In the box - and how to store it
This Week's Recipes
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1. IN THE BOX (IN ORDER OF WHAT TO EAT FIRST):
*Items in Box for 2
Spinach- Store in the bag, unwashed, in the crisper. Take out what you plan on using and wash as you go. Will last 3-5 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.
Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
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 the fridge up to one week. Don’t forget to use the ribs!
Carrots- Cut the tops off to keep them fresh longer. Place them in a closed container with plenty of moisture, either wrapped in a damp towel or dunk them in cold water every couple of days if they’re stored that long. 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.
Turnips- If the turnips came with tops (the leaves still on), and you plan on using the tops, cut off the leaves, bag them separately, and refrigerate the roots unwashed in a plastic bag. They should keep anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Eat the leaves within 3 days.
Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.
Broccoli- Place in an open container in the fridge or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.
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.
Butternut 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.
2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
Shopping list for Carrots and Leeks
1 T Butter
A sprinkle of Eatwell Farm's Cooking Salt
Shopping list for Mac N Cheese with Turnip Tops and Arugula
1 LB Conchiglie Pasta or another large shell shape
2 1/2 cups Whole Milk
1/4 tsp fresh ground Nutmeg
4 TB unsalted Butter
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
8 oz grated Gruyère cheese
4 oz grated sharp Cheddar
4 oz Parmesan, divided
Shopping list for Spiced Winter Squash With Fennel
1 large Onion, root end left intact, then cut lengthwise into 1/2” wedges
3 TB Olive Oil
1 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
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