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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...

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Lettuce, organic- This comes to us from Oak Valley Farms in Morden MB! If you don't plan on using it right away, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Use it for salads, sandwiches or as a low-carb taco shell option! It has a bit of crunch, and great texture.  Try this recipe for Pan-Asian Chicken & Vegetable Lettuce Wraps!   Micro greens, spray free-  These little guys come to us from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Micro greens that are already snipped need to be kept dry. Wrap them in paper towel and enclose them in a re-sealable bag in the refrigerator.  Put these on top of burgers, mix into salad greens, add them to your morning smoothie. You can even add them to your morning omelette! Here is delicious a recipe for a mushroom and micro green omelette !   Spinach, spray free- Spinach this week comes from Wen Kai in Morden, MB! To store, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Eat raw in salads or wraps, lightly sauté with garlic and a pinch of sea salt, or add to your smoothies!  you could also try making this spinach dip, or this Sweet Potato-Spinach Bake!   Sorrel, spray free- Jeff from Wild Earth Farms brought us this Sorrel! store it by washing and spin drying, wrapping it in paper towel and storing it in the crisper! Sorrel should be treated like lemon rind and used sparingly as it is quite tart! It makes great Pesto,  and is tasty sautéed with bacon and scallops. thinly slice and sprinkle over roasted new potatoes and butter, or try this Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Sorrel Sauce.   Green Onion, organic-  These come to us from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes!  They can be best stored on the counter in water like flowers! Green onions can be chopped up and used in potato or tuna salad. They can be added to stir-frys or scrambled eggs,  use them to top off a a creamy potato soup, or caramelize them for this Jasmine rice and caramelized green onion recipe   Radish Bunch, spray free-  Radishes brought to us by Wen Kai In Elie, MB! Radishes can be stored in a plastic bag in the crisper! Radishes have a crisp texture and a peppery taste! They can be eaten raw in salads or sliced thin and used as a taco topping. Use as a garnish on tortilla soup for a peppery kick!  They can also be pan roasted ! Try this recipe for Pan Roasted Radishes tonight! Don't forget, the greens are EDIBLE! They taste just like Arugula!   Cucumbers, spray free- Jeff at Wild Earth Farms also brought us some cucumbers! Store these in the crisper in a plastic bag to keep them fresh! Personally, I like just chopping them up, pouring a little vinegar on top and adding a pinch of sea salt! simple and delicious. Use these in your salads, and opened faced sandwiches with a little cream cheese and pepper. Or, Try Making  your own Tzatziki for your next get together and serve with pita chips and veggies!  Recipe for Tzatziki is on our recipes blog HERE.   Collards/kale, spray free-   Wild Earth farms grown, these need to be washed and spin dried, wrapped in towel, and put in a plastic bag in your crisper.  Best sautéd with reserved bacon fat! You can also add kale to your smoothies or bake into Kale Chips. Use the collards as a low-calorie, gluten free sandwich wrap. Try this recipe for Collard Green Wraps with Rainbow Veggies and Peanut Sauce !   Garlic Scapes, spray free- These hail from Sommerfeld, MB! Garlic scapes are the stalks of a hardneck garlic plant. You can store them unwashed in the crisper in a loosely wrapped plastic bag for up to two weeks!  Looking at them, you'd think they were hollow like a green onion, but they are actually very dense and have the texture of a french green bean. They taste like garlic, only a milder version! Super tasty and versatile in the kitchen, they can be fine chopped and added to salad dressings,made into pesto, thrown into an omelette, or grilled whole on the BBQ ! Try this Lemony Garlic Scape Spaghetti recipe! Beets, spray free-  From Wen Kai in Elie, MB.! Sweet, mellow and earthy! They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but do not wash before storing! Beets can be thinly sliced or spiralized and eaten raw! Roast with some olive oil and then mix with arugula, soft goat cheese & balsamic vinegar. YUM! Make a big pot of beet borscht!  Beet hummus is a must try! Here is a Beet Hummus recipe by the minimalist baker! The beet greens are also edible! Don't throw them away! They can be sautéed in bacon fat and taste just like swiss chard!   Rhubarb, spray free- Rhubarb this week comes from Jeanne!  It can be wrapped in plastic and put in the refrigerator. Don't wash it until you're ready to use it! Rhubarb also freezes well if you don't plan on using it within the week! Rhubarb is quite bitter/sour, so it needs something sweet to balance out its flavour! Try making this Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumb Pie,  If you're looking for something more savoury, this Beetroot and Rhubarb Salad will hit the spot!  

