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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 August 18/19

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Swiss Chard, Spray Free A great source of phytonutrients, Chard is a versatile green. It's easy to sauté with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil (just until it wilts) or it's great chopped in a salad. Wash your Chard, spin dry, wrap it in a clean towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Summer Savoury, Spray Free Summer Savoury is a perfect herb for BBQ'd meats and green, yellow or purple beans. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the crisper, where it should last you 10-14 days. Or wash, dry and chop before freezing in an air-tight bag, where it will last indefinitely. Heirloom Tomatoes, Spray Free Love your tomatoes now, because you'll be sad when this season is over. The flavour from freshly picked, ripe tomatoes is a Summer luxury! Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel. Crookneck Squash and Zucchini,Spray Free Store squashes and zucchinis in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer four to five days and do not wash until just before you are ready to use it. At the first sign of wilting, use right away, as softness is a sign of deterioration. Cooked zucchini should be covered and refrigerated up to two days. Or you can freeze your zucchini by slicing, blanching (then plunge into cold water), drain and freeze in an airtight container - they'll keep 10 to 12 months. Patty Pan Squash,Spray Free Store just as you would its crookneck cousin. And try this week's recipe: Puff Pastry Ricotta & Zucchini Tart. Lipstick Peppers,Spray Free A pimento-style pepper that is super-sweet, try it fresh in salads or grilled on the BBQ. To store, wrap in a plastic bag and keep in the crisper. Peppers, Spray Free Y'know what's great stuffed in a pepper? Everything! You can't go wrong with ground meats, rice, quinoa, other veggies, herbs, whatever! Cut the top of your pepper off, hollow out the seeds, rub the pepper with olive oil inside and out. Fill with your favourite stuff, bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or grill on the top shelf of the BBQ. Anaheim Peppers, Spray Free Anaheim peppers are a mild variety of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. They're named for the city in Southern California where they were first grown commercially by a farmer named Ortega, who founded the company that still sells canned green chiles under his name. The peppers actually originated in New Mexico, where they are known, not surprisingly, as New Mexico chiles. Cauliflower or Broccoli, Spray Free Wrap your cauliflower or broccoli loosely in plastic and store in the crisper. Did you know cauliflower is actually yellow? As people preferred 'white' food, farmers started wrapping the leaves around the heads to prevent them from turning yellow in the sun. The hue, it turns out, comes from the extra beta-carotene naturally stored in its florets, which also gives this cauliflower 25 percent more vitamin A than the more common white variety. Who knew? Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here€™s a break-down of the different colours and the nutrients they offer: Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease. Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer. Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health. White: The nutrients don€™t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. Garlic This garlic variety has a bite, but is crazy-flavourful! Try this recipe with the heirloom and cherry tomatoes! South Osborne Commons Surprise! We love working with the amazing team from South Osborne! Every week something new, unique and beautiful shows up. This week you'll get something special from them. Want to know more about them? Check them out HERE.

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Swiss Chard, Spray Free A great source of phytonutrients, Chard is a versatile green. It's easy to sauté with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil (just until it wilts) or it's great chopped in a salad. Wash your Chard, spin dry, wrap it in a clean towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Summer Savoury, Spray Free Summer Savoury is a perfect herb for BBQ'd meats and green, yellow or purple beans. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the crisper, where it should last you 10-14 days. Or wash, dry and chop before freezing in an air-tight bag, where it will last indefinitely. Cherry Tomatoes, Spray Free Summertime candy. Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel. Crookneck Squash and Zucchini,Spray Free Store squashes and zucchinis in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer four to five days and do not wash until just before you are ready to use it. At the first sign of wilting, use right away, as softness is a sign of deterioration. Cooked zucchini should be covered and refrigerated up to two days. Or you can freeze your zucchini by slicing, blanching (then plunge into cold water), drain and freeze in an airtight container - they'll keep 10 to 12 months. Peppers, Spray Free Y'know what's great stuffed in a pepper? Everything! You can't go wrong with ground meats, rice, quinoa, other veggies, herbs, whatever! Cut the top of your pepper off, hollow out the seeds, rub the pepper with olive oil inside and out. Fill with your favourite stuff, bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or grill on the top shelf of the BBQ. Anaheim Peppers, Spray Free Anaheim peppers are a mild variety of chili pepper used in Mexican and Southwestern cooking. They're named for the city in Southern California where they were first grown commercially by a farmer named Ortega, who founded the company that still sells canned green chiles under his name. The peppers actually originated in New Mexico, where they are known, not surprisingly, as New Mexico chiles. Cauliflower or Broccoli, Spray Free Wrap your cauliflower or broccoli loosely in plastic and store in the crisper. Did you know cauliflower is actually yellow? As people preferred 'white' food, farmers started wrapping the leaves around the heads to prevent them from turning yellow in the sun. The hue, it turns out, comes from the extra beta-carotene naturally stored in its florets, which also gives this cauliflower 25 percent more vitamin A than the more common white variety. Who knew? Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here€™s a break-down of the different colours and the nutrients they offer: Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease. Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer. Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health. White: The nutrients don€™t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. Garlic This garlic variety has a bite, but is crazy-flavourful! Try this recipe with the heirloom and cherry tomatoes! South Osborne Commons Surprise! We love working with the amazing team from South Osborne! Every week something new, unique and beautiful shows up. This week you'll get something special from them. Want to know more about them? Check them out HERE.

