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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 27/28

Use your food box items and follow this week€™s meal plan! Recipes are posted on www.cramptonsmarket.com/recipes under the category CSA Recipes Week 14.

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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!   Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week also comes from Twin River Gardens! Store kale in a bag in the fridge. You can strip the leaves off of the stem and chop up for easier prepping before use. Kale has a great texture raw for salads in replace of lettuce! It can also be used in many pasta dishes or soups. Kale can also be sautéed with garlic similarly to Swiss chard! Kale and Quinoa go wonderfully together in this Protein Power Salad!   Leek (spray free) €“ These leeks were grown at Twin River Gardens. Leeks are in the onion family and they also grow very similarly to onions. The root and the dark thick leaves need to be chopped off, and then you can use the white middle section. Store in a bag in the fridge. Leeks can go into soups, potato gratin, sautéed in butter with other vegetables, or in a creamy pasta dish! Try this quick and delicious dinner for Creamy Mushroom & Leek Chicken Breasts!   Celeriac (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one thanks to Twin River Gardens! Celeriac is sometimes known as celery root. It€™s an edible root, which comes from a variety of celery. It€™s similar in taste to a turnip once peeled and diced. It may look really ugly and disgusting but it€™s a very delicious root vegetable that can be used in many fall dishes! It can be used as a side dish when peeled, chopped and roasted, made into a creamy soup, a puree, or shredded for a coleslaw salad. Try Jamie Oliver€™s recipe for Celeriac, Potato and Onion Gratin!   Red Kuri (spray free) €“ This squash was grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! The Red Kuri is a thin skinned, bright orange winter squash. Store it in a cool dry place for several weeks. It can be cubed for a squash soup, roasted, or in a warm salad with dark greens. Here€™s a meatless dinner idea for Roasted Red Kuri Squash, White Bean and Spinach Salad!   Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, lasagna, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad!   Onions (organic) €“ Onions are also coming from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them whole in a cool pantry or counter, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in casseroles or salads! Use them in this fall recipe for Pumpkin, Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas!   Sage (organic) €“ This herb was grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep it in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent it from wilting. Sage is a good herb to finely chop up and roast with potatoes or chicken, and it can be added into soups for a little extra flavour. It also goes well with squash, and my favorite butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. It can be preserved in olive oil, dried, or frozen in ice cube trays. Chop up some sage for these Roasted Garlic Sage Potato Wedges!   Red Peppers (spray free) €“ These peppers are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a sealed bag in the crisper. They will last up to 2 weeks. These bell peppers are sweet and are great chopped up for greek, garden or quinoa salads! They can also be sliced for stir fry€™s, eaten raw with dip, or roasted for homemade hummus or pizza! Whip up some rice and this Steak Stir Fry with Peppers for an easy dinner!   Shallots (spray free) €“ These were grown at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Shallots can be stored in a cool dry place with the shell on. These are in the onion family, but smaller with a slightly sweet and more potent flavour. They are great sautéed with other vegetables such as brussels sprouts, chopped finely for a salad dressing or salad, used in a marinade, or chopped up for a baked vegetable dish. Try making Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots!  Beets (spray free) €“ These beets were grown by Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from going soft. These beets don€™t need to be peeled, just rinsed and then cubed and roasted, or sliced thinly for a salad! They can also be juiced with apples and carrots! Try this mouthwatering recipe for Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon!  Rainbow Carrot Bunches (spray free)- A shout out to Wild Earth Farms! 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. These carrots are the perfect fall veggie! They€™re delicious with pot roasts or chicken, boiled with orange juice and ginger, or pureed into carrot and sweet potato soups! Here€™s a recipe for Honey Maple Roasted Carrots.  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. Wash (and peel if preferred) only when ready to use. There are an endless number of ways potatoes can be used! 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!

