I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I just have to say again how lucky I am to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where good food is plentiful and fresh food is easy to find. I have 3 outstanding weekly Farmers Markets within a couple of minutes of my house, not to mention all the fabulous grocery and speciality food stores. One of my favorite things is a little farm called Capay Organic Farm, and the service they offer called Farm Fresh To You . They are a completely organic farm that delivers fresh food straight to my door. I subscribe to a once a month delivery, and I’m fully in love with the service! In my delivery box each month are all the in-season vegetables , fruits, and even flowers. It’s always such a treat to have the box arrive at my door. I take it in the house, place it on the kitchen counter and tear into it to see what delicious fresh foods I’ll get to enjoy! This month my box was full of pink lady apples, grapefruit, navel oranges, eureka lemons, mandarins, Haas avocados, strawberries, red leaf lettuce, cauliflower and carrots. Can you imagine my delight?
Organic produce, on the whole, tends to go bad more quickly than say, produce you’d buy at a grocery store. I’m not bashing grocery stores, they serve a purpose and most times the produce I buy there is really good, but getting this organic stuff make me feel like I’m doing something good, for the environment and for myself. One of my favorite things to do is take the veggies, chop them up and crunch them down in a yummy BIG SALAD, like on Seinfeld, remember that?
There really nothing better than fresh lettuce, it’s just so sweet and light. And farm fresh carrots?!?! Carrots, like tomatoes, are one of those things that just taste entirely different when they are fresh. They are earthy and crisp and so so yummy! And this month I got cauliflower, which I prefer to eat raw, rather than cook all the flavor out of it, so of course that got chopped up and put in the BIG SALAD.
So, ok, this is more of a post than a recipe, but it’s just me, reminding you to eat fresh. Eat organic. Put good food in your body so good things can come out of you! Food is the fuel for our productive days, so I say, eat the good stuff! EAT A BIG SALAD!