“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing that a tomato doesn’t belong in a fruit salad.” Miles Kington
It is Autumn and daylight savings means I wanna cut corners. I don’t want walk to the market after work in the rain and dark, so I get stuff delivered. It’s convenient, not lazy. Lazy would be ordering takeout because there’s no food in the house.
Last winter, we ate through 3 months of Ooooby deliveries. I loved receiving a weekly delivery of produce and extra tasty add ons.
I am trialling FoodBox for a month or two, to compare the experience.
Our first Foodbox arrived this week and we received the Appetiser which is $33 per week including delivery. A major difference for us this time round is that we now have a vegetable garden so I’ve put a few things on the “do not want list”. No point in eating home grown lettuce and store bought lettuce each week.
The box weighs over 7kg and I’m a seriously overwhelmed at how much food there is. I’m concerned that it may be too much food. What have I gotten myself into?
Our Foodbox had 10 kinds of vegetables and 6 kinds of fruit. Much more than I would usually buy in a week. The produce is in picture perfect condition. A stark contrast to the home grown look of Ooooby boxes. No snails in sight here!
Eggs arrived outside of the box. This was very much appreciated. We had eggs delivered from a supermarket chain a few weeks ago and 4 of their eggs arrived broken.
- reed avocado x 1
- lettuce x 1
- broccoli x 1
- courgettes x 3
- tomatoes x 2
- onions x 3
- potatoes x 5
- kumara x 1
- sweetcorn x 3
- mushrooms x 250 grams
- lime x 1
- apples x 3
- nashi x 2
- feijoa x 4
- kiwifruit x 3
- bananas x 3
- 1 dozen free range eggs
The most interesting thing in the box
Lime and nashi were probably the most exotic. It was nice to get the sweetcorn and avocados too since the season for them is pretty much over.
CSA Link Party
If you are interested in CSA and what see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, please check out at the weekly link party What’s In The Box over at Heather’s blog In Her Chucks.
What am I going to do with it?
Check back tomorrow to see my menu using these ingredients.