Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boston Organics 10/20/09

I've received my new shipment of Boston Organics this week - so I thought it might be high-time to give an update on how I used my last shipment.

I'm going to give an update on the veggies only - I usually eat my fruit as snacks

$29 2/3 vegetable
2 Bosc Pears (CA)
0.75 lbs Cortland Apples (VT)
1.5 lbs Fair Trade Bananas (Ecuador)
2 Valencia Oranges (CA)
0.75 lbs Baby Bok Choy (MA) - need to steam and freeze
1 Butternut Squash (MA) - roasted and turned into soup (post to come soon!)
1 lbs Carrots (MA) -
peeled and added to salads, munched on as snacks with lunch
1 head of Cauliflower (NY) - this was a big wild card - many thanks for the suggestions. It was a pretty big head so I made soup and a baked, cheesy, gratin like dish (posting soon)
1.5 lbs Covington Sweet Potatoes (NC) - baked into fries
1 Fair Trade Avocados (Mexico)
- I have to be honest - I don't know where this went, but its not in my fridge, so I must have eaten it. I probably put it in a salad.
1 bunch Kale (MA) - sauteed with garlic and onions and served with some broiled chicken
1 head of Red Leaf Lettuce (MA)
- aforementioned salad

10/20/09
Received:
$29 2/3 vegetable
2 Anjou Pears (WA)
0.75 lbs Empire Apples (VT)
1.5 lbs Fair Trade Bananas (Ecuador)
2 Valencia Oranges (CA)
1 Acorn Squash (MA)
1 head Cauliflower (NY)
1 head Green Leaf Lettuce (MA)
1 bunch Kale (MA)
1.5 lbs Potatoes (MA)
1 lbs Red Beets (MA)
1 lbs Red Onions (MA)
0.75 lbs Zucchini (FL)


Now I need some tips - I don't go through oranges super quickly - and other than just eating them straight up - I'm at a loss. I did cook some greens with oranges once, and it was delicious. Any other creative ideas for using oranges in recipes?

4 comments:

  1. The apple crisps I posted today use some orange juice and orange zest!

    Other than that, maybe toss some slices or wedges in salads?

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  2. Hi, nice meeting you last night at Blogtober fest. I like the blog! I've been thinking about Boston Organics as well myself - its good to hear what you got from them.
    Kirsten

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  3. orange muffins!! and you can candy the rinds and make toppings for meats or desserts

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  4. Pairing orange and almonds are always great for baked treats, I've done a torte with these before that turned out fantastic! The juice and zest make a great glaze, that I've done for pork and turkey in the past as well. Good luck!

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