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This Week's Box- February 10th- February 16th 2019

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1. IN THE BOX:

* = Items in Box for 2

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Cauliflower- Will last a while in a closed container in the fridge but some say cauliflower has the best flavor the day it's brought home. 

Celeriac-  A delicious form of celery that is pretty new to people's kitchens. Peel, chop and cook with potatoes, mash the lot with more butter and cream than your mother would. Cool and damp is best, so an outdoor, shady vegetable rack is good and the bottom of your fridge even better. Healthy celeriac should keep, unwrapped, for several weeks without any significant loss of quality. Even when cut in half, they will still keep for a week or more, though you may need to shave off a layer to refresh the surface. 

*Chard- Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. Keeps 2-3 days.

Green Garlic- Green garlic should be stored in the refrigerator, where it will keep for 5-7 days. Wrap the green garlic in a damp paper towel and place it in a plastic bag; or for a non-plastic alternative, stick the green garlic in a tall glass with some water in the bottom.

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Navel Oranges- These juicy, freshly picked oranges can be left out on the counter for a few days, but last up to two weeks if refrigerated.

Pomelos- Pomelos are the largest citrus fruit. Pomelos can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

*Radishes or turnips- Remove the greens (store separately) so they don't draw out excess moisture from the roots. Place them in an open container in the fridge with a wet towel placed on top. Lasts up to one week. 

*Romanesco- Will last up to one week in a closed container in the fridge, but has better flavor if consumed earlier. Cut florets away from the core and soak in warm soapy water or salt water for 10 minutes to wash away any aphids. Florets can also be lightly boiled in salt water for a couple of minutes for this purpose. Rinse before preparing.

*Spinach- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Steamed Cabbage With Lemon, Butter and Thyme

Roasted Romanesco With Pine Nut, Raisin, and Caper Vinaigrette

Han Oak Galbijjim

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Shopping List for Steamed Cabbage With Lemon, Butter and Thyme:

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

2 to 3 TB unsalted Butter, at room temp

1/2 tsp Thyme leaves (or 3/4 tsp Thyme Salt in place of fresh thyme and kosher salt)

Shopping List for Roasted Romanesco With Pine Nut, Raisin, and Caper Vinaigrette:

6 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1 TB Sherry Vinegar

1 Tb Honey

2 TB Capers, rinsed, drained and roughly chopped

1/4 cup toasted Pine Nuts

1/4 cup Raisins

2 Tb finish chopped Parsley

Shopping List for Han Oak Galbijjim:

3 pounds mixed Root Vegetables, such as Carrots, Turnips, Sweet Potatoes, try Celeriac, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

5 tablespoons Neutral Oil, like Canola or vegetable oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

4 pounds bone-in Short Ribs, cut by a butcher into 2-inch pieces

2 medium-size Asian pears, peeled, cored and diced

1 large Red Onion, peeled and diced

12 cloves Garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons roughly chopped Ginger

3 cups Chicken Stock

1 12-ounce can Coca-Cola

¼ cup Honey

½ cup Soy Sauce

¼ cup Rice-Wine vinegar

2 tablespoons Gochugaru (Korean chile flakes), or to taste

4 cups roughly chopped Kale or Spinach, optional

1 pound Korean Rice Cakes, optional

1 tablespoon toasted Sesame Oil

3 Scallions, trimmed and both white and green parts thinly sliced (You can use the Green Garlic from the box instead)

3 Radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

Sesame seeds, to taste

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Thanks!

This Week's Box: February 4th- February 10th 2019

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1. IN THE BOX:

* = Items in Box for 2

*Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Cauliflower- Will last a while in a closed container in the fridge but some say cauliflower has the best flavor the day it's brought home. 

