I woke up this morning to find a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables sitting in my kitchen. Our Bountiful Basket fairy dropped them off while we were still asleep (thanks Dad). This is the biggest haul we’ve had in a while, and I am overjoyed at the variety. We got broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, […]
This morning, while the house was still asleep, a couple of Christmas elves snuck our Bountiful Basket into the kitchen (thanks Mom and Dad!). The bounty was overflowing, but for some reason it was missing the gingerbread kit that we had ordered. We also missed out on the persimmons that most locations seemed to get. […]
It’s Saturday morning, the air has a hint of coolness to it, and I am sitting here pretending that it will feel like fall today. The windows are open, a breeze is blowing through the house, and tomatoes and garlic are roasting in the oven. I probably have another hour before I have to close […]
This morning, my dad volunteered at our local Bountiful Baskets site. He was there unloading giant boxes of produce at 5:00 in the morning. 5 am! Can I just say that I am thankful for the volunteers who wake up much earlier than I do so that I can have a basket full of fresh […]
We haven’t been able to order a Bountiful Basket for a few weeks now. During that time, our daily intake of fruits and vegetables has decreased significantly. Not having that basket of fresh produce at the beginning of a new week really puts a cramp into our healthy eating lifestyle. Because of that, I was […]
This week’s $15 haul from Bountiful Baskets: -5 peaches -6 plums -1 pint strawberries -1 bag green grapes -5 bananas -1 eggplant -1 head green leaf lettuce -1 bag green beans -1 head cabbage -1 bag small russet potatoes -1 organic tomato For some reason, I always seem intimidated by a bag of potatoes. I […]
You all know that I was a little bitter disappointed about not receiving figs in my basket last week, right? Well Bountiful Baskets, you have totally redeemed yourself! The giant head of purple kale immediately caught my eye this morning. How stunning! As for the rest of this week’s haul, let’s just say that I […]
Look who was up and ready to poke through our Bountiful Basket when I got home this morning. “Plums, Mom! I love plums!” I have been ordering organic baskets for the past few months, but this week I fell down on the job and ordered at the last minute. By that time all of […]
Whether you are a Bountiful Baskets participant, a challenger in the George Foreman Knock Out The Fat Challenge or just a family with a busy week ahead, I thought I would help by pulling some good-looking recipes together for your inspiration. Thank you to everyone who responded on the blog, on Facebook and on Twitter […]
I knew we got a good haul from Bountiful Baskets this morning when I picked up the organic box and had to strain to get it into the car. I was a little afraid that they heaviness was coming from bags of potatoes and onions, but no! We were loaded up with fruit! Do […]
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