Saturday, March 13, 2010

My First Bountiful Basket

Isn't it beautiful?  This is the contents of my organic Bountiful Basket!!!!  I picked it up in Springville this morning.  I got there early, and was glad I did.  There were TONS of people there, and it's no wonder!  What a great deal! I got some Romaine Lettuce, Kabocha Squash, Pineapple, Cameo Apples(7), Oranges(6), Mangoes(4),  Kiwi(6), Fresh Dill, Potatoes(8), Asparagus, Eggplant, and Leeks.

I was like third in line, so I got to see the whole set up before people had really picked there stuff up. This picture was taken with my camera phone, but it's clear enough to give you a good idea of how amazing the whole thing is, remembering this whole thing is volunteer operated! They were super organized.


If you add in the produce I paid a little extra for... it looks like this!
This added avocados, green onions, cilantro, mexican limes(7) (same as key limes?), Jalapenos(4), Chipotle Peppers (smoky flavor)(4), Red Anaheim Chili Peppers (mild flavor), (10), an onion, garlic, and grey squash (a lot like zuchinni).

I'm trying to think through shelf-lives and come up with and prioritize recipes.  I've already got a couple of ideas for the Kabocha, there's a Coconut Butternut Squash Stew that I think the Kabocha Squash would go nicely in.  Then, since it's a Japanese squash, I though that a traditional recipe, Simmered Kabocha, would be good. But the squash will keep, and the leeks won't.  The one I found,  involves Sake (rice wine) and Dashi (fish broth). I'm game to try it.  (I plan to sample the simmering sauce before I put the squash in it).

So anyways, I have to give this some thought, or I'll be throwing a bunch of stuff out, and that would be a REAL shame!  I'm excited!!  How fun!!!

2 comments:

Trish said...

Looks GREAT!!! I am impressed at the quantity for an organic basket. YAY! So glad you got to experience the thrill of BB! :)
LOVE the pic of you over on the right. So pretty!

Me, Christy said...

Trish, thanks so much for introducing me to the Co-Op. Now that I have it, it's like a big challenge to find ways to use everything before it can go bad.
Kaylee took the picture today! She did a good job, huh? Thanks!

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!