*Celeriac-  A delicious form of celery that is pretty new to people's kitchens. Peel, chop and cook with potatoes, mash the lot with more butter and cream than your mother would. Cool and damp is best, so an outdoor, shady vegetable rack is good and the bottom of your fridge even better. Healthy celeriac should keep, unwrapped, for several weeks without any significant loss of quality. Even when cut in half, they will still keep for a week or more, though you may need to shave off a layer to refresh the surface. 


Chard- 
Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. Keeps 2-3 days.

Daikon - Cut the top off the Daikon to help keep moisture in the roots, store the Daikon in a closed container in the fridge and they should last for up to two weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the container to help maintain humidity and keep the roots from wilting.

*Grapefruit- Grapefruits can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Lemons- This versatile fruit adds a great touch to winter greens and salads. It will store longer, several weeks, if wrapped and placed in crisper of the fridge, but if you are going to use it within a few days it can be stored on the counter.

*Lettuce or Spinach- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

* Romanesco- Will last up to one week in a closed container in the fridge, but has better flavor if consumed earlier. Cut florets away from the core and soak in warm soapy water or salt water for 10 minutes to wash away any aphids. Florets can also be lightly boiled in salt water for a couple of minutes for this purpose. Rinse before preparing.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Beef Meatballs with Lemon and Celeriac

Crispy Curried Cauliflower

Grapefruit Vinaigrette

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Shopping List for Beef Meatballs with Lemon and Celeriac:

14 oz Ground Beef

1 medium Onion

3 cups fresh White Breadcrumbs

1 cup Parsley

1 large Egg3/4 tsp ground Allspice

2 TB Olive Oil

3 cloves Garlic

1/2 tsp ground Turmeric

1 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds

1 tsp Sweet Smoked Paprika

2 cups Chicken Stock

Shopping List for Crispy Curried Cauliflower:

1 1/2 TB Coconut Oil or Ghee

1/2 Dried Arbol Chile

Curry Powder

1 Lime

Shopping List for Grapefruit Vinaigrette:

1 tsp Honey or Agave Syrup

1 TB plus 1 tsp Sherry vinegar or Cider Vinegar

2 TB Sunflower Oil

1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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This Week's Box- January 27th - February 2nd

1. IN THE BOX:

* = Items in Box for 2

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Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

Cauliflower- Will last a while in a closed container in the fridge but some say cauliflower has the best flavor the day it's brought home. 

Chard- Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. Keeps 2-3 days.

Fennel- If used within a couple days, fennel can be left out on the counter, upright in a cup or bowl of water (like celery). If wanting to keep longer than a few days, place in the fridge in a closed container with a little water. 

Grapefruit- Grapefruits can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

Lemons- This versatile fruit adds a great touch to winter greens and salads. It will store longer, several weeks, if wrapped and placed in crisper of the fridge, but if you are going to use it within a few days it can be stored on the counter.

Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

Romanesco- Will last up to one week in a closed container in the fridge, but has better flavor if consumed earlier. Cut florets away from the core and soak in warm soapy water or salt water for 10 minutes to wash away any aphids. Florets can also be lightly boiled in salt water for a couple of minutes for this purpose. Rinse before preparing.

Turnips- Place them in an open container in the fridge with a wet towel placed on top. Lasts up to one week.

This Week's Box: January 21st- January 27th 2019

1. IN THE BOX:

* = Items in Box for 2

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Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

Dill or Cilantro- Keeps well in your fridge. Should last up to 7 days. If you have cilantro, Do not wash the herb until you are ready to use it since excess moisture will turn the leaves to green slime during storage.

Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

Navel Oranges They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Pomelo- Pomelos are the largest citrus fruit. Pomelos can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Romanesco- Will last up to one week in a closed container in the fridge, but has better flavor if consumed earlier. Cut florets away from the core and soak in warm soapy water or salt water for 10 minutes to wash away any aphids. Florets can also be lightly boiled in salt water for a couple of minutes for this purpose. Rinse before preparing.

Rosemary- To keep green: wrap in a damp paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Lasts one week or more. To dry, leave bound around the stems and hang - lasts 2 weeks to a month.

