Brooklyn Farm Share Recipes 1

Oct 13, 2011

CB CSA Newsletter Issue 12 2011

Here’s a short article about the abundance I found in my EBT-purchased, SNAP funded organic fruit and veggie share.  Text is below.


How to Eat Eight Pounds of Apples in Seven Days

by rachel bolden-kramer

I’m a single lady with a full fruit and veggie share.  This was just fine with me until apples came into season.  It was easy to eat a couple pints of blueberries by myself, and peach cobbler is my forte.  However, I’ve been stumped by the apple abundance of late.  Not just because it’s a lot of weight for one girl to carry home by herself, but also because I hate to see any piece of this fabulous share go to waste, and with just a carnivorous cat roommate, that leaves me with a whole lot of fruit to consume by myself.  So I came up with some strategies for this surplus.  Here goes.

  1.  Apples are a meal.  As a nutritionist and yoga teacher I’ve had a lot of experience in guiding people to find the most beneficial way to eat.  As a general rule for optimal digestion, fruit should always be eaten alone and before other heavier foods of the day.  That means that you can start your day with a large serving of apples – three work well for me.  Or even better, start the day with a fresh, raw veggie juice, and carry four apples with you wherever you are going.  They are a super portable meal for trains and buses.  Which leads me to my next strategy…
  2. Give apples, not spare change.  Sometimes I just have more apples to spare than loose change anyway, and since I’m toting them around in my purse, I have them ready to hand to performers and other “artists” who ride the train.
  3. Display your apples proudly as a centerpiece on your dining or coffee table.  Not only will you will be reminded to eat them, but what better way to create a wave of goodness in the world then to send your guests home with a token of your generosity (in apple form.)
  4. After about a week, any apples that haven’t been eaten can move into the fridge.  I usually core them, chop them, and throw them into a fruit smoothie (blended with coconut water, coconut milk, or non-pasteurized fruit juice).  Check out this recipe:


I Can’t Believe I Still Have Apples Smoothie

2 apples, cored and chopped
1 haas avocado, or 1/2 Florida avocado
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup organic frozen strawberries
1-2 cups coconut water/milk
2 tablespoons honey
pinch of sea salt

Blend until creamy.  Serves two.

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