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 8/20/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 8/20/17)

Sweet Onions Sweet onions lack the sulfuric pungency of yellow onions. The best part? They won’t make you cry when you cut them up! This is also why they taste “sweet” – not because they have more sugar than regular onions, but because they lack the Sulphur. Sweet onions are best eaten fresh – cooking…

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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 6/17/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 6/17/17)

Plums: From sweet to tart, plums are big part of summer fruit in the Pacific Northwest. While great fresh as it or atop yogurt, fruit salads and even green salads (think walnuts, soft goat cheese and arugula), plums also shine when cooked as a sauce along with chicken, pork or duck. Care: Eat ripe plums…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 11/27/16)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 11/27/16)

Sugar Pie Pumpkins: The first time I roasted a pumpkin, I failed to realize that the stringy insides are actually not the part we want to eat. Lucky for me (and you) I’ve come a long way since that first roast. Sugar Pie Pumpkins are ideal for…you guessed it: pie! They are sweet and have…

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How to Eat Your Box! (week of 11/6/16)

How to Eat Your Box! (week of 11/6/16)

How to Eat Your Box! (week of 11/6/16) Get to know: Zucchini! I must admit, I never used to like zucchini. But I’ve come to realize that often, the problem isn’t what it is, but how it’s cooked! Now, I absolutely love zucchini because I’ve discovered ways I like to eat it. For example, I enjoy…

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How To Eat Your Box! Week of 10/30/16

How To Eat Your Box! Week of 10/30/16

How to Eat Your BOX! Get to know: Plantains If you didn’t get this in your box I would highly recommend adding it to your next delivery! This versatile fruit is eaten cooked (not raw like its popular cousin, the banana) and can be steamed, boiled, grilled, fried or baked! A common staple in most…

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Cancer, Continued

Cancer, Continued

I have been using my blog as a platform to talk about cancer the last few months joining our voice to the national campaign making October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All those pink ribbons are a rallying point for all cancers. Breast Cancer has the dubious distinction of being the #1 incidence of Cancer for…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. In doing research for this article I came across this article from everydayhealth.com. Cancer is complicated and if you or a someone you know is battling cancer, you are in a fight. I have copied and pasted the opening paragraph from the article below. A…

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Have You Heard of Turmeric?

Have You Heard of Turmeric?

If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone! Little did I know, growing up in Peru, that I ate many Peruvian dishes that use turmeric, thanks to our African influence. In its powder form we call it “palillo.” I was over-the-moon ecstatic to find out that Klesick Farms offers fresh turmeric root! Although it’s…

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