Organics to You December 21, 2009

by Sherri Koehler on December 21, 2009

Today’s Solstice box from Organics to You contains:

  • Head of green lettuce
  • more broccoli
  • A bunch of lovely carrots
  • celery (good, since I finally did run out)
  • green beans
  • a yellow onion
  • 2 bulbs of shallot
  • a red onion
  • gorgeous red potatoes
  • 4 Pinova apples
  • 3 Bosc pears
  • 3 green pears
  • 3 red pears
  • 3 oranges
  • 4 Satsumas
  • a small bag of walnuts and chestnuts

From last week the fridge still contains:

  • red potatoes
  • some red cabbage
  • a couple of carrots
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 1/2 green apples
  • 2 green pears
  • 3 oranges
  • 2 persimmons
  • some lettuce
  • 2 turnips
  • some broccoli stems & one crown
  • a tomato
The Compost Pail of Shame (what I didn’t use and had to compost):
  • Some more persimmons from earlier
  • an orange

Last week saw a whole mess of roasted veggies: parsnips (which I adore and Christie wasn’t entirely wild about), Brussels sprouts (from New Seasons), potatoes, garlic, yams & onion. I made my Tres Hermanas (3 Sisters) casserole, but didn’t get a recipe since in the making I discovered that our pressure cooker was broke! Turned out well, regardless. Miso soup with broccoli & leek was made Saturday night with the amazing, and local, Jorinji chickpea miso. I also made a quick, delicious hash of kale, potatoes, tomato & tempeh. We also enjoyed some tempeh, lettuce & tomato sandwiches yesterday for lunch. I did make my miso, squash stew this past week, but many of the ingredients came from either our garden (the squash) and New Seasons (the Napa cabbage).

This week – More miso soup has been requested. I’m thinking a big broccoli stir-fry to pair with the wholly intriguing lemongrass/chili fried tofu from Thanh Son we picked up at Uwajimaya on Saturday. Lasagna for Christmas Eve (strangly enough, this became a family tradition at some point during my childhood). Scalloped potatoes are high on my list for this week and the green beans are going to get a nice saute instead of going into a casserole this time.

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