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Summer Pizza

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Eeets thyme fur peeeetsa.  Sorry. Kinda. It’s been one of those days. Sometimes stress is released in the form of weirdness.  And managed by eating pizza.  Cutting veggies is therapeutic too. I have lots of cutting boards, and two are designated for onions and garlic. My Continue Reading

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Chocolate Fig Smoothie

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Ingredients: 1 Cup of Milk  1 Cup Ice 1 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 tsp Honey 3-4 sliced fresh Mission Figs Directions:  Combine ingredients and blend till smooth. Makes 1 8oz serving.

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Savory Sides - Stuffed Tomatoes (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Super Salads  -  Grilled Tex-Mex Salad Simple Suppers   - Crispy Potatoes with Chili and Cheese (with two Rachel O Instructional Videos!) Condiments Galore   Fig Salsa Preserving the Seasons  -  Bread and Butter Pickles Quick and Easy - Simple Summer Squash Salad   Savory Sides Stuffed Tomatoes (with Rachel O Instructional Video!) Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: 4-6 tomatoes, seeded and cored 1 T fresh oregano, diced (1 leaf reserved per tomato for topping) 1 ear of corn, off the cob 1 onion, diced 1 C squash, Continue Reading

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Catnip

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  Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a cat person to get some use out of this week’s fresh herb from KMK Farms in Kingsburg. Catnip, also called catswort, cat mint, and field balm is an herb in the mint family. You can likely Continue Reading

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Super Salads - Radish Slaw Simple Suppers - Beef Chili Something for the Sweet Tooth - Roasted Figs with Whipped Cream Chocolate and Cinnamon (with Farm to Dinner Party Table video!) Condiments Galore   - White Peach Salsa Soup of the Week  -  Summer Veggie Goodness Soup Quick and Easy -  Midday Cantaloupe Salad   Super Salads Radish Slaw Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: Dressing: ½ to 1 t fresh dill, chopped ¼ T fresh (or ¼ t dried) basil, chopped ½ T fresh (or ½ t dried) parsley, chopped Continue Reading

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Parsnip Fries with Dip

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I have something to confess. Other than roasting parsnips, or using them in soups, I don’t have many other ways that I use them.  Maybe because I know how good they are roasted. Think fried plantains meets roasted carrots.  I figured that it was time Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Corn on the Cob

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Summah summah summah corn corn corn.  My favorite. As I type this I’m listening to some upbeat, fun music, and sipping an iced coffee with some homemade caramel drizzled in.  For as much as I complain about the heat that I don’t like, I sure Continue Reading

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Simple Suppers  Stuffed Eggplant Perfect Pastas -  Tomato Sauce Soup of the Week  -  End of Summer Chili Pot Savory Sides -  Green Bean Bundles Spotlight on the Herb Brown Butter Sage Sauce Pizza Pizza Pizza -  Calzone Simple Suppers   Stuffed Eggplant Recipe via Carol Peterson of Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe here Ingredients:      1 eggplant  3 tbsp olive oil ½ lb ground beef  Salt and ground pepper 1 onion, diced  1 bell pepper, small dice 3 cloves garlic, minced  ½ Continue Reading

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Week 46: Dessert Grows on Trees

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Volume 7, Week 46, July 6–12, 2014 Dessert grows on trees you know. Peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots: it’s like we’re running a dessert factory. One day the trees are blooming, the next—poof—they’re magically loaded with dessert. Kinda changes your perspective, doesn’t it?   Hey there Uncle Vern, whatcha doin’? Well, I’m Continue Reading

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Something for the Sweet Tooth  - Apricot and Black Pepper Galette Appealing Appetizers -  Crostini with Sausage and Braised Greens Simple Suppers  - Argentine Sausage with Zucchini and Bulgur Wheat Spotlight on the Herb -  Sage Pesto Vegetarian  - Braised Beans Beautiful Breakfasts -  Eggplant Bread (Sweet)   Something for the Sweet Tooth  Apricot and Black Pepper Galette  Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg Continue Reading

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Apricot and Black Pepper Galette

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It’s full on stone fruit season right now. This is totally my favorite season, produce-wise. I might say that every season. But, I think this is my real favorite. Peaches, apricots, and nectarines! Watermelon, corn on the cob, and tomatoes… Need I say more?!  In Continue Reading

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Something for the Sweet Tooth   - Vegan Fruit Crisp Super Sides  - Grilled Jalapeños with Ricotta, Corn and Cilantro Filling Super Salads  - Spicy Roasted Potato Salad Quick and Easy -  Corn and Nectarine Salad with Basil Spotlight on the Herb - Panzanella Salad with Summer Veggies (with Rachel O instructional video!) Condiments Galore - Green Goddess Ranch Dressing with Hemp Hearts   Something for the Sweet Tooth   Vegan Fruit Crisp Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine  See original recipe here Ingredients:      2 Continue Reading

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Week 45: Chicks On the Bus

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Volume 7, Week 45, June 30–July 5, 2014 My Father passed away at 47 years of age when I was 21. He had one brother, Uncle Robin who passed last week at 87. His funeral was a happy celebration of a life very well lived. A certifiable character, he earned a degree in Continue Reading

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

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Super Salads  - Asian Chicken Salad (with Rachel O instructional video!) Something for the Sweet Tooth -  Peach Granita Simple Suppers  - Shepherd’s Pie of the South Vegetarian -  Herbed Summer Squash Egg Bake Spotlight on the Herb -  Tomato & Oregano Pasta Sauce Oh So Fruity - Watermelon Licuado   Super Salads   Asian Chicken Salad  (with Rachel O instructional video!) Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe via De Ma Cuisine See original recipe here Ingredients: Dressing 1 T dijon mustard 2 T honey 1 T Continue Reading

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Eggplant Bread (Sweet)

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Photo and Recipe courtesy of FromHisKitchentoHerPlate See the original recipe here Ingredients: 3 eggs, beaten1 Cup Oil2 Cups Sugar3 teaspoons Vanilla 3 Cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1.5 teaspoons Cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon of Nutmeg 2 Cups of shredded Eggplant Continue Reading

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Tomato Corn and Quinoa Salad

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One of our favorite things to do in the summer is picnic on our lawn. This in itself is a new novelty. We lived in an apartment until a few months ago and our outdoor space consisted of a small cement slab that was covered Continue Reading

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Peach Granita

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  Recipe and Photo Courtesy of FromHisKitchentoHerPlate.com See the original recipe here Ingredients: 3 Cups of Peaches, chopped and skins removed 2.25 Cups of Water 1 tsp of Lemon Juice 3 Tbsp of Honey 1 tsp of Vanilla Directions: Blend all ingredients and then strain out pulp Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box! Fri/Sat, July 4-5, 2014

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Super Salads - Simple Summer Salad Super Sides Tomato Frittata with Corn, Basil and Cheese Quick and Easy  - Radish and Feta Toasts Spotlight on the Herb  - Eggplant Lasagna Preserving the Seasons-  Watermelon Salsa Something for the Sweet Tooth - Roasted Berries and Apriums with French Vanilla Ice Cream (with Rachel O instructional video!)   Super Salads  Simple Summer Salad Photo credit De Ma Cuisine Recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics via Rachel Oberg of De Ma Cuisine (adapted slightly) See original recipe here Ingredients:      1 clove garlic 2-3 slices stale bread (frozen Continue Reading

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