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.
*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.
*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.
*Mandarins or 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.
*Mustard Greens or 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.
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.
*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 - last 2 weeks to a month.
Shallots- Store in a dark, cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Lasts up to one month. If placed in the refrigerator, shallots have a shorter storage life, up to two weeks.
Spinach or Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.
2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
Shopping List for Lilly’s Winter CSA Soup
2 to 3 Carrots, peeled and diced
Eatwell Thyme Salt
1 qt Eatwell Chicken Stock
1 can Coconut Milk
Zest from 1 Lemon
Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
Shopping List for Pork Chops With Cream Sauce and Braised Red Cabbage
2 medium apples (peeled and cored)
1/2 cup dry red wine (or use apple juice or cider)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark, packed)
1 bay leaf
2 to 3 inches cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon allspice (ground)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 pork chops (rib or loin, bone-in, about 3/4-inch thickness)
1 1/4 cups chicken stock (low sodium or homemade with no salt)
1/2 cup dry white wine (or use more chicken stock or apple cider)
1 tablespoon mustard (Dijon)
3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream
Shopping List for Radish or Turnip and Citrus Salad:
1/4 cup sliced Almonds, toasted
1 TB pungent Olive Oil
1 TB Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Maple Syrup
1/8 tsp Cinnamon