Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when we are supposed to pause and be thankful, reflect, enjoy family and friends, and good food. For those of us who live in northern regions of the world, enjoying this season is a little easier because the weather and the day length lend themselves more to a warm fire…

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My Cooking Identity Crisis

My Cooking Identity Crisis

Interesting title, huh? Well, bear with me. Most of you know me as Peruvian Chick from Instagram or Facebook, the Peruvian Gal that loves to cook, post recipes, loves traveling and cherishes time with friends, family and dogs. What many of you don’t know is that as much as I love cooking, I love business….

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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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Never Plough More Than You Can Disc in a Day

Never Plough More Than You Can Disc in a Day

This is sage advice from a bygone era of time. Yet, like most advice that has stood the test of time, it is timeless. Essentially it means don’t start what you can’t finish. Anybody relate to that???? As a farmer in the Stillaguamish Valley who is blessed with “heavy” (more clay and less sand) soils,…

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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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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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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/12/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 2/12/17)

Baby Broccolini: Broccolini is a hybrid between broccoli and Chinese kale (not actually baby broccoli). It can be cooked much the same way as regular broccoli but is more tender and takes less maintenance. Simply chop off an inch or two from the stems and either bake in the oven or toss in a stir…

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Why???

Why???

I am not surprised that the Senate and House of Representatives cast their votes to send the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act to President Obama to sign, but I am saddened that President Obama signed it, and so willingly! Essentially, for all of its purported good, it does nothing to protect the…

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Miss Moo, the Family Milk Cow

Miss Moo, the Family Milk Cow

There was a time when the Klesick family had a milk cow, and not any cow, but a Jersey milk cow. Her name was Miss Moo. Jersey milk cows are smaller than Holsteins and their milk is slightly higher in butterfat, which makes it, dare I say, more flavorful. The milk wasn’t free though, for…

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