A Kitchen Box is a monthly subscription box that’s thoughtfully curated for food lovers, home cooks, and anyone who could use a bit of kitchen inspiration.
Each box comes with everything you need to create a memorable cooking experience: Select ingredients, recipes, a helpful tool, kitchen jams (as in music, not fruit spreads… though you could likely find those in there at some point too), and more. A Kitchen Box curates every monthly box with a different theme in mind. Their goal is to introduce you to new artisans, products, recipes, pairings, and more.
Subscriptions are $30/month and one-time boxes are also available. You can save $10 on your first box with coupon code 2LITTLEROSEBUDS!
Let’s see what’s in the A Kitchen Box “Pickling Box”!
Everything was shipped in a white box sealed with an A Kitchen Box sticker.
A peek inside!
The Pickling Box features a few recipes from Renee Erickson — a James-Beard nominated chef, owner of several restaurants, and cookbook author.
An info card listed the contents of the box and noted that a portion of its profits will be donated to the Orphanages of Kenya.
Recipes – The box included three recipes — Pickled Fennel, Pickled Watermelon, and Pickled Fresh Plum Jam.
The back of one of the recipe cards featured a guide to some of the different ingredients in the box.
Fennel Seeds – According to the info card, fennel seeds have a sweet, anise-like flavor. I feel like I’ve used them in a recipe once, but I don’t remember what kind of dish it was. These are (obviously) a key ingredient in the featured Pickled Fennel recipe.
Tellicherry Black Peppercorns – I recently acquired a peppermill, so I’m excited to get more peppercorns to use in it. According to the info card, this particular variety is left to ripen longer on the vine giving them a more complex flavor. These are used in both the Pickled Fennel and Pickled Watermelon recipes.
Chile Arbol Pods – Chile pods! I think these are the things I pick out of my General Tso’s Tofu when I order Chinese. 😉 Both the Pickled Fresh Plum Jam and the Pickled Fennel recipes call for these spicy pods.
Coriander Seeds – I’ve never used coriander seeds, nor do I know what they taste like. The info card describes them as having a “floral, light, and sweet” flavor with citrus notes. They’re used in the Pickled Fresh Plum Jam.
Boat Street Pickled Raisins – Pickled raisins? I didn’t know such a thing existed. These contain a combination of golden raisins, apple cider vinegar, cane sugar, thyme, bay leaf, mustard seed, arbol chili, and sea salt. The label recommends using it on roast pork loin, so this will definitely be passed along to my mother-in-law (who happily takes all of the “weird” food items I get from subscription boxes). 😉
Flour Sack Towel – A Kitchen Box includes a brand new towel in each of their boxes so you can toss out your grungy old ones. Works for me!
Kitchen Playlist – Also included was a “Fall 2015 Kitchen Playlist” that can be accessed on their website.
To be honest, I’m not really into pickled foods (or pickling foods), so this offering from A Kitchen Box just wasn’t my thing — but I can definitely appreciate the curation that went into it!
If you’d like to sign up for their monthly box (or give A Kitchen Box as a gift) you can save $10 on any subscription when you enter the code “2LITTLEROSEBUDS” at checkout.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.