Get Cultured: Making Fresh Yogurt and Sour Cream At Home

August 18, 2017

When it comes to DIY dairy, the easiest eats to make are cultured foods like yogurt, sour cream, and buttermilk. And once you try our techniques, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered to buy!

Continue Reading »

Canning 101: Part 2

August 14, 2017

Now that you've read our first blog post and picked up all the necessary supplies and equipment, you're well on track to can everything in your Farm Box. Here's the nitty gritty on basic canning methods, next steps, and storage! 

Continue Reading »

Canning 101- Part 1

August 04, 2017

Outside of building your own greenhouse for winter growing, we’ve been exploring the best ways to keep those fresh, local summer flavors at our fingertips all year ‘round. This week, we’re taking a look at a nostalgic method of preservation—old-school canning! It may have fallen out of favor for a few years, but your grandma’s favorite way to store her garden veggies is back big time.

Continue Reading »

Kitchen Mistakes that Everyone Makes

August 02, 2017

For seasoned chefs and kitchen newcomers alike, no one is perfect when it comes to their cooking habits. Take a minute to read our list--are you guilty of committing these common cooking crimes?

Continue Reading »

From Salad to Cider: How to Pick the Most A-PEEL-ing Apple for Your Recipe

July 31, 2017

Sweet, tender early-season apples are making their first appearance in this week's Farm Boxes! While there are just a couple of varieties ready to eat right now, soon there will be apples everywhere! With hundreds of varieties available during peak apple time, how do you know which apple works best for your recipe?

Continue Reading »

Can We Grill It? Yes, We Can! Al Fresco Adaptations for Every Recipe

July 21, 2017

You can adapt almost any recipe to the grill, from pizza to poaching, from blanching to baking! Here are a few quick tips to get any recipe grill-ready.

Continue Reading »

Rind Down and Cool Off: Four Easy Summer Melon Recipes

July 21, 2017

If you’re feeling the heat this week, there’s no better way to beat it than with a dose of marvelous melons!

Continue Reading »

Summer Squash: What's in my Farm Box?!

July 05, 2017

Summer squash season is here in all its juicy, crisp, delightful glory. From round and smooth to crooked and lumpy, summer squash comes in a cornucopia of shapes, colors, and sizes.  Most of us are well-versed in grocery store staple varieties like zucchini, but your Farm Box may bring you a few that leave you scratching your head. Fear not—we're here to help you figure out what you've got and how to use them!

Continue Reading »

Cook on the Wild Side: Fresh Blueberry Freezer Jam

June 07, 2017

There’s nothing quite like ripe, juicy summer blueberries—we wish we could keep the growing season going all year! While the fresh fruit may be gone before we’re ready, there’s an easy way to capture the magic of summer blueberries in a jar: freezer jam! This easy method of preservation keeps those cold winter months filled with the sweet sunshine of a summer afternoon.  

Continue Reading »

Seasonal Summer Cocktails - perfect for a Garden Fiesta!

June 03, 2017

It's seasonal cocktail time - the perfect porch punches or party-for-one concoctions - these Strawberry 'Wine' and Berry Beer Buck cocktails from mixologist and mastermind behind Shrub District Don Morton are sure to please any summer palette in need of a refreshing thirst quencher! Read about City Blossoms Garden Fiesta where Don's Shrubs and local strawberries took front seat for an evening under the stars in support of a great local organization!

Continue Reading »

The Nice Spice: Zingy Za'atar Adds Unbeatable Flavor

May 19, 2017

Looking for a fresh flavor to add to your weekly menu? Look no further than zesty, herbaceous za’atar! Used for centuries in Middle Eastern cuisine, za’atar is a savory blend of dried thyme, oregano, and toasted sesame seeds mixed with the citrusy tang of sumac. Brand new to our shop and fresh from the farmer’s market, we’re absolutely in love with Z & Z DC’s signature take on a traditional Za’atar spice blend.

Continue Reading »

Cinco de Mayo Inspiration

April 27, 2017

It’s easy to get inspired by the flavors of Mexico. From simple street food to delicate seafood dishes, our neighbor to the South is famous for unbelievable, fresh tastes. If you’re planning a party for Cinco de Mayo, we’re here to help set the table. Here are a few of our favorite ways to serve up a superior spread.

Continue Reading »

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

February 10, 2017

My Farmbox inspiration is coming from a meal I prepared for my family during the Lunar New Year.  The simple orange chicken and veggies wrapped in Bibb lettuce, makes for a quick meal during the busy work week.

Continue Reading »

Miso-Citrus Marinated Salmon

November 16, 2016

Use your winter faves to thoughtfully put together a meal, like this Miso-Citrus Marinated Salmon with roasted purple potatoes + a green salad.

Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving Cocktails to Fall For

November 01, 2016

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, these easy cocktail recipes will get the celebration started!

Continue Reading »

Lavender Chai Coffee Creamer

October 20, 2016

We put a bit of creative energy into this aromatic herb and came out with a flavor pairing that is really to die for! The richness and depth of coffee paired with the floral notes of lavender and warming spices in this delicious, slightly sweet (and completely healthy) creamer is really delicious, adding a unique flavor to your morning cup of joe!

Continue Reading »

Butternut Squash Soup + Stuffed Acorn Squash

September 22, 2016

We're celebrating all things fall around here: the temperature finally moving below 85, pulling sweaters out of the closet, and cooking up the coziest comfort food. With a plethora of squash heading our way from our farm partners, minds are reeling with squash-inspired soups, tarts, spreads, and even drinks. So, we're sharing a couple of our favorite go-to's that will be sure to keep you and your family satisfied as we delve deeper into this change of seasons. 

Continue Reading »

1 2 3 4 Next »