Friday, January 4, 2008

Vegetables and a new year intention

I am not making resolutions this year, instead I have some intentions. I intend to run and get back in shape. I also intend to cook more meals and to not always cook the same meals. And to eat more vegetables. In order to facilitate the veggies and new meals, I signed up to get local organic veggies delivered bi-weekly. We got our first order this week, and I must admit that it didn't seem like much for the price. I understand that I'm paying for deliver, but even so it seemed a bit skimpy. Maybe it's because it's winter, I'm not sure. I'm going to ask them and find out if that's typical or if it increases in the spring. The alternative to the delivery is to make use of the farmer's market and get local veggies that way. It would take a commitment to go each week, and the delivery certainly makes that part easy, but I also need to be aware of not spending too much since we're on one income these days.

In the meantime, I fulfilled the second intention with the veggies. Tonight I cooked collard greens and also made a new recipe out of the 'Year of the Best' cookbook that Mum gave me years ago but that I've never used. It's going to be my cookbook of the month. I used the greens, sweet potatoes and an onion from our veggie delivery.

i have a whole head of cabbage. What should I do with that?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The head of cabbage we got from them yesterday was HUGE. I'm sure it's bigger than my head. I'll do some stir fry with it. I also will make some coleslaw. I will probably also put some in soup. There's a discussion group for the veggie delivery service. It's a great place to get recipes. -- Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I hear cabbage is excellent for bowling (c:
-Erika

Sheryl said...

Maybe... eat it :-)

Karen said...

I have a great cabbage recipe that you cook with sausage and apple and sour cream and serve over egg noodles. It's a Canadian Living recipe. Call me if you want it....