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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...

The last of the melons in this CSA

We've bombarded you with cantaloupe and watermelon these past few weeks.  This week, the honeydew ends the melon season.   Next week, squash will replace the melons and red sparkle apples will replace the goodland.   I'm already excited!

The cooler nights and more moderate days have brought the greens back!   Spinach and spring mix grace this week's CSA.  If the spinach is more than your family can eat, just rinse, saute, cool and freeze for future use.  I love to toss spinach, fresh or frozen, into most of the soups and sauces that I make in the winter.

 

CSA FULL SHARE SEPT 12

1 honey dew, organic

4 lbs goodland apples, spray free

2 green peppers, spray free and lfp certified

12 hot peppers, spray free and lfp certified

4 lbs tomatoes, spray free and lfp certified

1 bag spinach, spray free

1 bag spring mix, spray free

1 pint cherry tomatoes, spray free

 

CSA HALF SHARE SEPT 12

1 Honeydew

2 lbs goodland apples

1 green pepper

6 hot peppers

2 lbs tomatoes

1 bag spring mix

1 pack cherry tomatoes

 

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  If you have too many tomatoes, just freeze them.  Sure you can roast, dehydrate, can or make sauce, but let's be realistic.  We're busy people you and I.  If you have no time for the aforementioned tomato preservation methods, just freezer them.  No need to wash, blanch or otherwise fuss with them.  Just chuck them in a freezer safe bag or container, close and put them in the freezer.  This winter when your soup, stews or sauces call out for Manitoba tomatoes, simply rinse them under hot tap water and rub the skins off.  You can then choose to let them thaw in a colander to drain some of their water off, or put them directly into whatever you are making.  It really couldn't be simpler.  And trust me, in the winter a Manitoba tomato from the freezer adds a beautiful summery taste to whatever dish you are preparing.