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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...

Protein Shares July 11/12

This is what you will be getting in this week's bag:

Regular Protein

Pike - This is from Bear Cat Fisheries near lake Pukatawagan. The fisher Barry fishes very sustainably because he keeps and sells all the fish he catches instead of damaging some fish in nets and throwing them back. Pike is a white fish similar to pickerel but a bit more stronger flavour. You can bread and fry this in a pan for a fish fry or wrap it in foil with lemon and dill and cook on the grill! The fish is cooked when it flakes apart easily and is opaque. You can also make fish tacos with any kind of white fish and heres a recipe: Baja Style Fish Tacos.  Pork Chorizo - This pork is from Spring Creek. It's a bit spicy so if you need to cut the spice you can chop up the sausage first and mix into into pasta or a veggie casserole. If you're fine with it, thaw the sausage then cook it on the barbecue on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. It will get that nice crispy skin and you can serve it with grilled vegetables, corn or a salad! Leftover sausage you can chop up and fry with potatoes and garlic scapes in the morning! Beef Patties - These are from Spring Creek. It's a very lean beef that you have to thaw completely. Cook on a pan in butter for 2-3 minutes per side. You can also cook on the BBQ by turning on high, put the patties on the grill then turn down to LOW and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.  

Gourmet Protein

 Pickerel - This fish is from Barry near lake Pukatawagan. Crampton's buys fish from Barry because he fishes very sustainably by keeping and selling all the fish he catches instead of damaging some fish in nets and throwing them back in lakes. You can cook this in a pan with butter and lemon, bread and fry or grill. This recipe from Ciao Winnipeg is for Herb-crusted Pickerel with Lemon-Basil Sauce.  Lemon Chicken Sausage - This is from Spring Creek. Grill for 10-12 minutes, and then chop up and throw into a kale salad or a mixed roasted veggie dish. You could also cook in the oven on a pan or in a frying pan. Bison Patties - These are from Spring Creek. Cook the same way you would grass fed beef patties. Thaw completely and cook on a pan in butter for 2-3 minutes per side. You can also cook on the BBQ by turning on high, put the patties on the grill then turn down to LOW and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.  

Double Protein

Pike - This is from Bear Cat Fisheries near lake Pukatawagan. The fisher Barry fishes very sustainably because he keeps and sells all the fish he catches instead of damaging some fish in nets and throwing them back. Pike is a white fish similar to pickerel but a bit more stronger flavour. You can bread and fry this in a pan for a fish fry or wrap it in foil with lemon and dill and cook on the grill! The fish is cooked when it flakes apart easily and is opaque. You can also make fish tacos with any kind of white fish and heres a recipe: Baja Style Fish Tacos. Pork Chorizo - This pork is from Spring Creek. It's a bit spicy so if you need to cut the spice you can chop up the sausage first and mix into into pasta or a veggie casserole. If you're fine with it, thaw the sausage then cook it on the barbecue on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. It will get that nice crispy skin and you can serve it with grilled vegetables, corn or a salad! Leftover sausage you can chop up and fry with potatoes and garlic scapes in the morning! Beef Patties - These are from Spring Creek. It's a very lean beef that you have to thaw completely. Cook on a pan in butter for 2-3 minutes per side. You can also cook on the BBQ by turning on high, put the patties on the grill then turn down to LOW and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.