Can’t Come Up With Ideas
Posted by terrepruitt on April 5, 2014
As you may know, I have some things on my mind. The longer it goes on the more difficult it is to function normally. We still receive a small box of organic produce every other week. Here is what we received in our box this week. I looked at it and thought, “Oh nice.” But not my normal “Ooooooo, what can I do with this and that? I can do this . . . . . I can do that . . . . ” So I was thinking that perhaps you can help me. I know many of you are good cooks so I was thinking you could give me some ideas on what to with all these lovely fruits and veggies.
There is some rainbow chard. What do you do with that? I usually saute it with a little olive oil, garlic, and onions. More like than not I add it to some ground turkey and then we eat it like that or it can be put on top of rice or put inside a tortilla. Can chard be roasted/baked like kale? Making chard chips?
What about radishes? Are there anything to do with them, but put them in salads? That is what I do with them, put them in salads.
What about grapefruit? Doesn’t seem like my husband or I like them? What do you do with it?
The asparagus is gone. I roasted it. It was really thick so I peeled the bottom. I was actually cooking four other things in the oven so I had to use a smaller pan than normal to cook the asparagus so I cut it in half. The bottom portion I also sliced in half. It was yummy. I love asparagus. I am certain I will receive more, so maybe I should get your ideas on how to cook that now.
What about carrots? Again I put them in salads, raw. What about you? I don’t like them candied, so that is a recipe I can skip.
How about kiwis? Do you just eat them? My husband just eat them. They are another thing I would put on salads. Do you have others ideas on how to use them?
Ooooooo and the new-to-me white spring onions. Should they be cooked whole and eaten that way or used as I would a regular onion?
What about apples? Seems as if we get them in every box? Sometimes they just stack up. I like really CRISP sweet apples and some times the apples we get are not crisp – they are the mushy kind – so I don’t like to just eat them. Last night I used one I had from the last box to make my hubby a “Porky-Pork Chop”. What do you do with hem? I guess I could just bake ’em, huh?
I also know that I can use the carrot greens in a smoothie but I have never done that. Can the radish greens be used too?
So help me out. Think for me because with this whole process dragging on I am starting to get a little worn out and the everyday things are not so everyday.