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 6/11/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 6/11/17)

How to cook your box: Nectarines: You can either eat these smooth-skinned stonefruits crisp and hard like an apple, or set out on the counter to allow to ripen for a day or two if you like them sweeter and soft. Test for ripeness by fragrance and by gently pressing around the stem – it…

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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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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 5/21/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 5/21/17)

Spinach: Spinach is one of those handy vegetables that can be used raw or cooked. Used in salad, it’s a nice change from the norm. Try using thinly sliced green onions, cucumber, and apples from this week’s box in yours! For dressing, vinaigrettes go well with spinach. I like to mix balsamic vinegar with olive…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 5/7/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 5/7/17)

Limes There are so many ways to enjoy limes! The traditional way is to use them in drinks, guacamole, etc. One of my favorites ways is to make quick pickled onions: thinly slice red onions and rinse. Add lime juice, salt, pepper and a touch of sugar. Let it sit for 30 minutes and enjoy…

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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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