My Yummy Local Life











{October 26, 2013}   Yum Yum Produce Box #22

I am loving having my box of produce back every week. So many yummies. And it’s winter squash season which is awesome because I don’t have to rush to use everything up in a week. Here’s this week’s box:

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Sweet potatoes
Seminole muscatas (squash)
Butternut squash
Mustard greens
Baby kale
Radishes
Onions
Chili peppers
Tomatillos (!!)

Lots of yummies- of course a pork chili verde with the tomatillos, soups, squash latkes, fish and chips. And the pumpkin yummies continue. This past week I made raw pumpkin energy bites (tasty but quite a pain to make), pumpkin tomato soup (made this in the crock pot and puréed everything all at once) , pumpkin gnocchi (mostly followed this recipe, but used some real potato too), pumpkin rolls (out of pumpkin pizza dough), pumpkin pizza and pumpkin quesadilla.



{October 17, 2013}   Yum Yum Box # 21

Our box is back!!! I am so excited- 24 lovely boxes are in my future. Here is the first one:

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6 bell peppers
2 chili peppers
2 baby eggplants
2 baking pumpkins
1 acorn squash

Oh happy day- there are soups and fall recipes in my near future. I have been making pumpkin EVERYTHING. In addition to the two pumpkins above I also have these:

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Yes one of those is a blue pumpkin. Yes I will be consuming all of these. No I don’t want to carve them. Okay maybe I will carve ONE since I have so many and the 4 above plus the 3 already consumed in out household have come to us for free (Consumed how you ask? Well- in the form of pumpkin pie, pumpkin kale lasagna– twice, pumpkin beer, pumpkin granola bars, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soft pretzels, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin breakfast cookies, pumpkin goat cheese pasta, pumpkin monkey bread, double pumpkin chocolate swirl brownies, pumpkin BBQ sauce with pasta and soon to be more pumpkin deliciousness…)

Also I have obtained two pomegranates from church friends. I peeled them today in this very groovy way and it was very fast and mess free.

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Here are some of the pumpkin things I have managed to capture I pictures before they were completely gone:

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola

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Pumpkin soft pretzels

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Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

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Pumpkin bread

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Pumpkin breakfast cookies

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Pumpkin pie



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