Monthly Archives: August 2016

Summer Squash Bread

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Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 2 cups grated squash 3 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts 2 cups flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 tsp cinnamon Instructions: Beat eggs, oil, and squash. Sift dry ingredients and Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Sept 2-3, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Nutty Strawberry Salad Tomato Pie with Kale Pesto Summer Pizza Broccoli and Goat Cheese Wraps Slow Cooked Pork Chops with Spiced Honey and Grapes Summer Squash Pancakes with Basil Chive Sauce Nutty Strawberry Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar dash of Worcestershire sauce ¼ cup sugar 1 tbsp butter 1 cup olive oil ½ cup slivered almonds ¼ tsp paprika 1 basket strawberries head of red leaf or romaine lettuce, chopped Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 51: Displacing the Bad

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First off, I want to publicly apologize for a couple questions in that survey that was sent out. I always go postal on any survey that asks my ethnicity for instance and here our own company did it; aaaughhh! It was agreed that would be Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, August 29 – 31, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Eggplant Tomato Casserole End of the Week Pasta Grape Toasts Mediterranean Veggies and Rice First Time Baba Ghanoush Salted Chocolate and Fig Pudding Eggplant Tomato Casserole Recipes by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick slices and quartered 1 lb of squash cut into ¼ inch slices, bite size Cooking spray 1 lb tomatoes, seeded and cut into ¼ inch slices 1 ½ tbsp olive Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Constructing the Perfect Salad

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The beauty of the Abundant Harvest weekly produce box is variety and freshness. A seasoned AHO subscriber learns to be skilled in the ways of spontaneity, ready for whatever produce Uncle Vern and the AHO farmers have prepared for them each week. Our job here Continue Reading

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Eggplant, Squash and Tomato Casserole

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Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick slices and quartered 1 lb of squash cut into ¼ inch slices, bite size Cooking spray 1 lb tomatoes, seeded and cut into ¼ inch slices 1 ½ tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, August 26-27, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Watermelon Salsa Cream of Squash Soup Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad Curry Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad Eggplant Bread Cheesy Chicken and Grapes with Rice Watermelon Salsa Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE 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 Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 50: Partnering with Microorganisms for the Next Generation

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We have learned a lot about organic farming over the past decade and a half. To put things into perspective, I now have 59 years living and working here on the Peterson family farm, 26 years growing and packing conventional fruit and growing conventional poultry Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, August 22-24, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Baked Eggplant with Figs and Cherry Tomatoes Eggplant Sinqua Ratatouille Rotini Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Chili Pepper, Grape and Onion Salsa Radish Slaw Carrot Muffins Baked Eggplant with Figs and Cherry Tomatoes Recipes by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 eggplant olive oil 1/2 c cherry tomatoes 6 figs Goat cheese, crumbled pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°. Wash eggplant, cut off the top and slice lengthwise.  Make slices through the flesh but not the skin Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, August 19-20, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Chicken and Roasted Eggplant Tacos Sweet and Spicy Lemongrass Stir Fry Refrigerator Clean Out Vegetable Soup White Bean Salad with Arugula Bulgur Wheat with Sausage and Apples Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts Chicken and Roasted Eggplant Tacos Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, roasted or baked with meat shredded 1 large tomato, quartered and sliced into thin slices 1 eggplant 1 onion roughly chopped drizzle of olive oil dash of balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste Continue Reading

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Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions and Avocado Salad

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Ingredients: 2-3 cucumbers 1 c diced tomato ¼ c thinly sliced onion red or green 1 avocado 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions: Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise, then slice into half moons. Need not peel them. Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 49: Swing

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Photo sourced from Husky Crew. Mercifully, every four years, our country gets to come together for a change around the Olympics. For a sweet two weeks, we all get to thrill and watch some marvelously gifted young athletes push their bodies faster, higher, and stronger, and Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, August 15-17, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Summer Vegetable Frittata Egyptian Green Beans Chicken and Roasted Eggplant Tacos Chicken Pot Pie Eggplant and Summer Squash Tacos Apple Cake Summer Vegetable Frittata Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 ½ tbsp olive oil ½ tsp salt, divided 1 c diced squash 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp black pepper ½ c chopped sweet peppers ⅓ c chopped onion ½ c chopped seeded tomato 1 tbsp Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics : Refreshing Watermelon Eats and Drinks!

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If summer had a fruit mascot it would surely be the watermelon – from seed spitting contests to the perfect poolside snack – the rosy melon by name alone conjures up the feeling of fun and refreshment! Aside from being THE melon for simple, savory and Continue Reading

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Chicken and Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Tacos

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Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, roasted or baked with meat shredded 1 large tomato, quartered and sliced into thin slices 1 eggplant 1 onion roughly chopped drizzle of olive oil dash of balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste 1 garlic minced 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, August 12-13, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Corn on the Cob Coins Squash Pizza Italian Potato Casserole with Sweet Peppers Melon and Feta Salad Balsamic Green Bean Salad Dry Brine Turkey with Fresh Rosemary Corn on the Cob Coins Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE 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 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
August 8-9, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Chili Pepper Poppers Homemade Tomato Sauce   Peach and Tomato Salsa Eggplant and Summer Squash Tacos Raw Summer Squash Salad Summer Radish Salad Chili Pepper Poppers Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients 1/2 C uncooked green lentils (need about 1/2 C cooked) 1 1/2 C water 1/2 C uncooked brown rice (or quinoa) (need about 1/2 C cooked) 1 C water 1 Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 48: H-O-S-P-I-T-A-L-I-T-Y

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Hospitality as defined by Merriam Webster, Noun: generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests. The first thing I thought about when I started to type right now was; I’ve never attended nor had available to me a course on hospitality. I know there is Continue Reading

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Tomato Peach Salsa

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Ingredients: 1 cup chopped peaches ¾ cup quartered cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes chopped ½ thinly sliced red onion 3 tbsp fresh mint leaves 3 tbsp fresh basil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp honey 2-3 tbsp chopped pepper, Anaheim or hot pepper mix (optional) Instructions: Combine Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
August 5-6, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Melanzane with Pasta Sage Pesto  Daikon Radish Cheese Fries Cool Cucumber Salsa Raw Summer Squash Salad Stone Fruit and Cucumber Salsa Melanzane with Pasta Recipe and Photo by Rachel Oberg for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise 1/4″ thick salt (for eggplant) 2 T olive oil, divided 1 medium (1 C) onion, diced or chopped 6 cloves garlic, Continue Reading

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