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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...

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Prep and cook time: 35 – 40 minutes Makes about 2 cups Ingredients:
  1. ¾ pound tomatillos
     2. ¼ pound small onions (about 1”)      3. 1 – 2 mild fresh green chilies – poblano or Anaheim      4. ½ cup packed fresh cilantro      5. 2-4 tablespoons lime juice     6. Salt  
  1. Pull off and discard tomatillo hulls.  Rinse tomatillos and set one aside. Place remaining tomatillos, onions (don’t peel onions if you want sauce to have a mild roasted flavour), and chili in a 10-12 inch frying pan.  (Use an old pan; this process tends to discolour the surface – I use an old cast iron frying pan.)   Shake pan or turn veggies frequently until they are charred all over, about 15 minutes.  Tomatillos should be soft when pressed.
  2. Let vegetables cool.  Peel onions if roasted in their skins.  Pull loose skin from chili and discard; also cut out and discard stem and seeds.
  3. In a food processor or with a knife, mince uncooked tomatillo; roasted tomatillos, onions, and chili; and cilantro.  Season mixture to taste with lime juice and salt.  Serve, or if making ahead, cover and chill up to 4 days.
Superb with grilled meat and poultry, also a refreshing dip for tortilla chips.  A big spoonful or two may also be mixed with a mashed ripe avocado, add more lime and salt to taste.