How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

D’Anjou Pears: The d’Anjou is a truly an all-purpose pear. They are juicy when ripe, and their subtle sweetness hints at a refreshing lemon-lime flavor. Their dense flesh holds up well in heated applications like baking, poaching, roasting, or grilling and they are delicious when sliced fresh in salads or eaten as an out-of-hand snack….

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Cukes and More Cukes

Cukes and More Cukes

This has been the best year for cucumbers and tomatoes. They just keep coming. Ironically, they also take a while to get established, but when they do – oh boy! This season I planted an early crop of cukes in the greenhouse and then direct seeded a crop outside in early June and with another…

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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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Back to School!

Back to School!

I have this tension that revolves around the school calendar. Every Spring I need help with planting and weeding and the kids are still in school. Then, every Fall I need help with harvesting and the kids are back in school, though I do appreciate the return to a normal schedule that comes with this…

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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 8/6/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 8/6/17)

This week’s How to Eat Your BOX and recipe brought to you by Ashley Rodriguez. Green Beans: I’m not one to eat green beans raw like my children although thinly sliced and added to green salads is a fine vegetal bite but the truth is my favorite way to eat green beans is when they…

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Wildlife and Farming

Wildlife and Farming

Wildlife and Farming Peter Rabbit and his siblings have taken up residence this year! The rabbits are cute and fun to watch scurry around. And they definitely feel at home! You can practically walk right up to them. The other day I found one sunning itself in the greenhouse under the cucumbers. The nerve! I…

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Peas and Potatoes

Peas and Potatoes

Peas and Potatoes Few things are as rewarding as a freshly hilled potatoes or white blossoms on Sugar Snap peas. These are sure signs that summer is on its way. I just finished hilling the potatoes for the first time this season. They are looking green and happy. We hill, or cover, the plants with…

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