Box o' Produce arrived yesterday afternoon. For once, my fridge was basically empty and ready for it, so that's awesome. I will spare you the details, but I have been feeling like going back on the clear liquids for a while might be a good idea, so I almost postponed delivery. When I went to see about that possibility, though, I also saw that this week's box includes beets, and I couldn't take a chance that I wouldn't get beets later if I did postpone. Eating lots of vegetables might be just as therapeutic as eating not much of anything, right?
Anyway, in this week's box:
- Green leaf lettuce
- Braeburn apples
- Beets (red) (with attached greens)
- Carrots (Nantes, I think?)
- Green onions
- Red onion
- Dino kale
- Collard greens
That's a lot of nom. I'll be cooking up a mess of greens at some point today, and I've got a pound of chicken liver thawing for tomorrow; either I'll carmelize some onions in the crock pot to add to sauted liver, or I'll try the chicken liver pate in the crockpot recipe I just stumbled across in one of the cookbooks I forgot I had. The beets and cauliflower are destined to be roasted, I think, but they'll keep better than the greens so they have to wait their turn.
Also arriving yesterday was worm bin #1, and also worms, so that is all set up in the garage. This happened to be the green one (I mean it is the color green, not that is more eco-friendly than the other), the red one (terra cotta according to the web site) will go out in the old dovecote which I suppose I can then refer to as the worm shed to distinguish it from the shed shed. I put all the mail-order worms into this one, because I didn't think they'd stay alive any other way, so I'll have to get some more once the other comes. I'd be surprised if I can successfully separate a half pound of worms from a just started bin. Anyway, they have some well-aged chard and cilantro to munch on, and they all were moving around after a couple of hours under the damp newspapers yesterday, so I think they will be happy enough. Green = kitchen scraps and Red = dog waste, btw, so I can easily remember which worm castings to not put on food crops when I get to that point.
Oh, almost forgot, Farm Fresh To You, my source for delivered vegetables, is going to start offering eggs for delivery with the box! I put in a request for a dozen with my next box, which'll be before Soul Food has pick-up available again (and delivery is nicer than pick up, anyway, though I will keep picking up chickens and eggs from Soul Food, just possibly not quite as frequently)