How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/10/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/10/17)

Pluots: These sweet Dapple Dandy Pluots can be eaten out of hand, as a fresh topping for yogurt, dehydrated into dried pluots or made into jam. You can also experiment by substituting them for plums in recipes (after all, they are the delicious hybrid of the plum and apricot). Pluots will continue to ripen once…

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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 7/30/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/30/17)

Green Beans: Green beans are a workhorse vegetable: nothing flashy, rarely the star, but always dependable in a supporting role. They’re versatile, too – they’ll work well with just about any cuisine. Greens beans make a great side for dinner, you can steam them just until bright green and tender, then toss with a little…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/23/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/23/17)

Bunch Carrots: It’s important to store your bunch carrots properly to prolong their freshness. To do so, twist the green tops off when you first get your box, otherwise the greens will keep drawing up moisture and nutrients from their “root” and you’ll get a rubbery dried out carrot. Carrots are one of the easiest…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/16/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/16/17)

Fortune Plums: Great in fruit salads, atop green salads (think Balsamic vinegar, goat cheese, walnuts, red onions) because they’re firm enough to hold up with a little tossing. Try them atop plain green yogurt with a drizzle of honey for breakfast. Plums are particularly delicious in fruit galettes as baking them brings out their sweet-tart…

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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 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 6/4/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 6/4/17)

Cabbage: Cabbage is a handy thing to have around. Don’t let it be that vegetable that sits in the bottom of your refrigerator drawer for months on end. There are endless opportunities to use it up. I’m constantly pulling mine out and adding it to my “just about anything”. I like to make cabbage “shavings”…

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