Marshmallows with your veg?

Thanksgiving was only just last Thursday so we are a little late in bringing you sweet potatoes in the standard box this week. Why not try some classic American recipes like brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes with marshmallows or Nigella’s sugar-free version with a twist of lime?

Or how about sweet potato casserole – topped with a buttery brown sugar and pecan mixture for a satisfying cool-weather but absolutely wicked casserole (or dessert if you weren’t brought up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch or marshmallows as part of your veg).

For something a bit more familiar, how about stirring up your own home-made mincemeat with the apples from the box? Or a (marginally) healthier sugar-free version of mincemeat? Have them all ready to fill some mince pies! And why not caramelise some red onions to have them ready for an easy starter like red onions, walnut and goats cheese puff or red onion and brie tartlets party canapés. Use ready made all-butter pastry and no one will know!

On what to do with some of the other vegetables in your box here are a few ideas from our past newsletters/ blog posts:

Also a reminder that if you are away for Christmas and/or New Year drop us a note to let us know which boxes you would like to skip. Boxes will be available for collection from Friday 19th December, Tuesday 23rd December (an early Christmas box) and Friday 2nd January. Combining the two pre-Christmas boxes for a single collection is also possible, do let us know!

In the mean time it’s time to hit Victoria Park’s Winterville (as featured on Time Out) or the Roman Road Winter Festival this weekend!!!

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This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Bakers Potatoes, Lincs (see Note+)
* Purple Haze, Lancs
* Red Onions, Norfolk
* Savoy Cabbage, Lancs
* Spinach, Kent
Spring Greens, Lancs
Mushroom, Suffolk
Sweet Potatoes, Spain

Note+ There was a hold-up in delivery last week, so these were substituted

Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Beetroot, Lincs

Fruit Supplement
Kiwis, Spain (standard only)
Apples – Gala, Kent

 

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