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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 19/20

Use your food box items and follow this week's meal plan! All recipes are posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes under the category CSA Recipes Week 4.

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

Sour Cherries (organic) - Sour cherries will be in your food box this week from Plum Ridge Farm in Teulon, MB! Refrigerate in a plastic bag in the fridge and don€™t wash until ready to use. These cherries as you may assume are smaller than red cherries, brighter red and much more tart. There are a few different varieties of sour cherries, all slightly different in color. Their flavor is balanced out well in sweet recipes and they hold together very well when baked! Sour cherries are popularly used in jams, pies, tarts, cakes, and other pastries. Cool off on a hot summer day with this recipe for Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt!   Snap Peas (organic) - These snap peas come to you from Stefan from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge when not in use. These snap peas are sweet and have a rounder shell than the shelling peas. You can eat the whole pod and they make for a great healthy snack! I love eating snap peas raw and with dip, but they can also be sautéed or put into a stir-fry of any kind. Try this fresh and simple side dish for Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas!   Turnips (spray free) - Turnips are here! They come from Jonathon, a farmer near Teulon MB. They should be stored loose or in a plastic bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or peel until using! Turnips are a white root vegetable, also known as rutabaga. Their flavor is mild and they can be used similarly to radishes. They can be sliced thinly for salads, but more commonly roasted or in soups. They can also be used for a delicious cheesy gratin! Here€™s a recipe for Turnip Gratin!   Chard (spray free) - Swiss chard is grown by Nico from Twin River Gardens in La Broquerie, MB! If not using right away, store unwashed in an airtight sealed bag in the fridge. Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that comes in a number of beautifully colored stalks. It€™s a very high source of vitamin K, vitamin A and magnesium! Use this vegetable very similarly to kale or spinach. It can be sautéed, chopped and used in an Asian stir fry, frittata, or in a dish with chickpeas or lentils. Here€™s a recipe for Lentil, Chard and Sweet Potato Curry!   Bunched Carrots (spray free) - These carrots come from Hidden Valley in Beausejour, MB! Cut off the greens from the carrots and store each in a sealed bag in the fridge. Wash and use within 5 days, these carrots can go soft within a week. These carrots can be chopped or whole roasted with honey or garlic, used in salads, made into vegetable fritters with zucchini, made into carrot muffins or cake, or eaten raw with dip! You don€™t need to be too imaginative to enjoy this fresh veggie. Try this recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup! Save the carrot tops and try them in Erin Crampton€™s recipe for Carrot Top Tabouleh!   Cucumbers (spray free) €“ These cucumbers brought to you from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Altona, MB! Did you know you should actually store cucumbers on the counter or in a cool dry place? Refrigeration is fine for a few days, but cold temperatures can actually damage fresh cucumbers faster. These cukes are great chopped up for salads, sliced for sandwiches or used to flavour water or cocktails. You can also use them on bagels with cream cheese, or make your own tzatziki! For all you green smoothie lovers, here€™s a recipe for a Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie!   Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Keep zucchini unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can be green, yellow, or striped! Also...did you know a zucchini plant grows an edible orange blossom attached to the zucchini?! 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!   Tomatoes (spray free) Tomatoes delivered by Nico from Twin River Gardens! If tomatoes need a bit more ripening, leaving them on the counter or a cool dry place is the best storage option. Once ripened, place the tomatoes uncovered in the crisper. Chop up for salads, slice for burgers or use in pasta dishes. Tomatoes are very versatile and can be added to many different things. Toasted tomato sandwiches are a summer favorite! Here€™s a simple recipe for Classic Tomato Salsa to enjoy with chips or on top of grilled meat or tacos!   Fennel (spray free) Nico also delivered fennel this week! Fennel is a vegetable with the main part a white bulb and the top looking similar to dill. What€™s more commonly eaten is the large bulb that is firm and crunchy with a slightly licorice taste. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! It also goes well thinly sliced into coleslaw with apples. Try this recipe for Fennel Apple Salad with Walnuts and Arugula!   Baby Dill (spray free) Dill in your food box brought to you by Nico. Baby dill is at a younger and tenderer stage. It has feathery fern like leaves that add a great flavor to many dishes. This dill can be added to chopped Greek salads, potato salads, sauces or dips, on top of fish, into roasted or mashed potatoes, and added into hummus. Here€™s my favorite recipe for Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce!