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Lettuce, organic- This comes to us from Oak Valley Farms in Morden MB! If you don't plan on using it right away, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Use it for salads, sandwiches or as a low-carb taco shell option! It has a bit of crunch, and great texture. Try this recipe for Pan-Asian Chicken & Vegetable Lettuce Wraps! Micro greens, spray free- These little guys come to us from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Micro greens that are already snipped need to be kept dry. Wrap them in paper towel and enclose them in a re-sealable bag in the refrigerator. Put these on top of burgers, mix into salad greens, add them to your morning smoothie. You can even add them to your morning omelette! Here is delicious a recipe for a mushroom and micro green omelette ! Spinach, spray free- Spinach this week comes from Wen Kai in Morden, MB! To store, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Eat raw in salads or wraps, lightly sauté with garlic and a pinch of sea salt, or add to your smoothies! you could also try making this spinach dip, or this Sweet Potato-Spinach Bake! Sorrel, spray free- Jeff from Wild Earth Farms brought us this Sorrel! store it by washing and spin drying, wrapping it in paper towel and storing it in the crisper! Sorrel should be treated like lemon rind and used sparingly as it is quite tart! It makes great Pesto, and is tasty sautéed with bacon and scallops. Thinly slice and sprinkle over roasted new potatoes and butter, or try this Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Sorrel Sauce. Green Onion, organic- These come to us from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes! They can be best stored on the counter in water like flowers! Green onions can be chopped up and used in potato or tuna salad. They can be added to stir-frys or scrambled eggs, use them to top off a a creamy potato soup, or caramelize them for this Jasmine rice and caramelized green onion recipe Radish Bunch, spray free- Radishes brought to us by Wen Kai In Elie, MB! Radishes can be stored in a plastic bag in the crisper! Radishes have a crisp texture and a peppery taste! They can be eaten raw in salads or sliced thin and used as a taco topping. Use as a garnish on tortilla soup for a peppery kick! They can also be pan roasted ! Try this recipe for Pan Roasted Radishes tonight! Don't forget, the greens are EDIBLE! They taste just like Arugula! Cucumbers, spray free- Jeff at Wild Earth Farms also brought us some cucumbers! Store these in the crisper in a plastic bag to keep them fresh! Personally, I like just chopping them up, pouring a little vinegar on top and adding a pinch of sea salt! simple and delicious. Use these in your salads, and opened faced sandwiches with a little cream cheese and pepper. Or, Try Making your own Tzatziki for your next get together and serve with pita chips and veggies! Recipe for Tzatziki is on our recipes blog HERE. Garlic Scapes, spray free- These hail from Sommerfeld, MB! Garlic scapes are the stalks of a hardneck garlic plant. You can store them unwashed in the crisper in a loosely wrapped plastic bag for up to two weeks! Looking at them, you'd think they were hollow like a green onion, but they are actually very dense and have the texture of a french green bean. Theytaste like garlic, only a milder version! Super tasty and versatile in the kitchen, they can be fine chopped and added to salad dressings,made into pesto, thrown into an omelette, or grilled whole on the BBQ ! Try this Lemony Garlic Scape Spaghetti recipe! Beets, spray free- From Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Sweet, mellow and earthy! They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but do not wash before storing! Beets can be thinly sliced or spiralized and eaten raw! Roast with some olive oil and then mix with arugula, soft goat cheese & balsamic vinegar. YUM! Make a big pot of beet borscht! Beet hummus is a must try! Here is a Beet Hummus recipe by the minimalist baker!The beet greens are also edible! Don't throw them away! They can be sautéed in bacon fat and taste just like swiss chard! Rhubarb, (spray free or organic)- Rhubarb this week comes from Jeanne! It can be wrapped in plastic and put in the refrigerator. Don't wash it until you're ready to use it! Rhubarb also freezes well if you don't plan on using it within the week! Rhubarb is quite bitter/sour, so it needs something sweet to balance out its flavour! Try making this Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumb Pie, If you're looking for something more savoury, this Beetroot and Rhubarb Salad will hit the spot!  

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Lettuce, organic- This comes to us from Oak Valley Farms in Morden MB! If you don't plan on using it right away, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Use it for salads, sandwiches or as a low-carb taco shell option! It has a bit of crunch, and great texture. Try this recipe for Pan-Asian Chicken & Vegetable Lettuce Wraps! Micro greens, spray free- These little guys come to us from Justin at Hearts & Roots! Micro greens that are already snipped need to be kept dry. Wrap them in paper towel and enclose them in a re-sealable bag in the refrigerator. Put these on top of burgers, mix into salad greens, add them to your morning smoothie. You can even add them to your morning omelette! Here is delicious a recipe for a mushroom and micro green omelette ! Spinach, spray free- Spinach this week comes from Wen Kai in Morden, MB! To store, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Eat raw in salads or wraps, lightly sauté with garlic and a pinch of sea salt, or add to your smoothies! you could also try making this spinach dip, or this Sweet Potato-Spinach Bake! Sorrel, spray free- Jeff from Wild Earth Farms brought us this Sorrel! store it by washing and spin drying, wrapping it in paper towel and storing it in the crisper! Sorrel should be treated like lemon rind and used sparingly as it is quite tart! It makes great Pesto, and