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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

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Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

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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.

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CSA Pick Up September 1/2

Full Gourmet Share to contain a minimum of 9 of the following

Basil, Spray Free Your Summer go-to herb, basil is great in salads, chopped onto your corn or tossed onto your pizza on the BBQ! To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. Refrigeration can turn the leaves black. No, this won't win any kitchen decor awards, but in my experience the plastic bag really makes a difference. I've had basil stay perky for a week or even longer, especially if I change the water frequently. Cherry Tomatoes, Spray Free A mix of cherry and mid-sized cocktail tomatoes gives you more varieties to try! The season is winding down, so get these gems while you can. Always store tomatoes on the counter, never in the fridge. Field Tomatoes, Organic These organic, heirloom babies aren't as pretty as their hothouse cousins, but super-flavourful! Store your tomatoes on the counter on a paper towel, never in the fridge. Red Cabbage, Spray Free Store your cabbage wrapped loosely in a plastic bag in the crisper. Try this Red Cabbage, Zucchini and Carrot Slaw: 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup grated zucchini 1/2 cup yellow beans 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped green onions Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp grated orange rind salt and pepper Mix vinaigrette ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake like crazy. Mix veggies and herbs in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss. Eat immediately or refrigerate to let flavours soak in. Celery, Spray Free Whether chopped into a salad, cut into snacky-sticks or added to soup or stew, celery is a kitchen staple. Want to feel like a kid again? Smear it with some natural peanut butter and sprinkle with raisins for an afternoon kick. Loosely cover with plastic and store in your crisper. Asparagus Beans, Spray Free Chewy and flavourful asparagus beans, also known as Chinese snake beans or yard-long beans are closely related to black-eyed peas. The immature, tender, edible pods are one of the most popular pod-vegetables used in the Philippines and other East Asian cuisines. Flash-stir fry them in some chopped garlic, cooking oil and soy sauce (add chillies if you like it hot). Store them in a plastic bag in the crisper and enjoy them within a week. Ground Cherries,Spray Free Nightshades and members of the Solanaceae family, which includes the tomato, ground cherries are closely related to cape gooseberries, tomatillos and Chinese lanterns (all Physalis species). Ground cherry fruits are typically bright yellow-orange, the diameter of a dime to a nickel, and grow individually in tan-coloured papery husks. They are crisp and sweet, and the harvest period can last two months or more. Ground cherries store well for several weeks in their husks in paper bags in the fridge. Melon,Spray Free Whether it's watermelon or cantaloupe, it's a Summer staple. Melons should live on your counter until cut, then once you've cut into it, wrap the remainder in plastic and it should keep in the fridge for about 3 days. If you find yourself with more melon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. Corn, Organic From just outside Notre Dame, this bi-colour variety is smaller than the famous Fred, but sweet and flavourful! Store corn in the husk on a lower shelf in your fridge. Enjoy within two weeks. Paris Market Carrots, Spray Free They only grow 1-2 inches in diameter, but these round, beet-shaped carrots are always a conversation starter! An heirloom variety from the 19th Century, they are best enjoyed raw in salads. Store them in your crisper in a plastic bag. Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here۪s 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 don۪t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. 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. Gourmet Inspirations, Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce Made with Canadian Whisky, this rich and decadent sauce is inspired by the central regions of France and has proved to invigorate the senses. Heat it slowly and serve on a steak that۪s been grilled to perfection, top with saut̩ed onions and mushrooms. Learn more HERE.

Full Share to contain a minimum of 7 of the following

Basil, Spray Free Your Summer go-to herb, basil is great in salads, chopped onto your corn or tossed onto your pizza on the BBQ! To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. Refrigeration can turn the leaves black. No, this won't win any kitchen decor awards, but in my experience the plastic bag really makes a difference. I've had basil stay perky for a week or even longer, especially if I change the water frequently. Field Tomatoes, Organic These organic, heirloom babies aren't as pretty as their hothouse cousins, but super-flavourful! Store your tomatoes on the counter on a paper towel, never in the fridge. Red Cabbage, Spray Free Store your cabbage wrapped loosely in a plastic bag in the crisper. Try this Red Cabbage, Zucchini and Carrot Slaw: 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup grated zucchini 1/2 cup yellow beans 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped green onions Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp grated orange rind salt and pepper Mix vinaigrette ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake like crazy. Mix veggies and herbs in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss. Eat immediately or refrigerate to let flavours soak in. Asparagus Beans, Spray Free Chewy and flavourful asparagus beans, also known as Chinese snake beans or yard-long beans are closely related to black-eyed peas. The immature, tender, edible pods are one of the most popular pod-vegetables used in the Philippines and other East Asian cuisines. Flash-stir fry them in some chopped garlic, cooking oil and soy sauce (add chillies if you like it hot). Store them in a plastic bag in the crisper and enjoy them within a week. Ground Cherries,Spray Free Nightshades and members of the Solanaceae family, which includes the tomato, ground cherries are closely related to cape gooseberries, tomatillos and Chinese lanterns (all Physalis species). Ground cherry fruits are typically bright yellow-orange, the diameter of a dime to a nickel, and grow individually in tan-coloured papery husks. They are crisp and sweet, and the harvest period can last two months or more. Ground cherries store well for several weeks in their husks in paper bags in the fridge. Melon,Spray Free Whether it's watermelon or cantaloupe, it's a Summer staple. Melons should live on your counter until cut, then once you've cut into it, wrap the remainder in plastic and it should keep in the fridge for about 3 days. If you find yourself with more melon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. Corn, Organic From just outside Notre Dame, this bi-colour variety is smaller than the famous Fred, but sweet and flavourful! Store corn in the husk on a lower shelf in your fridge. Enjoy within two weeks. Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here۪s 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 don۪t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. 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. Gourmet Inspirations, Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce Made with Canadian Whisky, this rich and decadent sauce is inspired by the central regions of France and has proved to invigorate the senses. Heat it slowly and serve on a steak that۪s been grilled to perfection, top with saut̩ed onions and mushrooms. Learn more HERE.

