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Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad

Jan 20, 2021
To celebrate citrus week we made this delicious citrus salad for lunch - and it was so yummy! SALAD: Lettuce of your choice - we used spring mix. 3 oranges...
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...

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.

Full Share

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)

Half Share

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.