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More Veggie Boxes and Overdue Recipes October 13, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,Geocaching — sarahinpvd @ 7:22 pm

I know, I know — it’s been a pretty long time since I’ve posted but these past few weeks have been CRAY CRAY. I haven’t had much time to do anything but work but at least next week will be pretty chill. Thank goodness for conferences!

Here’s a veggie box from last month when I actually remembered to take a picture. This particular veggie box contained lots of goodies including a watermelon!

I’m generally pleased with the veggies I’ve been getting. I’ve given a few things away since there was no way I would have been able to eat them and a few veggies have gone bad but overall, it’s been a great way to learn how to cook different vegetables that I would have never bought. I’m a little bit sick of squash but it is fall and they are in season… I think I would particularly enjoy the spring and summer versions of this farmshare. I also get apples every week — these apples are probably the most delicious apples I’ve ever had — perfectly crunchy!

In terms of actually cooking the vegetables — I braised some mustard greens with some turkey bacon and added it to my soup (recipe here). Note to self: don’t get turkey bacon ever again. It’s not even close to bacon and quite frankly, I don’t eat bacon enough to really make it an issue to get the real stuff. I’m young… my arteries can handle it! It was delicious and added some salty flavor to my soup.
Next, I made the Trader Joe’s Orange Mandarin Chicken (a favorite!) but instead of adding my usual mix of frozen veggies, added some eggplant, green peppers, and some other vegetables (carrots I think). The green peppers were a nice addition but I have to say — I’m not a huge fan of eggplant….

More pictures of food to come later! I’ve lost track of my “two new recipes” per month goal but it’s hard when the easiest way to prepare squash is throw it in the oven and when the best way for me to eat carrots is to throw into soup. I have a few more old recipes to post (kohlrabi fries, delicata squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash soup) but tomorrow I’m making (along with Dan’s help) chicken noodle soup and spicy chicken rigatoni. SCR isn’t a new recipe but it sure is a classic.

Also, I’ve totally been doing a little bit of geocaching with Dan 🙂