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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! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week also comes from Twin River Gardens! Store kale in a bag in the fridge. You can strip the leaves off of the stem and chop up for easier prepping before use. Kale has a great texture raw for salads in replace of lettuce! It can also be used in many pasta dishes or soups. Kale can also be sautéed with garlic similarly to Swiss chard! Kale and Quinoa go wonderfully together in this Protein Power Salad! Leek (spray free) €“ These leeks were grown at Twin River Gardens. Leeks are in the onion family and they also grow very similarly to onions. The root and the dark thick leaves need to be chopped off, and then you can use the white middle section. Store in a bag in the fridge. Leeks can go into soups, potato gratin, sautéed in butter with other vegetables, or in a creamy pasta dish! Try this quick and delicious dinner for Creamy Mushroom & Leek Chicken Breasts! Celeriac (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one thanks to Twin River Gardens! Celeriac is sometimes known as celery root. It€™s an edible root, which comes from a variety of celery. It€™s similar in taste to a turnip once peeled and diced. It may look really ugly and disgusting but it€™s a very delicious root vegetable that can be used in many fall dishes! It can be used as a side dish when peeled, chopped and roasted, made into a creamy soup, a puree, or shredded for a coleslaw salad. Try Jamie Oliver€™s recipe for Celeriac, Potato and Onion Gratin! Red Kuri (spray free) €“ This squash was grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! The Red Kuri is a thin skinned, bright orange winter squash. Store it in a cool dry place for several weeks. It can be cubed for a squash soup, roasted, or in a warm salad with dark greens. Here€™s a meatless dinner idea for Roasted Red Kuri Squash, White Bean and Spinach Salad! Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, lasagna, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad! Onions (organic) €“ Onions are also coming from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them whole in a cool pantry or counter, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in casseroles or salads! Use them in this fall recipe for Pumpkin, Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas! Sage (organic) €“ This herb was grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep it in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent it from wilting. Sage is a good herb to finely chop up and roast with potatoes or chicken, and it can be added into soups for a little extra flavour. It also goes well with squash, and my favorite butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. It can be preserved in olive oil, dried, or frozen in ice cube trays. Chop up some sage for these Roasted Garlic Sage Potato Wedges! Red Peppers (spray free) €“ These peppers are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a sealed bag in the crisper. They will last up to 2 weeks. These bell peppers are sweet and are great chopped up for greek, garden or quinoa salads! They can also be sliced for stir fry€™s, eaten raw with dip, or roasted for homemade hummus or pizza! Whip up some rice and this Steak Stir Fry with Peppers for an easy dinner!  Beets (spray free) €“ These beets were grown by Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from going soft. These beets don€™t need to be peeled, just rinsed and then cubed and roasted, or sliced thinly for a salad! They can also be juiced with apples and carrots! Try this mouthwatering recipe for Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon!

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

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! Kale (spray free) €“ Kale this week also comes from Twin River Gardens! Store kale in a bag in the fridge. You can strip the leaves off of the stem and chop up for easier prepping before use. Kale has a great texture raw for salads in replace of lettuce! It can also be used in many pasta dishes or soups. Kale can also be sautéed with garlic similarly to Swiss chard! Kale and Quinoa go wonderfully together in this Protein Power Salad! Leek (spray free) €“ These leeks were grown at Twin River Gardens. Leeks are in the onion family and they also grow very similarly to onions. The root and the dark thick leaves need to be chopped off, and then you can use the white middle section. Store in a bag in the fridge. Leeks can go into soups, potato gratin, sautéed in butter with other vegetables, or in a creamy pasta dish! Try this quick and delicious dinner for Creamy Mushroom & Leek Chicken Breasts! Celeriac (spray free) €“ Here€™s another one thanks to Twin River Gardens! Celeriac is sometimes known as celery root. It€™s an edible root, which comes from a variety of celery. It€™s similar in taste to a turnip once peeled and diced. It may look really ugly and disgusting but it€™s a very delicious root vegetable that can be used in many fall dishes! It can be used as a side dish when peeled, chopped and roasted, made into a creamy soup, a puree, or shredded for a coleslaw salad. Try Jamie Oliver€™s recipe for Celeriac, Potato and Onion Gratin! Red Kuri (spray free) €“ This squash was grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! The Red Kuri is a thin skinned, bright orange winter squash. Store it in a cool dry place for several weeks. It can be cubed for a squash soup, roasted, or in a warm salad with dark greens. Here€™s a meatless dinner idea for Roasted Red Kuri Squash, White Bean and Spinach Salad! Onions (organic) €“ Onions are also coming from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them whole in a cool pantry or counter, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in casseroles or salads! Use them in this fall recipe for Pumpkin, Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas! Sage (organic) €“ This herb was grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep it in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent it from wilting. Sage is a good herb to finely chop up and roast with potatoes or chicken, and it can be added into soups for a little extra flavour. It also goes well with squash, and my favorite butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. It can be preserved in olive oil, dried, or frozen in ice cube trays. Chop up some sage for these Roasted Garlic Sage Potato Wedges! Red Peppers (spray free) €“ These peppers are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a sealed bag in the crisper. They will last up to 2 weeks. These bell peppers are sweet and are great chopped up for greek, garden or quinoa salads! They can also be sliced for stir fry€™s, eaten raw with dip, or roasted for homemade hummus or pizza! Whip up some rice and this Steak Stir Fry with Peppers for an easy dinner! Shallots (spray free) €“ These were grown at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Shallots can be stored in a cool dry place with the shell on. These are in the onion family, but smaller with a slightly sweet and more potent flavour. They are great sautéed with other vegetables such as brussels sprouts, chopped finely for a salad dressing or salad, used in a marinade, or chopped up for a baked vegetable dish. Try making Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Shallots! Beets (spray free) €“ These beets were grown by Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from going soft. These beets don€™t need to be peeled, just rinsed and then cubed and roasted, or sliced thinly for a salad! They can also be juiced with apples and carrots! Try this mouthwatering recipe for Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon!

