Posts tagged fresh vegetables
The Weekly Box That Changes Lives

I’m going through withdrawal… a fresh food withdrawal. Our last CSA delivery of the season from Dripping Springs Garden was last week.

From late May until mid-November, this weekly box of fresh food provides nutrition for my body and medicine for my soul. When I’m running from phone calls to meetings, and answering endless emails, I get lazy about food. I can easily fall into the habit of grabbing a pre-cooked burrito or making a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. But when I’ve just picked up my box of food from Dripping Springs, I am enticed into chopping vegetables and cooking a real meal, slowing me down at least once a day.

My weekly CSA box has also expanded my palate. Instead of eating my six or seven favorite vegetables

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I never liked vegetables.

I never ate my vegetables.  The vegetable products usually came from a can or from a freezer. And those poor vegetables were usually cooked for a long, long time.  Spinach, peas, carrots, string beans, greens, cauliflower, broccoli; all cooked beyond form, shape and taste.  I stared at them, and they stared (can vegetable stare?) at me.  Since I could not leave the table until my plate was clean, I was always the last family member at the dinner table.

Then I left home for college.  Different people, places, and food. A few vegetables made the A-List.
Raw spinach, lightly steamed broccoli, and green beans-yay!

Fast forward to today. I’ve been a member of a CSA (community supported agriculture) for several years.

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