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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...

Manitoba Trout!

What a beautiful way to eat fish.  Locally grown, responsibly farmed, DELICIOUS, and no need to put more pressure on our over fished oceans.   I love a tasty solution. We currently have rainbow trout filets in the freezer section at the shop.  Each filet will feed 2 incredibly hungry big eaters, or more realistically, 3-4 people. You can pan fry, bake, poach or bbq your fish.  Though some have great confidence in their bbq flipping abilities, I always make sure to cook these trout filets on some aluminum foil on the bbq.  I prefer to prevent a poorly executed fish flip and avoid the disaster of most of the trout falling into the flames. Each trout filet will take about 10 minutes to cook when frying or grilling (5 minutes per side), and you'll know that it's done when the flesh flakes easily with a fork. Trout lends itself equally well to a simple salt, pepper and garlic treatment, as more complex flavour combinations.  You can enjoy the beautiful salmon like flavour and texture of this trout on its own, but it also holds its own when marinated in spicy, robust, or heavy sauces or seasoning. I love the flavour of trout on its own so I tend to opt for the plainer preparations, usually just a little salt, pepper, garlic and thyme on the bbq, then a small squish of lemon. Feeling saucy though? Whisk together
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Baste 2 lbs of trout filets with the mixture.  Grill on medium for 8-10 minutes, until the fish is almost done.  For the last 2 minutes, brush on a quarter cup of your favourite bbq sauce. Enjoy!