In the box - and how to store it
This Week's Recipes
1. IN THE BOX:
*Items in Box for 2
*Broccoli- Place in a breathable container or wrap in a damp towel before placing in the fridge. Lasts 1-2 weeks.
*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.
*Radishes- 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.
*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.
*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.
*Persimmons- Store at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate in a plastic bag. Lasts several days once ripe.
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.
Pomegranates- Keeps up to a month stored on a cool counter.
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!
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.
Parsley- Place in a glass with an inch of water in the fridge. Change water often. Can also be stored in a closed container in the fridge. Lasts up to one week.
2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
1 lb Elbow Macaroni, cooked per package instructions
4 TB Butter
4 TB Flour
2 cups Milk, warmed
2 cups Sharp Cheddar, grated, plus 1/2 cup or so, for topping
1/4 to 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs, for topping, optional
1 TB Olive Oil
4 to 6 small Chicken Breasts or Thighs
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 cups Crimini or Button Mushroom, sliced
2/3 cup dry White Wine
1 1/2 tsp fresh Thyme
2 tsp Lemon Zest
1 cup Chicken Stock
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 TB Dijon Mustard
1 14 oz package firm Tofu
1/2 cup whole grain Dijon Mustard
4 TB Oil, divided
1/2 cup Onion, sliced
1 TB minced Ginger
2 TB fresh Lime Juice
1 cup White Vinegar
2 tsp sugar or Honey
1/2 tsp crushed Peppercorns
1 to 2 cloves Garlic, peeled
Optional, 1 Chile Pepper, split lengthwise