Monthly Archives: May 2016

Eggplant Stacks

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Print Eggplant Stacks Author: Heather Peterson Recipe type: Dinner   Ingredients 1 large eggplant or two medium Two medium tomatoes 4-5 cloves garlic 1 onion (red or yellow) 1 pepper (bell, Santa Fe or Italian) Fresh or dried oregano Fresh or dried basil Big Bag shredded mozzarella Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 38: The Stone Fruit and Paleo Connection

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We have some teeny little tree frogs who like living at our place. They’re not more than an inch long, but they fill the night with their romantic vocal trills. We also have a few bull frogs that got big enough not to be eaten Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, May 30-June 1, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Summer Radish Salad Lavender Chicken Beef Stew Calzones Summer Pizza Summer Squash Lasagna Chocolate Zucchini Cake Summer Radish Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 cups sliced radishes ½ tsp salt 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup cucumber seeded and sliced ½ cup olive oil 2 tbsp white wine vinegar ½ tsp white sugar 1 clove garlic minced 1 tsp chopped Continue Reading

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Summer Radish Salad

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Ingredients: 2 cups sliced radishes ½ tsp salt 1 cup sliced onion 1 cup cucumber seeded and sliced ½ cup olive oil 2 tbsp white wine vinegar ½ tsp white sugar 1 clove garlic minced 1 tsp chopped dill Instructions: Toss radishes with salt and let stand Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, May 27-28, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Summer Squash Pancakes Eggplant and Summer Squash Tacos Heart Healthy Chard Wraps Massaged Kale Salad with Radish and Apples Nopales Salad Peach or Nectarine Streusel Muffins Summer Squash Pancakes Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 squash, grated 2 carrots, grated 1-2 diced sweet peppers 1 ¼ tsp salt ¼ c flour 1 ½ tsp sugar (optional) 1 ½ tsp pepper 2 egg whites olive oil Basil Chive Cream Sauce ¾ c sour cream  ¼ c Continue Reading

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Parsnip Muffins

2 tbsp sliced almonds toasted ¼ c vegetable oil nonstick spray 1 c sugar 1 ½ c flour 1 ¼ c grated parsnips 1 tsp baking powder ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp salt 3 eggs ¾ c plain yogurt To roast Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 37: Gratitude is so Vital

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Lot’s goin on here in the most fruitful part of the fruited plain; our stone fruit harvest is just one tiny fragment of a very eclectic industry literally from soup to nuts. Harvest is full tilt for us, and many neighbors still have thinning to Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, May 23-25, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Tofu and Eggplant Lettuce Wraps Customizable Panzanella Salad Caprese Salad Radish, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad Roasted Chicken Soup Cristi’s Raw Vegan Peach Cobbler with Nectarine Drizzle Tofu and Eggplant Lettuce Wraps Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 small to medium eggplant, peeled and chopped salt 2 T coconut oil (or olive or canola) 1 C tofu, excess water squeezed out, chopped 1 chile pepper, ribs and seeds Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Tips for Freezing Your Veggies and Greens

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We love veggies. We love greens. That’s a fact. But even when we are in our healthiest eating mode we can’t always make it through all the veggies and greens that come in our AHO boxes. So here are some tips on how to preserve Continue Reading

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Vegetable Stir Fry

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Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 leek 2 cloves garlic sprinkle of sea salt 2 c broccoli 3-4 turnips thinly sliced, peeled 1 carrot chopped or grated 1 c mushrooms sliced 1 bunch kale thinly sliced, stock removed 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, May 20-21, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Fresh Herb and Dried Tomato Bruschetta Cucumbers, Tomato, Onion and Avocado Salad Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers Hearty Kale and White Bean Quesadilla Scalloped Potatoes and Carrots Carrot Muffins Fresh Herb and Dried Tomato Bruschetta Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 16-24 slices baguette 1 t olive oil pinch salt 1 pint sized jar dried tomatoes, chopped 2 T fresh basil, chopped 1 t fresh savory, chopped (oregano could also be added) Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 37: It’s All About the People

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We finished thinning this week just as harvest is getting well under way. Our farm provides harvest and packaging service to many of our neighbors, most of whom farm organically. I still have a few conventional growers who just don’t see how they can do Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, May 16-18, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad End of Spring Smoothie Oregano Salad Dressing Sauteed Chard with Shallots and Garlic Spring Quiche Trio Vegan Fruit Crisp Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 T fresh basil, chopped 1 T fresh mint, chopped 1 T fresh parsley, chopped 1 T onion or shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 T olive oil to taste Continue Reading

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Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients: 2 c cooked brown rice 2-4 bell peppers 1 ½ c chopped fennel (bulb and fronds) 2 cloves garlic,minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 lb chicken diced into ¾ “ pieces        1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp paprika Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, May 13-14, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Spicy Corn, Peach/Nectarine & Avocado Salad Strawberry Jam Fried Eggs in Bell Pepper Frame Spinach and Sausage Frittata Cool Cucumber Salsa Spiced Parsnip Cupcakes Spicy Corn, Peach/Nectarine & Avocado Salad Adapted from recipe and photo by AHO Subscriber Samantha of I Love A Clean San Diego See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2-3 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 4 cobs) 1 cup chopped fresh peaches/nectarines 1 ripe avocado, chopped 1/2 small jalapeno pepper, ribs & seeds removed and Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 35: We Can’t Find the Brakes!

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So I just typed: “save as: news 05-01-2016.” May first 2016! Wasn’t it just Christmas a couple weeks ago? For kicks I clicked & read: news 05-01-2008 from our first year. It was as relevant as if I’d written it this week. Does anybody else Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, May 9-11, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Minty Roasted Beets with Lime and Cumin Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Lettuce Wraps Stuffed Bell Peppers with Zucchini, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Bulgur Wheat Glazed Parsnips Peach Granita Minty Roasted Beets with Lime and Cumin Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 lbs of beets (greens removed) Olive oil for roasting ½ teaspoon ground cumin seeds 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ¾ tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup mint leaves, sliced Salt to taste Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: How to Choose and Use a Cutting Board

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Cutting boards: Let’s cut to the chase, they can be big, small, made out of wood, plastic, glass…there are so many options how do we choose? Here is our quick guide to choosing the right cutting boards for your kitchen needs and how to care Continue Reading

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Ingredients: 2-4 sweet potatoes 5 tbsp light brown sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg Pinch cayenne pepper ½ stick butter Oil for roasting Salt and pepper ½ c chopped pecans Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 375F. Lightly scrub potatoes. Place on roasting tray and bake Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, May 6-7, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Green Beans Roasted Stonefruit with Bulgar Wheat All Season Fennel Pizza Turnip Mashed Potatoes Apricot and Black Pepper Galette Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 8 ounces strawberries, washed and sliced 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper Instructions: Blend strawberries, honey, apple cider vinegar,olive oil, salt and pepper together Continue Reading

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