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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...

July 18th Pickup.

Full Share July 18th Half Share July 18th This rain is just what the doctor ordered.  Actually, most of the growers I work with could have used a lot more than we got, but with "wrench cracks" developing in the fields, some is better than none.  (When the weather gets hot and dry for weeks on end like it has been, the soil loses all moisture, compacts, then cracks open.  You name a tool that could fall down the cracks to describe how wide they are.  Right now we have wrench cracks in the fields.  Let's hope that we don't get up to hammer sized ones!) Our producers will be arriving tomorrow morning to drop off their wares, and we will be packing up the as soon as their goodies are in our hands.  Because of the rain, some of our growers are uncertain as to the quantity of each item that they will be able to bring in.  This weeks, the bags may vary from each other due to availability.  Below is the listing of what we will be receiving. FULL SHARE:  EACH BAG TO RECEIVE AT LEAST 8 OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS Swiss Chard- spray free Sweet Onion - spray free Zucchini 2-4 - spray free Strawberries - spray free Bunched Carrots - certified organic Potatoes, 2 lbs - spray free Cucumbers 6-8 - spray free Sour Cherries - 1 quart -spray free Salad Mix -spray free Bunched Beets - certified organic Salad Turnips -spray free Kale - spray free HALF SHARE: EACH BAG TO RECEIVE AT LEAST 7 OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS. Swiss Chard - spray free Zucchini, 1-2 - spray free Bunched Carrots- certified organic Potatoes, 1 lb -spray free Strawberries- spray free Cucumbers, 2-4 - spray free Salad Mix - spray free Salad Turnips - spray free Kale - spray free Sour Cherries- 1 pint -spray free Onion - spray free I've already got my sour cherries marinating in sugar and vodka to make my favourite sour cherry liqueur.  Here are the other recipes that I will be using this week with my CSA. Erin's favourite Asian dressing (for on top of my thinly sliced cucumbers) New potatoes, boiled and fried (to sin is divine) Grilled Zucchini with cherry tomatoes Easy peasy lemon squeazy dressing to top my spring mix. Check out our recipe blog for these and more recipes!  www.cramptonsrecipes.com Share what you did with your CSA share this week.  Sometimes we all get stuck in a cooking rut and need to be inspired! Take Care Erin Crampton's Market