Friday, April 27, 2012

Produce Food Co-op

So, a few months ago, we signed up at Urban Acres (on Davis, a couple of blocks from the house) and their produce co-op. I guess watching a lot of Chopped and Iron Chef and cooking shows made the idea of getting a "mystery bin" of produce every two weeks fun. Make us eat healthier (not that we eat unhealthy) and try new things.

Realized that in the Winter, we'd be dealing primarily with greens (something I rarely cook) and root vegetables (think turnips). Who knows what else.

We were right about the greens -- spinach, chard, kale. What on earth to do with it? Well, get creative. We've learned to embrace the greens -- in quiche, in pasta (albeit with cream sauce), in calzones (with lots of cheese and bacon), in soup. Our fridge seems to be green.

Now that spring is upon us, we're hoping to see asparagus and peas and the veggies we're more used to cooking. But until then, we embrace the greens.

And now need to get a composter. And maybe start canning.

But what to do with Bok Choy?

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