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WEEK 12! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 11, 2021
CREAMY CHICKEN & LEEKS 1 tbsp olive oil 4 chicken breasts Salt and pepper to taste Juice from half a lemon 2 Leeks, quartered lengthwise and roughly chopped 1 clove...

WEEK 11! FOODBOX FEATURE RECIPES.

Sep 03, 2021
RED KURI MASH WITH CRISPY ONIONS (Week 11 Food Box Recipe) Red kuri squash is a good source of fiber. It also provides vitamin A and vitamin C, some of...

Week 10 Foodbox Feature Recipes!

Aug 27, 2021
BEEFSTEAK TOMATO GRATIN   Ingredients: 4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes 1/4 cup basil, freshly chopped, divided 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 3 tbsp coarse fresh bread...

Roasted Golden Beet and Goat Cheese Crostini with Summer Savory & Honey

Aug 20, 2021
  Ingredients: 1 baguette or loaf of bread, sliced thin 4 medium-sized golden beets, peeled and diced 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 oz. goat cheese  1 tbsp summer savory (plus...
Curried Buttercup Squash Soup

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup

Aug 13, 2021
Ingredients: 1 large buttercup squash 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp madras curry powder 1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped (if there are leaves, save...

SUMMER FOOD BOX - AUGUST 24

2021 Summer Food Box  - Week 9!

Scroll down to get a sneek peek at some of the beautiful produce that will be in your kitchen next week! 

 

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*HALF PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 5 of the 7 products featured below!

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Organic Rainbow Carrot from Oak Valley Organics

Taste the rainbow!! Did you know that orange is only one of MANY varieties of carrot that existed long before we became so familiar with this root vegetable? They were originally grown as medicine, and have a ton of nutritional value -- the variety of colour certainly adds to that reputation with the incorporation of anthocyanins (purple and red carrots), lutein (yellow carrots) and lycopene (red carrots)! 

 Spray-free Grape Tomatoes from Twin River Farm

Small and sweet, but typically a bit more acidic than Cherry tomatoes, these are perfect for snacking. They'll also blister beautifully in a pan, or lend some balanced substance to a salad or sandwich!

Organic Summer Savory from Blue Lagoon Organics

A characteristic ingredient in herbes de Provence, summer savory has popular followings and uses all over the world. In Atlantic Canada, it takes the place of sage in many dishes. It has a rich earthiness, reminsicent of rosemary but with more sweetness and fresh zest. Will work well into any poultry, pork or duck seasoning. And, if you STILL haven't tried Cryssi's Jumping Potatoes, the original blog recipe with summer savoury can be found here!

Organic Sage from Blue Lagoon Organics

This earthy, peppery herb is a member of the mint family and adds a crisp comfort to dishes. It has something of a pine-like aroma when raw, and you're more than likely familiar with the flavour, even if you've never used it on its own! 

Spray-free Golden Beet Bunch from Wild Earth Farms

Sweet and nutritious! Traditionally, beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! Golden beets are slightly sweeter and less earthy than their red counterparts! 

Spray-free Acorn Squash from Wild Earth Farms

This sweet, nutty "winter" squash actually belongs to the same species as all summer squash. It is actually quite sweet, but could use some help bringing that flavour to the forefront by reducing its water content, which is higher than that of most actual winter squash varieties! The most popular way to cook these is roasting with butter and brown sugar -- add cinnamon or a savory herb like rosemary to switch things up!

Spray-free Green Kale from Jonathan Farms

Rich, earthy and full of minerals. Kale is familiar to most! Check out our featured recipe at the bottom of the page where we blend kale with garlic scapes to make a tasty twist on pesto!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*FULL PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 7 of the 9 products featured below!

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Organic Rainbow Carrot from Oak Valley Organics

Taste the rainbow!! Did you know that orange is only one of MANY varieties of carrot that existed long before we became so familiar with this root vegetable? They were originally grown as medicine, and have a ton of nutritional value -- the variety of colour certainly adds to that reputation with the incorporation of anthocyanins (purple and red carrots), lutein (yellow carrots) and lycopene (red carrots)! 

Spray-free Grape Tomatoes from Twin River Farm

Small and sweet, but typically a bit more acidic than Cherry tomatoes, these are perfect for snacking. They'll also blister beautifully in a pan, or lend some balanced substance to a salad or sandwich!

Organic Summer Savory from Blue Lagoon Organics

A characteristic ingredient in herbes de Provence, summer savory has popular followings and uses all over the world. In Atlantic Canada, it takes the place of sage in many dishes. It has a rich earthiness, reminsicent of rosemary but with more sweetness and fresh zest. Will work well into any poultry, pork or duck seasoning. And, if you STILL haven't tried Cryssi's Jumping Potatoes, the original blog recipe with summer savoury can be found here!

