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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...

Food Bag pick up July 7 and 8

So last week we let everyone pick up their shares either Tuesday evening or any time on Wednesday.  We were surprised at how many of you chose to come out on Tuesday.  (Makes sense when you think of it, day before a holiday with everyone itching to get out to the lake!).  So we're increasing the window for you to get your shares!  Each week you can now pick up your shares any time from 5pm -8 pm on Tuesday.  Or Wednesday from 9 am-8pm.  We're hoping that these additional pick up hours make the program even more convenient for you! We expect that last week we goofed some things.  The first CSA packing is always an adventure.  To compensate for any mess ups last week we're throwing in some free surprises this week for everyone! This is the current list of what we think will be in the bags this week.  With the downpour that we just had, I expect that some items will be muddy to harvest so I expect late in the game changes to the shares this week. Remember to eat your shares from the top down to ensure that things last the week in your fridge! Full Gourmet shares to receive a minimum of 8 of the following items Leaf Lettuce- Spray free.  I know that there are a lot of the greens in the shares right now.  Such is seasonal eating.  When there is lettuce, we eat lettuce!  Now is a great time to start playing with lettuce wraps.  Red Romaine- Certified Organic If you are lettuced out with this share, grab your head of romaine and pop it on the grill.  I'm not kidding.  Lettuce is NOT just for salads.  Try the recipe here. Spinach- Certified Organic. Turn the whole lot into Goma Ae.  It's nice to know that you can turn a lot of greens into goma Ae.  If you just got a bucket load of chard, beet greens, spinach and pac choi in your CSA....this recipe works well on all of them.   The slight taste and texture differences that the greens provide keep it interesting.  You have the recipe in your recipe box.  It's also here. Basil- Certified Organic  Your recipe this week provides for a greens pesto that uses your greens AND the basil! Pac Choi- Spray Free Pac Choi and Bok Choi are the same thing.  You can chop it up to make a slaw, throw it into a stir fry, use it to add crunch to a wrap or sandwich, or chop it up and toss it into a soup! Summer Savory- Certified Organic   A lot of people like to add savory to peas which is why we've added it to this week's share.  Even more people like to add it to beans!  So if you want to, wash and hang your savory to dry for when the beans are ready! Chard- Certified Organic Oh Chard, the vegetable that everyone loves to hate.  I love to eat chard.  Our farmers love to grow chard.  And hopefully after this week's recipe, you'll learn to love it too.  A fabulously tasty superfood, Chard is versitile.  You can chop it into salads, turn it into a wrap, turn it into goma ae, or into a pesto.  I love Chard for breakfast.  Wash your chard up.  Chop it into pieces, sautee in butter, bacon fat or oil with garlic scapes until wilted.  Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.  Then fry and egg over easy with a runny yolk (you could also poach the egg).  Slide the egg on top of your sauteed chard , prick the yolk and let it run all over the chard.  Eat it up!  So delicious. Salad Turnips- Spray Free Salad turnips are mild in flavour, and you can eat the tops as well as the roots.  You can eat them raw or sautee them in butter, roast them with salt and pepper, or chop them up into a salad or sandwich! Salad Radish-Spray Free Just like the salad turnips you can eat the greens (I like to sautee them with eggs), and the bottoms.  The other day I roasted radishes in the store and served them to customers asking them to guess what the sample was.  Everyone loved it and NO ONE could guess what it was.  When they are roasted they are sweet and savoury and juicy and delicious.  Just wash your radishes, toss with olive oil and salt and pepper and roast at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  Delish!! Turnips -Spray Free- These turnips are baby regular turnips.  Eat the tops in your salad, roast the bottoms or serve them with dip! Bunched Beet -Spray Free Hate making cabbage rolls as the cabbage is too hard to roll up?  Use beet leaves instead!!!  It always breaks my heart when I see customers asking for us to compost their beet leaves.  They are so delicious!!!  Use them like you would chard with eggs, or toss into a salad or use them to make beet leaf chips(use the kale chip recipe but use beet leaves instead ) oruse them as a wrap.  