Rainy Day Double Buckets

05 Jun

The good news: it feels like summer at last with lots of fresh fruits & veggies filling the fridge.  The bad news: it’s raining, so instead of all that gorgeous produce, my body’s craving comfort food like … soup.  I love how random ingredients easily transform into just what we want, like Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder.  Hooray for soup.


Sorry this is blurry.  It was really rainy.  Things you can see (clockwise from top):

Top Bucket:  Corn husks & slimy, old watermelon (Note to self: we don’t eat giant quantities of watermelon.  Stop buying whole melons!)

Bottom Bucket:

  • Red pepper core & slice
  • A random leaf
  • Barely visible onion skins
  • Carrot scrapings
  • Half of a fingerling potato nestled in the scrapings
  • Watermelon rind (towards the middle)
  • Lots of black papaya seeds and papaya skin
  • Two pieces extremely yucky looking partially frozen banana
  • Banana peel

What you can’t see in the bottom bucket:

  • More papaya peel. Or is it skin? Or rind? Whatever it is there is lots of it underneath.

What I made with all of that:

  • Papaya & lime for breakfast
  • Watermelon to go with grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder which used everything in the bucket but the fruit …
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in The Daily Bucket


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