This Week’s Bounty

by inspiredrd on September 27, 2010

This week’s Bountiful Basket included a few new items including okra and asian pears.  I love asian pears, they are crisp like an apple and sweet like a pear.  In fact, my mother-in-law has an asian pear tree in her backyard, so I am spoiled by these beauties in the fall.  Okra is kind of a tricky vegetable.  Of course it is tasty as a fried food, and I enjoy a good okra pickle, but what else can you do with it?  Steaming and sauteeing okra seems to make it a bit slimy.  Maybe add chopped okra to a pot of soup?  If you have any okra tips, please share them in the comments.
Our Bountiful Basket for $16.50 included:
-2 boxes seedless concord grapes (1 was an extra from volunteering)
-7 apples
-4 asian pears
-7 peaches
-8 bananas
-5 plums
-5 yellow onions
-1 bunch celery
-1 acorn squash
-1 head romaine lettuce
-2 heads broccoli
-1 brown bag full of okra
We also got a 9-grain bread pack of 5 loaves for $10.  Oh, how I love this bread!
Don’t forget to share your meal plans and recipe ideas below!

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