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

Snap Peas (organic) - These snap peas come to you from Stefan from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge when not in use. These snap peas are sweet and have a rounder shell than the shelling peas. You can eat the whole pod and they make for a great healthy snack! I love eating snap peas raw and with dip, but they can also be sautéed or put into a stir-fry of any kind. Try this fresh and simple side dish for Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas! Turnips (spray free) - Turnips are here! They come from Jonathon, a farmer near Teulon MB. They should be stored loose or in a plastic bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or peel until using! Turnips are a white root vegetable, also known as rutabaga. Their flavor is mild and they can be used similarly to radishes. They can be sliced thinly for salads, but more commonly roasted or in soups. They can also be used for a delicious cheesy gratin! Here€™s a recipe for Turnip Gratin! Chard (spray free) - Swiss chard is grown by Nico from Twin River Gardens in La Broquerie, MB! If not using right away, store unwashed in an airtight sealed bag in the fridge. Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that comes in a number of beautifully colored stalks. It€™s a very high source of vitamin K, vitamin A and magnesium! Use this vegetable very similarly to kale or spinach. It can be sautéed, chopped and used in an Asian stir fry, frittata, or in a dish with chickpeas or lentils. Here€™s a recipe for Lentil, Chard and Sweet Potato Curry! Bunched Carrots (spray free) - These carrots come from Hidden Valley in Beausejour, MB! Cut off the greens from the carrots and store each in a sealed bag in the fridge. Wash and use within 5 days, these carrots can go soft within a week. These carrots can be chopped or whole roasted with honey or garlic, used in salads, made into vegetable fritters with zucchini, made into carrot muffins or cake, or eaten raw with dip! You don€™t need to be too imaginative to enjoy this fresh veggie. Try this recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup! Save the carrot tops and try them in Erin Crampton€™s recipe for Carrot Top Tabouleh! Cucumbers (spray free) €“ These cucumbers brought to you from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Altona, MB! Did you know you should actually store cucumbers on the counter or in a cool dry place? Refrigeration is fine for a few days, but cold temperatures can actually damage fresh cucumbers faster. These cukes are great chopped up for salads, sliced for sandwiches or used to flavour water or cocktails. You can also use them on bagels with cream cheese, or make your own tzatziki! For all you green smoothie lovers, here€™s a recipe for a Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie! Potatoes (organic) €“ Dennis from Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB grew these potatoes! Store potatoes loose in a cool, dark place to keep their freshness the longest. New potatoes have a high water content and should be stored in the fridge. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! Here we go: shred or dice for hash browns, slice thin to make potato chips, slice for scalloped potatoes, chop and roast with herbs, boil and mash with garlic, use for creamy soups, make double stuffed potatoes, crispy potato skins, make your own fries, etc! Try this fun recipe by Dietitian Nita Sharda for Smashin' Potatoes! Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Keep zucchini unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can be green, yellow, or striped! Did you know a zucchini plant grows an edible orange blossom attached to the zucchini?! 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! Tomatoes (spray free) Tomatoes delivered by Nico from Twin River Gardens! If tomatoes need a bit more ripening, leaving them on the counter or a cool dry place is the best storage option. Once ripened, place the tomatoes uncovered in the crisper. Chop up for salads, slice for burgers or use in pasta dishes. Tomatoes are very versatile and can be added to many different things. Toasted tomato sandwiches are a summer favorite! Here€™s a simple recipe for Classic Tomato Salsa to enjoy with chips or on top of grilled meat or tacos! Fennel (spray free) Nico also delivered fennel this week! Fennel is a vegetable with the main part a white bulb and the top looking similar to dill. What€™s more commonly eaten is the large bulb that is firm and crunchy with a slightly licorice taste. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! It also goes well thinly sliced into coleslaw with apples. Try this recipe for Fennel Apple Salad with Walnuts and Arugula! Baby Dill (spray free) Dill in your food box brought to you by Nico. Baby dill is at a younger and tenderer stage. It has feathery fern like leaves that add a great flavor to many dishes. This dill can be added to chopped Greek salads, potato salads, sauces or dips, on top of fish, into roasted or mashed potatoes, and added into hummus. Here€™s my favorite recipe for Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce!

