Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Raven's Kitchen: Resolution: 5-a-day

By contributing writer the raven is dead

After a pretty disgusting chocolate and alcohol gorgefest in December, I'm for reals committing to eating more fresh vegetables this year. A lovely organic foods delivery service is making it all that much easier.

For $29 a week, Organic Express will deliver a box of super fresh seasonal organic vegetables and fruit to your home or office in the SF Bay or LA areas.

My roommate and I subscribed just last week, and in our first box, we got some gorgeous red chard, cauliflower, pears, apples, sweet potatoes, an acorn squash, oranges, grapefruits, and pretty little fingerling potatoes. It's all really fresh and pretty affordable, especially if you factor in the amount of time it normally takes to battle your way into the nightmare that is Trader Joe's on any given weeknight or some other horrendously overcrowded market filled with "organic" Mexican imports.

So, anyone know how to cook chard?


Xan Willard said...

Shallow Braise!...remove ribs, quick saute with some butter, olive oil, and garlic, add a little chicken stock, simmer, cover, cook until tender, and season. I love you.

the raven is dead said...

yum! perfect.

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