We got the cutest, perfect little pear in our farm box this week:
Pippo couldn't wait to eat it -- it was just his size!
He and I are the fruit lovers in the family, and this was a good week for us, farm box-wise. We got apples, pears, and a big bunch of grapes, plus a mini watermelon that we gobbled up all in one go, standing at/sitting on the counter while we unpacked the box.
Along with all that fruit, there were all sorts of other goodies, from mint to lettuce to spaghetti squash to broccoli. Also, a pretty little bunch of turnips.
Problem is, we still have our turnips from the last box.
I love the challenge of finding tasty ways to prepare fruits and vegetables that I wouldn't normally buy -- it's one of the main reasons why I signed up for the farm box in the first place! The butternut squash that went into the pasta I showed you last week is a great example. I enjoy squash, but wouldn't ordinarily pick it up at the store because the Lt. isn't a fan.
If it comes in the box, though, I get to do my best to make it into something he'll enjoy too, and he's game to try (most) anything I cook. (And like I said, he thought that pasta was delicious!)
I have some ideas for the rest of the squash in my fridge that's waiting to be dressed up as man food. But neither of us is particularly excited about the turnips. How do you prepare them?