Organics to You November 22, 2009

by Sherri Koehler on November 22, 2009

Today’s box from Organics to You contains:

  • Lacinato (dinosaur) kale
  • Collard greens
  • a pile of green beans
  • more turnips
  • a pile of potatoes, Yukon golds I’m guessing
  • 5 yams
  • More gorgeous, tiny golden beets with equally glorious greens
  • a head of red cabbage
  • a bunch of green onions
  • 4 yellow onions
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • flat, Italian parsley
  • nice carrots
  • Even more celery (eeeek)
  • an avocado
  • salad greens

From last week the fridge still contains:

  • the green, curly kale
  • a couple of little yams
  • 4 little satsumas
  • a bunch of green onions
  • some garlic
  • some flat, Italian parsley
  • a few carrots
  • 3 green pears
  • 2 apples
  • 2 persimmons
  • celery

The Compost Pail of Shame (what I didn’t use and had to compost):

  • A few of the persimmons (from 11/16 and 11/2)
  • baby bok choi (10/26)
  • ears of corn (11/2)
  • broccoli (11/2)
  • kiwi berries (10/26 & 11/2 – these need to be eaten right away)

I’m introducing the Compost Pail of Shame to try and track what it is we don’t use up. Maybe this means the boxes get changed to reflect what we’re really eating. Maybe it just shows that on a busy week, with lots of time away in evenings we don’t get a box. Not sure, but I think it will be helpful to show what I just didn’t get to.

One thing it is revealed to me already is that we’re not so great on eating up the fruit. It is almost a relief to have a mix-up and not get any fruit this week (although we were looking forward to getting the cranberries). Need to work on this – not just to use up what we get, but some fruit every day is quite good for us!

This week, with Thanksgiving on the schedule, will include things like a baked, stuffed Hubbard squash (from our garden no less), a nice stew (today), I’m jonesing for scalloped potatoes, a green bean casserole, some more roasted beets, continued appreciation of raw turnips w/hummus, oven-roasted yam slices, and I think that braised celery is going to have to happen. I’m considering some kind of onion soup too, because we have so many onions.

Tonight I made us a pot of split pea soup. We haven’t had it in a while and Christie requested it on the way home from the gym. Making it I manage to use up the following produce on hand: an onion, 3 large cloves of garlic, 3 stalks of celery, several small carrots, and 4 little golden potatoes.

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