Farm Fresh To You Box – First Week in August

Farm Fresh To You Box – First Week in August

So we’ve been back from our Boston trip for a little over a week now. It’s still a process to try and get back in to the rhythym of things – and in case you were wondering, no – I still haven’t unpacked (although it’s on the list for this evening…). Mr. Man has been dropping not-so-subtle hints that he’d like me to get that done, but I’ve just had trouble getting motivated. It doesn’t help that as soon as we got back, Miss Thing started up with a new season of sports – thats for sure. Jiminy, practices every night is gonna kill me. I wish I could find another parent to car pool with, but the girl that she carpooled with last year decided not to come back. Boo.

Portobella lettuce figs blueberries

Pretty thrilled with this weeks FFTY box though – I swear, Summer and Early fall are the absolute best times of year for me. Some of my favorite produce comes this time of year, but anyways – I wasn’t feeling well yesterday when I was unpacking and putting away all my yummy fresh produce, so excuse the less-than-stellar pictures. I just kinda laid them out on the counter and grabbed a quick picture. I didn’t really have the energy for anything else, especially since I still had to make dinner afterwards.

tomatoes lemon cukes cherries grapes

So this week I received:

  • 1 Portobello Mushroom
  • 5 Pluots
  • 3 heads of Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 lbs of Yellow Onions
  • 1 carton of Blueberries
  • 2 lbs of Tomatoes
  • 1 carton of baby tomatoes
  • 1 carton of Fresh Figs
  • 1 lb Red Grapes
  • 1 lb Bing Cherries
  • 1/2 a lb of Mixed Squash
  • 1 bunch of Broccoli
  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 bunch of Dino kale
  • 1 lb Yellow Beans
  • 1 lb Lemon Cucumbers
  • 1 lb Spinach Leaves
  • 2 bunches Purple Basil
  • 1/2 a lb of Sweet Peppers
  • 2 lb of Peaches
  • 2 lb of Necatarines

Peppers Brussels Broccoli and beans

I cooked up the beans last night, along with a couple of the tomatoes that were bruised up pretty badly from transit, and it turned out really well – unfortunately, due to the aforementioned unwellness, I didn’t really take pictures or anything. But I’ll probably make it again if we get more, because it was tasty. I’ve been kicking around a few ideas, but haven’t come to any firm conclusions about what I’m going to make just yet, but I’m sure it will be fabulous, and you’ll all hear about it.

Pluots Onions Spinach

There is one other thing thats been going on thats kept me pretty busy, too that I haven’t yet mentioned. While we were in Boston, we left our ten year old cat with our good friends and former neighbors. Unfortunately, a few days before we got home, Mystery went missing. We talked with some of their neighbors, and searched the house, filled out a form at the local animal control, and unfortunately haven’t been able to find her. So after some discussion and soul searching, we decided to adopt two kittens from one of my sister’s, who is a foster mom for H.A.L.O. We’re still hoping to find our cat, and have been checking the shelter frequently, but since we were approaching the end of Kitten Season, it seemed better to go ahead and – if we find Mystery, to reintegrate her with the new kitties, than it would be to wait a whole year before getting kittens. So without further ado, let me introduce the two newest members of our family: (Names have not yet been determined)

Basket of Kittehs

They’re littermates, and have complimentary coloring – two adorable little boys. I wanted to name them Groucho and Marx, but Miss Thing is firmly opposed to that plan – in fact, all three of us have yet to really agree on names, and I’m sure it’s getting a little silly now – but trying to get a teenager to agree with anything is a serious pain in the butt. If I say grass is green, she’ll figure out some way to disagree with me about it. ;-) Mr. Man and I want to go with complimentary names – Tic and tack, Bob and Weave, Snicker and Doodle, that sort of thing – which Miss Thing isn’t thrilled about for some reason. She’s such a goober.

White Face

The white one is much friendlier and people orientated than the black one (so far). I think the black one is more cautious than anything else. They’re both starting to settle in, and I’ve started training them to come when called – which, you know – training cats? Not terribly easy, but they will get it… eventually. (Or I’ll die trying, damn it.) But if anyone out there has a suggestion for a set of complimentary names, I’d love to hear them! Wish us luck on finding Mystery though – even with the distraction of new Kittens, I really miss her and hope that she’s okay… although by this time I’m becoming less and less hopeful.

Kitteh Corner

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