2 pints of raspberries
2 heads of kohlrabi
1 bundle of carrots
1 bundle of beets
1 quart beans
1 quart peas
zucchini and summer squash
1 bundle of kale
Dealing with the box is a lot of work and it was hard for me to be on my feet for the two hours it took. I peeled one kohlrabi and the small bunch of beets first thing -- and Teddy munched on the peels and tough ends. I also grabbed some of the beans, washed and set them aside.
I don't like to waste food and that means I have to deal with the stuff when we first get it. There's a lot of dirt to get rid of and if I don't get the veggies cleaned, it will be all over the kitchen. Leaves/greens need to be separated from veggies. The carrot greens went into the Vitamix with some orange juice and large half of a zucchini we already had on hand and kale left from last week. There were fresher zucs in the share, so Teddy got the older stuff. She got some beet and kohlrabi greens too and cucumber, plus some left-over chopped carrots.
Everything was roasted. The salmon was coated with the end of a jar of my homemade jam. We drank cucumber/lemon water with a little bit of green tea steeped in. It was a tasty and nutritious dinner. I just wish it was easier to make! Chopping all of this fresh stuff and being pressured to deal with it on a Wednesday night is a lot of work. It makes me think that it's a little more effort than I have the energy for.
I actually felt guilty because I got rid of some of the greens -- but I couldn't realistically see us getting to use them. Tomorrow night we'll have kale and snap peas over fresh locally made carrot noodles. We'll roast the fresh carrots on Sunday along with the other Kohlrabi. Tomorrow I will have to make some muffins with the berries.
It really is difficult to be this conscientious. A career certainly gets in the way. But hey, it's what we have to do.