This is what they said, and what we got:
GOT TRADED FOR
Swiss Chard – 1 bun……………….1 hd cabbage
Red Potatoes – 3 lb bag…………….5 cucumbers
Cucumbers – 3-4 pcs
Genovese Basil – 1 bun
Green Cabbage – 1 hd
Fresh Yellow Onions – 1 bun
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Green Beans – 1 bag
Red Tomatoes – 3 lb
As I mentioned in my last post, I was in a serious time-squeeze this afternoon. I was working with a private student until 4pm – fortunately, she didn’t have any extra questions right at the end. I flew out of the building by 4:05, made it to the subway station at @4:10, and, fortunately, a train pulled in right after I had reached my standing spot. Made it to the community center where we pick up by 4:45. (Play the Lone Ranger Suite). Got my box, looked inside, went over to the trade box, saw the cabbage, grabbed it, went back to my box to get the chard, and back to the trade box to deposit it. Back to my box, baggy-ing everything as I took it out of the box (as I always do – makes it easier when I get home) Switched out the small cabbage for a larger one, and traded the potatoes for 5 cucumbers.
All that took me about 15 minutes, and then I was on the run to my apartment, drop off the goods. Made it to the apartment in 5, dropped the bags in the kitchen, changed clothes, and was back out on the way to the subway by 4:15. YES!!!
Ate all of the cherry tomatoes on the train back to work.
That basil is pretty interesting looking. The leaves are about as big as baby spinach leaves.
The cucumbers are quite large. I’ve got about 10. I can eat some of them, but I’m thinking of cutting up maybe half of them and trying out a raw sour pickle recipe.
With the cabbage, I’m going to make up a garlic dill jar, and then maybe a “kimchee flavor” jar (using kimchee spices with regular cabbage).
The tomatoes? Well, it’s summer… Mix some with cucumbers and onions for a salad, chop up some more and mix them into whatever piques my fancy (I’m still low on fancy and eating desire – got into those coral silk pants I bought 2 years ago, at last!)
I do want to get up to Fairway and pick up some cashews and almonds so I can make up some pates.
I’m thinking of making up a couple of batches of crackers, since I seem to be on a “fast food” diet tangent. If I have crackers, I can put stuff on top of them and eat easy.