Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Boxed Organics - Box #5 & #6: The Final 2 Boxes for the Season

So I didn't get to post about the previous box from November 21 because I actually didn't get to eat anything from it. I was able to leave it for my mother-in-law and brother-in-law to consume as my wife and I were out of town for Thanksgiving and my brother's wedding in Texas.

That week's box included:

  • Purple Sweet Potatoes
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Green Cabbage
  • Yellow Onions
  • Romanesco
  • Winesap Apples
  • Nittany Apples
  • Organic large brown eggs
The thing I was most surprised to see was the Romanesco. And I'm very curious to know what it tastes like. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to catch-up with my brother-in-law to find out how her prepared it or what the flavor was. I hope he at least roasted the Brussel sprouts. 

The final box of the season came today. 

This week's box included:
  • Leeks
  • Red Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Carrots 
  • Butternut Squash
  • Gold Potatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes on the vine
  • Salad spring mix
  • Staymen Apples
  • Organic large brown eggs

I'm looking forward to cooking with the Leeks. I'm not quite sure what to make of it besides maybe a leek and potato soup. I'll have to look up some recipes and see what piques my interest. 

I haven't yet renewed my subscription for the winter session with Boxed Organics but there is a good chance that I will. I think I just want to analyze whether or not it was worth it first. For $38 per box, I get a variety of organic, community sourced fruits and vegetables; I am doing my part in reducing the carbon footprint. If I could guesstimate the actual cost of the food, it's probably less than 2/3 the total. The balance would be my carbon offset and premium for organic food and sustaining the organization. I suppose that's not so bad. 

What do you think? 

No comments: