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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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/16/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/16/17)

Chives: Chives are an herb, related to onions and garlic, with long green stems and a mild, not-too-pungent flavor. Chives are typically chopped to be used as a garnish. They can be featured in all sorts of recipes, from baked potatoes to soups, salads, sauces and omelets. They’re frequently mixed with cream cheese to make…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/9/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/9/17)

How to Eat Your Box:   Rhubarb I’m thinking of starting a countdown-to-rhubarb calendar. Every day I’d get the satisfaction of crossing off another day knowing that I was inching my way closer to enjoying one of my favorite vegetables. Yes, I said vegetable. Rhubarb is a hearty plant that thrives in the Pacific Northwest….

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/2/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 4/2/17)

Kiwi: Kiwi is most commonly eaten as is by cutting in half and spooning out the inside, but it can also make a great addition to breakfast food, salad or dessert. It can be used in smoothies (try with bananas and avocado), as a topping for granola and yogurt or cereal, or as a decorative…

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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/26/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/26/17)

Ataulfo Mangos: Unlike other mangos, Ataulfos get very soft, and even wrinkly when ripe. And the darker the yellow, the sweeter they are! They also have a creamier texture and don’t get those annoying stringy fibers like other mangos do. Eat these raw or try adding them to one of your favorite cooked savory dishes….

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/12/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 3/12/17)

Cauliflower: I’ve said before how versatile this vegetable can be. Soaking up and blending with whatever flavors surround it, cauliflower fits right in just about anywhere. But cauliflower doesn’t have to go with anything. It’s great all on its own! Simply break it up into small pieces, toss in some olive oil and garlic salt, spread…

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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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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/26/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/26/17)

Carrots There are so many ways to enjoy carrots! We love them raw, roasted, in stews, or in stir fry’s. One way I make sure to take my daily carrot in take is in my juice. Every morning I grab the basics: cucumber, celery, carrots, apple and lemon. Juice and off we go! Keep a…

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