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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 September 18th

We had a touch of frost a few nights ago.  Just enough to kill a few pumpkin leaves, but that's enough to bring fear into the hearts of most farmers.  We know that it's just a matter of time until the frost turns everything in the field to mush.  Until that time, we'll enjoy the bounty! Full share to receive at least 7 of the following items. Blue russian potatoes, organic Carrots, organic Corn, organic Green Peppers, organic Heirloom tomatoes, organic Leaf lettuce, organic apples, goodland, spray free, no chemical fertilizer used strawberries, greenhouse grown, no chemical fertilizer or sprays used   Half Share to contain at least 5 of the following items Corn, organic heirloom tomatoes, organic leaf lettuce, organic Blue Russian potatoes, organic Strawberries, greenhouse grown, no chemical fertilizer or sprays used Goodland apples, naturally raised. While the tomatoes and peppers are in season, we'll be putting lots of tomatoes and peppers into the csa.  If the frost hits soon, you'll start getting squash squash squash.  We're holding off until the end to load you all up on squash and storage potatoes and onions! Once again the lovely ladies at Banville and Jones have paired wines with the protein and produce CSAs.
Ribs and charred corn call for something that echoes the smoke, but brings lots of fruit flavour along for the ride.  Try the Esencia Chardonnay from Spain ($12.99), a lovely, balanced wine for a Tuesday evening!
If you want to pull out the green peppers and the tomatoes to create a zingy salsa for the ribs and the corn, and open something that will be amazing with that combination, try one of our favourite Italian gems, the red Colle dei Venti Dolcetto ($18.99).  Or if the occasion is a bit more special, open the (red) Tolaini Al Passo, a rich and balanced Sangiovese blend, also from Italy, at $29.99. 
If the blend includes roasted carrots and potatoes as well as the ribs and charred corn, a lovely pairing would include an Australian Shiraz, such as the Innocent Bystander Syrah ($23.99).  The bright fruit and smooth texture of this Syrah will make a masterpiece out of the meal!