Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Boxed Organics - Box #4

This week's box included:
  • Candy onions
  • Red onions
  • Broccoli
  • Mixed carrots
  • Curly green kale
  • Red potatoes
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Organic large brown eggs
This is a great box. I'm most excited to eat the Portobello mushrooms. If only we had these during the summer, I'd have thrown them on the grill with some olive oil and salt. But we will still certainly find a way to incorporate them in to our cooking.

The carrots are another things I'm looking forward to eating. Strangely, I've never had carrots of a different color. I'm so used to the orange colored carrots. I don't know if there's going to be a different taste that I should expect for the different colors. 

The broccoli is going to be easy. I eat a lot of broccoli regularly, so finding a way to include it in my dishes will be plenty easy to do. I'm hoping the flavor is distinctly different. Nevertheless, I will still enjoy it. 

And of course, the Honeycrisp apples, I have a feeling, will be excellent. They are some of the best tasting, sweetest apples I've ever had before. Again, I hope they will be noticeably different. It will be a nice departure for a week when I would normally have Gala apples in stock from the local grocery.

From the last box, we were not able to get to everything yet. I still have the butternut squash and cabbage to work with. I will have to find a way to consume it soon or risk it going bad. My mother-in-law cooked up the eggplant, so I was unable to taste it because I've been out of town for a few days over the past 2 weeks.

I guess that's partially an issue. If you're not home or don't cook all your meals, then there's a good chance ingredients will go unused and potentially rot. But as much as possible, with me being home, I've been trying to cook and consume everything.

And the variety in the boxes has been great. It's allowed us to try things that we would not usually buy. In the last box, my wife's favorite new vegetable was the red butterhead lettuce. She loves the flavor more than the typical green or red leaf lettuce, and it's definitely better than romaine or iceberg. The problem is now where to find it if we don't get it in another box.

If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now. Thanks Boxed Organics! It's been great so far. We hope to enjoy more as the season progresses. (431)

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