Arriving home from a fun but late night at the Tavern (more on this later - definitely), I was pleasantly surprised to find my Boston Organics box waiting on my doorstep. Yes, I knew it was being delivered yesterday, but after several glasses of wine and an amazing dinner I was distracted and had forgotten. It's nice that Anna and I get our boxes delivered on opposite weeks, so we can compare notes on what we get and get a chance to explore how the spring/summer produce season is shaping up. Also, I get the 2/3 vegetable:fruit selection and she is on the 50:50 plan. I'm much more of a veggie than fruit person (though this week I'm particularly excited about the fruit selection). Finding out about the service has been one of the best things I've discovered in Boston, though the boxes have been a bit sparse the past several cycles. It looks like things are looking up for the season though because it was a veritable cornacopia this time around.
So here's what this week's booty (ha) was: bananas, packham pears, valencia oranges, STRAWBERRIES (I'm so excited about this - you can't see them, they're hiding under the spinach - which I discovered after I took the photo), carrots, eggplant, grape tomatoes (yum), red leaf lettuce, russet potatoes, savoy spinach and a zucchini. Aside from the very plentiful salads I'll be eating all next week - does anyone out there have ideas of what I could put together with my goodies? I just read an amazing recipe yesterday on Fresh Catering for Chai-Poached pears and one of my all-time favorite comfort foods is creamed spinach, so ideas are starting to fly semi-fast and furious - certainly faster than my motivation to do lab work. Anyways, I'll keep it short and sweet... if it tastes good and photographs well you'll all be the first to know about my organic creations. Happy Friday!! ~Lissa