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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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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Organic. Time is Personal

Organic. Time is Personal

I have not always been a strict organic consumer. About 6-7 years ago I started with organic eggs, mainly because they taste better. When I discovered how much better the eggs were, I figured the chicken would be too. That began my journey to slowly transitioning into more organic items, and within 2-3 years, 50%…

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Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior

Maybe Aging Warrior is a better title for this newsletter. After 20 years of farming and two solid weeks of Spring pruning, my shoulders and elbows are feeling like the 51-year-old grandpa I am. I love pruning. I find it an art, a forgiving art mind you, because the trees always seem to accept my…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/22/17)

Bananas: Apart from being a main ingredient in smoothie’s, bananas are great in cooking as well. I started using up my ripe bananas to make flourless pancakes a few years ago. Now it’s my go to when the bananas are a little past their prime. (It’s also a lot easier and quicker than pulling out…

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