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New box!!

18 May
Eeeee asparagus!!! Take THAT, winter box!

Eeeee asparagus!!! Take THAT, winter box!

You are looking at:

1 bunch Asparagus (NY)
1 8oz bag Baby Greens (MA)
1 4oz clamshell Broccoli Sprouts (MA)
1 2/3 oz clamshell Rosemary (MA)
1 1lb bag Parsnips (Quebec)
1 lbs Red Beets (Quebec)
1 lbs Yellow Onions (NY)
0.5 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec)

Omg how much better is this box than every previous box??  Even the beets are better because they’re the small spring beets and not the hulking storage beets we’ve been battling for the last few months.   Thrilled!

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New Box!! zOMG!!1!

13 Apr

Here she is:

Box o' root veggie lovin'

Box o' root veggie lovin'

You are looking at:

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT)
1 lbs Mutsu Apples (VT)
1 lbs Black Radishes (Quebec)
1 lbs Carrots (Quebec)
1 small head Green Cabbage (Quebec)
1 1lb bag Parsnips (Quebec)
1 2lb bag Rainbow Mix Potatoes (ME)
1 lbs Red Beets (Quebec)
1 lbs Red or Yellow Onions (NY)
1 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec)

I think I’m gonna obliterate much of this box by making borscht.  Not a watery pink broth but a big hearty, beefy, chunky borscht.  That will use up the beets, some carrots, onions, cabbage, potatoes, and maybe a parsnip.  Although, I wanna hold onto the parsnips for that curry turmeric parsnip soup I didn’t get a chance to post last time.

For the black radishes, I will either make that awesome Black Radish Beer Snack again, or I’ll try frying them into little pancakes with scallions.  I bet those would taste rad with my leftover Katsu sauce from the Okonomiyaki.

The sunchokes will probably wind up in Round 3 of the Sunchoke Truffle Soup, unless anyone has a fresh idea.

When soup season is over, I will probably cry.  Just a heads-up.

Summary post

13 Apr

Here’s all the stuff I made with my last box:

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT) – Apple Ginger Galette
1 lbs Mutsu Apples (VT) – Apple Ginger Galette
1 lbs Black Radishes (Quebec) – Black Radish Beer Snack
1 lbs Gold Turnips (VT) – Purple Sun Potato and Gold Turnip Gratin, plus the leftovers as Breakfast Potatoes
1 small head Green Cabbage (Quebec) – Okonomiyaki, Fish Tacos, and many salads
1 1lb bag Parsnips (Quebec) – Actually made a pretty kick-ass parsnip soup with curry and turmeric.  I’ll post that one when I find the camera…
2 lbs Purple Sun Potatoes (ME) – Purple Sun Potato and Gold Turnip Gratin, plus the leftovers asBreakfast Potatoes
1 lbs Red Beets (Quebec) – Haven’t used them, but have devious plans for their demise…
1 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec) – Made the Sunchoke Soup with truffle oil again. This time I swapped cream for two potatoes, and it worked out great. I did add a swish of sour cream to the finished product. Highly recommend.
1 lbs Yellow Onions (NY) – These were an ingredient in just about everything except the apple galette.

Behold! New box.

4 Apr
Box o' Local Produce

Box o' Local Produce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are looking at:

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT)
1 lbs Mutsu Apples (VT)
1 lbs Black Radishes (Quebec)
1 lbs Gold Turnips (VT)
1 small head Green Cabbage (Quebec)
1 1lb bag Parsnips (Quebec)
2 lbs Purple Sun Potatoes (ME)
1 lbs Red Beets (Quebec)
1 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec)
1 lbs Yellow Onions (NY)

New box!

7 Mar

Yaaay new box this week!

Chivalrous beets et al.

Chivalrous beets et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You are looking at:

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT)
1.5 lbs Golden Delicious Apples (VT)
.75 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec)
1 lbs Carrots (MA)
2 lbs Gold or Red Potatoes (ME)
1 lbs Mixed Beets (MA)
1 8oz bag Mixed Salad Greens (MA)
1 1lb bag Parsnips (Quebec)

Oh and I got a bonus Taza guajillo chocolate disc because they ran (Maya’s) turnip recipe in their newsletter this week.  I can’t wait to try it.

Must remember to exploit more friends.

Summary Post

2 Mar

Here’s everything I made with my produce box in the past two weeks.  New box coming tomorrow!

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT) – Ate ’em naked.  Just like that.
1 lbs Mutsu Apples (VT) – Ditto.
1 Butternut Squash (MA) – Butternut Squash Bacon Soup, Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds
1 lbs Carrots (MA) – Carrot Fennel Ginger Sesame Salad ,
2 lbs Red Potatoes (MA) – Bacon Rosemary Potatoes
1 lbs Scarlet Turnips (MA) – Tunisian Turnips with Harissa
0.75 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec) – Sunchoke Truffle Soup
2 lbs Sweet Potatoes (MA) – Sweet Potato Curry Fries
1 lbs Watermelon Radishes (MA) – Tunisian Radishes with Harissa,  although truthfully, I’m hanging on to most of these guys because I know I have some salad greens coming tomorrow.  Squeee!!!

Oh and of course, Le Stock! Always Le Stock!

Here’s what I have leftover:

1/2 a butternut squash

1 lb sweet potatoes

3/4 lb watermelon radishes.

But I have plans for all of those….DEVIOUS plans….mwahahahaha

OMG! CSA!*

19 Feb

People of Earth:  Check out my Dogma (aka Local) Box from Boston Organics this week:

Squeeeee produce!!

Squeeeee produce!!

You are looking at:

1 lbs Empire Apples (VT)
1 lbs Mutsu Apples (VT)
1 Butternut Squash (MA)
1 lbs Carrots (MA)
2 lbs Red Potatoes (MA)
1 lbs Scarlet Turnips (MA)
0.75 lbs Sunchokes (Quebec)
2 lbs Sweet Potatoes (MA)
1 lbs Watermelon Radishes (MA)

 

Throw me a comment if anything of the above ingredients stirs your imagination.

 

Oh, also, this one carrot looked like a man running:

 

Run, little guy!

Run, little guy!

 

Oh, I should also add that Boston Organics is not exactly a CSA.  They aggregate produce from several farms.  I get the “Dogma Box”, which limits my selection to local farms only.  As you can see, most of this week’s items came from my home state of Massachusetts, but a few things came in from Vermont and Quebec.  I refer to it as “CSA” because it reflects the CSA problem a lot of people have: a box of amazing produce and no idea what to do with it.  So calling it CSA makes it easier for us to find each other.  But just so you know, I don’t own a portion of a farm, and I’m not affiliated with Boston Organics.  Just a customer.