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Swiss Chard, Spray Free A great source of phytonutrients, Chard is a versatile green. It's easy to sauté with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil (just until it wilts) or it's great chopped in a salad. Wash your Chard, spin dry, wrap it in a clean towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Summer Savoury, Spray Free Summer Savoury is a perfect herb for BBQ'd meats and green, yellow or purple beans. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the crisper, where it should last you 10-14 days. Or wash, dry and chop before freezing in an air-tight bag, where it will last indefinitely. Heirloom Tomatoes, Spray Free Love your tomatoes now, because you'll be sad when this season is over. The flavour from freshly picked, ripe tomatoes is a Summer luxury! Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel. Crookneck Squash and Zucchini,Spray Free Store squashes and zucchinis in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer four to five days and do not wash until just before you are ready to use it. At the first sign of wilting, use right away, as softness is a sign of deterioration. Cooked zucchini should be covered and refrigerated up to two days. Or you can freeze your zucchini by slicing, blanching (then plunge into cold water), drain and freeze in an airtight container - they'll keep 10 to 12 months. Patty Pan Squash,Spray Free Store just as you would its crookneck cousin. And try this week's recipe: Puff Pastry Ricotta & Zucchini Tart. Lipstick Peppers,Spray Free A pimento-style pepper that is super-sweet, try it fresh in salads or grilled on the BBQ. To store, wrap in a plastic bag and keep in the crisper. Cauliflower or Broccoli, Spray Free Wrap your cauliflower or broccoli loosely in plastic and store in the crisper. Did you know cauliflower is actually yellow? As people preferred 'white' food, farmers started wrapping the leaves around the heads to prevent them from turning yellow in the sun. The hue, it turns out, comes from the extra beta-carotene naturally stored in its florets, which also gives this cauliflower 25 percent more vitamin A than the more common white variety. Who knew? Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here€™s a break-down of the different colours and the nutrients they offer: Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease. Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer. Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health. White: The nutrients don€™t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. Garlic This garlic variety has a bite, but is crazy-flavourful! Try this recipe with the heirloom and cherry tomatoes!

Half Share to contain a minimum of 6 of the following

Swiss Chard, Spray Free A great source of phytonutrients, Chard is a versatile green. It's easy to sauté with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil (just until it wilts) or it's great chopped in a salad. Wash your Chard, spin dry, wrap it in a clean towel in a plastic bag in the crisper. Summer Savoury, Spray Free Summer Savoury is a perfect herb for BBQ'd meats and green, yellow or purple beans. Store wrapped in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the crisper, where it should last you 10-14 days. Or wash, dry and chop before freezing in an air-tight bag, where it will last indefinitely. Cherry Tomatoes, Spray Free Summertime candy. Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel. Crookneck Squash and Zucchini,Spray Free Store squashes and zucchinis in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer four to five days and do not wash until just before you are ready to use it. At the first sign of wilting, use right away, as softness is a sign of deterioration. Cooked zucchini should be covered and refrigerated up to two days. Or you can freeze your zucchini by slicing, blanching (then plunge into cold water), drain and freeze in an airtight container - they'll keep 10 to 12 months. Peppers, Spray Free Y'know what's great stuffed in a pepper? Everything! You can't go wrong with ground meats, rice, quinoa, other veggies, herbs, whatever! Cut the top of your pepper off, hollow out the seeds, rub the pepper with olive oil inside and out. Fill with your favourite stuff, bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or grill on the top shelf of the BBQ. Cauliflower or Broccoli, Spray Free Wrap your cauliflower or broccoli loosely in plastic and store in the crisper. Did you know cauliflower is actually yellow? As people preferred 'white' food, farmers started wrapping the leaves around the heads to prevent them from turning yellow in the sun. The hue, it turns out, comes from the extra beta-carotene naturally stored in its florets, which also gives this cauliflower 25 percent more vitamin A than the more common white variety. Who knew? Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here€™s a break-down of the different colours and the nutrients they offer: Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. Purple carrots typically have an orange core, and their pigment-related nutrients may provide additional vitamin A and prevent heart disease. Red: Lycopene and beta-carotene pigment. Lycopene is the same red pigment that gives tomatoes their deep color and is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, such as prostate cancer. Yellow: Xanthophykks and lutein. Both are linked to cancer prevention and better eye health. White: The nutrients don€™t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion.