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Barley, Leek, & Parsley Salad With Salt Preserved Lemons

Barley, Leek, & Parsley Salad With Salt Preserved Lemons

I never know what to do with leeks. So when I get them in my CSA farm box, the leeks just end up hanging around in my fridge for weeks, stinking up the joint. I mean, outside of RenFaire and books about dragons and the Black Plague, when do you even hear about people eating […]

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The Silence Of The Farm Box: Fava Beans

The Silence Of The Farm Box: Fava Beans

May 1st is The Day of the Worker all over Italy. In Rome, it’s also The Day of the Fava Bean. Okay, I made that last sentence up. But May 1st is the official start date of Fava Bean season which goes until June, and Romans traditionally include Fava beans as part of their picnic […]

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Farm Box: It Was Bound To Happen Eventually…

Farm Box: It Was Bound To Happen Eventually…

Eggplant in the farm box. So gross. How is it that a vegetable that is so easy on the eyes is so yucky on the tongue? Luckily I was able to pawn the eggplant off on some poor sap who actually thinks her, “husband makes the best stuffed eggplant on the planet.” But I can’t […]

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Farm Box Confession: I Am A Selfish Wife

Farm Box Confession: I Am A Selfish Wife

For the third week in a row, I’ve gotten fresh strawberries in my farm box. And, for the third week in a row, my husband doesn’t know this. Why? Because I’ve eaten all of them before he’s gotten home (and composted the evidence). When it comes to snacks, I have no scruples. I mean really. […]

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Hipster Crafts: Make A Mustache Out Of Beet Root

Hipster Crafts: Make A Mustache Out Of Beet Root

Fact: beets are evil. Look how (extra) bad Pannonica looks with her beet root mustache. And for the record: yellow beets taste like dirt. This week’s farm box includes 2 bunches of curly kale, 3 (bleech) yellow beets with greens attached, 19 strawberries, 2 cups of sugar snap peas, 3 Minneola tangerines, and 2 grapefruits.

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Heartbreak: Bacon Avocados Not Made From Actual Bacon

Heartbreak: Bacon Avocados Not Made From Actual Bacon

Or Sir Francis Bacon for that matter. This week’s farm box haul includes 3 Bacon avocados, 5 Gold Nugget tangerines, 2 Navel oranges, 1 bulb of fennel, 1 bunch of swiss chard, 4 broccoli trees, 1 bunch of spinach and 39 Ruby Crescent fingerling potatoes.

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Wait. There are Red Green Onions?

Wait. There are Red Green Onions?

This week’s farm box includes 1 Pinkerton avocado, 2 cups of Strawberries, 1 bunch of asparagus spears, 1 bunch of collard greens, 4 Burgundy spring onions, 1 bunch of Dino kale, 5 carrots, 1 bunch of Romaine lettuce, and 3 Navel oranges. I’d never thought about what red onions look like when they are green […]

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