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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 21

Oh you lucky ducks.  Just when the weather gets steamy hot, the Manitoba water melon show up!!!!  Lucky us! Full Shares to receive at least 6 of the following items Wild blueberries, one quart, wild harvested Sugar Snap peas, organic Linzer Fingerling potatoes, organic Red Onions, organic Green Pepper, Organic Watermelon, spray free Cucumbers, spray free Half shares to receive at least 5 of the following items Wild Blueberries, one pint, wild harvested Sugar snap peas, organic celery, organic green pepper, organic watermelon, spray free cucumber, spray free (I thinly slice the cucumbers and toss with "Erin's favourite Asian dressing" which you can find at www.cramptonsrecipes.com) We've been moving through a few different potato varieties.  I find the fingerlings to be the most firm of all of the ones we have had so far.  They hold up really well for potato salad and are great roasted with a little tzatziki on the side.  We have lots of recipes for everything in your CSA bags.  This hot weather week I highly recommend trying the potato salad recipe that we have posted.  www.cramptonsrecipes.com I love watermelon, so eat it just as is, but there are so many recipes for fruit salad, Popsicles, mojitos, and cold melon soups out there.  The sky is the limit! Once again, ,the lovely ladies at Banville and Jones have some great ideas if you would like a glass of wine with your meal.

If one should choose to whip up a potato salad with their fingerling potatoes then a tasty dry rose would be just the ticket.  The Cote Mas Rose ($11.99) from France would complement all the flavours in a potato salad and would also shine alongside a tasty watermelon, feta and mint salad. 

Although we have suggested the Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato ($11.00/375ml) in previous pairings it seems a shame not to mention it again here!  The subtle sweetness and gently bubble of this wine is a sure hit with fresh watermelon and blueberries.  For something just a touch drier, but just as delicious, try the Bon Courage Sparkling Blush from South Africa at $15.99.