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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 7th Summer Food Box

Your Summer Food Box list!

Gourmet Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 10 of the Following 12 Items

Iceberg Lettuce - Organic 

Iceberg lettuce is from Hearts and Roots Farm. It's also known as crisphead lettuce, is enjoyed for its mild flavor and crispness. It's a delicious addition to salads and perfect for lettuce wraps. Iceberg is a variety of lettuce with crisp leaves that grow in a spherical head resembling cabbage. It is considered one of the sweeter lettuce varieties. Store lettuce in the refrigerator's crisper wrapped in a damp paper towel and sealed in a bag. The leaves will absorb moisture from the towel and you can replace it if the leaves become soggy. Iceberg lettuce should keep for four to five days before it begins to wilt.

One of the best summer meals to make are lettuce wraps! Try this simple recipe using onion, pepper and cilantro as the ingredients in your lettuce wrap - add chicken if you want but not needed for a light summer dinner!  

Chard - Organic

Chard is from Hearts & Roots in Elie, MB. Many weeks you will get lots of leafy greens but they are very versatile and contain so many nutrients as a vegetable such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate! They're 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. 

Let's use this chard in a simple garden salad with easy to find ingredients.

Rainbow Beets - Organic 

Rainbow beets are grown at Hearts & Roots. They come in red, gold, and white. 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.

Are you on the fence about beets? We think these beautiful baked beet chips are just the thing for you! All you need is olive oil, salt and a herb of your choice! 

Broccoli - Organic 

Broccoli comes from Hearts and Roots Farm. Store in the fridge in a sealed bag for up to 2 weeks. Great for snacking raw with dip or chopping up for a stir fry, broccoli salad or veggie pizza. You can peel the stems and cut them up for eating too, works great in the broccoli salad. You may or may not have known broccoli is a great source of vitamin C & K and provides your daily intake of folate and fibre. 

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! 

Zucchini and parmesan cheese. It’s a match made in heaven and you will want to eat this all the time! 

Basil - Organic

Fresh basil is also from Blue Lagoon Organics. 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!

Garlic Scapes - Organic

Garlic Scapes are from Hearts and Roots Farms. 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.

Tomato - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Jonathan Farms. Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature on the counter away from sunlight. If you are not planning on eating them right away store in the fridge. 

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. 

Why not turn your spring mix into an entire meal by adding protein. Try this crispy chicken and bacony crouton salad

Strawberries - Organic

Strawberries come from ROC and the Fern, a Certified Organic fruit farm. Strawberries are highly perishable and do not ripen after being picked so we recommend putting them in the fridge. Leaving them at room temperature will only speed up their decay. But let's be honest, you will probably want to eat these right away! 

Strawberry and rhubarb go perfectly together! Try this Old-fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert (or breakfast we won't judge)! 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Cukes are from Shreimer Farms. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Try this perfect-for-summer Strawberry-Cucumber Salad. 

Rhubarb - Organic

Rhubarb comes from ROC and the Fern, a Certified Organic fruit farm.  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. 

Strawberry and rhubarb go perfectly together! Try this Old-fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert (or breakfast we won't judge)! 

 

Full Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 7 of the Following 9 Items

Zucchini - Spray Free

Zucchini is from Jonathan 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!

Zucchini and parmesan cheese. It’s a match made in heaven and you will want to eat this all the time! 

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. 

Why not turn your spring mix into an entire meal by adding protein. Try this crispy chicken and bacony crouton salad

Radish - Spray Free

Radish bunches are from Jonathan 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. 

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from Jonathan Farms. Many weeks you will get lots of leafy greens but they are very versatile and contain so many nutrients as a vegetable such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate! They're 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.

Let's use this chard in a simple garden salad with easy to find ingredients.

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathon Farms. Store in a tall glass of water in the fridge or even just in a bag for 1-2 weeks. These are regrowing plants so you can chop off the bottom of the onion and plant it in soil and it will start to grow out the top. Chop them up and sprinkle on top of every salad, add to a creamy dip, baked biscuit, or potato salad for a fresh green flavour. 

Dill - Spray Free

Dill is from Jonathan's Farm in St. Andrews. Store in a glass of water with the ends down or in a bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chop up and sprinkle on fish, in salads, make a veggie dip with sour cream and garlic scapes, or on roasted veggies. Add fresh dill to your new potatoes! 

Arugula - Spray Free

Arugula is low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat, and rich in nutrients including, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin K, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and folate. These leafy green vegetables are full of beta-carotene and antioxidants. Add this leaf to any salad to make it more unique or to your sandwiches to give them an alternative flavour. 

Grape Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are also from Twin River Farms. 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! They're a bit bigger than cherry tomatoes so they can be sliced for a tomato tart, on a pizza or flatbread. 

Salad Cucumbers - Spray Free

Cukes are from Shreimer Farms. Store in the fridge crisper for up to 1 week. They have thin skin so they don't need peeling. Just cut off the ends and slice up for sandwiches and salads.

Try this perfect-for-summer Strawberry-Cucumber Salad

 

Half Produce Food Box

to Receive a Minimum of 5 of the Following 7 Items

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. 

Why not turn your spring mix into an entire meal by adding protein. Try this crispy chicken and bacony crouton salad

Chard - Spray Free

Chard is from Jonathan Farms. Many weeks you will get lots of leafy greens but they are very versatile and contain so many nutrients as a vegetable such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate! They're 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.

Let's use this chard in a simple garden salad with easy to find ingredients.

Green Onions - Spray Free

Scallions come from Jonathon Farms. Store in a tall glass of water in the fridge or even just in a bag for 1-2 weeks. These are regrowing plants so you can chop off the bottom of the onion and plant it in soil and it will start to grow out the top. Chop them up and sprinkle on top of every salad, add to a creamy dip, baked biscuit, or potato salad for a fresh green flavour. 

Oregano OR Thyme - Spray Free

Fresh oregano/thyme is from Twin River Gardens in La Broquerie. Store wrapped in damp paper towel in a bag/container in the fridge or put the stems down in a jar or glass of water. It's a herb that can be dried in the oven on the lowest setting if not used. Chop it up for meat or chicken marinades, add to pasta, potatoes, or a homemade bread or pizza crust.

Arugula - Spray Free

Beefsteak Tomatoes - Spray Free

Tomatoes are from Greenland Gardens - a greenhouse in St. Anne, MB. Store on the counter or in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. They're nice large tomatoes, free from the blemishes that wind and rain induce. Perfect to slice for toasted tomato sandwiches, burgers, or veggie pizza. Dice up to add to a chili or stew, or make tomato basil bruschetta. 

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. 

Kohlrabi + onion + cheese = heavingly! Try this scalloped kohlrabi recipe!