Weekly Newsletter 02-05-13

Romanesco, salad mix, strawberries, rutabaga, tomatoes, green onions, green beans

Recipes for This Week’s Bin

We want you to get the most out of your Veggie Bin. Utilize every tasty bite with some of these recipes which feature every item you’ll get this week.

Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!

Fruit Bin

  • Red Plums
  • Bananas
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Cara Cara Oranges

100% Organic Bin

  • Romanesco
  • Salad Mix
  • Strawberries
  • Red Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Pepper
  • Eggplant
  • Beets

Black = Locally Sourced Conventionally Produced
Green = Locally Sourced Organics
Blue = Globally Sourced Organics

Hello, Sweetie!

We couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate the Month of Love than to exchange some love with our customers. Throughout the month of February, we’re offering you THREE different ways to tell us about your Veggie Bin experience. Of course, love’s no fun if it’s not returned, so we’ll be giving away local coffee, honey, tea, gift certificates to local businesses and you could even win a free Veggie Bin! Your experiences could be featured on our website and social media to inform folks about what it’s like to be a Veggie Bin customer. Click on this link and choose your own way to send us some love. Everyone will be feeling it!

Happy Cooking!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Rutabaga Unearthed!

Do not be intimidated by the sturdiness of the rutabaga. This Russian babushka of a veggie has all sorts of goodness stored inside, including fiber, potassium and Vitamin C. You can put it in your fridge’s veggie drawer for up to two weeks or in a cool, dry place at room temperature for up to one week.

To prepare, be sure to wash well, then peel using a sturdy veggie peeler or paring knife. Rutabaga’s natural armor can be tough, so if you have trouble, you can try giving it a spin in the microwave. Some rutabagas have wax on them, so put a dish under it and cover it loosely, then microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the rutabaga. Let cool, then the skin should be easier to peel off. As with any round veggie, slice a bit off one side or chop down the middle to give yourself a flat surface to work from. No one wants to explain a rutabaga injury.

Rutabagas behave much like any other root vegetable. Sweeter than the turnip, it mashes beautifully and plays nicely with other root veggies roasted, steamed, braised or boiled.

For more information and a preparation demonstration, please watch this helpful video.

Rutabaga Recipes

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other Veggie Bin customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your bin. You can also email us at info@theveggiebin.com.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Returning your bin clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste and keeps your carbon footprint smaller. Bins that aren’t returned will incur a replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!


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