Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kitchen Basics: DIY Instant Oatmeal

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We all dream of lazy mornings where breakfast includes a chance to relax, cook, read the news, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with two hands. The reality is that most of us don’t have time for this – whether it’s that early morning Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 21: Our AMAZING Farmers!

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I don’t know if you’ve thought about this, but your farmers are just so amazing. How amazing are they, Uncle Vern? Well, it has been raining a LOT most days for the last several weeks, yet somehow, these guys are getting out there in the Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Cabbage and Apple Salad with Pecans Savory Crepes Cauliflower Stew Rustic Winter Vegetable Tarts Broccoli Cheddar Soup Vegetarian Lasagne Cabbage and Apple Salad with Pecans Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 tsp butter 1 c pecan halves 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ c olive oil Continue Reading

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Kohlrabi Carrot Fritters with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Ingredients: 2 Kolhrabi 1 carrot 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp cayenne ½ c vegetable oil or grapeseed oil ½ avocado ¼ c plain yogurt ½ lemon ¼ tsp salt Instructions: Peel the kohlrabi. Shred the vegetables in a food processor. Squeeze the shredded Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, January 27-28, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Cannellini and Beet Greens Soup Veggie Pot Pie Crostini with Sausage and Braised Greens Pickled Beets and Cabbage Cauliflower Salad Orange Glazed Coffee Cake Cannellini and Beet Greens Soup Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 carrot, chopped (or mixture of carrot and radish) to taste, salt to taste, pepper 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 T red wine Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 20: Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

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Thank God for lots of rain! The river is full, the canals are full, and the recharge basins are filling. Water is going back into the aquifer instead of being pumped out. Historically, all this water drained into The Great Tulare Lake, the largest fresh Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, January 23-25, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Spring Rolls with Spicy Hot Dipping Sauce Lemongrass Roasted Chicken Stuffed Chard with Fresh Marinara Kohlrabi Quiche Orange and Greens Smoothie Lemon Poppy Seed Scones Spring Rolls with Spicy Hot Dipping Sauce Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: Dip: 2 T lemon juice 2 T dijon mustard 1 T plus 1 t honey 1 to 1½ t Sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce) 2 t soy sauce to taste salt 3 T Continue Reading

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Surprise Gourmet Turnip Cake

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Ingredients: Cake: ½ c butter,plus 1 tbsp butter ¾ c sugar 3 eggs 1 c pureed cooked turnip (2 medium) 1 ¼ c flour ½ tsp baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg 1/8 tsp cloves ¼ tsp salt 1/3 c walnuts Frosting: ¾ c butter, plus 2 Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, January 20-21, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Noodle Salad with Napa Cabbage Deconstructed Lasagna Shallot Citrus Vinaigrette Sauteed Mizuna Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & quartered ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into ¼ inch rings Topping: ¼ cup flour ¼ cup Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 19: A Smart Guy with a Screw in His Sandal

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  I learned an important lesson I’d like to share for what it’s worth. It was a really hot summer day maybe 30 years ago. I had a Montgomery Ward’s air compressor in the shop; the tank, motor, and controls were good, but the compressor Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, January 16-18, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw Mediterranean Veggies and Rice Roasted Butternut Squash with Pine Nuts Ecuadorian Beet Salad Kohlrabi Stew Baked Daikon Radish Cheese Fries Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ½ c fresh orange juice ¼ c fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp brown sugar salt and pepper ½ medium red cabbage, cored and shredded 2 large carrots grated ¾ c chopped fresh cilantro Continue Reading

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Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw

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Ingredients: ½ c fresh orange juice ¼ c fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp brown sugar salt and pepper ½  medium red cabbage, cored and shredded 2 large carrots grated ¾ c chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Instructions: In a large bowl, whisk Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri / Sat, January 13-14, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Roasted Beet and Orange Salad Green Salad with Roasted Winter Squash Kohlrabi Stuffed with Cabbage and Apples Cedar Plank Salmon the Grill Screaming Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Butternut Apple Crisp Bars Roasted Beet and Orange Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4 small beets 2 tsp olive oil ½ tsp course ground pepper, divided ¼ cup orange juice 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp cider vinegar 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped ⅛ tsp garlic powder, or ¼ tsp salt Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 18: A Recap & A Glimpse

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Well, that was a really nice restful two weeks; thanks boss for giving us some family time off. 2016 was a great year for our family. Erik got married to Stephanie so the house on the home place has its 4th generation of newlywed Petersons Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, January 9-11, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Cauliflower and Potato Soup Lemon Ginger Sauce with Dill Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples Orange Glazed Bread Pudding Lemon Sponge Pudding Cauliflower and Potato Soup Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 3-4 C potato, large chunks 1 onion, large chunks 2 large red radishes, large chunks 10-12 C cauliflower, large chunks 1 small head garlic olive oil to taste, salt to taste, pepper 6-8 Continue Reading

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Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts

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Ingredients: 1 lb brussels sprouts 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into ¾ inch chunks 2 sweet onion, cut into ¾ in chunks 2 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste pinch garlic powder to taste zest from 1 lemon and juice Instructions: Preheat Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, January 6-7, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Rainbow Salad Chopped Salad with Oranges Rustic Winter Vegetable Tarts Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Cauliflower Stew Brussels Sprouts and Greens Saute Rainbow Salad Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ¼ wedge of cabbage (white or red) ¼ wedge of Napa cabbage 1 Daikon radish shredded 1 stalk celery or ½ bulb fennel 1 large carrot shredded 1 green apple chopped 1 orange peeled and wedged Dressing: Continue Reading

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