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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 July 28/29

Wow.  This cycle of heat and rain has been incredible.  Fields have flooded, soft fruit was brought to a hurried end, and our farmers are getting dehydrated working in the fields.  Say a big thank you to them when you open your share and lay out the bounty!

Full Gourmet Share to receive a minimum of 12 of the following items

Edible Flowers, spray free and grown right here by the Sustainable South Osborne organization.  Beautiful on salads or to garnish desserts.  Store in a plastic bag in your fridge. Basil, Spray free and Organic.  Two producers are bringing you basil for this share, one of whom is spray free and one of whom is Organic.  Be sure to store your basil in your fridge and use it as soon as possible. Lettuce, organic Store your lettuce in plastic in your fridge.  Should your greens become wilted, this is a sign of dehydration.  Simply slice a paper thin slice from the bottom of the lettuce, and place upright in a sink of cool water.  As the lettuce re-absorbs the water, it perks up! Green Onions, spray free.  If you plan to keep these in your fridge for more than a day or two, keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration. Chard- Spray free.  As with the other greens, be certain to keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration.  If they get wilty, just chop an inch off the bottom, and put them in water in a vase or jar on your counter.  They will drink up the water and perk right up. Kale, Organic, Check out our super cool video on how to prepare kale!   Keep in your fridge with its buddy Chard. Tomatoes, Spray Free.  Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel.  You should make this week's gaspacho recipe with them! Fennel Fronds.  Keep in your fridge in a plastic bag to prevent dehydration.   Sick of fennel in your salads?  Stuff fish or a roast chicken with it.  Place fennel branches on the bbq then cook fish over them. Parsley, Spray free, keep in your fridge in a plastic bag for up to 10 days.  Parsley should be finely chopped to top every meal.  Fresh, bright flavour compliments almost everything.  AND it's incredibly good for you.  Did you know that doctors used to prescribe parsley to patients suffering from body odor and bad breath! Zucchini, spray free.  Store in your crisper in a paper towel to prevent dehydration.  Though there are a million and one things that you can make with Zucchini, I'm making that fabulous fritter recipe from a few weeks ago!!! Snow peas, spray free.  These are golden and purple snow peas.  So pretty!!!!  We can't sell them on the sales floor as people think that they are just bad snow peas.  Not the case.  They are an heirloom golden variety.  Cut off the stem end, peel away the string, then pop them in your mouth.  Store in a bag in your fridge. Collards. spray free Store wrapped in plastic in your fridge.  Collards are a very flavourful, robust cooking green.  Wash well, dry, chop and fry in bacon fat.  I'm not kidding.  That is traditional way to eat Collard Greens.  To quote a friend from Kentucky "Well EVERYONE knows you cook collards in bacon grease!!" Bunched Golden Beets-Organic.  Use the greens please.  They are just so good sauteed with garlic then topped with a soft egg. Cucumbers- Spray free- Keep in your fridge for up to a week.  Keeping them in a plastic bag will keep them from dehydrating.  With all of this hot hot weather all I want to eat these days is cucumber salad.  Try this dressing with them. Carrots, spray free.  Store your carrots in the fridge.  Like most veggies, a plastic bag around them will keep them from getting dehydrated.   Why do these carrots taste so much better than the ones in the winter?  Water content.  Our growers raise carrots meant for fresh eating, not for storage.  Storage carrots have a very low water content so that they can last all winter long without spoiling.  Fresh carrots have a higher water and sugar content making them juicy and sweet.  You can eat them out of hand or turn them into a carrot cucumber salad! Fava Beans, also known as broad beans, spray free.  These guys are a bit of an oddity.  You have to take the beans out of the shell, like you do with peas.  Then you need to take the bean out of the SECOND shell!!! Some people skip this second step, but purists say that it takes away from the delicate flavour of the bean.  I'll leave it up to you.  Then you can sautee the fava beans, boil them, or roast them.  I like to eat them raw. Onions, organic.  These onions are fresh, so have a high water content.  Use them like you would any regular onion, but you must keep them in your fridge. Potatoes, organic purple skinned!  Because the skin on them is so beautiful, I feel that these are the perfect excuse to make a summery potato salad.

