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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 pickup August 15th

OH you lucky ducks.  This week's CSA includes Manitoba spray free watermelon. If you are particularly lucky, you may get one of the orange sherbet watermelons that came in.  Orange or red fleshed, the melons are sweet and juicy.  Unlike the Texas watermelon that we have been carrying, the Manitoba watermelon are small and have thin shells.  When fully ripe the Manitoba melons crack easily, so please be gentle with your csa bag this week.  Should you receive a cracked melon, not to worry, eat it anyway.  These melons are grown on plastic and are not located near any livestock so the risk of an e coli contaminated melon is minimal.   FULL SHARE, Each full share will contain a minimum of 10 of the following items 6 corn, certified organic 3 beets, certified organic 2 onions, spray free and grown on transitional land 4 cucumbers, spray free and LFP certified 2 zucchini, spray free 1 English cucumber, certified organic 1 bunch broccoli, certified organic 1 watermelon, spray free and LFP certified 1 bag beans, spray free and LFP certified 2 tomatoes, certified organic 1 head romaine, certified organic 1-2 Japanese eggplant, spray free 1 pint cherry tomatoes, spray free 1 bunch herbs, spray free and LFP certified   Half Share, Each half share will contain a minimum of 6 of the following items 3 Corn, certified organic 2 Beets, certified organic 1 onion, certified organic 4 cucumbers, spray free and LFP certified 2 zucchini, spray free 1 watermelon, spray free and LFP certified 1 bunch broccoli, certified organic 1 tomato, certified organic 1-2 Japanese eggplant, spray free 1 head romaine lettuce, certified organic 1 bunch herbs, spray free and LFP certified. This week I'll be peeling and grating my beets over top of my romaine lettuce.  I just add some goat cheese, lemon juice and olive oil to make my favourite  simple salad. The onions right now are incredibly sweet.  I'll sautee them until caramelized add some stock and make a quick french onion soup.  Either that or caramelize them and have them on burgers.   Last night Marc and I sauteed a half an onion with some of the wild lobster mushrooms that we currently have in the store.  Absolutely divine. I'll be using our cherry tomatoes on the grill with the zucchini that we get in the CSA.  Check out the recipe blog for the grilled zucchini and tomato recipe.  It also works well with japanese eggplant if you got some of that in your CSA.  www.cramptonsrecipes.com   Happy eating!! Erin