Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fresh Facts 25: And Then It Was Spring!

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And then it was Spring! Yesterday we had brown dead looking orchards rising out of native green carpet; today there are acres of white and pink. It’s never prettier around here than right now. Oh! And the pregnant Sierras in their snow-white maternity blouses complimenting Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed, February 27 – March 1, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Hearty Greens Salad with Dill Dressing Warm Beet Salad with Fruit and Nuts Curried Cauliflower and Carrot Soup Collard Greens and Pulled Pork Egg Rolls Radish, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad Chocolate Parsnip Brownies Hearty Greens Salad with Dill Dressing Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped (or you could use tuna) ½ C Greek yogurt 2 T mayo to taste salt 1 T balsamic vinegar 1 T fresh dill, chopped ¼ C olive oil Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics : DIY Seasoning Salts

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Salt in cooking has many uses. It can help add moisture to meats or help take it away when curing. It can help pasta absorb water, and boiled eggs easier to peel, it even makes chocolate taste richer (like this recipe for salted chocolate fig Continue Reading

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Collard Greens and Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

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Ingredients: 1 bunch collard greens 1 sm onion chopped 1 cup shredded pork or chicken 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened  ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 pkg egg roll wrappers 2 tbsp butter, melted Thai sweet chili sauce  optional Instructions: Trim collard Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri / Sat, February 24 – 25, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Savory French Toast Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Baked Onion Rings with Herb Dip Vegan Tofu Fried Quinoa Beet, Carrot, Apple Salad Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts Savory French Toast Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 4 eggs 3-4 C kale/spinach/collard greens/chard/mizuna 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 C milk ¼ C cream (reserve a bit for topping) 1 t dijon mustard ½ t (or less) salt Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 24: Well Produced Music & Peaches

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Q.) When is it okay for a farmer to be behind? A.) When there’s nothing he could have done about it. Here’s an inside look into Uncle Vern’s life. Right now, I’m really feeling behind. For clarification, anyone around here will tell you that unless Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon / Tues / Wed, February 20-22, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Carrot, Apple, Orange Juice Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits Sweet and Spicy Roasted Beet and Carrot Soup Sauteed Chard with Shallots Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts Crispy Kale Chips Carrot, Apple, Orange Juice Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ½ c cold water 1 orange, peeled and quartered ½ apple, seeded, halved 1 medium carrot, halved and chopped 1 c ice cubes Instructions: Place all ingredients into a blender and secure the lid. Turn machine on and Continue Reading

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Carrot, Orange, and Apple Juice

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Ingredients: ½ c cold water 1 orange, peeled and quartered ½ apple, seeded, halved 1 medium carrot, halved and chopped 1 c ice cubes Instructions: Place all ingredients into a blender and secure the lid. Turn machine on and slowly increase the speed from low Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri / Sat, February 17 -18, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem Pasta Kale Pesto End of the Week Pasta Dilly Eggs with Lentils Cauliflower Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Spiced Apple Pear Sauce Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem Pasta Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: ½ lb. brussels sprouts, quartered 1 t olive oil to taste salt to taste pepper 2½ – 3 C broccoli and cauliflower stems, thinly sliced or shaved (a veggie peeler works great) 3 T Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 23: Only Optimists Plant Orchards

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**The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time is today. (Chinese Proverb) **He who plants a tree plants a hope. (Lucy Larcom) **For in the true nature of things — if we rightly consider — every green tree Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon / Tues / Wed, Feb 13-15, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Citrus Carrots Garlicky Bok Choi Cauliflower Pizza Crust Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato, Arugula, Spinach Salad Turnip Fries Citrus Carrots Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 5-6 carrots washed and cut into rounds or matchsticks ½ cup veggie broth Juice of one orange or lemon 1 green garlic chopped 1 tsp basil Fresh parsley chopped, to taste Sea salt and ground pepper Instructions: Simmer Continue Reading

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Turnip Fries

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Ingredients: ¾ lb peeled turnips ½ tsp black pepper 2 c buttermilk 1 c fine cornmeal 1 c flour 2 tsp salt canola oil Instructions: Cut peeled turnips into ½ inch thick sticks and toss with the buttermilk. Combine the cornmeal and flour, salt and Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri / Sat February 10-11, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Twice Baked Potatoes Turnip Salsa Bierocks Mustard Green Beans Chicken Broccoli and Bok Choi Vegetable Stir Fry Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe by DeMaCuisine for Abundant Harvest Organics See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 large potatoes (Russets if you have ’em), halved lengthwise 1 bell pepper, diced 1 C broccoli (about 1 head), chopped or diced 1 carrot, grated 1 onion, diced 2 cloves roasted garlic (or Continue Reading

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Fresh Facts 22: Planning & Planting

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Well that my friends was just the most wonderful series of rain events we could have hoped for, the ground just got thoroughly saturated, every slough, creek, river, and canal ran at capacity and the canals continue to do so keeping every acre of recharge Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Mon/Tues/Wed Feb 6 – 8, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Tomato Pie with Kale Pesto Turnip and Potato Gratin Apple Cheddar Squash Soup Portuguese Bean Soup All Season Fennel Pizza Apple Cake Tomato Pie with Kale Pesto Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh kale 3 cloves garlic ⅓ cup walnuts or pine nuts (toasted) ½ cup grated Romano cheese ¼ cup olive oil ⅔ cup ricotta cheese Dough for 1 (9 inch) pie tin or pizza Continue Reading

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, stalk removed ½ c shredded mozzarella ¼ c grated Parmesan ½ tsp of chopped herb bouquet ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp garlic powder 2 eggs lightly beaten Instructions: Preheat Oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the Continue Reading

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Recipes Inspired by the Box!
Fri/Sat, February 3 – 4, 2017

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At a Glance – Recipes Inspired by the Box Broccoli and Rice Casserole French Spring Soup Roasted Winter Vegetables with Roasted Garlic Sauce Kale, Apple, Avocado Smoothie Going Green Juice Napa Cabbage Wraps Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe by Carol Peterson See original recipe HERE Ingredients: 2 c uncooked wild rice or brown rice 8 c chicken broth or stock 3 heads broccoli, cut into small florets 1 stick butter (8 tbsp) 1 lb button mushrooms finely chopped 1 med onion finely diced Continue Reading

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