Organic Sage from Blue Lagoon Organics

This earthy, peppery herb is a member of the mint family and adds a crisp comfort to dishes. It has something of a pine-like aroma when raw, and you're more than likely familiar with the flavour, even if you've never used it on its own! 

Spray-free Golden Beet Bunch from Wild Earth Farms

Sweet and nutritious! Traditionally, beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! Golden beets are slightly sweeter and less earthy than their red counterparts! 

Spray-free Acorn Squash from Wild Earth Farms

This sweet, nutty "winter" squash actually belongs to the same species as all summer squash. It is actually quite sweet, but could use some help bringing that flavour to the forefront by reducing its water content, which is higher than that of most actual winter squash varieties! The most popular way to cook these is roasting with butter and brown sugar -- add cinnamon or a savory herb like rosemary to switch things up!

Spray-free Green Kale from Jonathan Farms

Rich, earthy and full of minerals. Kale is familiar to most! Check out our featured recipe at the bottom of the page where we blend kale with garlic scapes to make a tasty twist on pesto!

Spray-free Green Onions from Jonathan Farms

Sweet, milder cousin of the yellow/white/red varieties. Check out recipe inspiration here!

Spray-free Green or Yellow Beans from Jonathan Farms

This legume is a summer essential. Tender, slightly sweet and perfect for pickling, par-boiling (even grilling!).
Check out Cryssi's recipes here for some flavour inspiration

 

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*GOURMET PRODUCE BOX*

You will receive at least 9 of the 11 products featured below!

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Spray-free Leeks from Slow River Gardens

These awesome alliums are milder than most of their cousins, with a drawn out sweetness that adds depth to many dishes! The white bases can be used in place of most onions, while the green bundle of leaf sheaths can be used as an aromatic to flavour stocks, soups, rice and noodle dishes, or even cooked crisp and eaten themselves (though they're a bit tougher if not cooked thoroughly!)

Spray-free Parsley from Slow River Gardens

Fresh and lightly peppery, parsley plays nicely in cocktails, atop buttery potatoes and torn or chopped over just about any fat-rich meat! Treating the parsley much like a bunch of flowers will keep it fresh longer.

 

Spray-free Heirloom Tomatoes from Slow River Gardens

Organic Rainbow Carrot from Oak Valley Organics

Taste the rainbow!! Did you know that orange is only one of MANY varieties of carrot that existed long before we became so familiar with this root vegetable? They were originally grown as medicine, and have a ton of nutritional value -- the variety of colour certainly adds to that reputation with the incorporation of anthocyanins (purple and red carrots), lutein (yellow carrots) and lycopene (red carrots)! 

Organic Summer Savory from Blue Lagoon Organics

A characteristic ingredient in herbes de Provence, summer savory has popular followings and uses all over the world. In Atlantic Canada, it takes the place of sage in many dishes. It has a rich earthiness, reminsicent of rosemary but with more sweetness and fresh zest. Will work well into any poultry, pork or duck seasoning. And, if you STILL haven't tried Cryssi's Jumping Potatoes, the original blog recipe with summer savoury can be found here!

Organic Sage from Blue Lagoon Organics

This earthy, peppery herb is a member of the mint family and adds a crisp comfort to dishes. It has something of a pine-like aroma when raw, and you're more than likely familiar with the flavour, even if you've never used it on its own! 

Spray-free Golden Beet Bunch from Wild Earth Farms

Sweet and nutritious! Traditionally, beets are known for roasting and borscht, but they've also been known to sneak their way into a desert or two, lending rich sweetness, minerals and moisture retention! They're packed with minerals and dietary nitrates, which improve oxygen flow through the bloodstream and regulate blood pressure! Golden beets are slightly sweeter and less earthy than their red counterparts! 

Spray-free Acorn Squash from Wild Earth Farms

This sweet, nutty "winter" squash actually belongs to the same species as all summer squash. It is actually quite sweet, but could use some help bringing that flavour to the forefront by reducing its water content, which is higher than that of most actual winter squash varieties! The most popular way to cook these is roasting with butter and brown sugar -- add cinnamon or a savory herb like rosemary to switch things up!

Spray-free Green Kale from Jonathan Farms

Rich, earthy and full of minerals. Kale is familiar to most! Check out our featured recipe at the bottom of the page where we blend kale with garlic scapes to make a tasty twist on pesto!

 

Spray-free Odyssey Apples from Riverbend Orchard

Extra sweet and crisp! Similar to a royal gala. Can store well, but who's waiting to chomp these down?

Spray-free Early Golden Pears from Riverbend Orchards

Sweet pears with a firmer flesh and crisp-eating texture. This combination makes them excellent for cooking or preserving, as well!