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Fresh Facts Week 34: Sweet Developments

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 Uncle Vern’s Weekly Farm-Fueled Musings, April 14-20 2014 There are some sweet developments happening here at Abundant Harvest Organics that are the result of a lot of work and planning, but still seem a little surreal now that they’re coming online.  The first is FRESH fish.  Yeah, whoa, breathtaking isn’t it? Community Seafood Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat, April 25-26, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Something for the Sweet Tooth - Roasted Berries and Apricots with French Vanilla Ice Cream Savory Sides -  Mashed Cauliflower Vegetarian – Zoo Boats (Roasted Stuffed Squash) Spotlight on the Herb -  French Spring Soup Vegan -  Garlicky Choy Quick and Easy - Panzanella Salad with Summer Veggies Something for the Sweet Tooth Roasted Berries and Apricots with French Vanilla Ice Cream Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 C apricots or apriums, quartered 1 C strawberries, halved 1 T butter, melted 3 T orange juice 1-2 T lemon juice 1 T honey 1/8 t cinnamon pinch nutmeg (opt.) Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, April 21-24, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Soup of the Week - Caesar Soup Breakfast for Dinner - Sweet and Savory Cornmeal Pancakes Vegan - Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup Super Salads -  Mei Qing Choi Salad Simple Suppers - Shepherd’s Pie with Mustard Greens Sensational Starters - Radish and Feta Toasts   Soup of the Week Caesar Soup Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See Continue Reading

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Beets

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Of all vegetables, beets have the highest concentration of natural sugar. Because of their color and distinctive sweet-earthy flavor, beets can add a special touch to a recipe or, believe it or not, slyly blend into the background.  Serving Suggestions Beets can be eaten raw Continue Reading

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Caesar Soup

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I have to confess something to you. A bowl of caesar salad in my vicinity will not last long. I have a hard time sharing it… I will, but I might rather eat the whole bowl by myself. Between this and the other week’s snap Continue Reading

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Bloomsdale Spinach

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Bloomsdale is an heirloom variety that has little to no oxalic acid, making it fantastic for eating raw and just wilted because it lacks the bitter/pucker-worthy aftertaste. The lack of oxalic acid also means that all of the nutrients and minerals are available. We have Continue Reading

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Mashed Cauliflower

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Ingredients 1 head cauliflower ⅓ c chicken broth, warm 2 tbsp sour cream salt and pepper some chopped garlic chives for garnish and added flavor Instructions Steam cauliflower until cooked. Place the cooked cauliflower in a food processor. Add chicken broth, sour cream, salt and Continue Reading

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Orange Jam

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Ingredients 3 oranges peeled and cut into chunks 4 c sugar 3 oz liquid fruit pectin 2 tbsp water Instructions In a food processor or blender, finely chop the oranges. You need 2 cups worth. In a bowl combine the chopped oranges and sugar. Let Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat, April 18-19, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Super Salads - BLT Salad Simple Suppers -  Greek Chicken with Oregano, Lemon, and Greens Spotlight on the Herb -  Chamomile Tea Soup of the Week - Albondigas Soup Reinvented Quick and Easy – Honey-Sesame Salmon Salad with Crispy Potatoes Something for the Sweet Tooth - Strawberry Sauce Super Salads BLT Salad Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 slices bacon 1 C bread, torn into crouton sized pieces olive oil to taste salt to taste pepper dressing: 1 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, April 14-17, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Foodie Focus - Crispy Veggies with Fennel Pollen Dipping Sauce Super Salads -  Ecuadorian Beet Salad Breakfast for Dinner - Savory Baked French Toast Simple Suppers -  Loaded Cauliflower & Chicken Casserole Savory Sides  -  Beets and Leeks Something for the Sweet Tooth - Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint   Foodie Focus Crispy Veggies with Fennel Pollen Dipping Sauce Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 2 potatoes, chopped 1 fennel bulb, core removed, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat, April 11-12, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Something for the Sweet Tooth - Strawberry Jam Savory Sides - Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips Spotlight on the Herb -  Zesty Radish Dip Soup of the Week - Ham and Greens Chowder Simple Suppers -  Orange Chicken Vegan -  Roasted Sugar Snap Peas Something for the Sweet Tooth Strawberry Jam Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 3 pints (heaping 4 C) strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1 1/3 C honey 1/3 C maple syrup 1/4 C lemon juice zest from 1 small lemon Directions: Put a plate in the freezer. Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs, April 7-10, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers - Classic Meat and Cheese Lasagna Vegan - Roasted Cauliflower Super Salads -  Pea, Lettuce and Herb Salad Perfect Pastas -  Snap Pea Pasta Quick and Easy -  Fajitas Spotlight on the Herb  -  Potato Leek Soup with Sorrel   Simple Suppers  Classic Meat and Cheese Lasagna Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients: meat and veggie filling: 1 lb. ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced ¾ C carrot, diced ¼ C radish, diced 1 spring Continue Reading

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Radish, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad

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Recipe courtesy of Lauren of BlissfulHappenings.comPhoto courtesy of Kelsey Erin Photography Print Radish and Black Bean Salad Author: Lauren of BlissfulHappenings.com Recipe type: Salad Serves: Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side   Ingredients Salad 1 cup radishes from AHO, sliced 1 can black beans, Continue Reading

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Snap Pea Pasta

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Can one ever get enough sugar snap peas? They don’t usually make it to dinner time at our house.  When they’re in season, I can’t stop eating them for snack. I may have a problem. Especially since they’re so incredibly good paired with crunchy almonds and Continue Reading

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