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Asparagus on the BBQ

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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.

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Produce CSA pick up July 31, 2013

Wow, already the last CSA pick up of July.  Hard to believe that August is just around the corner.  And though dreams of corn, melons and tomatoes lie ahead, today you get to enjoy early summer bounty in your CSA.  We've taken special care to match the produce CSA with this week's Protein CSA.  It's sour cherry season, and if you aren't going to make a dessert with sour cherries, you just have to turn them into a sauce for pork.

Full Share CSA members will receive a minimum of 7 of the following items

Rainbow carrots, heritage varieties, organic

Sour cherries, Spray free

Celery, Organic

Leek, Organic

Potatoes, organic

Onions, organic

Chard, spray free

Beans, spray free

CSA Produce half share to receive a minimum of 5 of the following items

Rainbow carrots, heritage varieties, organic

Sour cherries, spray free

Celery, organic

Leek, organic

Onions, organic

Beans, spray free

The delightful Sylvia from Banville and Jones has a few wine suggestions that I for one will be taking.  I'm excited to try my tamworth pork steak with a sour cherry sauce and her recommendation!

If the cherries make their appearance in a sauce for the Tamworth pork steak:  try a new style Beaujolais, with lots of fruit and smooth tannins, such as the Jean-Marc Burgaud "Les Vignes Thulon" at $19.99.  And if you prefer white, because the summer is still beautiful, try one of Italy's most celebrated white wine producers with the Terlan Gewurtztraminer at $23.99 ("Gewurtz" rhymes with "flirts").  The Terlan Gewurtz has beautiful aromatics, and enough weight to stand up to the meat and the cherries!

- If you are rolling together the assortment of vegetables in a single batch of something delicious, go with a fresh Sauvignon Blanc such as the Luis Felipe Edwards "Pupilla" Sauvignon Blanc from Chile ($11.99). If the occasion calls for something a bit more special, try the Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, also from Luis Felipe Edwards ($17.99).

- Any dessert from the sour cherries, fresh or cooked:  try them with the innocent bystander Moscato--an Australian twist on an Italian classic--a bit sweet, a bit fizzy, and a lot of delicious flavour! $11.99 for a half (375ml) bottle.