Bountiful Baskets

Several of my neighbors have signed up for Bountiful Baskets, a produce co-op. It seemed fun so I thought I'd give it a try; we got our first basket on Saturday.

Our basket included iceberg lettuce, 5 pears, 5 lemons, 4 tomatoes, a cantaloupe, concord grapes, 5 bananas, 4 green and 2 red bell peppers, celery, and 5 ears of corn.

Not bad for $15, but it's a lot more produce that we usually buy in a week. However, I do enjoy the Iron Chef aspect to it all--the contents of the basket are a surprise and it's an interesting challenge to think of ways to use all of these ingredients.

So far I'm planning on baking the pears into a galette and making roasted corn soup. We'll probably just eat the melon, grapes, and bananas on their own and the veggies can go into a sauce/salads. But what to do with the lemons and kiwis? Hmm...