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- Refrigerate unwashed, covered for up to a week.
*Daikon- Daikon will last up to 2 weeks stored in the fridge in plastic bag or wrapped in damp towel in fridge. Their greens should be stored separately. You can also cut into smaller pieces and freeze for up to 6 months.
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 or Spring Onions- 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- These juicy, freshly picked mandarins can be left out on the counter for a few days, but last up to two weeks if refrigerated.
*Kale, Red Russian- 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 or Tangelos- 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.
Turnips or 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.
*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..
Spinach or Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.
2. THIS WEEK'S RECIPES
White Bean and Celery Root Gratin
3. SHOPPING LIST FOR ALL RECIPES (ASSUMES YOU HAVE SALT, PEPPER, AND WATER):
Shopping List for Cabbage Rolls
1/4 good Cooking Oil
1 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth OR Eatwell Chicken Stock
1 1/2 cups Tomato Sauce
3/4 cup long grain White Rice
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
1/4 cup minced Parsley
3 TB minced Cilantro (optional)
1/2 tsp ground Cumin
1/4 tsp ground Coriander
Shopping List for White Bean and Celery Root Gratin
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil or 1/2 stick of Butter, plus more for greasing the baking dish
1 Onion, chopped
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
3 cups cooked or canned White Beans, drained but still moist, liquid reserved
1 tsp Sweet or Spanish Smoked Paprika
1 tsp dried Oregano
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs