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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
July 25-26, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Stone Fruit Chips Daikon Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce  Screaming Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad Tomato and Watermelon Salad Stone Fruit Chips Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 C stone fruit, sliced about 1/4″ thick 1-2 t coconut, canola, or vegetable oil (melted – coconut) 2-3 t maple syrup pinch of any or all: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 46: On Eating Happy

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Well, between last week and this, you all should have received some of the new French Nectarines I wrote about a couple years ago. We named that one Beach Baby because the coloring where the leaf lays across the fruit reminded one of the sales Continue Reading

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Oyster Mushrooms

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General Info Though they do grow in the wild as well, oyster mushrooms are some of the most widely cultivated. Serving Suggestions Oyster mushrooms have a light and delicate flavor. They don’t need more than a few minutes cooking time and are the most perishable Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics : Grilling Up Veggies

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Summer is the season for grilling. The warm nights, starry skies, abundance of fresh vegetables, the gathering of friends – it’s a perfect recipe for happiness. So let’s walk through a few ways to make grilling up your veggies quick, easy, tasty, and fun. What Veggies Grill Up Best? Corn Continue Reading

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Corn on the Cob Coins

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Ingredients: 4-6 ears corn cut crosswise into ¾ inch slices 5-6 Tbsp butter 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Instructions: Preheat Grill to High. Mound corn coins on a large piece of parchment lined foil. Scatter butter over corn and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Fold foil Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, July 22-23, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Mary’s Homemade Quick Pickles Nopales and Tomato Relish Massaged Kale and Radish Salad Barbara’s Simple Summer Squash Salad Bacon and Egg Potato Salad Fruit Pizza Mary’s Homemade Quick Pickles Recipe and Photo by AHO Subscriber, Mary from Glendale See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced using a mandolin 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup water 2 crushed garlic cloves 1/4 tsp black peppercorn 2 tsp coriander seed 1 bay leaf 1 Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 45: Farming is Asking Why

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Year after year, soil, water, and sunlight stay the same, but in farming, everything else changes: the market, the technology, the weather. Thus, farmers who continue to put themselves to the task of growing food must also take on the titles of  risktaker, innovator, engineer, Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, July 18-20, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Fruit Cobbler Collard Greens and Prosciutto Sandwich Bean and Veggie Melange Shaved Squash and Tomato Pasta Cool Cucumber Salsa Corn Crostini Fruit Cobbler Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4-5 cups stone fruit (peeled if peaches) sliced into bite size pieces Topping: ½ c butter 1 c brown sugar ¾ c flour ¾ c oatmeal (not instant) ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt Instructions: Preheat oven to Continue Reading

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Fruit Cobbler

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Ingredients: 4-5 cups stone fruit (peeled if peaches) sliced into bite size pieces Topping: ½ c butter 1 c brown sugar ¾ c flour ¾ c oatmeal (not instant) ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix fruit with a bit Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, July 15-16, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Fish Wellington Daikon Fettucinie with Tomato Basil Sauce Quiche Trio Vegetarian Soft Tacos Squash Casserole Crispy Baked Onion Rings Fish Wellington Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 C vegetable stock (or white wine) 1 fillet fish (Swordfish or Halibut), skin removed pinch salt pinch pepper pinch fennel pollen 2 T butter 4 small potatoes, halved and thinly Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, July 11-13, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Corn Pudding Italian Potato Casserole with Sweet Peppers Basil Pesto Basil and Summer Squash Risotto Summer Squash Pancakes with Basil Chive Sauce Tomato Pie with Kale Pesto Corn Pudding Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ½ c butter 1 cup cream cheese 5 c fresh corn kernels 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 c diced onion 1 tbsp sugar 4 eggs 1 tbsp salt 1 c milk ¾ tsp ground black pepper Continue Reading

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Corn Pudding

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Ingredients: ½ c butter 1 cup cream cheese 5 c fresh corn kernels 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 c diced onion 1 tbsp sugar 4 eggs 1 tbsp salt 1 c milk ¾ tsp ground black pepper 1 c half and half 1 c Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, July 8-9, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Charm City Corn Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad Tomato and Watermelon Salad Sausage, Zucchini and Pepper Pasta Brown Butter Sage Sauce Summer Smoothie Charm City Corn Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 cup milk Pinch of salt 4 ears of corn cut into thirds 4 Tbsp butter 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning Dash of green hot sauce Salt to taste Instructions: Bring 2 cups water, milk and pinch of Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 43: Announcing Summer

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When you see sweet corn in your box, you have to know it’s summer. And when it’s my Cousin Ryan’s sweet corn, you know it’ll be kernel snapping sweet fabulosity (fabulosity really is a word because I just added it to my dictionary). Ryan’s been Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, July 4-6, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Chili Pepper Poppers Sage Pesto Raw Summer Squash Salad Tomato, Corn, and Quinoa Salad Corn Crostini Apricot and Black Pepper Galette Chili Pepper Poppers Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ½ C uncooked green lentils (need about ½ C cooked) 1½ C water ½ C uncooked brown rice (or quinoa) (need about ½ C cooked) 1 C water 1 C onion Continue Reading

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Watermelon Salsa

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Ingredients: ¼ c lime juice 1 tbsp sugar fresh ground pepper to taste 3 c chopped watermelon 1 cucumber peeled, diced 1 nectarine or peach or both peeled and diced 1 hot pepper seeded and minced 1 small onion finely chopped ½ tsp garlic salt Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, July 1-2, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Mary’s Chilled Corn Soup Baked Smashed Potatoes Summer Vegetable Tian Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers Cilantro Chicken Italian Potato Casserole with Sweet Peppers Mary’s Chilled Corn Soup Recipe courtesy of AHO subscriber Mary from Glendale See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh corn, cut off the cob 2 cups of chicken stock or vegetable stock 1 can of full fat coconut milk (approx 13.9fl oz) 1/2 cup  of heavy cream 2 Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 42: Innovative Roots

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So this past week Carol and I went to some good friends’ daughter’s wedding in Sedona, AZ. Now there’s a magically, forbiddingly beautiful place.    I could see the father of the bride needed to do something the morning of, so we took a little Continue Reading

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