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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 16th

Last week I posted what was in the CSA bag at the last minute.  This week, I'm going to let you know what we have planned.  As some of the things in the bags need to be dug out of the ground, please keep in mind that a rainy few days may change what the farmers can harvest. Full share holders will be in for a different treat.  Haskap.  Also known as edible honeysuckle or honey berry, the haskap is considered a super food!  I think that fresh they taste like really sour bluberries, so I prefer to put them into desserts rather than eat them out of hand.  Their tart flavour is great turned into a sauce to serve over ice cream, or to use like a cranberry sauce on the side of meats. For Haskap sauce simply -wash and drain your haskap -put them in a pot with sugar to taste (for your container of haskap I would add about 2/3cup of sugar, but I like things on the tart side) -add a half cup of liquid.  You can use water, orange juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice. -Bring the whole pot to a boil, then turn down to simmer until desired thickness.  About half an hour. Full share to contain a minimum of 9 of the following items Remember, we list items from most perishable to least perishable.  Start by eating the things at the top of the list, and the things at the bottom should still be great in your fridge by the end of the week! Microgreens, Spray free Green leaf lettuce, Organic Haskap, Spray Free Green Onion, Spray Free Zucchini or cucumber, Spray Free Radish, Spray Free (please remember, radish greens are edible and delicious.  Sautee in butter for an arugula like taste) Green Onion, Spray free Baby Onion Bunch, Organic Cilantro, Organic Black Kale, Organic Green Kale, Organic Beet Bunch, Organic (once again, the greens are edible! ) Bunch Carrots, Spray free (carrot tops are edible.  Use the greens sparingly in soups or salads or stews for a deep rich green parsley flavour) Cabbage, Organic Half Share to contain a minimum of 6 of the following items Green Leaf Lettuce OR Green Kale, Organic Zucchini or Cucumber, Spray Free Bunch baby Onion, Organic Black Kale, Organic Beet Bunch, Organic (once again, the greens are edible! ) Bunch Carrots, Spray free (carrot tops are edible.  Use the greens sparingly in soups or salads or stews for a deep rich green parsley flavour) Cabbage, Organic With the cabbage, beet greens, onion and carrots, you can make another beautiful 'weed soup'. And with the cool weather that we currently have, a bowl of soup may be just what you need right now! If you like the taste of carrot greens in your soups (like I do), now is the perfect time to put some up for the winter.  The easiest way to do this is to wash up your carrot tops, strip the fine ferny bits from the tougher stem, place those ferny bits in a blender with enough water to make a slurry.  Blend em up!  Once blended pour into ice cube trays and freeze.  Once frozen, pop out the green cubes, store in a freezer safe container in your freezer for winter use.  This is also the best way to freeze dill, cilantro and basil for winter use. Over the summer's CSA, if you get more dill, cilantro, basil, carrot greens etc than you can use, just use this method and get some fresh herbs put up for winter use!!! I you've made kale salad, chips and sauteed kale, and are now just done with it, here are some other options.  And remember, Kale is one of the most nutritionally dense things that you can eat.   Learn to love it and your health will thank you!!! Skillet potatoes with greens Kale Soups, Salads, pastas Kale salad with pecorino cheese and walnuts