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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...

First Protein CSA of 2013!!

How exciting is this.  We are on the cusp of our first protein CSA pick up! This week everyone will have a fresh as well as a frozen component to their shares.  So if you see our staff running around, they are getting your main bag out of the freezer, then adding in the fresh items. You have no idea how excited our producers are to have the chance to try new items for your csa shares.  In the weeks to come you'll find so many new and fun items that our butcher is able to make specially for the CSA bags.  You should feel a little bit exclusive if I do say so myself. Full Share! This week each full share bag will contain... -1 dozen organic freely ranged eggs (Hermann Grauer from Nature's Farm is the ONLY organic egg producer in Manitoba. ) 1 pack of rind on tamworth bacon.  Tamworth is a heritage variety of hog which is prized for its delicious bacon.  The pork is freely ranged, never caged, fed a vegetarian diet and not given any chemical supplements. 1 pack of boneless skinless chicken thighs (chicken is freely run and naturally raised) 1 back of chicken drumsticks (free run chicken as above) 1 chunk of chicken salami (chicken is freely ranged and all natural) Half Protein Share.  This week the half share bags will include... Half a dozen freely ranged eggs. 1 pack chicken drumsticks (free run, raised naturally) 1 pack Tamworth Bacon ( Tamworth is a heritage variety of hog which is prized for its delicious bacon.  The pork is freely ranged, never caged, fed a vegetarian diet and not given any chemical supplements. ) 1 chunk of chicken salami (chicken is freely ranged and all natural)   Please visit our recipe blog for a fabulous recipe that uses the cilantro from your produce share to make spicy vietnamese bbq chicken legs.  The garlic scapes to make a mean caesar dressing to go with a bacon topped caesar salad with the romaine that is in the produce share.  www.cramptonsrecipes.com Wondering what wine would go well with your CSA this week? The below choices are made by two of Banville & Jones' Sommeliers. They love good wine like we love good food.
-a Caesar salad with the romaine, garlic scapes and bacon --pair with the Bon Courage Unwooded Chardonnay from South Africa, $14.99 --or a lovely white from the Fiano grape variety, the Menhir Fiano, $18.99-BBQ thai chicken drumsticks with the chicken and cilantro -- pair with the Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer from South Africa, a delicious white blend, $22.99 -- or a medium-bodied red from Italy's south, the Rasciatano Nero d'Troia,  $12.99
- a honey garlic salad dressing with the honey and scapes to go with the leaf lettuce. --pair with a slightly fizzy, delicious white from a small Italian producer who we know and love, the Callegaro Francesca Antichi Reassi Pinello (16.99) -- or toss your strawberries in with the greens and enjoy your salad with a dry Spanish rosè, such as the Lo Nuestro Garnacha at $13.99