Winter Box #3 – B is for Beets and bok choy,

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C is for carrots and chard. I absolutely love the color variety in the baby carrots (orange and yellow and purple) and the Swiss chard (yellow and red stems)!  With all those vivid colors, it has to be healthier, right?

Then we have salad greens, potatoes and turnips.  I ordered both Russet and Yukon Gold Potatoes.

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Breakfast potatoes are one of our favorite weekend breakfasts.

The Swiss chard and some of the Yukon Golds went into my new favorite hearty potato soup – recipe coming in time for New Year’s Eve dinner at home.  🙂

Some of the carrots were roasted to accompany an herb crusted roast (from my locally sourced beef) for Christmas Dinner.  My daughter and I are debating how we want to use the beets.  My husband loves roasted beets, but we all really enjoy pickled beets as well.  Since she is gone for a week spending the New Year in the mountains with family, I think we will be roasting beets this time.  Cue evil cackle – ha ha ha ha!

Sorry about that; we have watched lots of Wizard of Oz movies this past week and I have wicked witches on the brain….

The turnips roast nicely with other vegetables and Kirsten at Farms Fresh Feasts commented in the past about a smooth turnip soup that I might try.  Soups are good now that it has been so cold for so long.

Our Christmas this year was far less chaotic than last year.  I certainly appreciated how easy the (still new to us) hardwood floors were to clean up after the pandemonium of present opening.  🙂

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About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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One Response to Winter Box #3 – B is for Beets and bok choy,

  1. Kirsten says:

    I’ve got a handful of stuff in the fridge left from the last of the Fall share–including turnips. I’m enjoying them with potatoes right now in pasties, not the stripper kind, and will use them up that way. I’m envious of your bright greens-I’d better go crack open a butternut squash to get a splash of color in this snow-drenched land.
    I’m glad to see you posting, even if it takes me forever to get my email inbox back under control!

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