In the box - and how to store it
This Week's Recipes
1. IN THE BOX (IN ORDER OF WHAT TO EAT FIRST):
*Items in Box for 2
*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.
*Chives- Wrap in a damp paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Keeps about 1 week.
*Zucchini- Does fine for a few days if left out on a cool counter, even after cut. Wrap in a cloth and refrigerate for longer storage. Do not wash until ready to eat. Lasts 4-5 days.
Basil- Trim the ends and place basil in a glass containing about 1 inch of water; then cover with a loose-fitting plastic bag and leave at room temp. Replace the water whenever it gets cloudy. Should keep for about a week.
Eggplant- Does fine left out in a cool room. Don't wash it, eggplant doesn't like any extra moisture around its leaves. For longer storage - place loose, in the crisper. Keeps 5-7 days.
Grapes- Store, unwashed, in your refrigerator's fruit drawer. They last up to 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.
Cucumber- Cucumbers can be wrapped in a moist towel in the fridge. If you’re planning on eating them within a day or two after buying them they should be fine left out in a cool room. Lasts up to a week in the fridge.
*Tomatoes- Depending on ripeness, tomatoes can stay for up to two weeks on the counter. To hasten ripeness, place in a paper bag with an apple.
Onions- Store in a cool dry place out of the light. Lasts 2-3 months.
*Potatoes- Store in a cool, dry, dark place. Should keep for a week or more easily. If you want to store them for longer, say 2 or 3 months, keep them between 45-55 degrees, again in a dry place out of the light.
2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
Shopping list for Shaved Zucchini Salad with Parmesan & Pine Nut
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TB fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp dried crushed Red Pepper
1/4 cup Pine Nuts, toasted
Small wedge of Parmesan cheese
Shopping list for Chickpea, Eggplant, and Tomato Tarts
1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 Bay Leaf
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/8 tsp ground Cumin
1 15 oz can of Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
6 Phyllo sheets
1 lb of Chicken meat, I used a combo of thigh and breast meat, cut into small chunks
1/2 cup Cilantro, same as with the Parsley
1 tsp dried Oregano
3 cloves Garlic
2 Green Onions, chopped
1/2 Serrano Pepper, seeds and veins removed
2 TB fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Olive Oil