How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

D’Anjou Pears: The d’Anjou is a truly an all-purpose pear. They are juicy when ripe, and their subtle sweetness hints at a refreshing lemon-lime flavor. Their dense flesh holds up well in heated applications like baking, poaching, roasting, or grilling and they are delicious when sliced fresh in salads or eaten as an out-of-hand snack….

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 8/13/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 8/13/17)

Beets: Beets can be cooked just about any way you like. They are great boiled or baked, sautéed or stewed. Usually I cut them into bite size pieces to bake in the oven because I love roasted beets! Simply coat in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake at 375 °F for about…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/2/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/2/17)

Rainier Cherries: Although you’ll quite likely find yourself eating them straight from the bag that they traveled to your home from, you should also try serving cherries with dinner over ice. The ice slowly melts into the bottom of the bowl, dragging some of the buoyed little fruits with them. Those ones are the best…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/30)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/30)

Bosc Pears: Don’t be fooled by the Bosc’s rough exterior and firm touch, they are sweeter and more flavorful earlier in the ripening process than most other pears. Their full flavor is best enjoyed before their flesh softens. Bosc pears are crisp and hold their shape well even when baked. They are an ideal candidate…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 12/18/16)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 12/18/16)

How to Eat your BOX Yams: If it were up to me I would put yams/sweet potatoes in the boxes every week! 😉 They make one of my all-time favorite snacks and are also a great side for any meal. I like to slice them into quarter inch rounds or strips (a mandolin comes in…

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It’s a good thing there are only 24 hours in a day

It’s a good thing there are only 24 hours in a day

Hustle, hustle, hustle! When the weather turns and the sun comes out, it is all hands on deck. I have to keep reminding myself that it is only April and that I will be planting crops until August. I used to think that vegetable farming was a marathon race, but now I am more inclined…

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I Really Like Farming!

I Really Like Farming!

I can hardly contain my excitement! Every year I get a little winter’s rest and then the first crocuses show up and I am chomping at the bit to get out there and get going. As a matter of fact, I already planted my two green houses to spinach and radishes. I am planning on…

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Tangerine Roasted Beets & Greens with White Beans and Feta

Tangerine Roasted Beets & Greens with White Beans and Feta

Tangerine Roasted Beets & Greens with White Beans and Feta Adapted from thefirstmess.com INGREDIENTS: Beets: 3-4 beets, peeled (greens removed, and separated for later) splash of sherry balsamic vinegar juice from 1/2 tangerine olive oil salt & pepper, to taste Beans, etc.: 2 cups white beans olive oil the beet greens juice from 1/2 tangerine salt+pepper Topping:…

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Raw Beet Salad

Raw Beet Salad

Ingredients 1 to 1½ pounds beets, preferably small 1 yellow onion or 2 large shallots Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, or to taste 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry or other good strong vinegar 1 sprig fresh tarragon, minced, if available 1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves Instructions Peel…

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