How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on September 23, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Savor the taste of summer through the Fall and Winter

Fall is upon us—soon the leaves will start turning and those cool autumnal breezes will be on their way! Once Winter hits, it’s hard to stare out longingly where your thriving garden used to be. In a few easy steps, we’ll tell you how to preserve the taste of summer with the last bit of your delicious summer crops. Through food preservation, you’ll be able to enjoy your harvest on those cold Winter days when you’re longing for Summer! 

Here’s how to save a few of your garden favorites. . .

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Topics: General, DIY, Helpful Hints

EarthBox Strawberries Covered in Salted Caramel

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on February 11, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Move over chocolate! These berries are getting a new treatment. . .

Yes, strawberries can be grown in the EarthBox® gardening system! Not only are they delicious, but they’re also packed full of vitamins and antioxidants.

 Lovin' from the Oven

While chocolate covered strawberries are scrumptious (especially for Valentine's Day), we've got a new spin to put on nature's tasty little treats: salted caramel! Read on for the full ooey-gooey recipe (Warning: things might get a tad messy!). . .

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Topics: DIY, Recipes

Hearty Eggplant Ragù

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on January 25, 2016 at 5:41 PM

We’re not talking about the jar of sauce you grew up with. . .

Eggplant is one of the easiest things you can grow in an EarthBox® gardening system, often very prolific. There are so many different varieties and colors, not just the traditional deep purple found at the grocery store—you can find (or grow) them in white, magenta, green—even red and yellow! They’re also a great source of dietary fiber, and are packed full of vitamins and minerals.

Ragù vs. Ragoût

You might be thinking, what’s the difference? Though pronounced the same, they are slightly different. A traditional French ragoût is a classic stew that may be served as the main course. Italian ragù (derived from the original French term) is a meat-based sauce used to dress pasta (don’t worry, vegetarians and vegans–we have a substitution for you, too!).

Eggplant Overload

Since eggplants produce rapidly, it’s easy to become inundated with them. . .but you don’t have to consume them all at once. You can freeze eggplant (sliced or cubed) for a later time, or make this recipe and freeze it in batches.

If you’ve never had eggplant, or are unsure how to prepare it, this recipe is simple to follow, and is a yummy way to incorporate this delicious veggie into your diet.

On the other hand, if you find yourself making the same old Eggplant Parmesan over and over again, this recipe offers a new twist that is sure to please.

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Topics: DIY, Recipes

EarthBox Sweet or Savory Sprouts

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on December 23, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy these recipes. . .

"What's for dinner tonight?...Brussels sprouts, you say?...Oh, ummm...I think I have to work late–don't worry I'll just pick something up for myself on the way home."

Let's face it...Brussels sprouts are often unjustly rejected by kids and adults alike at the dinner table. We're not sure when it became acceptable for all of humankind to hate on the poor little buggers, but Beth and Steph from our Marketing Department are here to try to change your mind with not one, but TWO (yep, we love 'em that much) recipes, and give these little cabbage nuggets another chance. Gardeners can easily grow these awesome-looking stalks in the EarthBox® gardening system, too!

Whether you like your veggies a little bit sweet or more savory, these recipes are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Topics: DIY, Recipes

EarthBox Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Soup

Posted by Stephanie Youngs-Seese on November 24, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Step away from the sugar and marshmallows. . .

Planning a Thanksgiving menu can be overwhelming, to say the least. We all have our favorite tried-and-true family recipes that we turn to every year: stuffing, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce. . . [drools]                                                                           

But it's also fun to change things up with fresh recipes and different ingredients. Don’t be afraid to go online and find some unique (and healthier) substitutes for what is normally an over-eaten, calorie-laden meal resulting in food coma. . .

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Topics: DIY, Recipes

5 Great Ways to Use Your Pumpkin Seeds After Harvest

Posted by Stephanie Youngs-Seese on November 17, 2015 at 7:49 PM

Pumpkin spice and everything nice. . .

You may be sick of hearing it, but winter is coming (thanks, Game of Thrones). You’ve reaped your harvest of gourds and winter squash, and the pumpkins were a huge hit for decorating. But now what do you do with them?

Although you may be tempted to take them to the trash, a pumpkin’s usefulness doesn’t stop at the end of autumn. The seeds of pumpkins are one of the most versatile seeds you can find. Grab some kiddos or friends, and prepare yourself for a mess. It will be well worth it to harvest those seeds, though.

Here are five useful ideas for how to get the most out of your pumpkins each and every year. . .

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Topics: DIY, Recipes, Helpful Hints

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