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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...

Winter CSA December 23 Pick up

As many of you are planning holiday meals, I thought it best that I post your Tuesday CSA share's contents nice and early so that you can plan things out. Happy holidays!!!  May you spend the week eating, drinking, visiting and playing with friends, family and loved ones.  Be peaceful, be joyful, be well!  I'm crossing my fingers for some snow so that our yearly toboggan party can take place! Shares to Contain Baby Carrots, organic.  These beauties are just perfect for a special dinner.  One of our organic growers saved these baby carrots specifically for your holiday meal. Parsley Root.  Organic.  Parsely is a bi annual, that means that it lives for two years.  Year one you plant it and harvest the leafy tops, year two it comes back, produces leafy tops again as well as a flavourful root.  Peel and roast it up with the carrots, sunchokes, beets and parsnips in your share for a root veggie roast for the holidays. Sunchokes, Organic.  Sunchokes are the tuber of a perennial sunflower.  Raw, they are crisp like water chestnuts, and taste earthy, nutty, and fresh.  Kind of like really crisp sunflower seeds.  Sunchokes are great grated or thinly sliced on a salad.  If you roast them, they turn sweet.  You can serve them in a mixed vegetable roast, or you can roast then mash them.  Or roast then turn them into soup.  Lots of options. Beets   Organic You can roast these beets on their own, boil them and turn them into a beet and goat cheese salad, grate them over your salad, peel and matchstick them to add to a veggie platter, slice thinly on a mandolin, toss with oil and a little salt, and roast at 300 degrees on a cookie sheet until you have beet chips, cook and puree them and add to a chocolate cake, or turn them into burgers. Potatoes, organic.  These mixed potatoes are great thinly sliced and added to soups, sauteed up and made into a potato tortilla. Parsnips, organic.  Roast em, mash em, turn em into soup or latkes!! Squash, spray free Leaf Lettuce, spray free Basil or Arugula, spray free Mixed shares to contain the above base plus Chicken legs, freely run, raised without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by products in the feed. Fish, sustainably harvested from Northern Manitoba lakes. Produce Plus to contain the base plus Pickles, made by yours truly and Marc DeGagne.  We make our pickles using spray free Manitoba cucumbers, garlic and dill.  We do not hot process our pickles but instead let them ferment naturally.  This gives the naturally present lacto bacilli the perfect environment in which to prosper.  Lacto Bacilli are good bacteria that we need to maintain good digestive health.  It's the bacteria that is added to yogurt to make it 'probiotic'  When this bacteria is kept out of the fridge, it gets frisky and multiplies, that's what pops the tops on some of the jars.   It's also what gives some of the jars a cloudy look, and gives the pickles a delicious bite.  Refrigerate your jar once opened.  But really, considering it's nearly Christmas, just serve the whole jar to your guests and use the pickle juice to make a zippy bloody mary.  Veggie Only shares to contain the base plus Kale, Organic