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Archive for June 19th, 2012

What Goodness I Received

Posted by terrepruitt on June 19, 2012

In my last post I shared that I finally went ahead and ordered delivery of organic produce.  I have always thought about doing it but had decided against it, allowing myself to stick to buying, preparing, and eating the same vegetables over and over.  I was excited to see via an internet search a farm (Capay) I am familiar with actually delivers.  The farm offers a variety of types of boxes, sizes, and frequency of delivery.  I decided to go with the small mix to be delivered every other week.  I was sooooo excited to get the first delivery.  Look at all the beautiful produce that came in our first box:

1 avocado, 2 pluots, 1/2 lb of cherries, 1/2 lb. of sweet peppers, 1 lb of baby bok choy, bunch of carrots, 1 lb of zucchini, 1 bunch of lettuce, and 1/4 lb of garlic

Dance Exercies, Nia, Nia Campbell, Campbell Nia, Nia classes in Campbell, evening Nia, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, NiaMy poor hubby never even saw the cherries.   🙂  They were gone immediately after I took the picture.  The night we received the box I made a salad and I don’t know if it is just because I KNOW everything was organic, but it was the best salad I have had in a long time.  I used the garlic in that night’s dinner too and I really think it is stronger than the store garlic I have been buying.  I haven’t tried the peppers yet because I have some that I need to use up first.  But I have to say, so far I am loving this.  Well, I can see me wanting to have delivery every week.  I was wondering if they would deliver a fruit box one week and the mixed the next?

While only the pluots were new to me I am sure I will get stuff in the future that is new.  Pluots are later-generation hybrids between a plum parent and an apricot.  Since you know I LOVE (love, love, love) baby bok choy you know I was excited about having some delivered in my first box.  There is only one bunch left and that is only because the temperatures right now (weather-wise) make it too hot to turn on the stove and/or oven to actually cook.

I am happy that I decided to do this.  I am looking forward to my future boxes.  I hope they continue to be just as great as this first box.  I hope to receive some items that will allow me to learn about new-to-me fruits and vegetables.  I will learn WHAT it is and how to cook it and eat it.  You know that as I get new stuff I will be sharing with you!

The week before the box gets delivered the farm posts a list of what will be in the box.  On the site they also have links to recipes to help you with how to prepare it.  I will be able to use the recipes they have or find something else.

I will probably end up preparing things the same way I always do.  But that is ok at least we will be eating new veggies even if they are prepared that same ol’ way.  🙂

I had to look up pluot.  Did you know what it is?  Are you looking forward to this journey with me?  Wanna learn some new things?

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