Monday, March 17, 2008

Current Inventory

An Apple a Day Means They Will Eventually Go Away

Localism makes you loopy. As everyone else curses the weather getting cold again, I rejoice in another week of storage. There is, however, a dwindling supply of food, especially apples. We plan a foray to Madison this weekend to stock up a bit.

(last inventory report)

Cranberries - two packages, amazingly these seem to be holding out. What they are for, I have no idea.
Celery - Farmer Vicki gifted us with a brand new, simply enormous head of celery. It looks like those vegetables that grow in Alaska. We plan on freezing and drying much.
Herbs - rosemary, thyme, basil, cilantro
Winter squash - Our pace right now is: toss one about every two weeks; that still leaves about five. Like the cranberries, we are gonna have to find a use soon.
Keeper onions - we are very good on onions. We added about ten the other day from Farmer Vicki.
Sweet potatoes - I thought we were low here, but found a stash. These are mostly holding up well. Some have been used in my wife's famous sweet potato kugel.
Garlic - like onions, we are holding fine and should have enough garlic to last us through until the new crop.
Cabbage - I finally tossed the ugly head of white that has been in the basement fridge, but we still have a head of red.
Sunchokes - 2 lbs - Our emergency food
Carrots - We were running out, but I got about five pounds a few weeks ago at the Geneva Winter Market.
Parsnips -We have used some, but parsnips like the sweet potatoes keep magically re-appearing
Potatoes - Dwindling but fine. All of the bigger russets have been baked, but there's still a good amount of odds and end sized; the 1o lb bag of reds is hardly touched and the heirloom types are partially there.
Apples - These are about gone. We have about five yellow delicious. The rest were dedicated to baking, Granny Smiths, Rome and a bag of seconds. We might need to dip into the Granny Smith's for kidz lunches.
Lettuce - Alaska sized head of leaf lettuce from Vicki
Microgreens - When I went foraging with Robin, I got a big container of peashoots in Elburn. We have been working our way through them since.
Mushrooms - No current crop of mushrooms
Celery root - 2 lbs - no change
Burdock root - 1 lb

As always, there's stuff (meat, veg) in the freezer. We have some local grains but would kill to find a source of local all purpose/white flower. Riddle me this: what kinda flour did the pioneers bake their pies with?

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