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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...

September 11 Protein CSA

The tomatoes, peppers and onions are in their full glory, so we thought...of course!! salsa ingredients need a fajita, burrito or taco!!!    We've put together this week's CSA to suit.  The minutes steaks work particularly well for fajitas or tacos.  Just be certain to thaw the steaks out completely, and give them a dry seasoning before tossing  them on the bbq or frying them up for your tacos.

Most chicken breast sold go through a saline bath before sale.  Why would processors soak their chicken breasts in salt water before selling them to you?  Because the salt water adds substantial weight to the product, meaning that they can sell it at a lower cost...salt water after all is much less costly than chicken.  The chicken that we sell never goes through a salt water bath.  That means the chicken breasts will not shrink as much when cooked, and they will feed more people per pound than conventional chicken.  Add to that better animal welfare and health standards, and suddenly the price per pound for these freely run chicken breasts doesn't seem quite so high.

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Bison Minute Steak (freely ranged, grass fed)

Bison Bacon (freely ranged, grass fed)

Boneless skinless chicken breast (freely run, no antibiotics, growth hormones or animal byproduct in the feed)

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Bison Bacon (freely ranged, grass fed)

Boneless skinless chicken breast (freely run, no antibiotics, growth hormones or animal byproduct in the feed)

BISON BACON?!?!  I thought that bacon came from pigs?  What's with this bison bacon?   Like pigs, cows and bison have a belly that is made up of muscle interspersed with fat.  On pigs the fat is in greater volume.  Pork bellies are brined in a salt water bath that flavours the meat, then are smoked and cut into thin strips that we call bacon.  You cook a fatty pork bacon on a medium high heat which renders the fat from the meat and gives you a nice crispy bacon.  Because it's thinly sliced you never realize that the belly is a very tough cut of meat.

Bison and Beef belly can be cured, smoked and cut just like pork belly.  Unlike the pork, our grass fed beef  and bison bacon is LEAN.  Cook it over a more moderate temperature than you would the pork bacon.  In fact, you will be able to see right away the little amounts of fat interspersed in the bacon.  If you are feeling particularly naughty, I wouldn't disagree with frying this bacon in butter.   Just like pork bacon, beef and bison bacon is beautiful beside eggs, on sandwiches, crumbled up on salads, or just about anywhere.  For people with allergies, religious reasons for not eating pork, or people watching their fat intake, beef and bison bacon are excellent alternatives to pork.