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THANKSGIVING EGGS BENEDICT

THANKSGIVING EGGS BENEDICT

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...
CHEESY HAM AND POTATO SOUP

CHEESY HAM AND POTATO SOUP

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...
TURKEY DINNER QUESADILLAS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

TURKEY DINNER QUESADILLAS WITH CRANBERRY SAUCE

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...

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...

July 14th Summer Food Box

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

Fennel - Organic

Fennel is grown at Hearts & Roots in Elie, MB. Store the fennel in the fridge for about 1 week. This is a popular vegetable in Italian & Mediterranean cooking and has a black licorice sort of taste. You can eat both the bottom bulb and the fronds which look like dill. It's commonly found shaved thinly into a salad with mixed greens and arugula or they can be roasted with the beets. 

Try this simple but delicious, balsamic braised fennel made with just 4 ingredients. 

Sugar Snap Peas - Spray Free

Peas are also from Jonathan's Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks. These are for fresh eating, don't need to be shelled you just eat the whole thing. You can cut off the ends or pull off the strands down the sides if you want. Excellent for healthy snacking, eating with dip or hummus. 

Sugar snap peas are great for eating as is but if you wanted to try something different, try roasting them for around 10 minutes! 

Salad Turnips - Spray Free

Turnips are from Jonathan's Farm. They come bunched and you can sauté the greens with a bit of olive oil and garlic. Quarter and roast or sauté the turnips, or slice thinly and add to a salad. 

Radish - Spray Free

Radish bunches are from Wild Earth Farms. Cut off the edible leaves and store in a bag in the fridge with the garlic scapes or kale. The leaves are similar to arugula with the radish's same peppery taste. Slice the radishes thinly with a knife or mandolin for a salad, or quarter and roast the radishes in the oven. 

Saskatoons - Spray Free

Saskatoons are from Riverbend Orchards in Portage la Prairie. Many would describe the taste of saskatoon as having a sweet, nutty almond flavor. They are also high in fiber, protein and antioxidants. Pick out any small stems or unripe berries. Dump the clean berries into a colander and rinse with water. Store them in freezer bags or make them into beautiful jams or pies. 

Maybe you want to add these to your morning breakfast? Try making a saskatoon berry sauce and add it to your pancakes or french toast! 

Tetragonia Spinach - Organic 

Tetragonia is from Hearts & Roots. This is also called New Zealand spinach. These fuzzy triangular-shaped spinach leaves are thicker and grow on a connecting stem. You can use it like normal spinach, for a salad I would combine it with lettuce or other greens to balance it out. Chop it up to add into a pasta dish or stir fry, or blend into a smoothie. You can also sprinkle some leaves onto a fresh pizza so they tenderize a bit.

Collards - Spray Free

Collards are from Wild Earth Farms. Store wrapped in a bag in your fridge.  Collards are a very flavourful, robust cooking green. If it starts to wilt, trim the ends of the stalks, soak in cold water for 20 minutes, pat dry, wrap in a clean towel and put back in the fridge. 

Did you know that a common way to cook with collards are in bacon fat? Click here to show you how to prepare your collard greens and a simple recipe that includes bacon fat (you can substitute this for oil). 

Yellow Zucchini - Spray Free

Zucchini is from Jeff at Wild Earth Farms. Store in the crisper of the fridge for about 1 week before turning soft. The zucchini can be part of your grilling experience just slice into rounds and skewer or season and add into a grilling basket with other veggies. It's also great in a stir fry or shredded for muffins, fritters or zucchini bread!

Try this easy squash casseroleThis is beautiful when you mix green and yellow zucchini and who doesn't love a casserole! 

New Potatoes - Organic

New potatoes are from Oak Valley Vegetables located in Mordon, MB. These need to be stored in the fridge. What is a "new" potato? It means these were planted this spring! New potatoes have high water content and low starch content making them have a creamy and buttery taste and texture.

The best way to eat these is too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill. 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 8 of the Following 10 Items

Red Beets - Spray Free

Red beets are from Jonathan Farms. The greens are similar to swiss chard so try and eat those as well because its extra work to keep the beet greens on and make them into bunches. The beets can be shredded or sliced thinly to be eaten raw, or they can be roasted in a veggie mix or to top a salad.

Do you happen to have some maple syrup around? Try this balsamic roasted beets recipe. 

Sugar Snap Peas - Spray Free

Peas are also from Jonathan's Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks. These are for fresh eating, don't need to be shelled you just eat the whole thing. You can cut off the ends or pull off the strands down the sides if you want. Excellent for healthy snacking, eating with dip or hummus.

