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

$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?


  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?

  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.

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

  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!