Produce That Lasts

Over a week and a half ago, I bought groceries in Tucson for our time here in Deming, NM. I knew the grocery stores here wouldn’t have the variety of food that we would want, so I made a list of produce that lasts, then built a menu around it.

In case you find yourself going away to no-grocery land for a few weeks, here’s the list:


brussels sprouts














green bananas

red peppers

unripe tomatoes


unripe avocados

Dinner Last Night:
Garden keeper’s pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash recipe. This is a great recipe for cleaning out your fridge. For the filling I used 1 cup of sweet potato, 1 cup of cauliflower, 1 cup of beets, 1 cup of carrots and 1 cup mixed sweet potato & beets. It was hearty and delicious, a great winter dish.

2015 Cost of Camping:
33 night paid camping
37 nights free camping
70 days this year
Total spent: $510
Daily average cost: $7.29

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  • Reply Allison March 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I love the picture of the bee with pollen on her legs. Very nice!

  • Reply Jerry Lewis March 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    How do you store your refrigerated items, particularly, kale, cabbage, and spinach?

    • Reply Leigh March 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Hi Jerry, I keep them in the fridge, but have notice the produce lasts a lot longer when it’s not too cold, so our fridge is set to 35.

  • Reply Amanda March 13, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Great list. Here on the east coast it’s far too populated for a shortage of good grocery stores, but I remember well how difficult it was in certain areas of southern NM.

  • Reply Suzanne March 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    That bee header photo is a winner!

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