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Monday, September 20, 2010

Organics to You - September 20, 2010

Between cutting back on boxes for a few weeks and the joyful craziness that was Wedding Camp there haven't been any updates from me for a while about our produce delivery. I'm doing some real guessing on the composted stuff since a couple of times I just cleaned out the fridge without noting closely what I was pitching into the bin.

That said, here's today's box full of goodies:
  • a head of Romaine lettuce
  • red grapes
  • broccoli
  • a leek
  • 7 small summer squash, 3 kinds
  • 3 chilies (1 sweet red, a poblano, and an anaheim)
  • bunch of beets, with greens
  • several small tomatoes
  • 3 green pears
  • 3 peaches
  • 5 pluots
  • 3 apples
  • 2 ears of corn
In the fridge:
  • carrots
  • fava beans
  • cucumbers (including the first from our garden!!)
  • some garlic
  • a huge pile of apples (we went to the farmers market this weekend and the Pink Pearls are in!)
  • a few onions
  • 1 red beet
  • a bunch of radishes
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 enormous mango
  • 1 orange
  • several bananas
  • green grapes
  • a few strawberries
  • several tomatoes, including many from our garden
  • several types of eggplant, including the orange Turkish ones from the garden
  • ginger
  • dill
  • Italian parsley
  • some lettuce
  • a little chard
  • a few bell peppers, many out of our garden
  • there's quite a bit of kale out in the garden too
  • red grapes
  • celery
The Compost Pail of Shame (what we didn't use and had to compost):
  • a whole lot of lettuce
  • an eggplant
  • several pieces of assorted fruit
  • some cucumbers
  • a little cauliflower
  • some broccoli crowns
Expect to see some more recipes coming soon. I will post about fabulous mac & cheeze (using a creamy cashew & nutritional yeast sauce), our amazing shepherds pie, I am working on Christie to post her amazing mashed potatoes (also using a tasty cashew cream sauce and integral to the shepherds pie), and the crazy good Sloppy Schmoe's (my new made-up name for our take on sloppy joe's) we came up with this week after volunteering at Veg Fest.

We've also been experimenting with homemade almond milk, fantastic & healthy truffles from our friend Wendy's new cookbook, Scatter Vegan Sweets. Aside from the rich dishes I've mentioned above, we've been turning again to healthier, very low fat dishes along the lines of those in Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book, Eat to Live. This change has meant great new looks at salad dressings, stir-fry sauce, and very hearty minestrone soup.

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