Salad!