Organics to You January 4, 2010

by Sherri Koehler on January 4, 2010

Today’s New Year box from Organics to You contains:

  • Head of red lettuce
  • a whole lot of broccoli (um, really? I’m thinking soup)
  • A bunch of rainbow carrots
  • bok choy
  • 4 lovely, enormous yellow potatoes
  • celery (good, nearly out)
  • 2 leeks
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red onion
  • green, curly kale
  • 4 Fuji apples
  • 3 green pears
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 kiwis

From last week the fridge still contains:

  • Head of green lettuce
  • broccoli
  • 2 carrots
  • spinach
  • more lovely, red potatoes
  • 2 red beets
  • 6 Pinova apples
  • 3 red pear
  • 2 bosc pears
  • 2 green pears
  • 5 oranges
  • 3 Satsumas
  • 1 Avocado
  • half a yellow onion
The Compost Pail of Shame (what I didn’t use and had to compost):
  • 4 satsumas
  • some lettuce
  • a tomato

Wow, we have a lot of fruit in the house. Today I mindfully ate an orange and Christie mindfully picked an apple for a snack. I’m thinking I may need to bake with the apples & pears, make a compote or something. We have more than we can eat!

Last week we made a huge Japanese feast for New Year’s Eve and Day. Sushi, braised burdock, udon miso soup, grilled asparagus, daikon (both from Uwajimaya) & carrot salad and mochi. It was pretty fabulous, but we were really only using up the broccoli (of which we still have some remaining) and an avocado. We also had a couple of mangoes as a New Year treat, which meant even less fruit in the house consumed. One dish I made used only veggies from the box last week – a roasted potato, tempeh & broccoli hash.

The bok choy went immediately into a sweet & sour stir fry tonight with the carrots from last week & some of the leftover onion. I probably should have made something using the avocado since it is ripe, but we’ll have it tomorrow.

We need to do a lot of cooking this week. One night we won’t use as much as Christie is planning on making barbecue black-eyed peas & collards (from New Seasons). However, the rest of the week is going to see a lot of salads & veggies! Maybe a garbanzo stew, it has been a while since I’ve made one. We have been asked to make some vegan treats for the 12-hour Chant for Peace on Saturday, maybe I’ll do some kind of pear/apple thing to go with the cupcakes I’m planning.

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