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Melon Salsa

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Ingredients 6-8 cups watermelon or honeydew, cubed and seeded 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped ½ white onion, chopped 2 large jalapeño peppers or chili peppers, stemmed, seeded and minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup white wine vinegar 1 tsp salt Instructions Stir the melon, Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Sept 1-4, 2-14

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers   - Ratatouille  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Spotlight on the Herb  - Landry’s Raw Kale Salad with Thai Basil and Black Mission Figs Breakfast for Dinner  - Squash and Scrambled Egg Wraps Appealing Appetizers   - Zesty Radish Dip Vegetarian - Warm Arugula and Orange Salad Super Salads   - Curried Cashew, Pear and Grape Salad   Simple Suppers   Ratatouille   (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 1 eggplant (about 3 C), diced (peel left on) 2 sinqua (Chinese okra) or summer squash (about 2 C), peeled and diced 3 Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Eggplant Prep

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I’m a big fan of eggplant. I might not have thought that I’d be saying that a few years ago. I didn’t know how to cook them, so they’d hinder not help dishes. Well now I’m learning. And I like what I’m coming up with.  Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Aug 29-30, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers  - Shepherd’s Pie Appealing Appetizers - Delish Black Mission Figs with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Spotlight on the Herb   - Meatball Subs Quick and Easy   - White Bean Salad with Arugula Vegetarian   - First Time Baba Ghanoush Super Salads - Grilled Panzanella Salad with Bell Peppers and Squash   Simple Suppers   Shepherd’s Pie Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: ½ lb. ground beef 1 T olive oil 2 bell peppers, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 4 small radishes, chopped 1 small onion, chopped to Continue Reading

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Ingredients 1 head cauliflower                        1 egg ½ c Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese grated,shredded 1 tsp herb seasoning (rosemary, basil, or parsley) ⅛ tsp salt                     Continue Reading

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Shallots

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Shallots grow in cloves, like garlic, and have a similar papery, layered skin. These shallots have just a few cloves per bulb, making it convenient to use a little bit, perhaps just a few tablespoons at a time, without having to cut open the entire Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Aug 25-28, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Perfect Pastas   - Melanzane with Pasta – Eggplant with Pasta  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Spotlight on the Herb  - Fresh Herb and Dried Tomato Bruschetta Simple Suppers   - Fajitas Soup of the Week   - Taco Soup  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Vegetarian - Squash Parmesan Appealing Appetizers   Roasted Grape Crostini   Perfect Pastas   Melanzane with Pasta – Eggplant with Pasta  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here (adapted slightly) Ingredients: 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise ¼” thick salt (for eggplant) 2 T olive oil, divided 1 medium (1 C) onion, diced or Continue Reading

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Sunchokes or Jerusalem Artichokes

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These knobby tubers are also known as Jerusalem artichokes, though they are not related to artichokes but rather, the sunflower. They produce a similar yellow blossom and an edible tuber. The tuber of the sunchoke is a good low-starch alternative to the potato, with a Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat Aug 22-23, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Quick and Easy - Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Something for the Sweet Tooth  - Asian Pear Cake Creative Casseroles - Turnip and Potato Gratin Spotlight on the Herb   - Shaved Squash and Tomato Pasta Simple Suppers   - Chicken and Rice Casserole Condiments Galore - Chili Pepper, Grape, and Onion Salsa   Quick and Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: 1-2 C cooked quinoa 1-15 oz. can garbonzo beans ½ C summer squash, chopped ½ C carrot, grated 2 T tarragon, chopped (or, if not using tarragon, use 2 T basil, Continue Reading

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Week 51: The Art of Harvesting Sunlight

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    Volume 7, Week 51,  August 10 –  17, 2014 Our guys are cutting out suckers, those unproductive, light stealing, water-sprouts that grow up the middle and tops of the tree.   The fancy term for that is light/canopy management. You can throw deep terminology like that around if you’re more than 50 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs
August 18-21, 2014

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Recipes At a Glance: Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup Shaved Squash and Tomato Pasta (Featuring Tarragon-Herb of the Week) Sunchoke and Fennel Soup Deconstructed Lasagne Simple Summer Salad Asian Pear Cake Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup Recipe and Photo courtesy of Jen Johnston Ingredients: 1 whole onion 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 inches chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons cumin 3 teaspoons curry powder Dash of cayenne pepper 1 head of cauliflower 5 chopped carrots 4-5 radishes chopped 6-8 cups of chicken stock Continue Reading

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Deconstructed Lasagne

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This is an ode to lasagne.  Or lasagna.  I don’t really care how you spell it. What matters is that it tastes amazing.  But, it’s a lazy lasagne. It’s a quick and easy lasagne. It’s a lasagne whose best parts have taken apart and reassembled. Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Freezing Stone Fruit

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There’s nothing quite like the tangy-sweet taste of a peach. Ok, except maybe a nectarine… they’re pretty similar… In these hot summer months, I love biting into a super juicy piece of fruit. So juicy that I either have to eat it standing leaned over Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Friday-Saturday
August 15-16, 2014

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At a Glance- Recipes Inspired by the Box: Gluten free/Paleo/Grain-Free- Albondigas Soup Reinvented Breakfast -Fried Eggs in Bell Pepper Frame Super Salads -Landry’s Raw Kale Salad with Thai Basil and Black Mission Figs Seasonal Favorites - Slow-Cooked Pork Chops with Spiced Honey and Grapes Amuse Bouche -Fresh Herb and Dried Tomato Bruschetta One Pot Wonder - Potato and Cauliflower Casserole Gluten free/Paleo/Grain-Free Albondigas Soup Reinvented Photo and recipe courtesy of Jen Johnston Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. ghee or clarified butter 2 medium leeks or 1 large onion, sliced or chopped 2 green garlic shoots, sliced 3 quarts beef stock or water ½ C salsa of choice (make sure it’s *clean* if you Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, Aug 11-14, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Quick and Easy   - Beef and Bean Enchiladas Something for the Sweet Tooth  - Fresh Fig Bars with Walnuts Spotlight on the Herb  - Polenta with Tomatoes and Savory  (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Simple Suppers   - Eggplant and Tomato Risotto (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Savory Sides - Tomato Watermelon Salad Super Salads   - Hearty Butter Lettuce, Fruit, and Tuna Salad   Quick and Easy   Beef and Bean Enchiladas Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 1 t olive oil ¼ to ½ C bell peppers (or celery), chopped ½ to 1 C summer squash, chopped pinch salt 1-2 C Continue Reading

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