Organics to You December 7, 2009

by Sherri Koehler on December 7, 2009

Today’s box from Organics to You contains:

  • Curly red kale
  • Big head of bok choi
  • A whole pile of broccoli
  • A bunch of lovely carrots, 3 colors
  • a leek
  • a red onion
  • some shallots
  • a bulb of garlic
  • more potatoes
  • 4 red apples
  • 3 red pears
  • 3 green pears
  • 4 tangerines

From last week the fridge still contains:

  • yams
  • potatoes
  • some red cabbage
  • bunches of green onions (just don’t find a lot of uses for these – any suggestions?)
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • a little flat, Italian parsley
  • celery
  • 2 apples
  • 1 green pear
  • 1 red pear
  • 2 oranges
  • some red lettuce
The Compost Pail of Shame (what I didn’t use and had to compost):
  • avocado (from 11/22)
  • more persimmons

The highlight from last week were the sauteed chard & red cabbage served with maple braised tempeh for breakfast on Saturday. We also enjoyed a fantastic dish of roasted yams, potatoes, onions, garlic & kale served with black-eyed peas simmered in tomato sauce.

This week — I’m a little disappointed that the box didn’t contain the Savoy cabbage listed since I’d wanted to do a the Japanese home-cooking inspired squash stew. Perhaps we’ll still make it but use up the red cabbage we still have left. Christie is planning a broccoli & potato soup — the extra piles of broccoli this week ought to really help that along.

We’re starting to pick up on eating more fruit. Having it delivered and having to compost it has really highlighted to us that we easily overlook consuming fruit, particularly in the winter months, especially fresh.

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