We have eaten just a bit of everything so far, but haven’t been able to fully get through any produce from last week’s CSA box. I had a couple beet smoothies and made a big batch of roasted veggies to take for lunch this week. For dinner the other night, K made some omelets with a mish mosh of veggies folded inside.
As usual, I ate most of the fruit from last week, so popped over to the farmers market to get some more this weekend.
What We Bought:
Dozen eggs from Benton Harbor, MI
Raspberries from Benton Harbor, MI
Blueberries from Bangor, MI
What We Learned:
We are getting better at incorporating our produce into basically all of our meals. A piece of my breakfast, lunch, and dinner, can easily have something from our box in it.
Basically, any vegetable chopped up and added to an omelet is delicious!
K picked up our CSA box this week and he took a page out of my book by bringing a bag to transfer the produce so we don’t have to bring the box home. He also purposefully did not bring any cash to the farmers market so he would not be tempted to make any impulse buys.
This is K’s attempt at taking a cool artsy picture for me.
What We Bought (From the CSA):
New baby yukon potatoes
Parisian Market Carrots
What We Learned:
Since we failed on using the beets from the last box, K instantly used some of the gigantic beets we got to make a beet and berry smoothie and absolutely loved it
Blueberries and raspberries disappear just way too fast!
This may be the first box we actually fully finish!
I am back in the workplace now and no longer working from home, so it has been a bit of an adjustment. Unfortunately, I can’t just pop over to Green City Market on a Wednesday unless I go at 7 AM before work.
My biggest challenge right now is incorporating all our produce into my lunches.
Instead of hauling our box home this week, I brought a large canvas bag to transfer my produce into. This way I did not have to take the box back to the farmers market on Wednesday, I just left it with them to reuse again.
That will have to be my new routine because I am no longer going to be working from home anymore (I got a new job!) and can’t just pop over to the Wednesday market whenever I feel like it.
Although that is a bummer, I am excited to pack my lunches again and see what I can do with our produce.
After some promising seed sprouts, they kinda just stopped growing.
Even though we were disappointed that we could not keep a few plants alive, we decided to try again. This time with herbs already grown and ready to go.
For our herb garden: take 2 we are going to attempt to keep the following alive:
Can you spot the dinosaur amongst all the plants?
I have to say, the peppermint plant smells amazing. I did not intend on buying it until I took a sniff and was sold. The night I brought them home, K went ahead and crafted himself a homemade Mint Julep.