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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...

Sour Cherry Liqueur

Yes, you can make pie, cakes, gelato, sorbet or various other things with sour cherries.  I like to make booze with them.  This incredibly easy recipe makes the most fabulous sipping liqueur.

6 liters of Manitoba sour cherries.  Pits and all

26 oz vodka

7 cups sugar.

Give the cherries a quick rinse if they are dirty.  Put them in a large plastic or glass container (not metal).  Sprinkle the sugar on top, mix it in with a wooden spoon while sprinkling.

Add the vodka, mix it all in.   Stir until the sugar is all dissolved.

Put a lid on, shake it up a bit, and sit it on your countertop or somewhere where you will see it every day.

Every day for 5-6 weeks give the pail a quick shake.  Don't open it and sneak a cherry or two.  Patience is a virtue with this.

After 6 weeks, strain the liquid though cheese cloth.  Let the cherries drain for a few hours, and squeeze out the precious liquid with your hands.

Store in mason jars.  Serve with carbonated water, over ice cream, or sip from a small glass.  Bring as a hostess gift and everyone will love you.

ENJOY!

Erin