Full Share to receive a minimum of 9 of the following items

Basil, Spray free and Organic.  Two producers are bringing you basil for this share, one of whom is spray free and one of whom is Organic.  Be sure to store your basil in your fridge and use it as soon as possible. Lettuce, organic Store your lettuce in plastic in your fridge.  Should your greens become wilted, this is a sign of dehydration.  Simply slice a paper thin slice from the bottom of the lettuce, and place upright in a sink of cool water.  As the lettuce re-absorbs the water, it perks up! Green Onions, spray free.  If you plan to keep these in your fridge for more than a day or two, keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration. Chard- Spray free.  As with the other greens, be certain to keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration.  If they get wilty, just chop an inch off the bottom, and put them in water in a vase or jar on your counter.  They will drink up the water and perk right up. Kale, Organic, Check out our super cool video on how to prepare kale!   Keep in your fridge with its buddy Chard. Tomatoes, Spray Free.  Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel.  You should make this week's gaspacho recipe with them! Zucchini, spray free.  Store in your crisper in a paper towel to prevent dehydration.  Though there are a million and one things that you can make with Zucchini, I'm making that fabulous fritter recipe from a few weeks ago!!! Bunched Golden Beets-Organic.  Use the greens please.  They are just so good sauteed with garlic then topped with a soft egg. Cucumbers- Spray free- Keep in your fridge for up to a week.  Keeping them in a plastic bag will keep them from dehydrating.  With all of this hot hot weather all I want to eat these days is cucumber salad.  Try this dressing with them. Carrots, spray free.  Store your carrots in the fridge.  Like most veggies, a plastic bag around them will keep them from getting dehydrated.   Why do these carrots taste so much better than the ones in the winter?  Water content.  Our growers raise carrots meant for fresh eating, not for storage.  Storage carrots have a very low water content so that they can last all winter long without spoiling.  Fresh carrots have a higher water and sugar content making them juicy and sweet.  You can eat them out of hand or turn them into a carrot cucumber salad! Onions, organic.  These onions are fresh, so have a high water content.  Use them like you would any regular onion, but you must keep them in your fridge. Potatoes, spray free.  These new potatoes have a high moisture content so you have to keep them in the fridge in plastic or they will discolour very quickly.

