arugula, bag of potatoes, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, Chinese leaf cabbage, clementines, heirloom tomatoes, Jerusalem Artichokes, Ramiro peppers, rocket, seville oranges, sunchokes, watercress, yorkshire puddings
I LOVE BROCCOLI!!
This week’s box will be our third round of broccoli in the box, and while we don’t always eat it in the week we receive it, it is easily one of our go-to veggies!
This week is going by in a flash.
Nearly everyday is spent on the phone talking to people about when to cut which service when and getting money refunded or paying final bills or arranging for one thing or another that is necessary when you move.
Today was the day our assessor came to look at everything we want to have packed up in the move so that they can estimate the total weight of our lives and what it will cost to ship it all along with how many days and how much material it will take to accomplish the move. And he very nearly tripped on our Abel & Cole boxes as he walked in the door.
Thank goodness my hubby beat him to the door and brought in our boxes literally twenty minutes before the assessor walked through the door!
This week I’m glad to say more produce arrived that I’m looking to make into jam. I think I might need a babysitter in order to jam and can everything that I have been gathering. But yippee!!
So without ado, here’s What’s In My Box!
- Broccoli, Chinese Leaf Cabbage, Rocket, Watercress, Cauliflower & a bag of Potatoes
- Ramiro Peppers, Carrots & Heirloom Tomatoes
Here’s What We Plan to Make with It:
- The hubby is going to eat the rocket and watercress for lunch this week.
- Mei is going to eat all the tomatoes, as always
- The potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower are going to become sides to whatever dinner we have this week. Lately, we have been enjoying Yorkshire puddings and roast chicken with any melange of vegetables.
- Carrots are going to become part of a lamb stew.
- No idea yet what we will do with the peppers, although a nice risotto would be good!
- The Seville oranges are going to become marmalade.
- Im going to make Jerusalem artichoke soup again, it was lovely and a great side for the soup is some fantastic grilled cheese… and who doesn’t love grilled cheese? Well, except for lactose-intolerant folks out there…
- The clementines will be gone in less than 48 hours. Trust me on this one.
Fun Food Fact of the Day: Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 per cent of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households.
and here are a few more! – I found quite a few brain ticklers this week!
1. 500 million small farms worldwide, most still rainfed, provide up to 80 per cent of food consumed in a large part of the developing world. Investing in smallholder women and men is an important way to increase food security and nutrition for the poorest, as well as food production for local and global markets.
2. Since the 1900s, some 75 per cent of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Better use of agricultural biodiversity can contribute to more nutritious diets, enhanced livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable farming systems.
3. 1.3 billion people have no access to electricity worldwide – most of which live in rural areas of the developing world. Energy poverty in many regions is a fundamental barrier to reducing hunger and ensuring that the world can produce enough food to meet future demand.
The food facts come to you this week from a UN report about Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.