Our second Foodbox arrived yesterday afternoon and though we had a dinner date, I couldn’t help but sample one of the lovely ambrosia apples before we left. Easily the best apple I have eaten. Ever.
I made the amateur mistake of putting the apple core in my office bin instead of the heavy, lidded kitchen bin. When we got home from dinner, the rubbish was knocked over, the apple core missing, scattered seeds in the hallway and one nonchalant rabbit.
I guess we’ll never know who did it.
Good. Seemed just as heavy as the last box though I couldn’t be bothered weighing everything this time. Some exotic things to our regular shopping list. A good thing as it’s a chance to experiment a bit with cooking and eating unfamiliar things.
- Kale (cavalo nero) x 1
- Mini white cabbage x 1
- Sweet stem broccoli x 1 medium bag
- Spinach leaves x 1 large bag
- Mung bean sprouts x 1 medium bag
- Potatoes x 8
- Carrots x3
- Swede (rutabaga)
- Italiano Cherry heritage tomatoes x 1 punnet
- Persimmon x 1
- Mandarin x 4
- Apples x 3
- Kiwifruit x 4
- Bananas x 3
- 1 dozen free range eggs
The most interesting thing in the box
There were many items that I wouldn’t usually buy. Persimmon, swede, cavalo nero, sweet stem broccoli, heritage tomatoes and mung bean sprouts.
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.
I do like persimons. They come in season here in winter, so beginning autumn when i’m on the look out for them! Thats ending now though. I hope you enjoy yours.
Hi Sofia, it is Autumn here so the perfect time to enjoy our local persimmons. I admit, it has been years since I had one. Thanks for your comment.
Is “sweet stem broccoli” the same thing as broccolini? I’d love to have this foodbox service offered in our area.
It looks the same to me, but to be honest, I’ve never bought either before.
Great post! I’ve recently been participating in a similar program in my area and LOVE figuring out how to use all of the produce. 🙂
You must have giant, long ratted mice.
This is beyond glorious. And such wonderful value- shopping for the week. It looks divine. I must invest in a UK equivalent. Thanks for sharing- it’s inspiring and beautiful x
So who got to eat all the carrots? 🙂
We share carrots in this house. They’re full of sugar so they are bunny candy only. Lucky Tofu doesn’t discriminate between carrot peel, tops or the parts that we eat.
Cute! Tofu seems like such a character.
He’s willful and makes gourmet decisions. He has been camping out next to my office bin in hopes of more. I suppose he equates the bin with apple carcasses.
I meant “long eared mice” not ratted! Damn auto correct.
LOL. I don’t think that my two would be able to devise a plan to get into the bin.. and there are 2 of them and 4 eyes between them. He must have a rabbit super brain.. and nose. Here I was believing that their sense of smell is terrible. Also, Flatpac scratched me on the foot this morning.. I think I may have made her mad. How am I meant to know what I did?!
If Tofu is mad at me, it’s usually about what I HAVEN’T done. i.e. filled the food bowl.
Nonchalant rabbit . . . too funny. If my composting guinea pigs could get out of their digs I suspect I’d come home to find the fridge door hanging open and nonchalant or even food-coma-tose pigs sprawled around the vegetable bins. I enjoy rutabagas in a pasty, but rarely get them in my CSA farm share so I substitute turnips instead.
What a lovely haul! It has been a while since I have had persimmons. But here is my favorite recipe…http://inherchucks.com/2011/12/17/braised-pork-with-fuyu-persimmons/.
Thanks for sharing and linking up!
You know, it never occurred to me that a persimmon could be an ingredient.