How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/26/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/26/17)

Ataulfo Mangos: Unlike other mangos, Ataulfos get very soft, and even wrinkly when ripe. And the darker the yellow, the sweeter they are! They also have a creamier texture and don’t get those annoying stringy fibers like other mangos do. Eat these raw or try adding them to one of your favorite cooked savory dishes….

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Systems

Systems

Sometimes it just comes down to a system—like my morning routine. I get up at 5 a.m. (unless the dog was barking at 2, then I get up 5:15 :)) and head downstairs. This is the trickiest part of the day in our old farmhouse. The steps are small and steep, and my preference is…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/19/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/19/17)

Good quality lettuce is a might hard to find right now but don’t let that stop you from eating your veggies raw. Here are a few ideas on how you can still have a fresh side-dish on the dinner plate without the leafy greens: Zucchini Salad: Zucchini is more often used as a cooking vegetable…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/12/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/12/17)

Cauliflower: I’ve said before how versatile this vegetable can be. Soaking up and blending with whatever flavors surround it, cauliflower fits right in just about anywhere. But cauliflower doesn’t have to go with anything. It’s great all on its own! Simply break it up into small pieces, toss in some olive oil and garlic salt, spread…

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Excuse Me, Pardon Me

Excuse Me, Pardon Me

John, the intrepid Klesick farmhand, is all too acquainted with his rain gear this year. As Seattle Mariner announcer, Dave Niehaus, used to say, “My, oh my.” This is an amazingly wet year. Just as I start to get the itch to fire up the tractor and plant some peas, it rains and then, rains…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/5/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/5/17)

Butternut Squash: There are many, many ways to use this creamy squash, but my favorite way is in soup. It adds such a wonderfully rich and smooth texture that I can’t pass up any opportunity to pureed it. The key to getting that rich full flavor is to roast or sauté the squash first. You…

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Marginalia

Marginalia

Marginalia refers to 1) marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book) or 2) nonessential items. Marginalia are very personal. The notes that are made in the margins of books or articles reflect the moment in time for that individual as they are engaged in reading or learning or reflecting. Highlighted sections or a few…

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