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

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! Leek (spray free) €“ These leeks were grown at Twin River Gardens. Leeks are in the onion family and they also grow very similarly to onions. The root and the dark thick leaves need to be chopped off, and then you can use the white middle section. Store in a bag in the fridge. Leeks can go into soups, potato gratin, sautéed in butter with other vegetables, or in a creamy pasta dish! Try this quick and delicious dinner for Creamy Mushroom & Leek Chicken Breasts! Red Kuri (spray free) €“ This squash was grown by Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! The Red Kuri is a thin skinned, bright orange winter squash. Store it in a cool dry place for several weeks. It can be cubed for a squash soup, roasted, or in a warm salad with dark greens. Here€™s a meatless dinner idea for Roasted Red Kuri Squash, White Bean and Spinach Salad! Parsley (organic) €“ This is brought to you by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store it in a damp paper towel in a bag in the crisper. It can also be preserved by drying it. Parsley can be chopped up and sprinkled onto any of your roasted veggies or potatoes! It also adds a nice finishing touch to pasta dishes, salads, lasagna, homemade dressings or dips! Try Getty Stewart€™s recipe for Parsley Barley Salad! Onions (organic) €“ Onions are also coming from Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Store them whole in a cool pantry or counter, peel and chop only when using. These onions can be used in almost any meal! Fry them up with potatoes or other vegetables, use them in soups, stir fry€™s, slice them for burgers, put them in casseroles or salads! Use them in this fall recipe for Pumpkin, Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas! Sage (organic) €“ This herb was grown by Stefan at Blue Lagoon Organics! Keep it in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent it from wilting. Sage is a good herb to finely chop up and roast with potatoes or chicken, and it can be added into soups for a little extra flavour. It also goes well with squash, and my favorite butternut squash macaroni and cheese recipe. It can be preserved in olive oil, dried, or frozen in ice cube trays. Chop up some sage for these Roasted Garlic Sage Potato Wedges! Red Peppers (spray free) €“ These peppers are from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms! Store them in a sealed bag in the crisper. They will last up to 2 weeks. These bell peppers are sweet and are great chopped up for greek, garden or quinoa salads! They can also be sliced for stir fry€™s, eaten raw with dip, or roasted for homemade hummus or pizza! Whip up some rice and this Steak Stir Fry with Peppers for an easy dinner!  Beets (spray free) €“ These beets were grown by Jeanne at Notre Dame de Lourdes! Store them in a sealed bag in the fridge to prevent them from going soft. These beets don€™t need to be peeled, just rinsed and then cubed and roasted, or sliced thinly for a salad! They can also be juiced with apples and carrots! Try this mouthwatering recipe for Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon!