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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 5/6

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  Zucchini (spray free)- These brought to us by Justin from Hearts & Roots. Zucchinis should be stored whole in a loose bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop up until ready to use! Zucchinis are great in a vegetable stir-fry, shred and use in vegetable fritters with carrot, or just cut and roast in the oven or barbecue with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. If you€™re feeling extra adventurous, bake them into zucchini chips! Check out this recipe for: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute!   Lettuce (organic)- Hurray for more lettuce coming to you from Oak Valley farms in Morden, MB! To store, wash, pat dry and wrap in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Bored of salads? Try this leafy flavorful lettuce as a wrap for a burger or in this recipe for Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce!   Green Onion (organic)- These are delivered from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Stick these in a tall glass or mason jar with water for freshest storage results! Green onions are so versatile, and my favorite with fried potatoes, scrambled eggs or omelets! They also add a great crispiness to salads, Asian stir fry€™s or even in a refreshing veggie dip! Try this recipe for Green Goddess Dip.   Peas (organic)- These beauties come to us from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Store peas in the fridge in a bag, and only shell when ready to use. Ignore all your preconceived notions about flavorless canned or frozen peas. These ones you€™ll love! (If you€™ve already tried them€¦you know.) Super quick to pop open and shell, these peas are great just as a healthy snack, roasted on their own or with fresh carrots, added to soups or in fried rice. For a quick vegetarian dinner, whip up this recipe for Pasta with Ricotta and Peas!   Mixed Greens (spray free)- These come to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Similar to lettuce, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel, store then wrapped in a bag in the fridge to prevent wilting. This is one of the more perishable greens, best eaten as soon as possible! Stuff these into a wrap, pita, sandwich or a fruity summer salad. So many possibilities! For something a little different, try this simple recipe for Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic!   Swiss Chard (spray free)- These are also delivered by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! More greens?? You bet, and Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient dense greens and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and iron! Place the Swiss chard in a bag in the fridge. Only wash right before using. Sautéed with butter and garlic is a classic go-to, chop up for soups, quiche, or use as the green base for pesto! Feel like eggs? Try this recipe for brunch or dinner: Swiss chard Potato Chive Frittata!   Mint (spray free)- This fresh herb brought to you by Neff and Wen Kai in Elie, MB. How to store? You guessed it€¦ wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Sweet€¦savory€¦or both?! Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, or to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime!   Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB as well as Jeff from Wild Earth Farm. 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 or cooked! Use in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into cole slaw 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 popular recipe for Kohlrabi Slaw!   Carrots (spray free)- Thank you Wen Kai from Eli, MB! These carrots come bunched, and you can save the greens for smoothies, salads, etc! Detach the carrots and store in a bag in the fridge. How can you go wrong with carrots€¦ so versatile! Raw: shredded into salads, coleslaw, or cut up for a vegetable platter. Cooked: roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper, in a mix with other veggies, or shredded for fritters. You don€™t need to get too creative; they have their own fresh flavour. Here€™s a recipe for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots.   Cucumbers (spray free)- Jeff at Wild Earth Farm brought us cucumbers! To keep freshest, store in a plastic bag in the fridge. I love cucumbers chopped into a Greek salad with pepper, tomato, red onion and feta cheese! Also great in sandwiches, on toasted bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or in this recipe for a creamy cucumber dill salad, also known as a German Cucumber Salad!   Tomatoes (spray free)- Delivered by Jeff from Wild Earth Farm! Very ripe tomatoes should be stored in the crisper drawer in the fridge. Tomatoes not quite red will ripen faster on the counter or in a fruit bowl. A summer favorite is toasted tomato sandwiches! All you need is bread- great with Crampton€™s Alpine loaf, salt and pepper! You can also chop tomatoes up for a bruschetta, in a BLT sandwich or salad, or in a pasta dish such as this Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Lemon. Did you know tomatoes are one of the highest sources of lycopene which are an antioxidant that help combat oxidative damage?!

