Organics to You – November 8, 2010

by Sherri Koehler on November 8, 2010

Craziness abounds  here at our house. Most rooms are covered in 3 inch holes into the walls with cellulose insulation blow into them. Tomorrow they will do this to our kitchen. This job, which will certainly reduce our heating costs, has meant that we’ve moved most of the furniture and stuff out of the first floor of the house. Stashed a whole lot of stuff into my studio. Tonight we need to move the majority of the kitchen contents into boxes and stash them in the middle of the dining room. Then they will stay that way proba

That said, today’s box full of goodies:

  • Lacinito Kale
  • 3 Fuji apples
  • 3 Comice pears
  • 3 d’Anjou pears
  • a pomegranate
  • 2 Fuyu persimmons
  • broccoli
  • dandelion greens
  • baby bok choy
  • savoy cabbage
  • 6 small parsnips
  • 2 bell peppers
  • carrots
  • 3 ears of corn

In the fridge:

  • carrots
  • Many pounds of apples
  • some garlic
  • several red beets
  • 2 limes
  • a lemon
  • several pears
  • several Orange Turkish eggplant from the garden
  • ginger
  • celery
  • 2 waxy-type and 3 Russet potatoes
  • purple cabbage
  • bananas
  • green onions
  • scallions
  • a yellow onion
  • an acorn squash
  • a delicata squash
  • 1/2 a kobucha squash
  • 3 ears of corn
  • a pomegranate
  • a Fuyo persimmon
  • Romaine lettuce

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
  • 2 zucchini
  • some red grapes
  • a couple pears
  • an apple
  • an eggplant
  • some bananas
  • mustard greens
  • beet greens
  • 3 plums

Well, despite all the eggplant advice it went into the compost this evening. It had a soft spot last Monday and I just didn’t get to it. Tonight I did a full purge of scary produce in the fridge and it looks much more manageable now. Christie is going out of town for the weekend, which means perhaps I should go wild with those few remaining eggplant for Saturday’s dinner!

Ideas for this week include a potato, kobucha squash and chestnut gratin with the fabulous squash/cashew sauce I made last week. Something must be done with half dozen ears of corn languishing; I’m thinking of a beans, quinoa and corn stuffed into the Delicata squash. I have an idea for a purple cabbage, apple, and persimmon salad that I think will be served with the gratin; need to think of a salad dressing for it. Christie also plans to take a bunch of veggies into work to have salads the rest of the week. Today has been rather hectic and I was locked out of the house after damaging my house key – dinner was just Field Roast apple/potato sausages with canned baked beans and some broccoli sauteed with onions.

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