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Farm Fresh Central: Box 3 
10th-Oct-2010 01:50 pm

It's our 3rd Farm Fresh Central small mixed box!

  • Asparagus x1 bunch
  • Beans x1 bag
  • Broccoli x1
  • Carrot x3
  • Corn x2
  • Potato x1 bag (baby and washed)
  • Mushrooms x10
  • Onion (red) x3
  • Rocket leaves x1 box
  • Tomato x 6
  • Zucchini x1
  • Iceberg lettuce x1
  • Apple x6
  • Avocado x1
  • Bananas x4
  • Kiwi x2
  • Pineapple xhalf
  • Orange x4

I'm starting to think the $30 box could last us a week and a half. I've had to throw out a banana as it got overripe by the time we got round to eating it.

However a great way to use as many vegetables as you can is to throw a birthday party and make a whole bunch of salads. We invited a couple of friends over to celebrate the SO's birthday and I made:
  • bruschetta styled salsa (tomatoes, onion, cucumber and lemon juice)
  • guacamole (2 avacadoes, onion, olive oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper)
  • potato salad (potato, mayonnaise)
  • boiled corn
  • carrot and celery sticks with hummus
  • romaine lettuce with other salad leaves to go with the best sesame salad dressing known to man. (^_~)-☆

That still hasn't put a dent in our growing collection of oranges though.
10th-Oct-2010 11:05 am (UTC)
I had the same problem with the fruits from my farmer's direct box. We were getting way more than we could consume. That is, until we got the juicer. Now it just disappears!
10th-Oct-2010 11:19 am (UTC)
We don't have the cupboard or bench space for a juicer, though what little we have is reserved for the eventual mixer to join the family.

I'm wondering if there's a recipe out there that calls for a lot of oranges. That's the way we're using up our apples.
10th-Oct-2010 11:33 am (UTC)
orange and yoghurt cake! Not sure if you need a lot of it, but it sure sounds yum. My friend makes an awesome one (http://offthespork.com) should be on one of the recent entries.

Or orange and avocado salad. That's how I used to get rid of the orange and avocados that I kept getting in the box. Super yummy salad too!
11th-Oct-2010 12:32 am (UTC)
*reads the recipe* It only takes a quarter cup of orange juice. But it looks so moist! I might make 2 to take into work and the SO's work.

Orange and avocado salad??? *looks at you sceptically*
11th-Oct-2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Don't look at me like that ;p Try it for yourself and see why it's so awesome

Recipe link

I made it for a birthday party and it was very very popular!
10th-Oct-2010 11:24 am (UTC)
that looks like a lot for $30....hey, do you have to pay for delivery with the automatic thing you've set up?
11th-Oct-2010 12:40 am (UTC)
We've been checking and the answer appears to be 'no'. Our credit card only gets charged the $30, so all good!
10th-Oct-2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
Aaw, whenever my Mum has overripe bananas, she always makes banana cake! Though I tend to make Hummingbird cake >_>;

Maybe you could squeeze the oranges and make some juice? Or orange cake? The possibilities! D8
11th-Oct-2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Hmmm... that's an idea. I might make that next time we get those huge mammoth tusk bananas.

No juicer. Not even the retro hand juicer. I might try out Celeste's link to the orange and yoghurt cake. It looks so moist and yummy!
11th-Oct-2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I'll take the oranges! ::waves::

17th-Oct-2010 10:17 am (UTC)
I would hand them over to you if you lived closer. :p
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