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Tall Mom tiny kitchen: Inside Our First Winter Veggie Box

Friday, November 8, 2013

I adore Farm Fresh RI - which is a non-profit that helps connect farms with markets and consumers. One of my favorite things that they do is their Veggie Boxes.  Our first Winter Veggie Box was delivered today, and I squealed with delight when I opened the box and saw a bright Purple Cauliflower!  

Here's what was inside and where it was from:

I'll be getting a new fun filled Veggie Box every single week during November and December!  Farm Fresh's Veggie Box Blog always includes a handy dandy cheat-sheet on how and where to store the items. 

Keep in a plastic bag in the crisper for a few days
Spaghetti Squash and Potatoes
Store in the pantry for a couple of weeks.
Store in the refrigerator for a week.  Eat soon after cutting because the flavor will diminish.
Arugula and Tatsoi
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for a few days.
Remove stems and leaves and keep in a plastic bag in the refrigerator in the crisper for a couple of weeks.

So it looks like I'll need to find a way to use the cauliflower, arugula and tatsoi within the first few days. Luckily, the veggie box also comes with recipe suggestions - because I am clueless on how to cook a celeriac!  

What are some of your favorite winter veggies?


  1. Looks yummy! Our summer/fall farm share ended last week and I think we are in withdrawal. I wish we had thought of signing up for a winter box! Can't wait to see what delicious things you make with it :)

  2. sounds great, I have never had this before, I like regular cauliflower "faux" potatoes, have you tried that. Sounds good to make with this kind of cauliflower too!

  3. This is an awesome idea that I have never heard of before. We use arugula in our asparagus. Celeriac has a decent shelf life when stored right. My kids like it in soups.

  4. I never had purple cauliflower, but sounds good!

  5. I've never even SEEN a purple cauliflower. How unique. Very cool to get a box like that delivered.

  6. I have been living off winter squash. Acorn, spaghetti, butternut. I just roast them up and eat with a little butter and cinnamon for lunch. Filling, healthy and delicious!

  7. The purple is a bit nutty. SO GOOD!!!! We love squash and using it in everything from soups to spaghetti substitute :-)

  8. I have never seen purple cauliflower. I'm not much of a veggie person. Potatoes are about all that we have year round.