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of the Following Items:

Zucchini (spray free)- These brought to us by Justin from Hearts & Roots. Zucchinis should be stored whole in a loose bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop up until ready to use! Zucchinis are great in a vegetable stir-fry, shred and use in vegetable fritters with carrot, or just cut and roast in the oven or barbecue with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. If you€™re feeling extra adventurous, bake them into zucchini chips! Check out this recipe for: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute! Lettuce (organic)- Hurray for more lettuce coming to you from Oak Valley farms in Morden, MB! To store, wash, pat dry and wrap in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Bored of salads? Try this leafy flavorful lettuce as a wrap for a burger or in this recipe for Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce! Green Onion (organic)- These are delivered from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Stick these in a tall glass or mason jar with water for freshest storage results! Green onions are so versatile, and my favorite with fried potatoes, scrambled eggs or omelets! They also add a great crispiness to salads, Asian stir fry€™s or even in a refreshing veggie dip! Try this recipe for Green Goddess Dip. Mixed Greens (spray free)- These come to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Similar to lettuce, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel, store then wrapped in a bag in the fridge to prevent wilting. This is one of the more perishable greens, best eaten as soon as possible! Stuff these into a wrap, pita, sandwich or a fruity summer salad. So many possibilities! For something a little different, try this simple recipe for Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic! Swiss Chard (spray free)- These are also delivered by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! More greens?? You bet, and Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient dense greens and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and iron! Place the Swiss chard in a bag in the fridge. Only wash right before using. Sautéed with butter and garlic is a classic go-to, chop up for soups, quiche, or use as the green base for pesto! Feel like eggs? Try this recipe for brunch or dinner: Swiss chard Potato Chive Frittata! Mint (spray free)- This fresh herb brought to you by Neff and Wen Kai in Elie, MB. How to store? You guessed it€¦ wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Sweet€¦savory€¦or both?! Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, or to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB as well as Jeff from Wild Earth Farm. 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 or cooked! Use in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into cole slaw 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 popular recipe for Kohlrabi Slaw! Carrots (spray free)- Thank you Wen Kai from Eli, MB! These carrots come bunched, and you can save the greens for smoothies, salads, etc! Detach the carrots and store in a bag in the fridge. How can you go wrong with carrots€¦ so versatile! Raw: shredded into salads, coleslaw, or cut up for a vegetable platter. Cooked: roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper, in a mix with other veggies, or shredded for fritters. You don€™t need to get too creative; they have their own fresh flavour. Here€™s a recipe for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots. Tomatoes (spray free)- Delivered by Jeff from Wild Earth Farm! Very ripe tomatoes should be stored in the crisper drawer in the fridge. Tomatoes not quite red will ripen faster on the counter or in a fruit bowl. A summer favorite is toasted tomato sandwiches! All you need is bread- great with Crampton€™s Alpine loaf, salt and pepper! You can also chop tomatoes up for a bruschetta, in a BLT sandwich or salad, or in a pasta dish such as this Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Lemon. Did you know tomatoes are one of the highest sources of lycopene which are an antioxidant that help combat oxidative damage?!

Half Gourmet to Receive a Minimum of 7

of the Following Items:

Zucchini (spray free)- These brought to us by Justin from Hearts & Roots. Zucchinis should be stored whole in a loose bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop up until ready to use! Zucchinis are great in a vegetable stir-fry, shred and use in vegetable fritters with carrot, or just cut and roast in the oven or barbecue with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. If you€™re feeling extra adventurous, bake them into zucchini chips! Check out this recipe for: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute! Lettuce (organic)- Hurray for more lettuce coming to you from Oak Valley farms in Morden, MB! To store, wash, pat dry and wrap in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Bored of salads? Try this leafy flavorful lettuce as a wrap for a burger or in this recipe for Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce! Peas (organic)- These beauties come to us from Marcus at Covenant Farms in Morden, MB! Store peas in the fridge in a bag, and only shell when ready to use. Ignore all your preconceived notions about flavorless canned or frozen peas. These ones you€™ll love! (If you€™ve already tried them€¦you know.) Super quick to pop open and shell, these peas are great just as a healthy snack, roasted on their own or with fresh carrots, added to soups or in fried rice. For a quick vegetarian dinner, whip up this recipe for Pasta with Ricotta and Peas! Mixed Greens (spray free)- These come to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Similar to lettuce, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel, store then wrapped in a bag in the fridge to prevent wilting. This is one of the more perishable greens, best eaten as soon as possible! Stuff these into a wrap, pita, sandwich or a fruity summer salad. So many possibilities! For something a little different, try this simple recipe for Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic! Mint (spray free)- This fresh herb brought to you by Neff and Wen Kai in Elie, MB. How to store? You guessed it€¦ wrap loosely in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Sweet€¦savory€¦or both?! Add mint to a watermelon, strawberry or peach salsa, a fresh topping on salads, in a marinade for meat, or to flavour chocolate brownies! OR treat yourself to a happy hour drink with a classic mojito! Use mint in this recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey, Mint and Lime! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB as well as Jeff from Wild Earth Farm. 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 or cooked! Use in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into cole slaw 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 popular recipe for Kohlrabi Slaw! Carrots (spray free)- Thank you Wen Kai from Eli, MB! These carrots come bunched, and you can save the greens for smoothies, salads, etc! Detach the carrots and store in a bag in the fridge. How can you go wrong with carrots€¦ so versatile! Raw: shredded into salads, coleslaw, or cut up for a vegetable platter. Cooked: roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper, in a mix with other veggies, or shredded for fritters. You don€™t need to get too creative; they have their own fresh flavour. Here€™s a recipe for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots. Cucumbers (spray free)- Jeff at Wild Earth Farm brought us cucumbers! To keep freshest, store in a plastic bag in the fridge. I love cucumbers chopped into a Greek salad with pepper, tomato, red onion and feta cheese! Also great in sandwiches, on toasted bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, or in this recipe for a creamy cucumber dill salad, also known as a German Cucumber Salad! Tomatoes (spray free)- Delivered by Jeff from Wild Earth Farm! Very ripe tomatoes should be stored in the crisper drawer in the fridge. Tomatoes not quite red will ripen faster on the counter or in a fruit bowl. A summer favorite is toasted tomato sandwiches! All you need is bread- great with Crampton€™s Alpine loaf, salt and pepper! You can also chop tomatoes up for a bruschetta, in a BLT sandwich or salad, or in a pasta dish such as this Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Lemon. Did you know tomatoes are one of the highest sources of lycopene which are an antioxidant that help combat oxidative damage?!

