Thursday, October 16, 2008

the weekly haul

Finally, finally, FINALLY, I'm in town and have groceries in my house! This week's haul:
example
BAKERY:
local multigrain ciabatta

BULK:
organic "gold & white" flour
locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffee

CHEESE:
local buttermilk bleu cheese
local sharp cheddar

DELI: (both items for dinner tonight)
local greek salad
local ginger pumpkin cake

FROZEN:
organic raspberry juice concentrate

HERBS & SPICES:
organic ground ginger
kava root

PACKAGED GROCERY:
Bragg's liquid aminos
organic, fire-roasted, crushed tomatoes
organic garlic & cilantro salsa
red curry paste
1 roll Seventh Generation TP

PRODUCE:
local, organic broccoli
local, organic carrot
local honeycrisp apples
local, organic "luscious" pears
local, organic brussels sprouts
organic fennel
local, organic dinosaur kale
local, organic bulk salad mix
organic Italian parsley
local, organic cremini mushrooms
local, organic yellow onions
local, organic yellow potatoes
organic sweet potatoes
local, organic pie pumpkin
local, organic spearmint

REFRIGERATED GROCERY:
Earth Balance buttery sticks
local, low-fat sour cream
Naked Juice "tropical-C" smoothie
local, organic plain yogurt
local, organic eggs

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I can't WAIT to get back into my kitchen and do some cooking! The pie pumpkin is roasting as I type, and the "guts" are waiting to be picked through so I can roast the seeds. :) Yum. First, I have to find my kitchen underneath the mountain of dirty dishes, though. Maybe tomorrow morning I'll tackle those.

I'm pretty proud of myself this shopping trip, too -- over 55% of my purchases were local! WOO!

12 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

FAAAABULOUS grocery haul; and hooray for it mostly being local!! :0)

Oooh, roasted pumpkin?? Yum!!

aTxVegn said...

Great shopping! I get my second ever CSA box on Saturday morning and am looking forward to opening it up.

As for your question about the muffins, sure, you can use regular white sugar. If you like your muffins sweeter, definitely add a glaze on top.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

What a great haul - and I love how much of it is local. You are going to have lots of yummies to work with. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

funwithyourfood said...

I just made a red curry paste tofu in school! how funny that you bought that ;)

Teddy

Courtney said...

Everything looks so yummy! You must have some fun cooking projects planed...what is the organic raspberry juice concentrate for?!

Courtney

kindkitchen said...

That is so awesome that so much of your groceries are local! I have started buying all of my fruits, veg and bread locally...but I'd like to do more.

shellyfish said...

Can I just say that I LOVE that way you shop! And woot for local!

Carrie™ said...

That's an terrific haul! I love it when I come home from grocery shopping and start thinking about what I'm going to make with the food I bought. Gets my blood pumping. Is that weird? The photos from your trip to Duluth were awesome! Question though....1 roll of TP lasts you a week??

Catherine said...

Carrie, that's really funny. :) Actually, I bet I go through about five rolls a month -- most weeks I buy one roll, occasionally, I buy two rolls. (Since I walk to the store, I'd rather buy a roll here and there, than have to lug a huge package home! Plus, the single rolls are wrapped in paper -- the multipacks are wrapped in plastic! Bah.)

vegalicious said...

That's the most amazing, healthy load of groceries I've ever seen...so jealous! :D

Braelin said...

Hi there,
Love the haul! Can you please describe your cloth produce bags? Did you make them? If so, what's the fabric. If you bought them- where?

Thanks!

Catherine said...

Braelin, my cloth produce bags are from www.ecobags.com -- I LOVE THEM! They are easy to wash if they get gunky or stale-smelling, and my co-op is happy to tare their weight for me. I can't begin to think how many plastic bags I've saved since I've purchased them!