Monthly Archives: April 2009

Local Box, 04.22.2009


Mmmm… Strawberries that really SMELL like strawberries! I tried to buy some at the grocery store recently, but they had no odor, so I passed. I can’t wait to taste these heavenly scented fruits!

The garlic scapes look like fun, but I’m not sure what I’ll do with them yet. How do you plan to use them?

Finally, cabbage + 90-degree weather = coleslaw, don’t you think? Looking forward to the first slaw of summer this week.

How do you plan to eat out of your Local Box this week?

Beet Salad

imgp7143We found the most beautiful big, round, ruby-red beets in our Local Box last week. For dinner one evening, we roasted them, mixed with chopped Local Box onion and orange wedges, then tossed with a vinaigrette made from olive oil and fresh-squeezed orange juice. We added small handfuls of feta and almonds for protein, toasted some bread cubes, and called it dinner.

How did you eat your Local Box beets this week?

Local Box Lookout, week of 04.20.2009

Here’s what to expect in this week’s Local Box:

  • Swiss chard
  • cabbage
  • herbs
  • mushrooms
  • spring onion
  • garlic scapes
  • carrots
  • zucchini
  • turnips
  • berries

Local Box, 04.15.2009


Mmmm… a beautiful selection of bases (beets, zucchini, kohlrabi) and aromatics (oranges, onions, radishes) to choose from as we nourish our tax-sapped selves this week! I’m looking forward to a salad of roasted beets and orange wedges – and perhaps some radish slices, too. What have you got planned for this week’s Local Box?

Local Box Lookout, week of 04.13.2009

Here’s the forecast for next week’s Local Box:

  • lettuce
  • beets
  • zucchini
  • carrots
  • kohlrabi
  • oranges
  • Swiss chard
  • spring onion
  • radish
  • turnips

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Carrot Slaw

imgp7101Last night, I got a craving for that divine carrot salad they serve at Luby’s (“Chez Luby,” we call it). Fortunately, we had a lovely bunch of French carrots from our Greenling Local Box. Unfortunately, we also have the Luby’s cookbook. At Chez Luby, we learned, the carrot salad contains both canned pineapple (which we didn’t have on-hand) and powdered sugar (which just seems excessive). So I improvised. I mixed a bit of grapeseed-oil Vegenaise (LOVE this stuff), some Hellmann’s mayo, a handful of dried currants, one of chopped walnuts, and a sprinkling of salt with our grated carrots. It totally hit the spot.

How are you eating your Local Box carrots?

Local Box, 04.08.2009