Half Shares to Receive a Minimum of 5

of the Following Items:

Zucchini (spray free)- These brought to us by Justin from Hearts & Roots. Zucchinis should be stored whole in a loose bag in the fridge. Don€™t wash or chop up until ready to use! Zucchinis are great in a vegetable stir-fry, shred and use in vegetable fritters with carrot, or just cut and roast in the oven or barbecue with olive oil, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. If you€™re feeling extra adventurous, bake them into zucchini chips! Check out this recipe for: Fresh Corn and Zucchini Saute! Lettuce (organic)- Hurray for more lettuce coming to you from Oak Valley farms in Morden, MB! To store, wash, pat dry and wrap in paper towel in a bag in the fridge. Bored of salads? Try this leafy flavorful lettuce as a wrap for a burger or in this recipe for Quinoa Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce! Green Onion (organic)- These are delivered from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes. Stick these in a tall glass or mason jar with water for freshest storage results! Green onions are so versatile, and my favorite with fried potatoes, scrambled eggs or omelets! They also add a great crispiness to salads, Asian stir fry€™s or even in a refreshing veggie dip! Try this recipe for Green Goddess Dip. Mixed Greens (spray free)- These come to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Similar to lettuce, rinse and pat dry with a paper towel, store then wrapped in a bag in the fridge to prevent wilting. This is one of the more perishable greens, best eaten as soon as possible! Stuff these into a wrap, pita, sandwich or a fruity summer salad. So many possibilities! For something a little different, try this simple recipe for Sautéed Greens with White Beans and Garlic! Swiss Chard (spray free)- These are also delivered by Wen Kai in Elie, MB! More greens?? You bet, and Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient dense greens and packed with vitamin A, vitamin C and iron! Place the Swiss chard in a bag in the fridge. Only wash right before using. Sautéed with butter and garlic is a classic go-to, chop up for soups, quiche, or use as the green base for pesto! Feel like eggs? Try this recipe for brunch or dinner: Swiss chard Potato Chive Frittata! Kohlrabi (spray free)- Delivered to us by Wen Kai in Elie, MB as well as Jeff from Wild Earth Farm. 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 or cooked! Use in a kohlrabi leek soup, shred into cole slaw 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 popular recipe for Kohlrabi Slaw! Carrots (spray free)- Thank you Wen Kai from Eli, MB! These carrots come bunched, and you can save the greens for smoothies, salads, etc! Detach the carrots and store in a bag in the fridge. How can you go wrong with carrots€¦ so versatile! Raw: shredded into salads, coleslaw, or cut up for a vegetable platter. Cooked: roast them with olive oil, salt and pepper, in a mix with other veggies, or shredded for fritters. You don€™t need to get too creative; they have their own fresh flavour. Here€™s a recipe for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots.