Saturday, September 08, 2007

box no. 13 | contents

  • Acorn Squash
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Hot Peppers
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cilantro
Sometimes there are items in my box that I just can’t identify. Last week, I mistakenly said that we received a red kuri, when in fact, it was an acorn squash. There are a wide variety of cooking greens that all look the same to me. And when the small peppers start arriving in the box, those are ones that I make sure I get right – a small, orange habaƱero vs. a small, red sweet pepper is a big difference. But I’m slowly learning how to identify the different varieties of vegetables and it helps that a lot of them are the same as last year.

There is a great book that I often refer to when I’m in a bind. Ingredients is a visual resource of not just vegetables, but fruits, grains, beans, meat, fish and more. So when a recipe calls for maccheroni pasta or lupin beans, I can quickly look it up and see exactly what I’m shopping for. Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print, but you can order it through Amazon Marketplace or search for it at any used book store.

Click here to download a pdf of the Angelic Organics Farm News for box no. 13.

1 comment:

Roo said...

Hey there - everytime I hear Cilantro mentioned I have to go and lok it up, to remind me that we always call it Coriander ;o)Gets me everytime.

I hope plenty more people are dropping into 24boxes, I know I keep dipping in and thinking "ohh must try that"! The PDF notes are a great idea too!