What’s in the Box? #17

Hooray for Wednesday everyone!  The day I get to stock up my fridge and drool over fresh, organic and local produce.  There is nothing better than celebrating the goodness of nutritious and delicious food.  Get’s me going every time :)

For weeks now I have wanted to share a very special recipe with you.  But for some reason or another I haven’t gotten around to making it.  After setting my eyes on those plump strawberries this week, I have no choice but to get busy.  So get ready for a delicious dessert coming your way.  My mouth is already watering…

Moving on to cooking ideas that are more nutritionally based (always wanted to start with dessert!)…did you check out all that green!  How fitting for St. Patrick’s Day :)  And I love all the various forms.  I am excited to see the spinach.  The spinach we got last week was mouth-watering.  Only problem was, we ate it too fast.  I have been getting a craving for spinach in the morning alongside my eggs (a breakfast idea I am revisiting from my GD days).  So I am looking forward to a new way to start my day.  And while we are talking about eggs, as I mentioned before, Freddie likes his eggs with onions.  Lots and lots of onions.  So this red onion will make a delicious addition to his morning routine.

And then there are those awesome artichokes.  I have been eating artichokes for as long as I can remember.  I used to love it when my mom put them out before dinner so we could snack on something healthy.  Of course than I would turn around and dip them in melted butter.  Mmmmm…butter!

Speaking of butter, I also like butter with my steamed broccoli.  Season it with salt and pepper, toss with butter and squeeze a dash of lemon juice.  Simple but oh so good.  And then there is the white broccoli, or what you might know as cauliflower.  I found a new way to prepare it and am eager to see how it turns out.  It is always fun to experiment with a new twist on a staple ingredient :)

Back to the green…do you know what these are?

They are called sapotes and they are a sweet and mild fruit.  I got a ton of them last year and enjoyed them in smoothies or just eating them plain.  These ones still need to ripen a bit but when they are ready I plan on eating them for dessert.

What is more Irish than potatoes?  Or shall I say spuds?  I was very glad to see these because I have a dinner recipe I plan on making tomorrow that calls for potatoes.  So now I don’t have to buy any at the store!  Love that :)  Oh, and I will of course be serving a green salad on the side…with this massive head of lettuce!

And finally, a few tangelos to satisfy my snacking.  I’ve already indulged myself in a few and they are juicy and sweet :)

So here’s to fresh, green produce and a Happy St. Patty’s!

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4 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? #17

  1. Aunt Rosemary says:

    Happy St Patty’s day to you too.

  2. Cynthia J says:

    I love organic produce!

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