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Imperfect, Misfit, Etc. (The Food Delivery Services)


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10 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I've tried neither imperfect nor misfit but I must say this morning's amazon produce delivery was perfect, including a dozen much needed limes.

 

I wish it was available in our area.

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I've paused Imperfect with intent to kill it. As with @kayb I got a box with stuff I didn't order. I picked fingerling potatoes and they subbed golf ball sized white potatoes. WTF. The salmon, an admitted risk done as a test, was OK at best. It had the look of being frozen and thawed a few times and was pretty worthless tail sections which were half skin by weight. Fish cakes perhaps? Sausage from Niman Ranch was unworthy of the brand. Two GPB were in there with the micro lemons.

 

I get why these were imperfect and unsalable, but it was nowhere near $50 or so in value. $25 would be in the right neighborhood.

 

I think that , like the problems I had with misfits, we have a bad distribution center perhaps.

 

Garden season is coming. We already have abundant chard under a cold frame!

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I've skipped a couple weeks in order to whittle down the veggies, but I'm back on this week.  Also, I'm SO excited.  Misfits has become available to my mom where she lives (a pretty remote area)!  She got her first box a couple days ago and was delighted.  This will help her SO much.

 

My Misfits

 

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I've already pickled all of the radishes--addicted to those right now.  

 

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I have a cabbage coming from Imperfect too.  I have a craving for bierocks and I need to start another jar of sauerkraut because I'm almost out.  Those Mandarin oranges are the best ones I've ever tasted.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Shelby said:

Cilantro is on the edge of bad.  Need to do something with it today. 

 

I saw a nice tip from Jacques.  He takes bunches of the stems, washed, dried, and wrapped in cling film, and freezes them.  He then uses them, still frozen, in stews and soups which are heading in that Mexican/southwest direction.

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Just now, weinoo said:

 

I saw a nice tip from Jacques.  He takes bunches of the stems, washed, dried, and wrapped in cling film, and freezes them.  He then uses them, still frozen, in stews and soups which are heading in that Mexican/southwest direction.

Perfect.  Thank you!

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You're quite welcome.

 

And don't know if it's the same exact fruit, but pixie tangerines this year are also amazingly sweet, if....hmmm...pixiesh. From Ojai, CA.

 

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http://www.ojaipixies.com/

 

Helpful? 

 

What’s The Difference Between Oranges, Mandarins, Satsumas, Clementines, Tangerines?

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when cilantro thinks about going bad

 

its probably way ahead of you and already out the door.

 

interesting idea on the stems.

 

J always has interesting ideas.

 

no leaves included possibly as they go bad very quick.

 

most difficult fresh herb Ive ever tried to ' keep '

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for me , more like

 

self absorbed BadAss :

 

it says :

 

""   Oh Yeh ?

 

you think  #RY#)RY# ?

 

not going to happen

 

#$%)Y$#)+%Y)$^@$Y%@#$(%|T^ is going to happen. ""

 

and as a Coda, Cilantro is going to figure out

 

hopefully after MLifeTime

 

a way so it tastes like soap

 

really bad caustic soap

 

for every mammal in the Planet.

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59 minutes ago, weinoo said:

You're quite welcome.

 

And don't know if it's the same exact fruit, but pixie tangerines this year are also amazingly sweet, if....hmmm...pixiesh. From Ojai, CA.

 

image.png.cb55d8ac37c6774f38df1da74c541fbc.png

 

http://www.ojaipixies.com/

 

Helpful? 

 

What’s The Difference Between Oranges, Mandarins, Satsumas, Clementines, Tangerines?

Yes!  I think that's what these are.  They are very small but SWEEEET.  

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I've got a Misfits order coming in Wednesday. Think that'll likely be my last until fall.

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I canceled my Misfits orders but I have lots of stores nearby that are doing curbside and/or home delivery. Also, I should soon be harvesting salad greens from my garden.

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Final Misfits delivery of the season. Farmer's Market opens in three weeks. 

 

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Lots of salad stuff, broccoli, parsnips, Roma tomatoes (for the salads), zucchini (small ones, but about perfect for a batch of fritters, pears, mandarins, potatoes. By the time I'm out of this salad stuff, the lettuce in the garden should be big enough to harvest.

 

I'll pick Misfits up again in the fall.

 

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4 hours ago, kayb said:

Final Misfits delivery of the season. Farmer's Market opens in three weeks. 

 

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Lots of salad stuff, broccoli, parsnips, Roma tomatoes (for the salads), zucchini (small ones, but about perfect for a batch of fritters, pears, mandarins, potatoes. By the time I'm out of this salad stuff, the lettuce in the garden should be big enough to harvest.

 

I'll pick Misfits up again in the fall.

 

Horseradish or celeriac?

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2 minutes ago, kayb said:

Allegedly parsnips.

Not like any parsnips I’ve eaten and I eat a lot of parsnips. Could it be parsley root?

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55 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Not like any parsnips I’ve eaten and I eat a lot of parsnips. Could it be parsley root?

 

Damned if I know. I ordered parsnips. These came. I'm not real certain what they are.

 

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4 hours ago, Shelby said:

I was going to say it looks more like celeriac.....

We will all be waiting with bated breath until it is used!

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

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My father occasionally grew parsnips that big and chunky, but they were rare enough to be celebrated.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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