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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 8/9

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Panchetta Made special for our CSA's by Townsend Farms, this treat takes 8 weeks to cure! Pancetta is cured pork belly, the Italian equivalent of bacon. Unlike American bacon, however, pancetta is cured with a variety of herbs, spices, and garlic, and is left unsmoked. Pancetta is usually rolled and tied in a cylindrical shape, then hung to dry. Cut it into thin strips and grab one of our par-baked pizza crusts in the freezer. Roast a head of garlic, smear it over the crust, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and add pancetta, thinly sliced onions and red peppers and slices of bocconcini cheese. Bake until the crust is golden on the edges and the cheese is melted. Bellissimo! Stewing Beef, Grass Fed Stewing beef is a less tender, but ultimately tastier, cut that need braising, simmering or stewing Here's how: 1. Sear room temperature meats until brown on all sides 2. Place in a heavy pot, season, add liquid (red wine, stock, water, etc),season well 3. Place in a 250 degree oven and roast over low heat until done. Elk Sirloin Steak Elk are ruminants (animals with more than one stomach) and are meant to eat grass. Grass fed meat is leaner than conventionally raised and so has to be cooked a little differently! This is important, so that you able to enjoy these meats to the absolute fullest! Here is a quick guide to cooking your elk sirloin: 1. Heat BBQ to high, get the grill nice and hot. 2. Turn down to low and place your room temperature steak (seasoned to your liking) on the grill 3. Close lid and time for 2 to 3 minutes 4. Flip steak, close lid and time for another 2 to 3 minutes. 5. Check for your prefered doneness. 6. Remove steak from grill, place on plate, cover and let rest for approx. 3 minutes. Pike Patties Our fisherman employs experienced filleters to remove ALL of the bones from this tasty fish. One of our favourite producers Greg has seasoned and made this delicious fish into bakable, grillable, fryable patties. Flavours include Thai, Maple, Seasoned and Plain. After thawing, try dipping them in egg then seasoned breadcrumbs and fry 3 minutes each side and enjoy!

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Stewing Beef, Grass Fed Stewing beef is a less tender, but ultimately tastier, cut that need braising, simmering or stewing Here's an idea: 1. Sear room temperature meats until brown on all sides 2. Place in a heavy pot, season, add liquid (red wine, stock, water, etc), veggies and season well 3. Place in a 250 degree oven and roast over low heat until done. Elk Sirloin Steak Elk are ruminants (animals with more than one stomach) and are meant to eat grass. Grass fed meat is leaner than conventionally raised and so has to be cooked a little differently! This is important, so that you able to enjoy these meats to the absolute fullest! Here is a quick guide to cooking your elk sirloin: 1. Heat BBQ to high, get the grill nice and hot. 2. Turn down to low and place your room temperature steak (seasoned to your liking) on the grill 3. Close lid and time for 2 to 3 minutes 4. Flip steak, close lid and time for another 2 to 3 minutes. 5. Check for your prefered doneness. 6. Remove steak from grill, place on plate, cover and let rest for approx. 3 minutes. Pike Patties Our fisherman employs experienced filleters to remove ALL of the bones from this tasty fish. One of our favourite producers Greg has seasoned and made this delicious fish into bakable, grillable, fryable patties. Flavours include Thai, Maple, Seasoned and Plain. After thawing, try dipping them in egg then seasoned breadcrumbs and fry 3 minutes each side and enjoy!