Organics to You – November 21, 2010

by Sherri Koehler on November 21, 2010

Today’s box full of goodies:

  • Green Curly Kale
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 3 Comice pears
  • 3 Fuyu persimmons
  • broccoli
  • cranberries
  • carrots
  • celery
  • yellow onion
  • green beans
  • green bell pepper
  • an acorn squash
  • Russet potatoes
  • garnet yams

In the fridge:

  • carrots
  • broccoli stems
  • Many pounds of apples
  • some garlic
  • several red beets
  • 2 limes
  • several lemons
  • many over-ripe pears
  • several Orange Turkish eggplant from the garden
  • ginger
  • celery
  • 3 waxy-type and 6 Russet potatoes
  • garnet yams
  • purple cabbage
  • bananas
  • scallions
  • half a yellow onion
  • half a red onion
  • an acorn squash
  • 2 delicata squash
  • 3 pomegranates
  • 4 Fuyo persimmon
  • baby bok choy
  • savoy cabbage
  • dill
  • mint
  • a Valencia orange
  • cranberries
  • a Satsuma mandarin orange

The Compost Pail of Shame:

  • a couple pears
  • green onions

By request I made split-pea soup last week and tonight revisited a Japanese-inspired squash & cabbage stew with red miso that is one of Christie’s favorites. I finally went and picked us up our respective favorite hummus from Trader Joe’s and we immediately went through a whole lot of carrots. I also discovered the persimmon and apricot makes for a great smoothie combination!

This week the box is a day early because Thanksgiving is this week! We’re having friends over and are planning to make a big squash stuffed with a dressing made from bread, Field Roast apple/potato sausage, and chestnuts. Cranberry and orange dressing will be freshly made. Christie will be making her fabulous mashed potatoes; this year she’s planning to add fresh mint and dill. I’ll be making my miso shallot gravy with a little fresh parsley. Guests are bringing food and some dishes we’ve been told about include pan-fried Brussels sprouts, green beans and black-eyed peas have been mentioned. In addition to all of that we’re getting a pumpkin pie and lovely, squishy yeast dinner rolls from Sweetpea Baking Company!

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