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

Sour Cherries (organic) - Sour cherries will be in your food box this week from Plum Ridge Farm in Teulon, MB! Refrigerate in a plastic bag in the fridge and don€™t wash until ready to use. These cherries as you may assume are smaller than red cherries, brighter red and much more tart. There are a few different varieties of sour cherries, all slightly different in color. Their flavor is balanced out well in sweet recipes and they hold together very well when baked! Sour cherries are popularly used in jams, pies, tarts, cakes, and other pastries. Cool off on a hot summer day with this recipe for Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt! Snap Peas (organic) - These snap peas come to you from Stefan from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge when not in use. These snap peas are sweet and have a rounder shell than the shelling peas. You can eat the whole pod and they make for a great healthy snack! I love eating snap peas raw and with dip, but they can also be sautéed or put into a stir-fry of any kind. Try this fresh and simple side dish for Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas! Turnips (spray free) - Turnips are here! They come from Jonathon, a farmer near Teulon MB. They should be stored loose or in a plastic bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or peel until using! Turnips are a white root vegetable, also known as rutabaga. Their flavor is mild and they can be used similarly to radishes. They can be sliced thinly for salads, but more commonly roasted or in soups. They can also be used for a delicious cheesy gratin! Here€™s a recipe for Turnip Gratin! Chard (spray free) - Swiss chard is grown by Nico from Twin River Gardens in La Broquerie, MB! If not using right away, store unwashed in an airtight sealed bag in the fridge. Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that comes in a number of beautifully colored stalks. It€™s a very high source of vitamin K, vitamin A and magnesium! Use this vegetable very similarly to kale or spinach. It can be sautéed, chopped and used in an Asian stir fry, frittata, or in a dish with chickpeas or lentils. Here€™s a recipe for Lentil, Chard and Sweet Potato Curry! Bunched Carrots (spray free) - These carrots come from Hidden Valley in Beausejour, MB! Cut off the greens from the carrots and store each in a sealed bag in the fridge. Wash and use within 5 days, these carrots can go soft within a week. These carrots can be chopped or whole roasted with honey or garlic, used in salads, made into vegetable fritters with zucchini, made into carrot muffins or cake, or eaten raw with dip! You don€™t need to be too imaginative to enjoy this fresh veggie. Try this recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup! Save the carrot tops and try them in Erin Crampton€™s recipe for Carrot Top Tabouleh! Cucumbers (spray free) €“ These cucumbers brought to you from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Altona, MB! Did you know you should actually store cucumbers on the counter or in a cool dry place? Refrigeration is fine for a few days, but cold temperatures can actually damage fresh cucumbers faster. These cukes are great chopped up for salads, sliced for sandwiches or used to flavour water or cocktails. You can also use them on bagels with cream cheese, or make your own tzatziki! For all you green smoothie lovers, here€™s a recipe for a Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie! Potatoes (organic) €“ Dennis from Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB grew these potatoes! Store potatoes loose in a cool, dark place to keep their freshness the longest. New potatoes have a high water content and should be stored in the fridge. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! Here we go: shred or dice for hash browns, slice thin to make potato chips, slice for scalloped potatoes, chop and roast with herbs, boil and mash with garlic, use for creamy soups, make double stuffed potatoes, crispy potato skins, make your own fries, etc! Try this fun recipe by Dietitian Nita Sharda for Smashin' Potatoes! Zucchini (spray free) €“ Zucchini this week comes from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Keep zucchini unwashed in a bag in the fridge for freshest storage. This vegetable is a type of summer squash and can be green, yellow, or striped! Did you know a zucchini plant grows an edible orange blossom attached to the zucchini?! 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! Tomatoes (spray free) Tomatoes delivered by Nico from Twin River Gardens! If tomatoes need a bit more ripening, leaving them on the counter or a cool dry place is the best storage option. Once ripened, place the tomatoes uncovered in the crisper. Chop up for salads, slice for burgers or use in pasta dishes. Tomatoes are very versatile and can be added to many different things. Toasted tomato sandwiches are a summer favorite! Here€™s a simple recipe for Classic Tomato Salsa to enjoy with chips or on top of grilled meat or tacos! Fennel (spray free) Nico also delivered fennel this week! Fennel is a vegetable with the main part a white bulb and the top looking similar to dill. What€™s more commonly eaten is the large bulb that is firm and crunchy with a slightly licorice taste. Chop and roast with other vegetables to give texture and flavour or slice thinly and eat raw in salads! It also goes well thinly sliced into coleslaw with apples. Try this recipe for Fennel Apple Salad with Walnuts and Arugula! Baby Dill (spray free) Dill in your food box brought to you by Nico. Baby dill is at a younger and tenderer stage. It has feathery fern like leaves that add a great flavor to many dishes. This dill can be added to chopped Greek salads, potato salads, sauces or dips, on top of fish, into roasted or mashed potatoes, and added into hummus. Here€™s my favorite recipe for Spinach and Feta Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce!

