Basket Breakdown: 7/7/2012

9 Jul

This week, I contributed for the conventional basket and the Italian themed veggie pack.

This week, we got cauliflower, tomatoes, mangoes, peaches, lettuce, bananas, plums, cantaloupe, green grapes, strawberries, and limes.  Plenty of fruit!  I’m most excited about the cauliflower, I’ve learned many ways to cook cauliflower now that I’m excited to be able to use it again.  I’ll probably end up at least making a pizza crust, probably roast some, then eat the rest raw.  It’s my favorite veggie!  With the limes, I want to make Fiesta Lime Chicken, which I haven’t had in a long time.  I may also attempt a lime-ade of some kind, maybe strawberry lime-aid?  We’ll see.  The plums are amazing, and I may need to come up with a creative use for the peaches.  Or, they may go in a smoothie with the mangoes and a banana.

I also got a few items from this week’s organic basket from my friend who said she won’t use it all this week.  The organic box looked great this week, it had the hugest head of cauliflower that I’ve ever seen!  Here is a picture of the items she gave me:

The giant head of cauliflower, baby bok choy, purple kale, donut peaches,  and plums.  The rest of the box, not pictured, included mangoes, cherries, sweet corn, broccoli, mushrooms, celery, and cantaloupe.

 

Finally, here is the Italian themed veggie pack.

This week, it was Italian flat parsley, oregano, eggplant, red pepper, yellow squash, rosemary, mushrooms, garlic, yellow onion, red onion, and basil.  I’m still undecided on what to make with this weeks items, but I’m thinking I want to grill the eggplant, then maybe add sliced tomatoes and some mozzarella cheese and broil to melt the cheese.

 

Note: The type and amount of food may vary from another basket because of geographic location and because of variances in how case ends are distributed once everything is distributed evenly. I also volunteered and got an extra item for volunteering.

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