Watermelon Radish- Place them in an open container in the fridge with a wet towel placed on top. Lasts up to one week.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Pomelo Couscous

Citrus Rosemary Chicken

Glazed Shiitakes With Bok Choy

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Shopping List for Pomelo Couscous:

2 tsp Butter or Olive Oil

1/2 cup instant Couscous

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1/4 tsp Ginger

2 TB Mint

Shopping List for Citrus Rosemary Chicken:

2 TB Onion

2 tsp Marjoram

3 Garlic cloves

1 Roasting Chicken (6 to 7 pounds)

1 medium Onion

2 TB Olive Oil

Shopping List for Glazed Shiitakes With Bok Choy:

3 TB good Vegetable oil

3 small dry Red Chinese hot peppers

1 lb Shiitake Mushrooms (about 4 dozen)

4 Garlic cloves

1 TB grated Ginger

1 TB Sugar

1 tsp Sesame Oil

3 TB Tamari or Soy Sauce

6 Scallions

1 TB  Toasted Sesame Seeds for garnish (optional)

Shopping List for Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing:

6 oz  Greek Yogurt 

2 TB  Mayonnaise 

1/2 cup Cultured Buttermilk 

1/2 TB Champagne or White Wine Vinegar 

1/4 tsp fresh Garlic

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This Week's Box: January 13th- January 19th 2019

1. IN THE BOX:

* = Items in Box for 2

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Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

*Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Celery- Store in your crisper. Lasts about one week

Daikon or Watermelon Radish- Cut the top off the Daikon to help keep moisture in the roots, store the Daikon in a closed container in the fridge and they should last for up to two weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the container to help maintain humidity and keep the roots from wilting.

*Fennel- If used within a couple days, fennel can be left out on the counter, upright in a cup or bowl of water (like celery). If wanting to keep longer than a few days, place in the fridge in a closed container with a little water. 

Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

Navel Oranges They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

*Pomelo- Pomelos are the largest citrus fruit. Pomelos can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

*Red Russian Kale- Wash and dry well. Wrap with a damp paper towel and store in a glass container in the fridge. Lasts up to 5 days.

* Romanesco- Will last up to one week in a closed container in the fridge, but has better flavor if consumed earlier. Cut florets away from the core and soak in warm soapy water or salt water for 10 minutes to wash away any aphids. Florets can also be lightly boiled in salt water for a couple of minutes for this purpose. Rinse before preparing.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Spiced Lentils & Rice
Cold Noodles With Chile Oil and Citrusy Cabbage

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Shopping items for Spiced Lentils & Rice

3 oz Split Red Lentils

2 heaped TB  Balti Curry Paste

1 cup Brown Basmati Rice

1/2 TB Olive Oil

Shopping items for Cold Noodles With Chile Oil and Citrusy Cabbage

½ cup Canola or Grapeseed oil

1 tablespoon Red-Pepper Flakes

3 Garlic cloves, very finely chopped

1 tablespoon Sichuan Peppercorns (optional)

1 Star Anise (optional)

1 pound Udon, Soba or Rice Noodles

2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar, or fresh Lemon or Lime juice

¼ cup + 3 TB fresh Lemon and-or Lime juice

1 tablespoon finely grated Lemon and-or Lime zest

¼ cup + 3 TB Olive Oil

⅓ cup Tahini

1 tablespoon Sesame Oil

1 cup Parsley and-or Cilantro, tender leaves and stems, very finely chopped

1 bunch Scallions, very thinly sliced

This Week's Box: January 6th- 12th 2019

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1. IN THE BOX:

*Items in Box for 2

*Acorn or Spaghetti Squash- Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated place. Many growers say winter squash gets sweeter if they're stored for a week or so before eaten. Will last several weeks.

*Arugula or Red Kale- Wash and dry well. Wrap with a damp paper towel and store in a glass container in the fridge. Lasts up to 5 days.

*Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

*Daikon or Watermelon Radish- Cut the top off the Daikon to help keep moisture in the roots, store the Daikon in a closed container in the fridge and they should last for up to two weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the container to help maintain humidity and keep the roots from wilting.

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Pomelo- Pomelos are the largest citrus fruit. Pomelos can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.

Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Radicchio/Chicory- Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag. Keeps for a week.

*Stir Fry Mix- These baby mixed greens can be stored by lining a storage container with paper towels, place the mixed greens on top, and cover with another layer of paper towels and lock the lid. Make sure there is plenty of space and the greens are not jam-packed in there. Will last up to one week.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Chicken Curry

Arugula & Radicchio Salad with Ruby Grapefruit & Toasted Almonds

Creamy Cabbage Soup With Gruyere

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Shopping items for Chicken Curry

1 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Breast, chopped into bite sized pieces

1 Tb Vegetable Oil

1 TB minced Garlic

1 small Yellow or White Onion, chopped - I would use Leeks instead

2 TB Yellow Curry powder

1 TB Thai Red Curry Paste

1 15oz can of Coconut Milk, full fat

1 TB Brown Sugar

1 tsp Fish Sauce

2 TB Lime Juice

Handful fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped

4 cups cooked White Rice for Serving or if you have Spaghetti Squash sitting around waiting patiently to be eaten, cook that up and use it instead

Shopping items for Arugula & Radicchio Salad with Ruby Grapefruit & Toasted Almonds

1 Tbs. fresh Lime Juice 

2 tsp Honey 

6 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

2 Tbs chopped fresh Mint, plus leaves for garnish 

1/3 cup sliced Almonds, toasted

Shopping items for Creamy Cabbage Soup With Gruyere
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 russet potato, peeled and grated

1 Parmesan rind

2 cups low-fat milk

1 cup grated Gruyère cheese

6 1/2-inch thick slices of French or country bread, toasted and cut into small squares

Minced fresh chives

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This Week's Box January 3rd - 5th, 2019

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1. IN THE BOX:

*Items in Box for 2

*Arugula- Wash and dry well. Wrap with a damp paper towel and store in a glass container in the fridge. Lasts up to 5 days.

*Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Turnips- Remove the greens (store separately) same as radishes and beets, store them in an
open container with a moist cloth.

*Stir Fry Mix- These baby mixed greens can be stored by lining a storage container with paper towels, place the mixed greens on top, and cover with another layer of paper towels and lock the lid. Make sure there is plenty of space and the greens are not jam-packed in there. Will last up to one week.

*Radicchio- Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag. Keeps for a week.

*Spaghetti Squash- Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated place. Many growers say winter squash gets sweeter if they're stored for a week or so before eaten. Will last several weeks.

*Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

Fennel- If used within a couple days, fennel can be left out on the counter, upright in a cup or bowl of water (like celery). If wanting to keep longer than a few days, place in the fridge in a closed container with a little water. 

Raisins- Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration is recommended in hot environments. Should last several weeks.

This Week's Box December 18th- 22nd, 2018

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1. IN THE BOX:

*Items in Box for 2

*Red Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

*Acorn Squash- Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated place. Many growers say winter squash gets sweeter if they're stored for a week or so before eaten. Will last several weeks.

*Stir Fry Mix- These baby mixed greens can be stored by lining a storage container with paper towels, place the mixed greens on top, and cover with another layer of paper towels and lock the lid. Make sure there is plenty of space and the greens are not jam-packed in there. Will last up to one week.

*Tatsoi- Wrap in a dry paper towel and place in a plastic bag in the fridge. The paper towel will absorb any excess moisture, keeping it fresher for much longer. Lasts up to one week.

*Turnips- Remove the greens (store separately) same as radishes and beets, store them in an
open container with a moist cloth.

*Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Celeriac-  A delicious form of celery that is pretty new to people's kitchens. Peel, chop and cook with potatoes, mash the lot with more butter and cream than your mother would. Cool and damp is best, so an outdoor, shady vegetable rack is good and the bottom of your fridge even better. Healthy celeriac should keep, unwrapped, for several weeks without any significant loss of quality. Even when cut in half, they will still keep for a week or more, though you may need to shave off a layer to refresh the surface. 

Fennel- If used within a couple days, fennel can be left out on the counter, upright in a cup or bowl of water (like celery). If wanting to keep longer than a few days, place in the fridge in a closed container with a little water. 

Dill- Keeps well in your fridge. Should last up to 7 days. For best results put stems in a jar with clean water as a vase and cover with a plastic bag to keep protected culture.

Raisins- Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration is recommended in hot environments. Should last several weeks.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Oma’s Red Cabbage

Baked Chicken and Leeks with Celeriac Dumplings

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Oma’s Red Cabbage

2-3 TB Oil, or Lard

1 large Onion, diced

3 Apples, peeled, cored, shredded or diced

1/2 cup Red Wine

3 TB Cider Vinegar

2 tsp Sugar* I find our cabbage is really sweet so I never add sugar

1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground

1/4 tsp Cloves, ground

2 TB Lemon Juice

2 TB Corn Starch

Baked Chicken and Leeks with Celeriac Dumplin

1 TB Oil

4 Chicken thighs, skin on and bone in

2 oz dry White Wine

1 cup Chicken or Veg Stock

1 large Carrot, peeled and diced

1- 2 tsp Thyme Salt or leaves from a sprig of fresh thyme

Freshly ground Black Pepper

3 1/2 oz Suet*

4 TB All-Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder



This Week's Box December 11th- 15th, 2018

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1. IN THE BOX:

*Items in Box for 2

*Arugula- Wash and dry well. Wrap with a damp paper towel and store in a glass container in the fridge. Lasts up to 5 days.

*Celery- Store in your crisper. Lasts about one week. 

*Fennel- If used within a couple days, fennel can be left out on the counter, upright in a cup or bowl of water (like celery). If wanting to keep longer than a few days, place in the fridge in a closed container with a little water. 

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.

*Watermelon Radish- Store in a closed container in the fridge and they should last for a couple weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the container to help maintain humidity.

*Acorn Squash- Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated place. Many growers say winter squash gets sweeter if they're stored for a week or so before eaten. Will last several weeks.

*Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Sweet Potatoes- Store in a cool, dark, well‐ventilated place. Never refrigerate ‐ sweet potatoes don't like the cold. Lasts up to 3 weeks if stored properly.

Red Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

Apples - Apples last much longer if they are placed loosely in the bin of your refrigerator. Wrapping them in brown paper from grocery sacks will also help to keep in the moisture of the apple. Keep apples slightly apart from each other. Lasts up to 2 months.  

OR

Raisins- Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration is recommended in hot environments. Should last several weeks.

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Citrus, Celery, and Shaved Fennel Salad

Acorn Squash With Tempeh & Arugula

Jerusalem Artichoke and Leek Soup

Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Citrus, Celery, and Shaved Fennel Salad

1 TB Cider Vinegar

1/2 tsp Whole-Grain or Coarse-Grain Mustard

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Navels Oranges

2 Grapefruit 

Acorn Squash With Tempeh & Arugula

2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 tsp Coriander Seed

1-2 cloves Garlic

1 TB Olive Oil

1/4 tsp Red Chile Flakes

1/2 tsp Sage

2 tsp Soy Sauce

1/2 cup Tempeh

1 tsp Thyme

2 TB Walnuts

Jerusalem Artichoke and Leek Soup

2 lb Jerusalem artichoke, peeled and sliced

2 Garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup Thyme leaves

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1 cup Cream

Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad

1 to 1 1/4 lb Red Cabbage, sliced very thin

3 TB Olive Oil

2 TB Lime or Lemon Juice

Red Pepper Flakes, to taste

1/2 cup pitted Dates, coarsely chopped

4 oz Feta, crumbled 

1 TB chopped flat-leaf Parsley

2 tsp well toasted Sesame Seeds






This Week's Box December 4th-8th, 2018

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1. IN THE BOX:

*Items in Box for 2

*Arugula- Wash and dry well. Wrap with a damp paper towel and store in a glass container in the fridge. Lasts up to 5 days.

*Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.

OR

*Cabbage- Wrap cabbage in plastic wrap and keep it chilled in the refrigerator. An alternative to plastic would be placing it in a tightly-locking container that limits air flow. Properly stored, cabbage should last about a week. 

*Bok Choy- This crunchy and tasty bok choy is amazing sautéed and adds a little something special to a soup or stir-fry. Store in a plastic bag in fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs! 

*Daikon Radish- Cut the top off the Daikon to help keep moisture in the roots, store the Daikon in a closed container in the fridge and they should last for up to two weeks if not more. A wet paper towel can also be placed in the container to help maintain humidity and keep the roots from wilting.

*Red Russian Kale- Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. Wash well before use. 

*Leeks- These large alliums are rather mild in flavor and simply melt to perfection when sautéed. Use in soups, stir-fries, or in place of onions in other dishes for a delicious and more subtle flavor. Save the dark green tops for making vegetable stock! Leave in an open container in the crisper wrapped in a damp cloth or in a shallow cup of water on the counter (just so the very bottom of the stem has water).  Will last at least a week.

*Sweet Potatoes- Store in a cool, dark, well‐ventilated place. Never refrigerate ‐ sweet potatoes don't like the cold. Lasts up to 3 weeks if stored properly.

*Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. 

Beets- Cut the tops off to keep beets firm (be sure to keep the greens!) by leaving any top on the root vegetables draws moisture from the root, making the lose flavor and firmness. Beets should be washed and kept in an open container with a wet towel on top. Keeps for several weeks.

Radicchio/Chicory- Refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag. Keeps for a week.

Apples- Apples last much longer if they are placed loosely in the bin of your refrigerator. Wrapping them in brown paper from grocery sacks will also help to keep in the moisture of the apple. Keep apples slightly apart from each other. Lasts up to 2 months.  

2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES

Vegetarian Dumplings with Ginger and Cabbage

Daikon Salad With Japanese Plum Dressing

Shrimp Bok Choy and Tumeric Soup

Fried Broccoli and Kale with Garlic, Cumin, and Lime

3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):

Vegetarian Dumplings with Ginger and Cabbage

3 carrots

1 small onion (or use a leek instead!)

3 cloves garlic

1 inch piece of peeled ginger (see note)

2 tablespoons peanut oil

1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce

1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 package round dumpling wrappers

4 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

1 tablespoon your favorite chili sauce or oil

2 teaspoons Chinese black vinegar or rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Daikon Salad With Japanese Plum Dressing

3 bunches Mizuna 

3 Shiso Leaves, optional

2 TB Katusobushi (dried bonito flakes) for garnish, optional

2 TB Ikura (salmon roe) for garnish, optional

Japanese Plum Dressing

1 Umeboshi  - Japanese Pickle Plum, you can find this in most health orientated stores

3 TB Ponzu

1 TB Sesame Oil

1 TB Rice Vinegar

1/2 TB Soy Sauce

1/8tsp Sugar

Shrimp Bok Choy and Tumeric Soup

1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 large Onion, chopped

6 Garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp Turmeric

6 cups Chicken Broth

2 Carrots, sliced

1 lb Shitake Mushrooms, stems removed and sliced

1 lb Shrimp

Fried Broccoli and Kale with Garlic, Cumin, and Lime

3 TB Olive Oil

3 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced

1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

2 tsp crushed Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 cup Mint Leaves, roughly shredded

1 TB Lime Juice


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