Monthly Archives: June 2016

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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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, June 27-29, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Peach/Nectarine Frozen Yogurt Popsicles Dandelion and Bacon Sandwich Fresh Rosemary Bread End of Summer Chili Pot Balsamic Green Bean Salad Corn and Tomato Salad Peach/Nectarine Frozen Yogurt Popsicles Recipe courtesy of Homegrown Organic Farms Photo by Jess Lessard Photography See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 cups of Peaches (or Nectarines), peeled and chopped 2 Tbsp butter ¼ cup of Brown Sugar ½ tsp Vanilla 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt Pinch of Cinnamon Popsicle molds Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Dissecting Stone Fruit

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Summer means stone fruit, glorious stone fruit. AHO subscribers are about the luckiest bunch of folks, having access to the best organic stone fruit grown by Uncle Vern himself. Many of us just grab the fruit straight out of the box (or some might have Continue Reading

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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

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Ingredients: 1 ½ – 2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1” pieces ¼ c olive oil 3 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp ground mustard 1/8 tsp pepper 1 large red onion,chopped Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, June 24-25, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Zucchini and Corn Topped with Cheese Grilled Tex-Mex Salad Melon Salsa Herbed Summer Squash Egg Bake Spicy Summer Squash and Tomato Soup Green Beans with Balsamic Vinegar Pesto Zucchini and Corn Topped with Cheese Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 6 squash and zucchini mix, sliced ½ onion, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups corn cut off the cob 2 cups tomatoes diced ½ lb shredded Jack Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 41: An Organic Orchard is Alive

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An organic farm is a NOISY farm. Yeah, sometimes that noise comes from a tractor or people talking and singing, but mostly, it’s the crickets and birds. I almost think the easiest way to do an organic audit would just be to walk out in Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, June 20-22, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Fajitas Peach and Cucumber Salsa Succotash Melon and Feta Salad Roasted Vegetable Tart Savory Fried Tomatoes Broccoli Salad Fajitas Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 orange, juiced 2 limes, juiced 3 Tbsp canola oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded & minced 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 2 ¼ lbs skirt or flank Continue Reading

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Potato, Leek, and Sorrel Pesto Flatbread

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Ingredients: 1 leek ends trimmed 1 c paper thin sliced potatoes Flatbread or pizza dough ¼ c grated Pecorino Romano cheese 8 oz ricotta cheese Sorrel Pesto Instructions: Preheat oven to 425F. Make Sorrel pesto. Slice the leek in half and then slice into ¼” Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, June 17-18, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins with Avocado Cream Sausage, Zucchini and Pepper Pasta Watermelon and Mint Gazpacho Broiled Summer Squash Tomatillo Salsa Verde Peach and Nectarine Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins with Avocado Cream Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 8 small potatoes, scrubbed and dried 4 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 3 pieces bacon, finely diced 4 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped ¾ cup grated Cheddar cheese Avocado Cream: 2 scallions thinly sliced, greens reserved 1 avocado, Continue Reading

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Sorrel Pesto

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Ingredients: 2 c coarsely chopped fresh sorrel, ribs removed 1/3 c fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped 1/3 c freshly grated parmesan cheese ¼ c pine nuts ½ tsp salt ¼ c olive oil Instructions: In a food processor or blender puree the sorrel, Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 40: An Organic Farmer’s Observations on GMOs

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Literally the coolest thing happened last week. A few days before our first 100 degree day, water was released down the Kings River. Why the connection Uncle Vern? Well, it’s a local thing, but on hot afternoons in summer, everybody loads their pick-ups with inner-tubes Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, June 13-15, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Peach and Cucumber Salsa Raw Summer Squash Salad Summer Vegetable Frittata Grilled Panzanella Salad with Bell Peppers and Squash Potato Topped Vegetables Baked Onion Rings with Herb Dip Peach and Cucumber Salsa Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 3 peaches or nectarines, pitted and chopped 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped ¼ c chopped onion 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp basil juice of 1 lime salt to taste Instructions: Toss all ingredients together in Continue Reading

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Peach and Cucumber Salsa

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Ingredients: 3 peaches or nectarines, pitted and chopped 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped ¼ c chopped onion 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp basil juice of 1 lime salt to taste Instructions: Toss all ingredients together in a bowl and serve. May be served with Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, June 10-11, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad Roasted Broccoli and Summer Squash with Basil and Tahini Lettuce Wraps Cauliflower Cheese Sticks Screaming Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers Peaches/Nectarines and Cream Pops Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1-2 pints cherry tomatoes ½ red onion, thinly sliced ¼ c olive oil 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley or herb of the week 1 tbsp of pesto ¼ tsp sugar or honey 1 Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts Week 39: Dear Uncle (Questions about Seeds)

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I received this thoughtful letter this week: Dear Uncle. I was wondering if you would ever write about seeds and if there is importance to pure seeds. I read your newsletter this week about cultures and who gardens, etc, and I realized I don’t garden because Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed June 6-8, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Herbed Stuffed Zucchini Eggplant Stacks Peach Mango Fruit Salsa Lemon Glazed Blueberry Turnovers Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 tsp oil 1 large red onion, finely diced Salt and pepper to taste 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 8 slices whole wheat bread 3 ounces pepper jack cheese, thinly sliced 1-2 ripe tomatoes, diced Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Essential Knives
and How to Keep Them Sharp

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So here’s a joke for you. Why did the knife buy a new suit? He wanted to look sharp! Ok, lame joke aside, it does gets to a specific point (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). Sharp knives are an essential component of a good kitchen. Continue Reading

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Tomato Pie with Kale Pesto

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Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh kale 3 cloves garlic 1/3 cup walnuts or pine nuts (toasted) ½ cup grated Romano cheese ¼ cup olive oil 2/3 cup ricotta cheese Dough for 1 (9 inch) pie tin or pizza dough 2 cups sliced tomatoes 2 oz mozzarella Continue Reading

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