So this is my last bag of produce for at least a whole month. I’m trying to be brave about it. I bought some extra stuff from the online store to keep us going.
- butternut squash
- duck eggs
- catnip sock
The butternut squash is a linebacker of a squash, so we’ll get a bunch of dishes out of that. I’m going to cook the neck and base separately again.
I can make an argument for the lettuce, squash, and apples as staples for the coming weeks, but the walnuts, duck eggs, and catnip sock are just splurges. Merry Christmas to me!
Duck eggs are said to taste richer than chicken eggs. I guess duck embryos need more fat to develop right. But I’m not sure what’s best to do with richer eggs – how to get the most bang for my duck. Richer scrambled eggs? Richer pound cake? I’ll have to dig around and see what people say.
I’m going to make whole wheat biscotti with the walnuts. This is really good stuff for breakfast and snacking. I’ll post a recipe later. It’s not digital, so I’ll have to type it in.
Standard bag goodness
- 3 potatoes
- 3 heads of hydroponic lettuce
- Komatsuna greens
- 4 apples (well, 3 actually, but you know how that goes. Mmm… apples.)
- honey – great for tea and baking
- Brussels sprouts
I’m definitely planning on making sugared pecans now. I’ll add these pecans to the ones I bought last week, and it’ll make a good batch. But my stepson also makes a mean pecan pie. Either way, we’ll be happy with these pecans.
One of our favorite dishes is corn chowder which calls for three potatoes. I was going to use these potatoes but decided they’re too good to throw into a soup pot. So we’ll bake and load them up like usual. They make the yummiest, creamiest baked potatoes ever.
I’m thinking we’ll spread the joy with the Komatsuna greens – either to my parents or my neighbor. We can deal with greens now, but the utility is so much higher when we give them to people who really get excited about the prospect of fresh greens.
I’m excited about the Brussels sprouts. I’ve never liked them before, but I can’t wait to try these. There are lots of vegetables that I used to think I didn’t like. Turns out I just didn’t like them overly processed or something. I haven’t looked around for recipes yet, but I’ll do that soon to try these little guys at their freshest.
- carrots and radishes
- spicy gourmet lettuce mix
- chicken eggs
- Ezekiel muffins (originally, 6; in the above picture, 3; ten minutes later, 0)
We’ll make lovely salads with the carrots and radishes and the lettuce mix. We’re taking salad to a friend’s house for dinner tonight, so I was happy to see all the lettuce and salad fixin’s. I’m going to mix the hydroponic lettuce with the gourmet mix because some people like their salads less intense. Still, it’s going to be one heck of a salad.
And the Ezekiel muffins! These are so good! Here are the ingredients: hard red wheat, spelt, raw honey, buttermilk, eggs, canola oil, salt, baking soda, baking powder, millet, great northern beans, red kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils, rye, and barley.
With those ingredients, you could live on Ezekiel muffins. My husband and I volunteer to try!