This Week’s Bounty

This week we had the most “ordinary” Bountiful Basket yet.  There were no exotic fruits or weird vegetables, but we got a good mix of produce and we always love getting fresh berries.  The good news is that our pick-up site was sold out this week.  The co-op is growing!  
Our basket for $16.50:
-1 head romaine lettuce
-8 tomatoes
-1 bunch celery
-7 green bell peppers
-3 heads broccoli
-1 bag carrots
-1 cantaloupe
-1 pint blueberries
-1 lb. strawberries
-7 pears
-8 bananas
-1 bag red grapes

We also ordered the Mexican add-on pack for $7.50.  I am so glad I ordered early this week so that I was able to snag one before they sold out.
The Mexican pack comes in a bag like this.
It is fun to open, kind of like a spicy birthday present.
-6 limes
-10 tomatillos
-2 yellow onions
-1 bunch green onions
-1 bunch cilantro
-1 bulb garlic
-3 small grey squash
-8 jalapenos
-10 green chiles
This week, I plan to make and post a couple of recipes for you including Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas and Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole.  If you have any other good recipe suggestions with the above ingredients, leave me a comment!
  • Emily August 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    John makes the best Tomatillo Sauce!. I think he just boils the tomatilloes and onions and then blends it with an immersion blender before adding cilantro and salt. So tasty! We had it on top of our Green Chili Pork Enchiladas last night.

  • The Drew Two August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    hey…. so i saw you wrote on facebook that i should go to phx bountiful baskets and i have seen your blog posts on yours but i need you to explain how it works to me! I would love to go here and i would love to start something like this back home in GA this fall! So can you explain how it works???
    (i don't do anything to my blog right now so if you have time to explain… could you just shoot me a FB message or email me at )
    Thanks! I hope you and your beautiful family are doing great!!
    miss ya'll

  • Chow and Chatter August 10, 2010 at 4:14 am

    oh great produce your recipes sound fab

  • Alysa August 15, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Emily, that sounds really good. I love tomatillos!

    Laura, did you ever get an order in?

    Thanks for the comments!