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 7/30/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 7/30/17)

Green Beans: Green beans are a workhorse vegetable: nothing flashy, rarely the star, but always dependable in a supporting role. They’re versatile, too – they’ll work well with just about any cuisine. Greens beans make a great side for dinner, you can steam them just until bright green and tender, then toss with a little…

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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 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 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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How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/15/17)

How To Eat Your BOX! (Week of 1/15/17)

Cucumber: Apart from cucumber salad, cucumbers make a fun and refreshing topping to sandwiches! Whether it’s the traditional open faced cucumber and cream cheese with dill that they serve at showers, diced cucumber with tomato, onions and feta cheese wrapped in a pita bread, or simply sliced cucumber on your average, every day sandwich, I…

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