We picked up our first box of Eatwell Farm produce (and a dozen free-range eggs) last night. I was definitely glad that we have two fridges that we share with our housemates, because I filled up 2.5 out of 4 crisper drawers!
I probably won’t be as detailed as fellow Eatwell Farm subscriber’s blog, In My Box, with what I end up doing with the produce, but you can expect a few posts here and there as I move forward with the local-and-sustainable food adventure.
In this week’s box (we’ll get another one in two weeks):
- 3 pink lady apples
- generous bag of satsuma mandarin oranges
- 4 or 5 tiny heads of broccoli
- large bunch of red russian kale
- 4 or 5 red turnips, greens attached
- small head of romaine lettuce, I think
- small produce-sized bag of very dirty “polar bear spinach”
- two bunches of baby bok choy (I think it’s actually a different variety of choy, but don’t remember what it’s called)
- small ziplock bag of dried serrano peppers
- small bunch of arugula
- three long sweet potatoes
- three small leeks
I have some fun ideas for meals already, but I’m at a loss with what to do with dried serrano peppers. Any ideas or tips on how they can be used? Also, if you have some simple-yet-effective ways to cook kale, please let me know!