Organic produce for Monday, Sept 19th

Good morning everyone!Today’s box has no 2nds but I got everything I ordered. Everything is plentiful at this time of year. If you have any requests as the weeks go by, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. Below is what’s in your box/bag.

1. black (dinosaur) kale
2. red leaf lettuce
3. red grapes
4. pluots
5. russet potatoes
6. butternut squash
7. red peppers
8. broccoli
9. carrots
10. mushrooms

Here’s a recipe I am planning on tonight because it uses many of the veggies in your box today. I will let you know how it turns out. If anyone has any good potato/kale soup recipes to share, feel free to e-mail the group.

Butternut Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 12 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale leaves
  • 1 (16 ounce) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrots and butternut squash; cook and stir until squash begins to brown, about 15 minutes.
  2. Pour in the broth. Stir in the red potatoes, thyme, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in the kale and great Northern beans, and simmer until the kale is tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour about 3 cups of the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full (you may have to do this in two batches). Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Return the pureed portion of the soup to the soup pot, leaving the remaining soup chunky. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and partially puree the soup right in the cooking pot.

If you have any extra boxes, you can drop them off at my house, since I was raided over the summer (my husband threw out my box collection)!

Enjoy this week’s selection!

Toby

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