Organics to You – May 24, 2010

by Sherri Koehler on May 24, 2010

Hmm… not a lot of fruit in today’s box from Organics to You, excepting the tomatoes and avocados:

  • green leaf lettuce
  • spinach
  • asparagus
  • fresh fava beans
  • fresh shelling peas
  • radishes
  • bunch of carrots
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 3 avocados
  • 2 cucumbers
  • fennel bulb
  • broccoli
  • shallots
  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • basil
  • cilantro

In the fridge:

  • Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) – oddly enough these are still there and might be OK
  • green leaf lettuce
  • half an avocado
  • a few small zucchini
  • 2 cucumbers
  • several bulbs of shallot
  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • large, yellow onion
  • fresh fava beans
  • collards
  • baby cauliflower
  • 2 red velvet apricots
  • 2 d’anjou pears
  • some broccoli
  • a bulb of fennel
  • 2 young Walla Walla onions
  • carrots
  • red beets
  • turnips
  • radishes
  • red Bibb lettuce
  • ginger
  • 1 yam
  • 4 grapefruit
  • 6 oranges
  • 2 mangoes
  • 2 lemons
  • 6 apples
  • 2 kiwi
  • 4 wrinkled peaches – these just didn’t ripen nice last week
  • several bananas
  • a few pints of Hood strawberries
The Compost Pail of Shame (what we didn’t use and had to compost):
  • 2 bananas

We have been looking at what we eat and have noticed our tendency to not each much fruit combined with our shared sweet tooth and eating out a lot. The result is the decision to limit out eating out and limit sweets for special occasions. Last week I even made up a batch of almond cupcakes with almond icing and didn’t have one!

The result has been the purchase of quite a lot more fruit and supplementary veggies for big salads. We found last week’s green lettuce a little bitter and bought several heads of delicious, delicate red Bibb lettuce a the farmers market on Saturday along with a half flat of Hood strawberries, beautiful radishes, and snow peas (immediately went into a gingery stir-fry). We’ve been using a lot more veggies in all the lunch/dinner/snack dishes as well as a lot more fruit showing up at breakfast and for snacks.

We tried to supplement some things that looked like they were coming with a shopping trip to New Seasons yesterday, however, it somewhat backfired as several items did show up in the box. Now we have a surplus of garlic, radishes and cucumbers!

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