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Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

Jan 20, 2021
To celebrate citrus week we made this delicious citrus salad. Finished with a honey citrus vinaigrette this salad is quick, easy and delicious!     SALAD: Lettuce of your choice -...


Oct 05, 2020
This is our Thanksgiving twist on your classic eggs benedict (who doesn't love eggs benedict)!  Here is your shopping list! These items are in addition to your leftovers you already...


Oct 05, 2020
SERVES 6! Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving ham leftovers? Try this delicious ham and potato soup with our favourite ingredient... cheese!  Here is your shopping list! These...


Oct 05, 2020
SERVES 2! Wondering what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? We have some great ideas! Try making this quesadilla that uses all your leftovers - yes, even the cranberry sauce!  Here...

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...

FALL FOOD BOX - November 10th

In this blog post you are going to find the items coming up in your next fall food box. We try to be as accurate as possible but sometimes things change with our farmers crops and you may get a different variety of something listed here. 

Full Produce Box

Full Produce Shares will Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items:

Local Apples - Spray Free

Apples are from Riverbend Orchards. All apples should be stored in a cool, humid place. In order to keep apples at their peak, avoid storing them in close proximity to strongly flavored foods such as onions.

Cabbage - Spray Free

Cabbage is from Wild Earth Farms. You can put the cabbage in a plastic bag to help retain moisture but it isn't totally necessary. If you use only a partial head, make sure to tightly wrap the remainder and put into the fridge.

Try this fried cabbage with bacon, onion and garlic. Of course, substitute the bacon out to keep it vegetarian. 

Celery Root - Spray Free

Celery Root or Celeriac is from Wild Earth Farm. Store in the fridge crisper for 2 weeks or more. This is a root vegetable with a mild celery taste. It's not too flavourful so I would add some spices or seasoning to it. You need to peel or cut off the outer roots and then either chop up and roast or use in a pureed soup. 
This celeriac schnitzel looks so delicious. This is a great way to incorporate celeriac into your dinner plans. 

Kohlrabi - Spray Free

Kohlrabi is from Wild Earth Farms. Peel the thick skin off before eating it. You can eat it raw, in fact, eating it raw is one of our favourite ways because it’s so crunchy and juicy with less of a spice than a radish! These pair really nicely with radish in a salad or slaw. You can also roast it or boil it - treat it like a potato but with a longer cooking time. You can also cut it into sticks and snack on it like carrots. 

If you don't want to eat this raw try roasting it with salt, pepper and oil for the perfect veggie side dish. 

Butterkin Squash - Spray Free

Butterkin Squash is from John Abrams Farms.  is the love child between a butternut squash and a pumpkin. It kept the light orange skin of the butternut squash but the shape of a pumpkin. The flesh is the best of both worlds – deep orange, smooth and sweet. Butterkin Squash makes a delicious soup, can be roasted and some people use it for pie.

This is a beautiful fall soup to make with the perfect colouring to brighten up your day. 

Red Potatoes - Spray Free

Potatoes are from Wild Earth Farms. They can be kept in a pantry, basement or any cool, dry and dark place. These bigger potatoes can be used for baked stuffed potatoes. These are great for steak fries, hash browns, shoestring potatoes, French fries, potato skins, chips, and Hasselback potatoes. Kennebec potatoes also maintain their shape when cooked, perfect for potato salads, curries, soups, and stews.

Organic Carrots - Organic

Organic Carrots are from Oak Valley Organics. Store in the fridge crisper or a cool dry place for 3 weeks or more. For raw eating, peel cut up and store in a glass container of water in the fridge. They can be boiled, roasted or added to a slow cooker stew/roast.

Pie Pumpkin - Spray Free

These Pie Pumpkins are from Wild Earth Farms. Pie Pumpkin is sweet with a dark yellow to orange flesh that's moist. You can cut it into slices and roast it or peel the pumpkin and cut it into cubes to roast. You can eat the flesh of a pie pumpkin if you roast it in moist heat. Cut in half, scoop out seeds, roast and use the flesh for pies, soups, stews. You can add the cooked flesh to pumpkin muffins or smoothies.
Pumpkin pie season may be over but there is no harm making it anytime! Try this homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe. 

Cherry Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens. Store on the counter in the container for 1 week. Cook down these tomatoes in a pan with pasta for a nice soft sauce or sprinkle them around fish to grill. 

Use your fresh basil and cherry tomatoes in this light pasta dish. It will be cooked in 20 minutes! 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is from Twin River. Wrap the basil leaves in a damp paper towel and place in a sealed bag in a cool dry place, not the fridge. Basil tastes amazing with any tomato or pasta dish! It can also be chopped up and used in a cream sauce or spread, used to make pesto, or in a simple tomato basil and mozzarella salad!

Use your fresh basil and cherry tomatoes in this light pasta dish. It will be cooked in 20 minutes!