Organics to You – November 1, 2010

by Sherri Koehler on November 1, 2010

We’re a couple of weeks behind on keeping track of the produce delivery as we’ve been in the midst of Home Improvement. Last week a new furnace went in and today the insulation and weatherization efforts began. For us this has also meant we’ve been boxing up and moving most of our belongings out of the first floor. Boxes are filling up the basement and one of those portable pods is filled with bits of furniture. All in all, it as been rather chaotic. Shockingly, we’ve managed to use up a lot of the produce on hand.

That said, today’s box full of goodies:

  • Lacinito Kale
  • 3 red apples
  • 3 green apples
  • 3 red Bartlett pears
  • 3 Bosc pears
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • red cabbage
  • 2 zucchini
  • 5 red, waxy potatoes
  • green onions
  • scallions
  • a yellow onion
  • an acorn squash
  • 3 ears of corn

In the fridge:

  • carrots
  • Many pounds of apples
  • 1 onion
  • lettuce
  • a pomegranate
  • a tomato
  • 3 black Plums
  • some garlic
  • several red beets and greens
  • 1 lime
  • 2 lemons
  • several pears
  • red mustard greens
  • several Orange Turkish eggplant from the garden
  • 1 purple eggplant
  • ginger
  • 2 bell peppers
  • kale out in the garden to
  • red grapes
  • celery
  • 2 waxy-type potatoes
  • green cabbage
  • bananas
  • celery
  • broccoli & cauliflower bagged mix (raw, from TJs, leftover from BarCamp – really needs to get used)

The Compost Pail of Shame (This list is looking at the past few weeks of stuff that we didn’t get to and had to compost, not just the past week):

  • some lettuce
  • a small zucchini
  • some red grapes
  • some bok choy
  • a pear
  • a mango
  • some bananas
  • fava beans
  • 2 ears of corn

I’m trying to think of some kind of casserole that will use up eggplant and all the greens. Christie tends to find the mustard and beet greens too bitter and as she doesn’t like eggplant much either I’m wondering if I could combine them somehow. I’m thinking the acorn squash will be roasted and used as puree in a soup along with the leftover roasted butternut squash that we found kind of lackluster by itself. Perhaps some kind of autumn chowder with the corn, bell peppers, and some beans. There will most likely be some kind of cabbage & ginger stir-fry

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

celyn November 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

How about an eggplant and waxy potato moussaka, with greens pureed into the tomato sauce, and a pinenut bechamel? You could probably get away with throwing some cabbage in there as well, especially if it was finely shredded. Happy MoFo!


sherri November 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Oooh, wow, I hadn’t even considered some kind of moussaka! I tend to just grill the eggplant and throw it in stuff. Thanks so much for the fabulous idea!


Jeni Treehugger November 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Mousakka is a FAB idea I love it so much. Baba Ganoush is also a great way to use up aubergines.
I LOL’d at your Compost Pail of Shame.
Happy MoFo’ing.


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