What’s for Dinner
Well, this is our last veggie box for a while: I called up and put our account on indefinite hiatus. Capay Farms does deliver to Oakland, but there’s a weekly farmer’s market on Laurel, not far from our house, that I want to support. And I’ll be putting in my own backyard garden too.
In the Last Veggie Box we got: snap peas, chard, asparagus, radishes, carrots, spring onions, green garlic, baby bok choy, and new potatoes. There’s no fruit in the box this week, but that’s all right: the locally-grown strawberries are in at the store, so I’ve been buying pint after pint. Robin is delighted—he can plow through almost an entire pint all by himself, over the course of an afternoon. I think it makes a nice change from kiwis.
Tonight we’re polishing off the last of our leftovers, but tomorrow I’ll made a Niçoise salad using the radishes, asparagus, and potatoes, as well as eggs and olives and tuna. And Friday I’ll do a hot-and-sour soup with the bok choy. Saturday is cook’s night off. Sunday I’m going to satisfy a recent craving I’ve been having for pastitsio: I’ll get to use the spring onions and the green garlic, as well as some more of our wonderful local lamb. Then Monday we’ll be virtuous and healthful, and do a tofu, carrot and snap pea stir-fry, over brown rice of course; and Tuesday will be for leftovers as usual.