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

Snap Peas (organic) - These snap peas come to you from Stefan from Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge when not in use. These snap peas are sweet and have a rounder shell than the shelling peas. You can eat the whole pod and they make for a great healthy snack! I love eating snap peas raw and with dip, but they can also be sautéed or put into a stir-fry of any kind. Try this fresh and simple side dish for Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas! Turnips (spray free) - Turnips are here! They come from Jonathon, a farmer near Teulon MB. They should be stored loose or in a plastic bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or peel until using! Turnips are a white root vegetable, also known as rutabaga. Their flavor is mild and they can be used similarly to radishes. They can be sliced thinly for salads, but more commonly roasted or in soups. They can also be used for a delicious cheesy gratin! Here€™s a recipe for Turnip Gratin! Chard (spray free) - Swiss chard is grown by Nico from Twin River Gardens in La Broquerie, MB! If not using right away, store unwashed in an airtight sealed bag in the fridge. Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that comes in a number of beautifully colored stalks. It€™s a very high source of vitamin K, vitamin A and magnesium! Use this vegetable very similarly to kale or spinach. It can be sautéed, chopped and used in an Asian stir fry, frittata, or in a dish with chickpeas or lentils. Here€™s a recipe for Lentil, Chard and Sweet Potato Curry! Bunched Carrots (spray free) - These carrots come from Hidden Valley in Beausejour, MB! Cut off the greens from the carrots and store each in a sealed bag in the fridge. Wash and use within 5 days, these carrots can go soft within a week. These carrots can be chopped or whole roasted with honey or garlic, used in salads, made into vegetable fritters with zucchini, made into carrot muffins or cake, or eaten raw with dip! You don€™t need to be too imaginative to enjoy this fresh veggie. Try this recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup! Save the carrot tops and try them in Erin Crampton€™s recipe for Carrot Top Tabouleh! Cucumbers (spray free) €“ These cucumbers brought to you from Evan at Green Acres Farm in Altona, MB! Did you know you should actually store cucumbers on the counter or in a cool dry place? Refrigeration is fine for a few days, but cold temperatures can actually damage fresh cucumbers faster. These cukes are great chopped up for salads, sliced for sandwiches or used to flavour water or cocktails. You can also use them on bagels with cream cheese, or make your own tzatziki! For all you green smoothie lovers, here€™s a recipe for a Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie! Potatoes (organic) €“ Dennis from Oak Valley Vegetables in Morden, MB grew these potatoes! Store potatoes loose in a cool, dark place to keep their freshness the longest. New potatoes have a high water content and should be stored in the fridge. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! Here we go: shred or dice for hash browns, slice thin to make potato chips, slice for scalloped potatoes, chop and roast with herbs, boil and mash with garlic, use for creamy soups, make double stuffed potatoes, crispy potato skins, make your own fries, etc! Try this fun recipe by Dietitian Nita Sharda for Smashin' Potatoes! Tomatoes (spray free) Tomatoes delivered by Nico from Twin River Gardens! If tomatoes need a bit more ripening, leaving them on the counter or a cool dry place is the best storage option. Once ripened, place the tomatoes uncovered in the crisper. Chop up for salads, slice for burgers or use in pasta dishes. Tomatoes are very versatile and can be added to many different things. Toasted tomato sandwiches are a summer favorite! Here€™s a simple recipe for Classic Tomato Salsa to enjoy with chips or on top of grilled meat or tacos!