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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If only I had been paying attention…

If only I had been paying attention…

This has been a remarkable farm season. The weather has been neither too harsh nor too kind. We have had to irrigate very little and the crops have grown well. It has been a crazy three weeks. We just finished harvesting green, yellow and purple beans. Originally, I had planted two different plantings, with a…

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Garlic Scapes!

Garlic Scapes!

Know Your Produce: Garlic scapes Garlic scapes are the beginning of what would be the garlic plant’s flower; if they’re left on the garlic plant, less energy goes towards developing the head of garlic underground. So, by harvesting these scapes, you cooks get an early taste of the garlic to come down the road, and…

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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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