Week 4 of Cooperative Buying: Recipes

This week we need to discuss the concept of a mirepoix. This mixture of chopped vegetables serves as a flavor base for a variety of many soups, stews, stir-fries, stocks and sauces – great winterfare! A typical mirepoix consists of celery, onions and carrots. Leeks can serve as a substitute for the onions and bok choy can serve as a substitute for celery. To make a mirepoix, all you need to do is sauté your base vegetables in a pot with some oil – then add the rest of your ingredients! Soups are a wonderful winter-time way for you to use up a lot of your vegetables; and it’s a dish that can be eaten over the course of the week – frozen and saved for later! A mirepoix is an excellent and versatile way to use your abundance of onions, carrots and that oft-overlooked celery!

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Here are some additional recipes/ideas using some of the produce in your Week 4 box!

Butternut Squash & Sage Soup
Eggs Nested in Sautéed Chard & Mushrooms
Potatoes, Leeks & Carrots in Parchment
White Beans in Cabbage
Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce & Sesame Seeds
Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beets

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