Half Gourmet Share to contain a minimum of 7 of the following

Basil, Spray Free Your Summer go-to herb, basil is great in salads, chopped onto your corn or tossed onto your pizza on the BBQ! To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. Refrigeration can turn the leaves black. No, this won't win any kitchen decor awards, but in my experience the plastic bag really makes a difference. I've had basil stay perky for a week or even longer, especially if I change the water frequently. Field Tomatoes, Organic These organic, heirloom babies aren't as pretty as their hothouse cousins, but super-flavourful! Store your tomatoes on the counter on a paper towel, never in the fridge. Red Cabbage, Spray Free Store your cabbage wrapped loosely in a plastic bag in the crisper. Try this Red Cabbage, Zucchini and Carrot Slaw: 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup grated zucchini 1/2 cup yellow beans 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped green onions Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp grated orange rind salt and pepper Mix vinaigrette ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake like crazy. Mix veggies and herbs in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss. Eat immediately or refrigerate to let flavours soak in. Ground Cherries,Spray Free Nightshades and members of the Solanaceae family, which includes the tomato, ground cherries are closely related to cape gooseberries, tomatillos and Chinese lanterns (all Physalis species). Ground cherry fruits are typically bright yellow-orange, the diameter of a dime to a nickel, and grow individually in tan-coloured papery husks. They are crisp and sweet, and the harvest period can last two months or more. Ground cherries store well for several weeks in their husks in paper bags in the fridge. Melon,Spray Free Whether it's watermelon or cantaloupe, it's a Summer staple. Melons should live on your counter until cut, then once you've cut into it, wrap the remainder in plastic and it should keep in the fridge for about 3 days. If you find yourself with more melon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. Corn, Organic From just outside Notre Dame, this bi-colour variety is smaller than the famous Fred, but sweet and flavourful! Store corn in the husk on a lower shelf in your fridge. Enjoy within two weeks. Paris Market Carrots, Spray Free They only grow 1-2 inches in diameter, but these round, beet-shaped carrots are always a conversation starter! An heirloom variety from the 19th Century, they are best enjoyed raw in salads. Store them in your crisper in a plastic bag. Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here۪s 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 don۪t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. 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. Gourmet Inspirations, Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce Made with Canadian Whisky, this rich and decadent sauce is inspired by the central regions of France and has proved to invigorate the senses. Heat it slowly and serve on a steak that۪s been grilled to perfection, top with saut̩ed onions and mushrooms. Learn more HERE.

Half Share to contain a minimum of 5 of the following

Basil, Spray Free Your Summer go-to herb, basil is great in salads, chopped onto your corn or tossed onto your pizza on the BBQ! To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. Refrigeration can turn the leaves black. No, this won't win any kitchen decor awards, but in my experience the plastic bag really makes a difference. I've had basil stay perky for a week or even longer, especially if I change the water frequently. Field Tomatoes, Organic These organic, heirloom babies aren't as pretty as their hothouse cousins, but super-flavourful! Store your tomatoes on the counter on a paper towel, never in the fridge. Ground Cherries,Spray Free Nightshades and members of the Solanaceae family, which includes the tomato, ground cherries are closely related to cape gooseberries, tomatillos and Chinese lanterns (all Physalis species). Ground cherry fruits are typically bright yellow-orange, the diameter of a dime to a nickel, and grow individually in tan-coloured papery husks. They are crisp and sweet, and the harvest period can last two months or more. Ground cherries store well for several weeks in their husks in paper bags in the fridge. Melon,Spray Free Whether it's watermelon or cantaloupe, it's a Summer staple. Melons should live on your counter until cut, then once you've cut into it, wrap the remainder in plastic and it should keep in the fridge for about 3 days. If you find yourself with more melon than you can eat before it spoils, freeze it. Cut into cubes, tossing with 1/4 cup of sugar for each 2 cups of fruit if desired, and store in an airtight container. Corn, Organic From just outside Notre Dame, this yellow variety is smaller than the famous Fred, but sweeter and flavourful! Store corn in the husk on a lower shelf in your fridge. Enjoy within two weeks. Rainbow Carrots, Spray Free Carrots are jammed with a wealth of nutrients, and medium-sized sticks are only 25 calories. Here۪s 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 don۪t come from the pigment but from the fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. 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. Gourmet Inspirations, Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce Made with Canadian Whisky, this rich and decadent sauce is inspired by the central regions of France and has proved to invigorate the senses. Heat it slowly and serve on a steak that۪s been grilled to perfection, top with saut̩ed onions and mushrooms. Learn more HERE.