Farm Box Day

3 Feb

Today’s box had some new treats, like ruby red strawberries and my favorite, Tanaka Farms strawberry jam. We got lovely heads of cauliflower, butter lettuce and broccoli, brilliant bunches of carrots, cilantro and kale, a few russet potatoes, oranges and clementines.

My plan is to make a Kale, Linguica Sausage and Potato Soup, a classic called calde verde, or “hot green” in my husband’s country of Brazil. It will be perfect for the cooler weather forcasted for the weekend.  I’m looking forward to roasting the carrots and potatoes along with a Simple Roasted Chicken, which will carry us through a few meals, then chicken bones will become stock for an upcoming soup. I’ll roast the Cauliflower with Capers and Red Chile, to serve with day two of roasted chicken. I’ll serve the broccoli simply steamed, along with my daughter’s favorite panko-crusted tilapia, some brown rice, and as strange as it may sound, Japanese mayo to dip them all in. She loves the stuff like some other kids like ketchup.  

At this point, I have a ton of oranges and tangerines from the last two deliveries that I want to purpose beyond the lunchbox. First, I’m going to use the zest from the skins to make a Citrus Herb Butter that I can freeze and use later, then I’m going to juice them to make a Tangerine Granita, an easy fruit and simple syrup ice. Along with all of the cooking I plan to do this weekend, I can’t wait to get a few of these recipes up on the blog. Hope you are all enjoying your farm-fresh produce and a super Superbowl weekend.

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