Basically anything that you would use Kale for, you can substitute beet leaf. Cucumber- Spray Free These are those sweet juicy crisp english style cucumber same as last week. Peas- Spray Free Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks out of these beauties! Garlic Scapes- Spray Free  Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious!!!  Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicy kick.  So versatile!! And so delicious.   Full shares to receive a minimum of 7 of the following items Leaf Lettuce- Spray free.  I know that there are a lot of the greens in the shares right now.  Such is seasonal eating.  When there is lettuce, we eat lettuce!  Now is a great time to start playing with lettuce wraps.  Red Romaine- Certified Organic If you are lettuced out with this share, grab your head of romaine and pop it on the grill.  I'm not kidding.  Lettuce is NOT just for salads.  Try the recipe here. Spinach- Certified Organic. Turn the whole lot into Goma Ae.  It's nice to know that you can turn a lot of greens into goma Ae.  If you just got a bucket load of chard, beet greens, spinach and pac choi in your CSA....this recipe works well on all of them.   The slight taste and texture differences that the greens provide keep it interesting.  You have the recipe in your recipe box.  It's also here. Pac Choi- Spray Free Pac Choi and Bok Choi are the same thing.  You can chop it up to make a slaw, throw it into a stir fry, use it to add crunch to a wrap or sandwich, or chop it up and toss it into a soup! Chard- Certified Organic Oh Chard, the vegetable that everyone loves to hate.  I love to eat chard.  Our farmers love to grow chard.  And hopefully after this week's recipe, you'll learn to love it too.  A fabulously tasty superfood, Chard is versitile.  You can chop it into salads, turn it into a wrap, turn it into goma ae, or into a pesto.  I love Chard for breakfast.  Wash your chard up.  Chop it into pieces, sautee in butter, bacon fat or oil with garlic scapes until wilted.  Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.  Then fry and egg over easy with a runny yolk (you could also poach the egg).  Slide the egg on top of your sauteed chard , prick the yolk and let it run all over the chard.  Eat it up!  So delicious. Bunched Beet -Spray Free Hate making cabbage rolls as the cabbage is too hard to roll up?  Use beet leaves instead!!!  It always breaks my heart when I see customers asking for us to compost their beet leaves.  They are so delicious!!!  Use them like you would chard with eggs, or toss into a salad or use them to make beet leaf chips(use the kale chip recipe but use beet leaves instead ) oruse them as a wrap.  Basically anything that you would use Kale for, you can substitute beet leaf. Cucumber- Spray Free These are those sweet juicy crisp english style cucumber same as last week. Peas- Spray Free Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks out of these beauties! Kale- Organic.  You can eat it raw, cook it, roast it, turn it into chips or pop it into your smoothies.  Lots of recipes on our site! Garlic Scapes- Spray Free  Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious!!!  Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicy kick.  So versatile!! And so delicious. Gourmet Half Shares to receive a Minimum of 7 of the following items Leaf Lettuce- Spray free.  I know that there are a lot of the greens in the shares right now.  Such is seasonal eating.  When there is lettuce, we eat lettuce!  Now is a great time to start playing with lettuce wraps.  Red Romaine- Certified Organic If you are lettuced out with this share, grab your head of romaine and pop it on the grill.  I'm not kidding.  Lettuce is NOT just for salads.  Try the recipe here. Spinach- Certified Organic. Turn the whole lot into Goma Ae.  It's nice to know that you can turn a lot of greens into goma Ae.  If you just got a bucket load of chard, beet greens, spinach and pac choi in your CSA....this recipe works well on all of them.   The slight taste and texture differences that the greens provide keep it interesting.  You have the recipe in your recipe box.  It's also here. Basil- Certified Organic  Your recipe this week provides for a greens pesto that uses your greens AND the basil! Pac Choi- Spray Free Pac Choi and Bok Choi are the same thing.  You can chop it up to make a slaw, throw it into a stir fry, use it to add crunch to a wrap or sandwich, or chop it up and toss it into a soup! Summer Savory- Certified Organic   A lot of people like to add savory to peas which is why we've added it to this week's share.  Even more people like to add it to beans!  So if you want to, wash and hang your savory to dry for when the beans are ready! Chard- Certified Organic Oh Chard, the vegetable that everyone loves to hate.  