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.
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
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
1 TB Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Whole-Grain or Coarse-Grain Mustard
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Navels Oranges
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
2 lb Jerusalem artichoke, peeled and sliced
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup Thyme leaves
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Cream
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