Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (en_ki) wrote,
Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez

Boston Organics

Boston Organics drops off a weekly load of produce at your door in a big green box. You can choose the ratio of fruits to vegetables and rule out certain things, but otherwise it is just whatever they found that week. Local where possible, always organic.

I signed up this week because I have not been able to establish a habit of going to the Haymarket on Fridays, even though I work right next to it. Sad, I know. But the idea is that the incoming seasonal produce will provide some constraints and some motivation and thus improve my cooking and my eating habits. It is pricy by my lights.

I got the smallest ($27) box, 1/3 fruit, this week. They delivered it Friday afternoon. Here is where it has gone or will go:

  • 4 bananas: maru_mari ate them Saturday and Sunday
  • 5 little apples: one a day until Wednesday
  • 3 little pears: one a day Monday-Wednesday
  • 3 oranges: juiced & drank, one a day Sunday-Tuesday
  • bunch of spinach: blanched and mixed with pasta and pesto for today's lunch and dinner (for me)
  • bunch of red kale: will probably blanch and serve with quinoa for Monday dinner and Tuesday work lunch
  • 1 turnip (see below)
  • 5 carrots:
    • 2 added to week-old pease porridge last night; that and some salt and herbs brought it back to life, everybody loved it, it's all gone now.
    • 2 carrots with the turnip and one onion and some garlic and adobo and herbs and jarred veggie base = root soup on the stove right now for tonight
    • 1: probably more pease porridge later in the week
  • 2 onions: 1 used above; with
  • 5 tomatoes,
  • 2 zucchini, some peppers and whatever else I happen upon I aim to make ratatouille later in the week.

Conclusion: motivation factor very good, food per dollar is not what I'd like. I would have to upgrade to a bigger box to make these things last all week.

"If the South woulda won..." (Dutch market in Confederate gold bonds says it was pretty close.)


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