Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fresh Facts 8: Fall

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Fall is such a wonderful time on a fruit farm. The frenetic pace of protecting, managing, harvesting, packing, and shipping our fruit changes to nutrient replenishment and tucking our orchards in for their winter rest with a long deep drink of water. If you pay Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Winter Squash Dip Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Peppers Zucchini Pizza Casserole Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, Red Lentil Soup Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup Whole Wheat Pear Muffins Winter Squash Dip Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4 C combination of any: (squash) acorn, butternut, spaghetti, buttercup, delicata, hubbard, kabocha, pumpkin; halved or top sliced off and seeds removed,carrots, ends trimmed 1 head garlic, top sliced off a good sprinkle of Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics : Handling Hot Peppers

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The beauty of the AHO weekly produce box is that you will be introduced to a wide range of items over the course of the year and AHO farmers are known for their variety of chili peppers. Chili peppers can take a dish from blah Continue Reading

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

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Ingredients: 4 c shredded unpeeled zucchini 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs ½ c grated Parmesan cheese 2 c shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 lb lean ground beef ½ c chopped onion 15 oz tomato sauce 1 red or Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, Oct 28-29, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Radish Salad Arugula, Fennel, Apple, Mandarin and Pomegranate Salad Fresh and Simple Juice Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Spinach, Pear, Orange Salad Hot or Cold Lemongrass Tea 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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Fresh Facts 7: On Persimmons & Healthy Eating

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DON’T EAT THE HACHIYA PERSIMMONS HARD!!! Most of you are familiar with this annual notice, but for the newbies, these Hachiyas make everything you bake with them moist and gooey good, but they have to get water balloon soft first. You can either leave ‘em Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, Oct 24-26, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Polar Vortex Soup (with Apples, Turnips, and Potatoes) Butternut Squash Risotto Fresh Fruit and Basil French Toast Roasted Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash Green Salad with Roasted Squash Apple Pear Crumble Polar Vortex Soup (with Apples, Turnips, and Potatoes) Recipe by AHO Kitchen Team See original recipe HERE Ingredients: Olive oil 1–2 turnips 1–2 medium potatoes 2 leeks, shallots, or onions (or a mix) 1–2 Granny Smith apples 3–4 cloves of garlic 2 cups water (or more, depending on how thick you want your soup) Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics: Knife Skills

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The first key to a successful dish is of course having the best ingredients. Having the right knives and cutting boards can also be very helpful as we shared earlier. But occasionally you come across instructions in a recipe about how to cut your fruits Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, Oct 21-22, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Squash ‘n Eggs Kale, Apple, Avocado Smoothie Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Garlicky Bok Choy Curry Cashew, Pear, Grape Salad Persimmon Raisin Cookies Squash ‘n Eggs Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 T salted butter 1 C summer squash*, chopped ½ t savory (or any fresh herb that compliments eggs: dill, basil, chives, parsley, tarragon, thyme), chopped pinch salt 1 clove garlic, minced 2 eggs Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 6: AFLACK

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A friend donated a duck to our pond yesterday, and it reminded me of this story from a few years back. I hope it makes your heart happy. Uncle Vern. Everybody needs a duck in their back yard: they’d be a lot happier. Let me Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, Oct 17-19, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Hearty Kale and Bean Quesadilla Turnip and Potato Gratin Winter Salad Zucchini Ravioli Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro Apple and Pear Crumble Hearty Kale and Bean Quesadilla Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 2 C (combination of any) broccoli, cabbage, shallots, bell pepper, cauliflower, chile pepper, radish (any type), summer squash, leek, onion; finely chopped to taste salt 1 clove garlic, diced 2 Continue Reading

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Apple and Pear Crumble

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Ingredients: 1 ½ c rolled oats 2 c peeled and diced pears 2 c peeled and diced apples ½ c flour ¾ c brown sugar ¾ c brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ c butter, softened ½ c sliced almonds, or to taste Instructions: Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, Oct 14-15, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Greek Cauliflower Pasta Salad Carrot Pasta Massaged Kale, Radish and Apple Salad Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple and Red Lentil Soup Wilted Mustard Greens Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Greek Cauliflower Pasta Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower chopped into bite sized florets ¼ c olive oil 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 head green garlic, mined 1 c fresh lettuce tightly packed 1 c fresh arugula tightly packed 1 ½ Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 5: Red Delicious!

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A subscriber wrote to ask: “So Uncle Vern, the list says these apples are called ‘Red Delicious,’ but everyone knows Red Delicious apples are a lot bigger, they have big shoulders up by the stem, and then a long nose down to the blossom end. Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, Oct 10-12, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Raw Summer Squash Salad Vegetarian Butternut Squash Lasagna Baked Onion Rings with Herb Sauce Warm Beet Salad with Fruit and Nuts Baked Daikon Radish Cheese Fries Rich Chocolate Beet Muffins Raw Summer Squash Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4 cups thinly sliced zucchini green and yellow 1-2 tomatoes thinly wedged salt and pepper to taste juice of one lemon 1 tbsp olive oil-may need a bit more 2 oz feta cheese, crumbles 2 tbsp dill Continue Reading

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Kabocha Squash

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Ingredients: 1 kabocha squash 3 tbsp light brown sugar plus a bit for sprinkling prior to serving. ¼ tsp cayenne or hot chili powder (or diced hot peppers) ½ tsp cumin ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp soy sauce Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, Oct 7-8, 2016

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup Honey Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Beet, Carrot, Apple Salad Caramelized Butternut Squash Wilted Mustard Greens with Squash and Pears Ozark Pudding Cake Browned Butter and Four Cheese Broccoli Soup Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 T unsalted butter 1½ T olive oil 2 heads (4 C) broccoli, roughly chopped in small pieces 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped ½ C Korean daikon radish (optional) 1-2 cloves Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 4: Best Sleep Aid Known to Man

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So this time of year, the big job is the annual diggin o’ the Johnson Grass rhizomes. Rhizomes are what you call the white fleshy roots that make this Australian native so difficult to eradicate. Leave even one little rhizome joint and you just bought Continue Reading

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