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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 25/26

In Your Protein Bag This Week...

Regular Protein Shares:

Organic Ground Beef - Ground Beef comes from Spring Creek Farms. It's grass fed beef and very lean so do not overcook. If making burgers you may want to mix it with ground pork to give it a bit more fat, otherwise make the patties thin and only cook for a few minutes per side. You can also cook the ground beef for a pasta dish, nachos, stir fry or this fresh summer recipe for Taco Pizza!

Organic Beef Stew - Stewing Beef is also from Spring Creek Farms. You can use this stewing beef for a soup, beef stroganoff or put in the slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. This meat is not as tender so you will need to braise, simmer or stew. You can follow these instructions:

1. Sear the room temp meat until brown on all sides 2. Place in a heavy pot, season, add liquid (red wine, stock, water, etc),season well 3. Place in a 250 degree oven and roast over low heat until done.

Ham Steak - Pork comes from Townsend Farms Natural Pork. Cook the whole ham steak once thawed in a pan, flipping halfway through cooking. You can also chop up the ham and put into an omelette, Hawaiian skewers or a soup. Any ham not eaten can be put in a bag and frozen.

Gourmet Protein Shares:

Organic Beef Stew - Stewing Beef is also from Spring Creek Farms. You can use this stewing beef for a soup, beef stroganoff or put in the slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. This meat is not as tender so you will need to braise, simmer or stew. You can follow these instructions:

1. Sear the room temp meat until brown on all sides 2. Place in a heavy pot, season, add liquid (red wine, stock, water, etc),season well 3. Place in a 250 degree oven and roast over low heat until done.

Stewing Lamb - Lamb is from Spring Creek Farms. You can cook this the same way you would for the stewing beef. You can also follow this recipe for Moroccan Lamb Stew.

Cottage Bacon - This bacon is from Townsend Farms Natural Pork. Fry in a pan over medium heat, it's a thicker bacon so it will be more chewy and less crispy than your traditional bacon. Save the fat at the end of your cooking to keep in a jar for frying potatoes and greens!

Double Protein Shares:

Organic Ground Beef - Ground Beef comes from Spring Creek Farms. It's grass fed beef and very lean so do not overcook. If making burgers you may want to mix it with ground pork to give it a bit more fat, otherwise make the patties thin and only cook for a few minutes per side. You can also cook the ground beef for a pasta dish, nachos, stir fry or this fresh summer recipe for Taco Pizza!

Organic Beef Stew - Stewing Beef is also from Spring Creek Farms. You can use this stewing beef for a soup, beef stroganoff or put in the slow cooker with potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. This meat is not as tender so you will need to braise, simmer or stew. You can follow these instructions:

1. Sear the room temp meat until brown on all sides 2. Place in a heavy pot, season, add liquid (red wine, stock, water, etc),season well 3. Place in a 250 degree oven and roast over low heat until done.

Ham Steak - Pork comes from Townsend Farms Natural Pork. Cook the whole ham steak once thawed in a pan, flipping halfway through cooking. You can also chop up the ham and put into an omelette, Hawaiian skewers or a soup. Any ham not eaten can be put in a bag and frozen.