Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's in the box, 4/16/14 edition

In this week's box: parsnips, watermelon radishes, rainbow carrots, Bolero carrots, Gilfeather rutabagas, apples, pea tendrils, a pre-packaged meal kit, and a loaf of raisin bread.

I have been eating more of the veggies raw lately, taking carrot sticks and sliced watermelon radish to work in my lunch almost every day.  However, I'm still not catching up on the root backlog in the fridge.  The husband is suggesting that I should do a "what's in the fridge" post.  Perhaps I'll do so this weekend.


  1. Hey, no turnips! What is a meal kit?

  2. Indeed, no purple top turnips, but I think rutabaga is just another way to say turnip, so I did get some turnips in the box this week.

    The meal kit is a box mix (in this case quinoa based) with spices to which you add vegetables and a protein (salmon in this case). Ana Sortun (chef at Oleana and married to Chris Kurth, who runs Siena Farms) worked with a company to create them. We also received them in last spring's boxes. I'm not a fan, as I like to cook from scratch, don't eat meat or salmon, and the mixes are made in Canada (so much for buying local by belonging to a CSA). However, the box did take room away from what might have been used for a purple top turnip, so I should be more appreciative.