is tasty sautéed with bacon and scallops. Thinly slice and sprinkle over roasted new potatoes and butter, or try this Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Sorrel Sauce. Radish Bunch, spray free- Radishes brought to us by Wen Kai In Elie, MB! Radishes can be stored in a plastic bag in the crisper! Radishes have a crisp texture and a peppery taste! They can be eaten raw in salads or sliced thin and used as a taco topping. Use as a garnish on tortilla soup for a peppery kick! They can also be pan roasted ! Try this recipe for Pan Roasted Radishes tonight! Don't forget, the greens are EDIBLE! They taste just like Arugula! Cucumbers, spray free- Jeff at Wild Earth Farms also brought us some cucumbers! Store these in the crisper in a plastic bag to keep them fresh! Personally, I like just chopping them up, pouring a little vinegar on top and adding a pinch of sea salt! simple and delicious. Use these in your salads, and opened faced sandwiches with a little cream cheese and pepper. Or, Try Making your own Tzatziki for your next get together and serve with pita chips and veggies! Recipe for Tzatziki is on our recipes blog HERE. Garlic Scapes, spray free- These hail from Sommerfeld, MB! Garlic scapes are the stalks of a hardneck garlic plant. You can store them unwashed in the crisper in a loosely wrapped plastic bag for up to two weeks! Looking at them, you'd think they were hollow like a green onion, but they are actually very dense and have the texture of a french green bean. Theytaste like garlic, only a milder version! Super tasty and versatile in the kitchen, they can be fine chopped and added to salad dressings,made into pesto, thrown into an omelette, or grilled whole on the BBQ ! Try this Lemony Garlic Scape Spaghetti recipe! Beets, spray free- From Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Sweet, mellow and earthy! They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but do not wash before storing! Beets can be thinly sliced or spiralized and eaten raw! Roast with some olive oil and then mix with arugula, soft goat cheese & balsamic vinegar. YUM! Make a big pot of beet borscht! Beet hummus is a must try! Here is a Beet Hummus recipe by the minimalist baker!The beet greens are also edible! Don't throw them away! They can be sautéed in bacon fat and taste just like swiss chard! Rhubarb, (spray free or organic)- Rhubarb this week comes from Jeanne! It can be wrapped in plastic and put in the refrigerator. Don't wash it until you're ready to use it! Rhubarb also freezes well if you don't plan on using it within the week! Rhubarb is quite bitter/sour, so it needs something sweet to balance out its flavour! Try making this Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumb Pie, If you're looking for something more savoury, this Beetroot and Rhubarb Salad will hit the spot!  

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Lettuce, organic- This comes to us from Oak Valley Farms in Morden MB! If you don't plan on using it right away, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Use it for salads, sandwiches or as a low-carb taco shell option! It has a bit of crunch, and great texture. Try this recipe for Pan-Asian Chicken & Vegetable Lettuce Wraps! Spinach, spray free- Spinach this week comes from Wen Kai in Morden, MB! To store, wash and spin dry, then wrap it in a towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Eat raw in salads or wraps, lightly sauté with garlic and a pinch of sea salt, or add to your smoothies! you could also try making this spinach dip, or this Sweet Potato-Spinach Bake! Green Onion, organic- These come to us from Jeanne in Notre Dame de Lourdes! They can be best stored on the counter in water like flowers! Green onions can be chopped up and used in potato or tuna salad. They can be added to stir-frys or scrambled eggs, use them to top off a a creamy potato soup, or caramelize them for this Jasmine rice and caramelized green onion recipe Radish Bunch, spray free- Radishes brought to us by Wen Kai In Elie, MB! Radishes can be stored in a plastic bag in the crisper! Radishes have a crisp texture and a peppery taste! They can be eaten raw in salads or sliced thin and used as a taco topping. Use as a garnish on tortilla soup for a peppery kick! They can also be pan roasted ! Try this recipe for Pan Roasted Radishes tonight! Don't forget, the greens are EDIBLE! They taste just like Arugula! Garlic Scapes, spray free- These hail from Sommerfeld, MB! Garlic scapes are the stalks of a hardneck garlic plant. You can store them unwashed in the crisper in a loosely wrapped plastic bag for up to two weeks! Looking at them, you'd think they were hollow like a green onion, but they are actually very dense and have the texture of a french green bean. Theytaste like garlic, only a milder version! Super tasty and versatile in the kitchen, they can be fine chopped and added to salad dressings,made into pesto, thrown into an omelette, or grilled whole on the BBQ ! Try this Lemony Garlic Scape Spaghetti recipe! Beets, spray free- From Wen Kai in Elie, MB! Sweet, mellow and earthy! They can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, but do not wash before storing! Beets can be thinly sliced or spiralized and eaten raw! Roast with some olive oil and then mix with arugula, soft goat cheese & balsamic vinegar. YUM! Make a big pot of beet borscht! Beet hummus is a must try! Here is a Beet Hummus recipe by the minimalist baker!The beet greens are also edible! Don't throw them away! They can be sautéed in bacon fat and taste just like swiss chard! Rhubarb, (spray free or organic)- Rhubarb this week comes from Jeanne! It can be wrapped in plastic and put in the refrigerator. Don't wash it until you're ready to use it! Rhubarb also freezes well if you don't plan on using it within the week! Rhubarb is quite bitter/sour, so it needs something sweet to balance out its flavour! Try making this Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumb Pie, If you're looking for something more savoury, this Beetroot and Rhubarb Salad will hit the spot!