Yoko’s Granny Smith

Why am I seeing so many oranges and apples in my crate right now?

apples-orangesQ: Why am I seeing so many oranges and apples in my crate right now?

A: Late winter and early spring is the main harvest time for oranges, mandarins, tangelos, and other wonderful citrus. The apples and pears currently available were mostly harvested in the fall and have been cold-stored to preserve their great taste. We always try to feature the best fruits of the season in your mixes, and this time of year offers the most delicious citrus and apples.

Eat Fruit & Be Happy

Opal Apple

Granny Was Right

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Surely you experienced it. Maybe you remember it fondly. Maybe it got on your nerves. But at some point during your childhood, chances are your grandmother—or Grammy, Gramma, Nana, Nonna, Bubby, or simply G-ma—used a remedy that didn’t come from a medicine cabinet to “cure” your cold.

Apple-Parsnip Mash

parsnips-board1Recipe adapted from marthastewart.com

INGREDIENTS
1 pound parsnips, peeled, and cut into ½-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 pound apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, olive oil, or coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste  

PREPARATION

Apple and Beet Salad

Chicken with Apples, Potatoes & Escarole

escarole-knifeCourtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop

INGREDIENTS
3/4 lb potatoes, cut in to 1 inch cubes
4 boneless chicken breasts with skin (I also use pork chops in this recipe)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
5  tablespoons unsalted butter
2 apples, cored and cut into 12 slices each apple
1 clove garlic
1 head escarole,, trimmed
1/2 cup dry white wine

Apple and Shallot Gratin

apple-mix-transRecipe by Non-Reactive Pan, clarosouthwick.com/blog

INGREDIENTS
3 cups apples, cubed
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoons minced sage or basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Bisbee Red Delicious Apple

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