Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vegetable Box: Week 5

Veggie Box: Week Five

If anyone was counting I missed taking a photo of week 4. So here's week 5. I'm a bit obsessed with these carrots. So earthy and crunchy. We got a bunch last week we devoured with a simple crudité. We had snap peas last week that made it extra special. I saw a recipe for using the carrot greens in a soup? Sounds interesting. I guess you should remove the greens once you get them home because the greens pull the moisture out of the root of the carrot. I also got two Zucchini which may become Zucchini bread. A few tomatoes that were grown in a greenhouse. I could eat them right this second with some fresh mozz and basil. A bunch of lettuce and some Kale. In the colder months I always use Kale in a bean soup but I wonder what else could I make with it?


Veggie Box: Week Five
Carrots from Week 5 Veggie Box
Veggie Box: Week Five

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17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your veggie boxes! I'm planning on joining a farm coop as soon as hubby and I gobble down all the veggies in our fridge right now. It's so fun to see what other people get and I am super excited about joining and supporting a local farm!

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  2. these look fabulous. i'm really enjoying your photos lately!

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  3. in my home land of Afghanistan - the Taliban will punish anyone displaying such provocative vegetables. You are lucky you live in USA. I like to visit USA someday.

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  4. Greg I know your Pashwari Nan! Give me a break! I know you think your hilarious. Fyi it's spelled, Peshwari Naan.

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  5. yay for farm boxes. looks like you got some real goodies!

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  6. Kale is delicious sauteed and put on homemade pizza with sausage ... mmmm!

    My dog wishes she was at your house. Carrots are her favorite thing.

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  7. I, too, do the FDC and was so excited by the carrot top soup recipe, I made it last night. The first spoonful was a little strange, but then it really grew on me and was delicious.

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  8. Have you gotten any kirby cukes yet? We just picked some up in Upstate NY - they're sooo good. We just slice them lengthwise, a little salt and pepper, and dip them raw into dressing. They have a nice earthy taste - weird how that's a good thing.

    We say the same thing about the beet greens we grow on our balcony. They taste earthy and mineral-like, but in a good way, not a "mouth full of dirt" way.

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  9. Drat, wish I'd seen the carrot top soup recipe before throwing mine away--I just bemoaned my lack of compost facilities.

    I need to post a pasta recipe I made with kale last week... I also make kale chips in a 400 degree oven, or just cook pieces with lots of garlic and oil until they are chewy and crispy.

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  10. what beautiful snaps of the veggies!! love your blog. so glad to have stumbled upon it. must return!!

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  11. Kristen & Kate-- No Kirby Cukes yet. I can't wait.

    I would to hear more about Kate's pasta and Kale chip recipe. Post a link once you put it up on your blog.

    The lettuce was going to become a Thai Beef Salad tonight. We decided we weren't really hungry and saving it for tomorrow night. I'll report back.

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  12. I almost signed up for locally grown vegetables boxes this Fall, but worried that we wouldn't be able to keep up. Now I keep seeing and hearing about everyone's wonderful boxes. We had dinner earlier this evening with friends, and they made a wonderful noodle dish with stir-fried veggies from their box and spicy peanut sauce. Soooo good. I think I'm going to have to rethink this....

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  13. Love these photos of your veggies you're posting! Keep them coming! Every time I see your photos of your veggies I want to paint them (I'm a watercolor artist) - I painted my own bag of veggies from the grocery this week. You do a great job of displaying them and making them look so beautiful.

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  14. Kale chips are amazing. We discovered them last year when we were overflowing with kale from our CSA.

    http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/vegetable/recipe-kale-chips-068449

    You can also saute kale like spinach. We use garlic, lemon and white wine. It's super tasty!

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  15. These look deeeeelish. I'm jealous.

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  16. Katy, not only are the veggies pretty, but that table cloth you display them on is fabulous! Do you have a story behind it? Thanks for such a lovely blog!

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  17. Thanks Stephanie for the nice comment. The tablecloth came from my mom's house. It's a 1950's cotton style tablecloth. I think it was picked up at a garage sale? Super colorful and festive.

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