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Box Blog: October Heat

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

When I opened this box, I pounced on the spaghetti squash, excited that it was my first squash of the season and not one that I use regularly. I scoured and scoured but really didn't find anything particularly inspiring, and so settled for what most people do, use it as a substitute for spaghetti. I know, boring.

I also took the bok choy and tried a new beef choy soup recipe that had a twist. It was good. I tried new dishes with the romaine and kale, and they were also good. But none of these things were the surprising discovery that I have come to expect with each box.

It's amazing how sometimes things that are relegated to the background in one season can suddenly take on a new dimension in a new season. This box, it was the jalapeno that offered the real excitement. I use jalapenos the way most people do in the summer months - in salsas, guacamole, mostly Mexican dishes. Since it was autumn and I wanted something cozy, I wanted to try roasting them and thought that might be good in butter with something sweet, maybe honey. So I googled it. Sure enough, someone had already done it, but the surprise was what reviewers said they used it for. I tried it with corn on the cob and my old, slow-roasted sweet potato recipe, and I was ecstatic. So simple to make and takes two seasonals that I had run out of ideas to the next level. What else could it be used for? I plan to find out. I know one thing, this one is going to find itself on the Thanksgiving table.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, one note - I will not be publishing a box blog for November. It's a busy month preparing for the holidays in my family - we do everything from scratch. Given that I also have a new full time job, it's not likely that I'd be able to swing it this year. Next year I will set aside some time so that I can blog our Thanksgiving meal.

Recipes I used and meals I made with this box:


Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Dill Pesto


Harvest Grain Salad Bowl

Beef & Bok Choy Noodles with Warm Spices


Barbeque Rotisserie Chicken, Corn on the Cob and Slow Roasted Sweet Potatoes, served with Roasted Jalapeno Butter

Creamy Lemon Noodle Bowl with Maple Mustard Salmon

Beef Ragu over Spaghetti Squash

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