Monday, March 15, 2010
We're recently started subscribing to produce boxes from Årstiderna, which is a Danish-based company that's really big on organic fruit and vegetables. We get a box every other week, filled with a mix of fruit and veggies - delivered to the door. I've gotten three boxes so far (sorry, just photos of the first two) and the quality is certainly very good. The price - well, it's high, there's no getting around that. You pay more than at the store. But, it's good stuff, and it's fun to get a box of stuff you might not have bought otherwise. It forces you to think creatively - like two weeks ago, when I received a HUGE knob of celeriac. (aka celery root)
First week, I got endives. I *hate* endives. Really, really hate them. Bitter, evil little things. I only hate one other vegetable as much, and that's celery. I shudder just thinking about it. But I was determined to cook with the endives, and I did. I cooked them in olive oil, and made little endive tarts with puff pastry, red onions, balsamic vinegar, bacon and feta cheese. Was it good? Yes. Better without the endives? For sure. But at least I used them.
This week, I got celery. Readers, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I just tossed it out.
So. I figure with two of my most hated veggies out of the way, it's bound to get better as we approach spring. I look forward to seeing what's in my next box!