My Bountiful Baskets Adventures

I spent last Saturday morning picking up fresh organic produce from a food Co-op called Bountiful Baskets. The total cost was only $16–not bad for having two baskets full of fresh vegetables and fruits. Since it was my first time going to the distribution site, I thought I’d take my camera and document the experience.

It totally felt like Christmas as I wasn’t sure what fruits and vegetables I would be greeted with that day.

This food co-op is volunteer driven.  According to the site, volunteer opportunities include helping prepare the baskets, breaking down boxes, assisting with the distribution, and packing up. These people got up at 5:00 AM on a Saturday morning to help with distribution.

Oh hello, spinach!

Any creative ideas on what to make of this corn?

All ready to be brought home with me to be cooked 😀

Below is a rather funky looking strawberry I got from bountiful baskets! I couldn’t help but take a picture of it 😛

I believe I’m all stocked up on produce for the entire week!

Later that morning…..

I decided to cook Jamaican cooked cabbage–a recipe my neighbor shared with me.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 green onions
  • red & green bell pepper
  • 3/4 of habañero pepper
  • thyme
  • 1 piece of fresh garlic
  1. Shave the cabbage thin
  2. Cut carrots thin and at an angle
  3. Cut thyme in half–the more thyme you use, the better the flavor
  4. Cut the rest of the veggies and place into a large bowl
  5. Add 1/2t of s+p
  6. Add 2 T of olive oil in a pan or pot
  7. Add everything in the pot and cover with lid on low heat
  8. Be sure to continuously turn the cabbage over
  9. Cook until carrots are done.

I seldom listen to Radio România Musical while I cook. It is a public funded radio station in Romania.

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