Sugar snap peas are great for eating as is but if you wanted to try something different, try roasting them for around 10 minutes!  

Kohlrabi - Spray Free

Kohlrabi is from Jonathan Farms. Keep on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. This veggie is in the cabbage family, also called the German turnip. Some are green and some are purple. Peel off the outside layer - the inside can be eaten raw or cooked. 

Zucchini - Spray Free

Zucchini is from Wild Earth Farms. With the heat we've been having, they went from having no zucchini to hundreds in just a few days! Store in the fridge crisper for up to 2 weeks. The zucchini can be cut into rounds or long strips for grilling or shred for fritters, muffins or zucchini bread! 

Try this easy squash casseroleThis is beautiful when you mix green and yellow zucchini and who doesn't love a casserole! 

New Potatoes - Spray Free

New potatoes are from Oak Valley Vegetables located in Mordon, MB. These need to be stored in the fridge. What is a "new" potato? It means these were planted this spring! New potatoes have high water content and low starch content making them have a creamy and buttery taste and texture.

The best way to eat these is too boil these for 15 minutes and add butter and fresh dill. 

Rhubarb - Organic

Rhubarb comes from Blue Lagoon Organics.  For easier storage, chop up into 1-inch pieces and store in a bag in the fridge. Try making desserts such as pies or rhubarb squares with this tart fruit. It can also be cooked down in a pot with sugar for a rhubarb sauce to put over anything but we highly recommend trying it over pancakes - it gives your breakfast the perfect twist.

It's summer! let's make this rhubarb honey drink! This is sure to cool you off in the heat! 

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are Blue Lagoon Organics. 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! Store in the crisper. 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 garlicky kick.

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from Jonathan's Farms. Chard contains many nutrients as a vegetable such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate. It's a leafy green vegetable that is related to beets and spinach. They have soft pliable leaves with a crunchy stem that can be chopped up and stir-fried. The leaves can be added to a salad or sautéed for an egg dish or mixed into mashed potatoes. 

Creamed Swiss chard is a simple variation on classic creamed spinach. This makes a great side to your meat dish! 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is also from Nico at Twin River Gardens. 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!

Curry - Spray Free

Curry plant herb is from Twin River Gardens. It has a mild spice to it and be added to cooking or tea.   

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following 7 Items

Red Beets - Spray Free

Red beets are from Jonathan Farms. The greens are similar to swiss chard so try and eat those as well because its extra work to keep the beet greens on and make them into bunches. The beets can be shredded or sliced thinly to be eaten raw, or they can be roasted in a veggie mix or to top a salad.

Do you happen to have some maple syrup around? Try this balsamic roasted beets recipe. 

Zucchini - Organic

Zucchini is from Hearts and Roots Farms. With the heat we've been having, they went from having no zucchini to hundreds in just a few days! Store in the fridge crisper for up to 2 weeks. The zucchini can be cut into rounds or long strips for grilling or shred for fritters, muffins or zucchini bread! 

Try this easy squash casseroleThis is beautiful when you mix green and yellow zucchini and who doesn't love a casserole! 

Spring Mix - Spray Free

Spring Mix is from Jonathans Farms. Keep in the sealed bag in the fridge for about 1 week. Use the mix for any salad with add-ins of your choice, stuff into a wrap or sandwich! The greens are best with a light balsamic dressing, try Crampton's honey balsamic. Add fresh berries or chopped up salad cukes and little tomatoes. 

Rhubarb - Organic

Rhubarb comes from Blue Lagoon Organics.  For easier storage, chop up into 1-inch pieces and store in a bag in the fridge. Try making desserts such as pies or rhubarb squares with this tart fruit. It can also be cooked down in a pot with sugar for a rhubarb sauce to put over anything but we highly recommend trying it over pancakes - it gives your breakfast the perfect twist. 

It's summer! let's make this rhubarb honey drink! This is sure to cool you off in the heat! 

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are from Blue Lagoon Organics. 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! Store in the crisper. 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 garlicky kick.

Sugar Snap Peas - Spray Free

Peas are also from Jonathan's Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag or container for 2 weeks. These are for fresh eating, don't need to be shelled you just eat the whole thing. You can cut off the ends or pull off the strands down the sides if you want. Excellent for healthy snacking, eating with dip or hummus. 

Sugar snap peas are great for eating as is but if you wanted to try something different, try roasting them for around 10 minutes! 

Basil - Spray Free

Fresh basil is also from Nico at Twin River Gardens. 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!