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Pumpkin Spice Pillow Cookies

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on December 13, 2016 at 3:15 PM


These sweet and spicy cookies are perfectly fluffy and easy to make.

Pumpkin spice is everywhere these days, and with good reason--the warming spices combined with decadent sugar is the perfect complement to cooler weather. The problem is that many commercially produced pumpkin spice-flavored foods are artifically colored and flavored, something that many home gardeners prefer to avoid. But you can easily grow pumpkins (our Pumpkin Growing Guide is helpful with this) in the EarthBox® gardening system and preserve their sweet flesh for use in many recipes!

These fluffy Pumpkin Spice Pillow cookies are easy to make, delicious, and are so soft–just like little pillows! Just in time for the holidays–whip these up when you're expecting a crowd, participating in a cookie swap, or need something to bring to a party. . .

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Topics: Recipes

Herb-Roasted Beets with Blue Cheese

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on November 17, 2016 at 4:07 PM


Enjoy the sweet, earthy flavors of roasted beets combined with the warmth of rosemary, and the tangy bite of blue cheese.

Who doesn't love warm roasted beets in the Fall, or sweet pickled beets in the Summer? You can easily grow beets in the EarthBox® Root & Veg gardening system and enjoy them any time of the year!

These herb-roasted beets make for an unexpected delicious side to dinner, or can be mixed with greens and served as a salad or appetizer. . .

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Topics: Recipes

6 Ways To Use Your Tomato Harvest

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on September 28, 2016 at 11:06 AM


This versatile fruit can be used any way possible!

When it comes to growing tomatoes, we here at EarthBox tend to plant A LOT of tomato plants. Whether we start them from seed or purchase seedlings from a garden center, we always have a hard time choosing which varieties to grow each season. And still, to this day, it amazes us how many tomatoes a single plant can produce.

One person can only eat so many tomatoes right off of the vine—and with the number of recipes out there (thanks, Pinterest!) you can get lost on how to cook with your tomatoes!

Is there such a thing as, “too many tomatoes?” We don’t think so! Try out these six simple ways to utilize and save your tomato harvest to its full potential . . .

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Topics: General, Recipes, Helpful Hints

EarthBox® Watermelon Salad with Mint

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on July 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM


This twist on Caprese salad is a refreshing summertime treat that's sure to please!

Most people would agree that watermelon is delicious in the summertime. You can easily grow watermelon in the EarthBox® gardening system and even turn it into a vertical garden by letting it grow on the Staking System!

Try this yummy twist on Caprese salad for a refreshing summer treat. . .

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Topics: Recipes

EarthBox Spinach & Veggie Party Dip

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 26, 2016 at 3:44 PM


Serve up this delicious dip at your next party!

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The family of EarthBox® gardening systems can grow everything you need for your next veggie platter, so why not make your own veggie dip? We're here with a fresh spinach dip recipe that’s perfect for your next barbeque.

Ditch the Mix

It’s that time of year—barbecue and pool party season is upon us! Before you throw together that packet of “vegetable dip” from your pantry, consider making your own from-scratch party dip. Not only is it pretty easy to whip up, but you also have control over the ingredients. While this takes more than 5 minutes to make, we promise the result is well worth the extra effort. . .

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Topics: Recipes

Jazzy Plants To Grow in EarthBox

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on May 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM


The eagerly awaited growing season is here at last! Make this one extra adventurous by growing some easy and unusual vegetables such as chocolate cherry tomatoes, Tom Thumb peas, or rainbow carrots.

All it takes is a little thought to turn your EarthBox® Gardening System into a highly edible botanical wonder!

One of the great joys of growing in the EarthBox® gardening system is enjoying fun varieties that you just can’t get at the grocery store. From amazing peppers to odd-shaped squash, you can choose some real culinary and visual sensations. In this issue, we suggest some uncommon and just plain fun vegetables to grow in your EarthBox garden this season. Dig in!. . .

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Topics: Recipes, Helpful Hints

EarthBox Bourbon-Roasted Carrots

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on April 28, 2016 at 4:21 PM


Mom always said to eat your veggies. . .maybe you would have if she made them this good!

Now that we offer the EarthBox® Root & Veg gardening system (a perfect gift for Mom!), we're here with a delicious roasted carrot recipe that’s perfect for Mother’s Day.

This is Why You Should "Carrot" All

This month we bring you the most amazing roasted, glazed carrots in the history of mankind – or at least we think so! We think you’ll agree after you have your first taste of one of these delectable little bites. For starters, there’s bourbon. Second of all, there’s bourbon. Have we mentioned that there’s bourbon?? Throw in some real maple syrup, savory herbs, a twist of freshly ground black pepper – and we think these tasty morsels will find their way onto your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch menu. Yes, they REALLY are that good!. . .

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Topics: Recipes

EarthBox Hearty Halupki (Stuffed Cabbage)

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on March 24, 2016 at 9:57 AM


Welcome to the cabbage patch. . .

Now that we've covered growing cabbage in the EarthBox® gardening system, we're here with a hearty recipe to savor the last little bit of March.

This is How We (Cabbage) Roll

We know, we know–some of you are thinking "but this has MEAT in it!"

After careful consideration, we decided on this recipe because it's so diverse and naturally gluten-free, and the vast majority of our customers are omnivores. And a lot of our customers know that EarthBox was previously based in Scranton, PA–where there is a large Polish population; so maybe we were channeling the food from our roots in NEPA (Northeastern PA) with this Halupki dish, too. If you are vegetarian or vegan, we're sorry to offend, but we welcome you to post your own stuffed cabbage recipes in the comments below, and give us something new to try.

Many countries have their own versions of stuffed cabbage (or peppers) with their own unique ingredients; and we like to think of someone's little grandma making this in her kitchen, passing down her recipe to the next generation. This is our twist on traditional Halupki, adding some kale for extra texture and veggies in this meat-driven dish.

While it takes more time than one might have during the week, enjoy it on the weekend or on a rainy/chilly day, and consider serving it alongside some Haluski. . .

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Topics: Recipes

Cultivating Cabbage: The Ins and Outs of Growing this Versatile and Nutritious Vegetable

Posted by EarthBox Sales & Marketing on March 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM


Don't cringe over cabbage

When you were a kid, you may have cringed when you heard cabbage was going to be on the dinner table. Many children aren’t fans of cabbage because of its strong taste, but as we age and our taste buds start to deteriorate, many adults start to like it. If you’re a big fan of cabbage and want to cultivate some right in your back yard, it’s easy to grow in the  EarthBox® gardening system! Here are some tips and tricks to make your growing a success! . . .

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Topics: Recipes, 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

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