Organics to You December 28, 2009

by Sherri Koehler on December 28, 2009

The last box of 2009 from Organics to You contains:

  • Head of green lettuce
  • a whole lot of broccoli
  • A bunch of lovely carrots
  • spinach
  • more lovely, red potatoes
  • 3 red beets (no greens)
  • 4 Pinova apples
  • 3 red pears
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 Satsumas
  • 2 Avocados

From last week the fridge still contains:

  • red potatoes
  • a yellow onion
  • bit of shallot
  • 1 1/2 heads of garlic
  • 2 green apples
  • 2 Pinova apples
  • 3 green pears
  • 3 red pears
  • 2 Bosc pears
  • 5 oranges
  • 4 satsumas
  • some lettuce
  • celery
  • a tomato
The Compost Pail of Shame (what I didn’t use and had to compost):
  • Persimmons (*sigh* oh, the guilt)
  • an apple that was dropped from on high and got all squishy

Last week saw an amazing lasagna, however, it didn’t really use a whole lot of veggies from the box since the spinach, kale and zucchini in it came from New Seasons. However, since lasagna became something of a tradition on Christmas Eve in my family, I wanted to make it. I made an awesome herbed, pressed tofu for the filling. Next time around, more pasta layers.

Christie made the most amazing scalloped potatoes last week. Using some of the deep red potatoes from a couple of weeks ago, which turned out to be ruby red inside, and a sauce made of soy milk, nutritional yeast, raw cashews and assorted herbs. It was so delicious I wanted to eat up the entire, enormous pan – but I didn’t and we are still enjoying the leftovers.

I also tried my hand at making dashi last week which culminated in an amazing dinner last night. It featured all the broccoli stems & remaining carrots in a stir-fry with the leek, ginger, tamari & dashi. Another stir-fry of the remaining green beans, a whole lot of garlic, some chili flakes & the rest of the red onion was a slightly spicy second dish. Finally were pockets of fried tofu stuffed with seasoned, brown jasmine rice & roasted beets. This will get a full post all by itself.

This week – well there’s going to be some serious broccoli eating going on! We also have pounds & pounds of potatoes. Perhaps Christie’s broccoli & potato soup again? Tonight we’re thinking an orange glazed tofu served with a green salad topped with carrots, pears & apples. With the bounty of two avocados I’m wondering if there’s a salad dressing I could make with one of them.

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