Half Gourmet Share to contain a minimum of 11 of the following

Edible Flowers, spray free and grown right here by the Sustainable South Osborne organization.  Beautiful on salads or to garnish desserts.  Store in a plastic bag in your fridge. Basil, Spray free and Organic.  Two producers are bringing you basil for this share, one of whom is spray free and one of whom is Organic.  Be sure to store your basil in your fridge and use it as soon as possible. Lettuce, organic Store your lettuce in plastic in your fridge.  Should your greens become wilted, this is a sign of dehydration.  Simply slice a paper thin slice from the bottom of the lettuce, and place upright in a sink of cool water.  As the lettuce re-absorbs the water, it perks up! Green Onions, spray free.  If you plan to keep these in your fridge for more than a day or two, keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration. Chard- Spray free.  As with the other greens, be certain to keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration.  If they get wilty, just chop an inch off the bottom, and put them in water in a vase or jar on your counter.  They will drink up the water and perk right up. Tomatoes, Spray Free.  Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel.  You should make this week's gaspacho recipe with them! Fennel Fronds.  Keep in your fridge in a plastic bag to prevent dehydration.   Sick of fennel in your salads?  Stuff fish or a roast chicken with it.  Place fennel branches on the bbq then cook fish over them. Parsley, Spray free, keep in your fridge in a plastic bag for up to 10 days.  Parsley should be finely chopped to top every meal.  Fresh, bright flavour compliments almost everything.  AND it's incredibly good for you.  Did you know that doctors used to prescribe parsley to patients suffering from body odor and bad breath! Zucchini, spray free.  Store in your crisper in a paper towel to prevent dehydration.  Though there are a million and one things that you can make with Zucchini, I'm making that fabulous fritter recipe from a few weeks ago!!! Collards. spray free Store wrapped in plastic in your fridge.  Collards are a very flavourful, robust cooking green.  Wash well, dry, chop and fry in bacon fat.  I'm not kidding.  That is traditional way to eat Collard Greens.  To quote a friend from Kentucky "Well EVERYONE knows you cook collards in bacon grease!!" Cucumbers- Spray free- Keep in your fridge for up to a week.  Keeping them in a plastic bag will keep them from dehydrating.  With all of this hot hot weather all I want to eat these days is cucumber salad.  Try this dressing with them. Carrots, spray free.  Store your carrots in the fridge.  Like most veggies, a plastic bag around them will keep them from getting dehydrated.   Why do these carrots taste so much better than the ones in the winter?  Water content.  Our growers raise carrots meant for fresh eating, not for storage.  Storage carrots have a very low water content so that they can last all winter long without spoiling.  Fresh carrots have a higher water and sugar content making them juicy and sweet.  You can eat them out of hand or turn them into a carrot cucumber salad! Fava Beans, also known as broad beans, spray free.  These guys are a bit of an oddity.  You have to take the beans out of the shell, like you do with peas.  Then you need to take the bean out of the SECOND shell!!! Some people skip this second step, but purists say that it takes away from the delicate flavour of the bean.  I'll leave it up to you.  Then you can sautee the fava beans, boil them, or roast them.  I like to eat them raw. Onions, organic.  These onions are fresh, so have a high water content.  Use them like you would any regular onion, but you must keep them in your fridge. Potatoes, organic purple skinned!  Because the skin on them is so beautiful, I feel that these are the perfect excuse to make a summery potato salad.

Half Share to contain a minimum of 8 of the following

Basil, Spray free and Organic.  Two producers are bringing you basil for this share, one of whom is spray free and one of whom is Organic.  Be sure to store your basil in your fridge and use it as soon as possible. Lettuce, organic Store your lettuce in plastic in your fridge.  Should your greens become wilted, this is a sign of dehydration.  Simply slice a paper thin slice from the bottom of the lettuce, and place upright in a sink of cool water.  As the lettuce re-absorbs the water, it perks up! Green Onions, spray free.  If you plan to keep these in your fridge for more than a day or two, keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration. Chard- Spray free.  As with the other greens, be certain to keep them in plastic to prevent dehydration.  If they get wilty, just chop an inch off the bottom, and put them in water in a vase or jar on your counter.  They will drink up the water and perk right up. Tomatoes, Spray Free.  Never store tomatoes in your fridge.  Keep them on your counter on a piece of paper towel.  You should make this week's gaspacho recipe with them! Zucchini, spray free.  Store in your crisper in a paper towel to prevent dehydration.  Though there are a million and one things that you can make with Zucchini, I'm making that fabulous fritter recipe from a few weeks ago!!! Cucumbers- Spray free- Keep in your fridge for up to a week.  Keeping them in a plastic bag will keep them from dehydrating.  With all of this hot hot weather all I want to eat these days is cucumber salad.  Try this dressing with them. Carrots, spray free.  Store your carrots in the fridge.  Like most veggies, a plastic bag around them will keep them from getting dehydrated.   Why do these carrots taste so much better than the ones in the winter?  Water content.  Our growers raise carrots meant for fresh eating, not for storage.  Storage carrots have a very low water content so that they can last all winter long without spoiling.  Fresh carrots have a higher water and sugar content making them juicy and sweet.  You can eat them out of hand or turn them into a carrot cucumber salad Potatoes, organic purple skinned!  Because the skin on them is so beautiful, I feel that these are the perfect excuse to make a summery potato salad.