I love to eat chard.  Our farmers love to grow chard.  And hopefully after this week's recipe, you'll learn to love it too.  A fabulously tasty superfood, Chard is versitile.  You can chop it into salads, turn it into a wrap, turn it into goma ae, or into a pesto.  I love Chard for breakfast.  Wash your chard up.  Chop it into pieces, sautee in butter, bacon fat or oil with garlic scapes until wilted.  Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.  Then fry and egg over easy with a runny yolk (you could also poach the egg).  Slide the egg on top of your sauteed chard , prick the yolk and let it run all over the chard.  Eat it up!  So delicious. Salad Turnips- Spray Free Salad turnips are mild in flavour, and you can eat the tops as well as the roots.  You can eat them raw or sautee them in butter, roast them with salt and pepper, or chop them up into a salad or sandwich! Salad Radish-Spray Free Just like the salad turnips you can eat the greens (I like to sautee them with eggs), and the bottoms.  The other day I roasted radishes in the store and served them to customers asking them to guess what the sample was.  Everyone loved it and NO ONE could guess what it was.  When they are roasted they are sweet and savoury and juicy and delicious.  Just wash your radishes, toss with olive oil and salt and pepper and roast at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  Delish!! Turnips -Spray Free- These turnips are baby regular turnips.  Eat the tops in your salad, roast the bottoms or serve them with dip! Bunched Beet -Spray Free Hate making cabbage rolls as the cabbage is too hard to roll up?  Use beet leaves instead!!!  It always breaks my heart when I see customers asking for us to compost their beet leaves.  They are so delicious!!!  Use them like you would chard with eggs, or toss into a salad or use them to make beet leaf chips(use the kale chip recipe but use beet leaves instead ) oruse them as a wrap.  Basically anything that you would use Kale for, you can substitute beet leaf. Cucumber- Spray Free These are those sweet juicy crisp english style cucumber same as last week. Peas- Spray Free Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks out of these beauties! Garlic Scapes- Spray Free  Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious!!!  Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicy kick.  So versatile!! And so delicious. Half Shares to receive a minimum of 6 of the following items Leaf Lettuce- Spray free.  I know that there are a lot of the greens in the shares right now.  Such is seasonal eating.  When there is lettuce, we eat lettuce!  Now is a great time to start playing with lettuce wraps.  Red Romaine- Certified Organic If you are lettuced out with this share, grab your head of romaine and pop it on the grill.  I'm not kidding.  Lettuce is NOT just for salads.  Try the recipe here. Spinach- Certified Organic. Turn the whole lot into Goma Ae.  It's nice to know that you can turn a lot of greens into goma Ae.  If you just got a bucket load of chard, beet greens, spinach and pac choi in your CSA....this recipe works well on all of them.   The slight taste and texture differences that the greens provide keep it interesting.  You have the recipe in your recipe box.  It's also here. Chard- Certified Organic Oh Chard, the vegetable that everyone loves to hate.  I love to eat chard.  Our farmers love to grow chard.  And hopefully after this week's recipe, you'll learn to love it too.  A fabulously tasty superfood, Chard is versitile.  You can chop it into salads, turn it into a wrap, turn it into goma ae, or into a pesto.  I love Chard for breakfast.  Wash your chard up.  Chop it into pieces, sautee in butter, bacon fat or oil with garlic scapes until wilted.  Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.  Then fry and egg over easy with a runny yolk (you could also poach the egg).  Slide the egg on top of your sauteed chard , prick the yolk and let it run all over the chard.  Eat it up!  So delicious. Cucumber- Spray Free These are those sweet juicy crisp english style cucumber same as last week. Kale- Organic.  You can eat it raw, cook it, roast it, turn it into chips or pop it into your smoothies.  Lots of recipes on our site! Garlic Scapes- Spray Free  Hard necked garlic produces a flower stem called a 'scape'  The scape is harvested to encourage the garlic bulb to grow larger.  Lucky for us, the scape is delicious!!!  Chop them up and sautee as you would garlic, or put in your food processor and make a salad dressing or pesto, or add them to your pickles, or boil them with your veggies to give them a garlicy kick.  So versatile!! And so delicious.