The unboxing for May 7th, 2021 has taken place! There has never been a better time to support local farms. Signing yourself up for a box that is delivered straight to your door takes away some of the shopping stress and replaces it with curiosity. What is Gha Lang anyway? Would I make carrot top pesto? Tried it and didn't like it but maybe you would :)

There are many different companies out there to test, Pacific Northwest West features the option to donate a box to a family in need or sign yourself up. It's a great way to give back to the community and get everyone motivated to eat more fruits and veggies. It might be a tough sell in the beginning but honestly, if you create a cooking date night or challenge the crew to come up with the best sounding meal with what's in the box can be really fun.

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The produce is organic and so fresh that a lot of it can be propagated, once the roots show up you can plant inside or outside and start your own garden! So far I have done this with mint, oregano, and basil, grown an avocado tree from a seed, and also am working on a lemon, pomelo valentine, and a grapefruit.

Connecting with healthier foods and learning how to use them in new ways has opened up my palet and inspired me to eat better. Not that I do it all the time but I make a weekly challenge now to polish off as much as I can before the next box hits. What would you do with this haul?

  • Tomato - I'll probably chop up some for my morning scrambles and use a bit for a Caprese salad
  • Basil - Propagate and add to Caprese Salad, possibly breakfast scramble as well
  • Rhubarb - Undecided CLICK-HERE for an incredible Rhubarb Simple Syrup recipe including how to make candied pieces as well as a Rhubarb mint mojito
  • Spring Onion - Propagate some and use for Bahn Xeo or veggie scrambles
  • Strawberries - Slice and toss in sugar for a whipped cream filled dessert
  • Rainbow carrots - peeled and possibly pickled or straight-up munch time
  • Romaine Lettuce - Bahn Xeo, Tuna Wraps, and salad
  • Garlic Chives - Kind of pumped to try out Buchjeon (Garlic Chive Pancakes) I'll keep you posted
  • Gala Apples - I enjoy eating them with a little nut butter or when I am craving something sweet
  • Oranges - Did you know you can dry the peels, blend them up and use them in your garden? Vitamin C added to my coconut silk and chai seed mix should be just the ticket
  • Russet Potato - The hubs loves them so many boiled and mashed or peeled, chopped and cooked for breakfast burritos!
  • Asparagus - I love cooking it up for my breakfast scramble but it's SO good wrapped in tinfoil with lemon and butter on the grill too!

P.S I hear the Farmer's Market Located in the parking lot of the Valley Mall kicks-off this Sunday :)

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