Fresh Picks (Oct 10 & Oct 24)

Once again I’ve let it go too long! I’m combining the month of October’s fresh picks. I didn’t do a great job with them – October was a bit hectic and I let myself get lazy.

Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Green Pepper, Radishes, Red Mustard Greens, Frisee & Romanesco Broccoli were delivered on October 10th.

Romanesco Broccoli was steamed and dressed with a bit of olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

The Mustard Greens were sauteed in garlic and olive oil. I should have done more research on this vegetable because the it was so bitter I had a hard time eating it. Only my thrifty tendencies, coupled by the logic that it tasted so bad it had to be good for you, kept me going.

Sweet potatoes were baked and made into a side dish.

Celery was used in dishes all week, including a slow cooker lentil soup, a Bolognese sauce and tuna fish sandwiches.

Radish, Green Pepper, Frisee were forgotten about and by the time I got to them they weren’t good anymore.

On October 22nd I recieved Candy Onions, Red Potatoes, Red Beets, Broccoli Raab, Delicata Squash, Red Bok Choi, Saute Mix and Crimini Mushrooms.

The onions went into the food for the halloween party, the beef and chicken for the taco bar.

I baked the beets in tin foil until tender. I eat them with spinach, goat’s cheese and walnuts in a salad or just on my plate as a side dish or snack. Delicious.

Potatoes and Broccoli Raab went into Rachael Ray’s Sausage, Beans, and Broccoli Rabe Soup. I put part of it in the blender for the kids to eat. I probably should have put some into the ice cubes for baby food too but I ate it all instead.

I also made a soup from the Squash, Ina Garten’s Butternut Squash and Apple Soup. It appealed to me because of the 5 star reviews and the idea that I could use up more of the apples I picked! The kids didn’t like it. Maybe it was the curry spice? Jack said it tasted too much like apple sauce. Next time I get squash I’ll try something different.

I loved the saute mix the best. Sauteed with a bit of garlic and olive oil it was delicious. I did the same with the crimini mushrooms and loved every bite.

Bok Choy hasn’t been designated a place yet but I’m thinking of boiling it up in my ramen today. I know, not very fancy. But if you’ve ever lived in China, you know that every now and then you need a good bowl of ramen.

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